Off to Dubai? Don't Pack Until You've Read This Fashion Guide

Offering high temperatures all year round, buzzing nightlife, luxury shopping and world-class architecture, it’s hard not to appreciate the appeal of Dubai for a sun-filled break.

And as you pack for a break in the largest, most dazzling city in the United Arab Emirates (where Islam is the predominant religion), you might suddenly experience a moment of panic about what sort of clothing is and isn’t appropriate to pack. Are the denim cutoffs and Bardot tops you favour in say, Spain, modest and respectful enough for Dubai? Do you even need to be mindful of covering up?

We’re weren’t sure either, so we enlisted the help of former London fashion editor Catherine Nieto, who has swapped the big smoke for Dubai’s sunsets and skyscrapers. Now content marketing manager at luxury e-tailer Ounass, she can shed a bit of light on Dubai’s dress code and how to feel like a local in the city’s fun fashion scene.