Dubai is one of the world’s most glamorous and beguiling cities. The largest city in the United Arab Emirates has undergone a thrilling transformation during the last three decades. It is not a well-known getaway destination for the rich and famous. Yet it is also home to one of the world’s most conservative Muslim governments. Dubai is in the midst of a modernization trend that results in crazy juxtapositions.
Photos #14 and #7 will shock you!
20. Bikini and Burka
The local women of the UAE are expected to fully adhere to the strict Muslim dress codes in Dubai. The city is very welcoming to expats, however, who are not expected to follow any of the traditional clothing requirements. This has resulted in new investments and plenty of examples like this, where a Western woman lounges in her bikini right next to women who are wearing burkas just feet away.