Qatar Would Like You to Know That Leggings Are Not Pants
There is a serious humanitarian crisis going on in Qatar. Workers have died and endured horrible labor abuses, and it’s estimated that thousands of laborers will die by the World Cup in 2022. So what’s the big news out of Qatar this week? A dress code.
Yes, Qatar is rolling out a “Reflect Your Respect” campaign to encourage tourists to dress properly when in Qatar. Here’s one of the flyers they’re handing out.
— Carrie Hart (@CarrieTBow) May 28, 2014
“Leggings are not pants.” There’s your universal truth right there, philosophers.
And if you need an idea of what the overall dress code is, here you go:
Men and women should dress modestly as a courtesy to both Qataris and Muslims. Swimsuits and beachwear are acceptable at the hotel beaches (don’t forget sunscreen), but it is not appropriate to show too much skin in other public areas. Tops should cover the shoulders and upper arms, and skirts or shorts should fall to or below the knee. Women are not obliged to cover their hair. Visitors should be thoughtful of their clothing particularly in the Holy Month of Ramadan.
And this is your weekly reminder that a country emphasizing modest dress among its tourists is hosting the World Cup in eight years.
Also, the whole “humanitarian crisis” thing.
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