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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