I was just perusing the UAE news site The National and came across an article on what seems to be a fairly hot topic right now: a national dress code. I know that everyone probably doesn’t exhibit a reasonable amount of modesty, but to my ears, this sounds sort of ominous. Here’s a link to the article.
After I read The National’s articles on the subject (which reflect a variety of opinions on both sides of the issue), I did a little searching for an image to use for this blog entry. That led me to the UK’s Telegraph, which has an article on the subject today, too. Here’s the link to their story, which isn’t drastically different.
The news site Al Arabiya has articles on the subject too. It seems that the middle-eastern websites offer opposing viewpoints readily.
Perhaps I shouldn’t have this knee-jerk reaction of fearing a restrictive law about what is acceptable to wear and what is not. What do you think? Maybe you’ve been to the UAE and have an opinion? Do you think a law like this would affect tourism? What about your own personal desire to visit?