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

Depends. Suits are typical for business environments (embassy, banks, international businesses) despite the heat, although I tend to think of Nouakchott as a fairly relaxed (forgiving) enviroment. - Apr 2019


Standard business dress works for most situations. - May 2016


Smart casual. - Dec 2015


Business attire at the Embassy. Anywhere else - men can where whatever they want women... Not so much. Women need to dress conservatively. - Apr 2014


Business casual at work, casual but conservative in public. - Aug 2011


Business casual. - Dec 2009


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