When in Dubai: Emirati women launch cover-up campaign for expats

When in Dubai: Emirati women launch cover-up campaign for expats
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Published June 18th, 2012 - 09:53 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Just respect the culture - okay?
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Najla Al Mahmoud
Hanan Al Rayes
Al Muhairi

In effort to preserve a culture of religion and humility, local women have launched a new cover up campaign targeted at the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to educate tourists and expatriates to dress more decently as to preserve the culture and heritage of the Gulf states; when in Rome do as the Romans do.

Najla Al Mahmoud is a Qatari behind the "One of Us" public awareness push, which hopes to educate expatriates about appropriate dress. Specifically, she wants people - men and women - in her country to cover up between the shoulders and the knees.

Two Emirati women, Hanan Al Rayes and ASma Al Muhairi have launched the "UAE Dress Code" campaign, which has also grabbed a lot of attention on Facebook and Twitter. They express their disappointment at the sight of foreigners dressed in indecent clothing.

"Whether you like it or not, this country has its own culture that shd be respected & protected by its own people," read one of their recent tweets.

There is a strong calling for a dress code in the United Arab Emirates as more and more Emiratis are beginning to express their dissatisfaction at the lack of culture respect and preservation.

"We understand that some of them are tourists and they are here to have fun and i understand that expatriates don't have the same culture, but while they are here they should respect this one," said an Emirati man to this reporter.


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Similarly Emirati and other Arab women should respect the culture ot Europe and refrain from wearing the hijab, shaila and niqab in Europe.

Zaki (not verified) Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:37

Mabrook, the need to dress respectably is long over due. I am fed up with the eye sores that you see in the Malls, where women are hardly dressed, not only is it showing a lack of respect for Dubai, a Muslim country but also dissing the women themselves. They look like ladies who earn their money through certain professions. Save it for the beach and private time, we dont want to see shed loads of skin, thank you.

Amal Loring (not verified) Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:28

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