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UAE tourists warned against bikinis

UAE tourists warned against bikinis
26 Apr 2013

Holidaymakers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are being warned not to wear bikinis on certain beaches as authorities intend to crack down on flesh on show.

Fines will be handed out to those who do not heed the advice in Ras al-Khaimah where signs have been put up telling people to cover up.

The emirate, which is 60 miles to the northeast of Dubai, is taking the measure in response to complaints from local families, the National reports.

It is not just women who are having their swimsuit choices scrutinised as men are being told not to wear Speedo-style briefs.

The more popular destinations of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Fujairah still allow bikinis on their beaches, but tourists must cover up when going to other public places to avoid a culture clash.

Advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website reads: 'Clothes should cover the tops of the arms and legs, and underwear should not be visible. Swimming attire should be worn only on beaches or at swimming pools.'ADNFCR-408-ID-801577449-ADNFCR

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