When Arabs meet up, they take their own time to mingle and talk mostly about general things. Men and Women do not greet each other outside their family. Men do shake hands and might even kiss each other on the cheek with their real good friends. On the other hand, a woman tends to hug and kiss only their close friends.
Arab people normally dress up in traditional clothes that make them the most comfortable. Men generally prefer the Kandura or dishdasha, a long white shirt, along with the ghutra, white headdress, and the agal, a rope for the ghutra. Women wear the abaya, long black cloak, over their clothes and a hijab or Sheyla, a scarf wrapped around face and head. Men can wear trousers and women to wear a dress long enough to cover their knees. Visitors can wear clothes according to their wish when inside the hotel or at a bar or club. Swimwear is accepted at the pool or beach. Alcohol consumption is allowed only inside the nightclubs, bars and some of the hotels. Locals can enjoy a drink inside their house as long as they possess an alcohol license given by the government. Residents or tourists are not allowed to consume alcohol on the streets or in public places.
When in Dubai visitors are requested not to exhibit Western culture habits on the streets. Before taking the snaps of the locals, especially women, tourists are requested to seek permission politely.