and the mountain or desert regions. Bring an umbrella for the rainy season; pack a good sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, a hat and a water bottle. Avoid direct sun and heat, and take a siesta like the locals to avoid heat stroke and drink lots of water to ward off dehydration. UAE is an Islamic country and dressing modestly is important – leave those strappy thin gammies and sleeveless dresses behind! It is suggested that women wear a one piece bathing dress and men do not appear bare chested in public places.