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What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

Most wear suits or business attire at the embassy. There are several balls that you would benefit from having a dress/tuxedo for. Most locals wear a lot of black. It is a Muslim country, but very relaxed in the attire. - Mar 5, 2017
Business suits at work, casual outside of work. Shorts are not common on men or women. - Jul 4, 2015
Women here dress up whenever they are in public, wearing four-inch stilettos even in the snow. Men also dress well; it's uncommon to see anyone over 25 in jeans. Shorts are seen as indecent. - Jan 29, 2013
Work: Casual/Formal-depending on what department. Public: Men-NO shorts! Women: conservative and also no shorts. Capri's are fine. I would not wear anything revealing because all eyes will be on you! - Dec 22, 2011
Shirt and tie at work, depending on your job. It is not an overly formal society in terms of dress. People dont wear shorts here. - Sep 9, 2010
Fairly formal. - Aug 21, 2010
Very formal..The locals wear suits for construction jobs! - Oct 1, 2009
Business attire at the Embassy. Out in public anything really. Men don"t wear shorts but the American men do. Women don"t really wear shorts either. - Nov 5, 2008
Even though this is a muslim country you very rarely see women fully covered. Business casual is appropriate in most settings. - Sep 29, 2008
Business or formal dress for work or events. More laid back on weekends, although shorts are never acceptable - for men or women (maybe for kids). Most men wear suits and lots of women wear dresses or skirts. - Sep 9, 2008