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Dubai questions on what to wear and things to bring in?

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Dubai questions on what to wear and things to bring in?

Traveling to Dubai male solo. I want to respect their culture and regulation. Could you let me know if it’s oksy for me to wear pants and shirtsleeve t or I have to wear long sleeve? What do I need to behave if I take public transportation and major tourist sites such as the mall, the tall building and at the beach?

Moreover, what kind of things and medications I cannot take into the country?

Thanks

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Harlingen, TX
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1. Re: Dubai questions on what to wear and things to bring in?

@travelbie -

As a solo male traveler myself, I wore travel pants and short-sleeve shirts all over Dubai: in malls, mosques, the Burj Khalifa, restaurants, everywhere. Nobody looked at me funny nor denied me access to any buildings (but some mosques are off-limits to non-believers).

The best public transportation tip that I can offer you is that some subway cars and taxis are reserved for women only. You'll see bright pink coloring on the cars/vehicles and signs stating they are reserved for women.

Others will chime in with their advice, I'm sure. Don't worry, you'll have a great trip.

Dubai, United Arab...
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2. Re: Dubai questions on what to wear and things to bring in?

You can wear shorts and short sleeve shirts in Dubai.

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3. Re: Dubai questions on what to wear and things to bring in?

Short sleeves are fine. Wear long trousers if you have to go to any government or religious buildings. Have fun.

Muscat, Oman
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4. Re: Dubai questions on what to wear and things to bring in?

If you are bringing any prescribed medications these should be in their original container and accompanied by a prescription/script. You should also not bring any more than required for your visit. As in the USA codeine and codeine derivatives are restricted and require a prescription.

New Orleans...
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5. Re: Dubai questions on what to wear and things to bring in?

Thanks all. As far as medicine goes, can I bring in Tylenol like that?

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