September 20, 2018

What I wore during my trip to Ras Al Khaimah

No I haven’t turned into a fashion blogger overnight.

I thought, given how much I searched for blog posts on dress codes in the UAE, that it might be handy to share what I wore during my trip to Ras Al Khaimah, one of the smaller Emirates.

Before I went I was rather unsure about what to wear.

You tend to hear mixed things about the dress code for tourists and I almost went out and bought a new wardrobe just in case what I had in my holiday clothes cupboard wasn’t appropriate.

Ras Al Khaimah is considered one of the more liberal and open Emirates however it’s always good to be respectful especially bearing in mind you’re a visitor.

Sophie walking next to a mosque

What I discovered when I got to Ras Al Khaimah:

It’s not as strict as you like to think it is. Of course it’s always good to prepare. Less is more as people always say.

I got to the Doubletree by Hilton resort to find that people were wandering around in their swimming costumes! Certainly not what I was expecting.

After the first day, I figured that it was okay to wear shorts but probably not tank tops so I decided to team it with a t-shirt. I also brought a scarf with me so that I could cover my legs if needed.

Sophie kayaking in the mangroves

However when venturing outside in the old town, it’s best to dress more respectfully.

I opted for a long dress and sandals. It had fairly long sleeves too.

I also brought a scarf with me just in case it was needed.

The humidity is insane. You’re going to need at least two outfits a day.

What I wore during my trip:

Basically I prepared for a bit of everything so here we go:

Of course, all Emirates vary from each other however I’ve heard similar things for Dubai too. For all other in depth advice, you should visit the Foreign Office’s advice for tourists visiting the UAE.

A very helpful first stop when planning a trip!

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