You’ll want to pack lightweight clothing for your holiday in Dubai, linen and cotton will be perfect.
Don’t forget your swimwear. This can, of course, be worn at the pool or beach but you’ll need to take something like a sarong or shorts and a t-shirt that can be used to cover up when you go for lunch.
Strappy tops, short skirts and dresses or shorts can be packed but you’ll only be able to wear these in your chosen resort.
Women, especially, must dress modestly outside of their accommodation. So make sure you have a short or long-sleeved t-shirt and shorts or skirts that are least knee-length or a pair of lightweight trousers. Tops of arms and legs should be covered. If you want to visit a mosque while you are in Dubai, then you’ll need to be covered from your shoulders to your ankles and women will need to cover their hair, too.
It’s also useful to have a shawl, as this can be wrapped around your waist or used to cover your shoulders and chest, if necessary. Plus, it’ll be useful when stepping into air-conditioned buildings which feel great at first but can get chilly over time.
You’ll also be grateful for a lightweight jacket, jumper or cardigan to wear in the evenings if you are in Dubai during the winter months.
If you are planning a desert safari, we recommend packing a comfortable pair of shoes. But also bear in mind that many restaurants in the city have a smart casual dress code, so it’s a good idea to take something a little dressier for the evening.
You’ll definitely need a high factor sun cream, especially if you’re visiting during the summer months and be sure to apply it regularly. Sunglasses and a sun hat are also necessities.