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Old Jul 22nd 2009, 6:17 am
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...to the Middle Ages, where it's not only illegal for a woman to be in a room with a man to whom she is not married or blood related (we all knew about that), but where men cannot wear gold or silver jewellery whilst out shopping.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Polic.../10333560.html
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Old Jul 22nd 2009, 6:43 am
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Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
...to the Middle Ages, where it's not only illegal for a woman to be in a room with a man to whom she is not married or blood related (we all knew about that), but where men cannot wear gold or silver jewellery whilst out shopping.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Polic.../10333560.html

I know it is going a bit mad from the report but I can tell you that it only applies really to the "Bling stuff" wedding rings, simple chains would not be an issue.
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Old Jul 22nd 2009, 7:45 am
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I know it is going a bit mad from the report but I can tell you that it only applies really to the "Bling stuff" wedding rings, simple chains would not be an issue.
So where is your source? Can we have a link, please.
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So where is your source? Can we have a link, please.
Husband he works for Sharjah police
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Originally Posted by banter64 View Post
I know it is going a bit mad from the report but I can tell you that it only applies really to the "Bling stuff" wedding rings, simple chains would not be an issue.
exactly and let's face it there is nothing stupider than an Arab in a dishdash sporting an Ali G style necklace is there
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exactly and let's face it there is nothing stupider than an Arab in a dishdash sporting an Ali G style necklace is there
A bright red sunburned non-arab in a dish dash sporting an Ali G necklace who thinks he looks cool with a babseball cap on backwards?
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Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
...to the Middle Ages, where it's not only illegal for a woman to be in a room with a man to whom she is not married or blood related (we all knew about that), but where men cannot wear gold or silver jewellery whilst out shopping.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Polic.../10333560.html
OK...Seeing as I live in Sharjah and so do about 500,000 other people, the chances of me getting into a similar situation is only once every 10 years...
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A bright red sunburned non-arab in a dish dash sporting an Ali G necklace who thinks he looks cool with a babseball cap on backwards?
Although I think it's a pitty we can't wear them, I think they're cool!
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Although I think it's a pitty we can't wear them, I think they're cool!
Baseball caps???
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Baseball caps???
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Originally Posted by Euc- View Post
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Seriously? I wondered about this.., only asked the question once and that person didnt know, so I never asked it again
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...to the Middle Ages, where it's not only illegal for a woman to be in a room with a man to whom she is not married or blood related (we all knew about that), but where men cannot wear gold or silver jewellery whilst out shopping.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Polic.../10333560.html
13 and 14yr old kids wearing bracelets, necklaces and, seriously?!?!, diamond earings?
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Seriously? I wondered about this.., only asked the question once and that person didnt know, so I never asked it again
Some may see it as you're mocking their culture. I did wear one once to my regular shisha place (in Abu Hail so lots of locals) to watch a footy game with some local friends, the younger ones generally don't mind and think its kinda cool that you would want to wear their clothing, but warned me that some of the older lot wouldn't find it appropriate. As far as I know it isn't against the law or anything, but you could get in trouble if you meet the wrong guy. Its a shame nevertheless, as they are brilliant in the heat. Nice and airy down there if you catch my drift.

I saw some guys sporting a fully black dishdasha with black gutrah (wrapped) in winter, even saw one guy wearing all black but with a white ogal

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Some may see it as you're mocking their culture. I did wear one once to my regular shisha place (in Abu Hail so lots of locals) to watch a footy game with some local friends, the younger ones generally don't mind and think its kinda cool that you would want to wear their clothing, but warned me that some of the older lot wouldn't find it appropriate. As far as I know it isn't against the law or anything, but you could get in trouble if you meet the wrong guy. Its a shame nevertheless, as they are brilliant in the heat. Nice and airy down there if you catch my drift.

I saw some guys sporting a fully black dishdasha with black gutrah (wrapped) in winter, even saw one guy wearing all black but with a white ogal
my oldest son wears them, his friends are mostely locals, he's even had a few made especially for him, lol...
He wears them around the house when the guys come over, but not really in public.
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Why would an Emirati be cross about anyone wearing dishdasha? Brits wouldn't be bothered by one of them wearing a three-piece pin-striped suit.

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