'Tis the season, and the Dubai Mall is looking to make this one a touch more traditional than the norm for the tourist heavy city this Ramadan. Sparking a cultural debate that may have unintended consequences, the Dubai Mall and the city itself are going farther this year to keep visitors and expats clothed in "more acceptable" attire.
Even as several residents have welcomed the dress-code policy that is being implemented by at least one major mall in Dubai, the issue has once become the topic of major debate on online forums.
Dubai Mall, ahead of Ramadan, has begun handing out flyers informing visitors of appropriate clothing to be worn to the mall, especially with Ramadan about to begin.
The current campaign has been lauded by many members of the expat community, with resident Gareth Jackson saying: “I’m a man, but even I am fed up of being torpedoed by low cleavages and high hemlines when going to a public place.
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