Dar Es Salaam - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Business. - Jan 2022


Business/Business casual at work. Casual in public. Formal attire at formal events. - Oct 2021


Usually Business casual at work for most folks - short sleeve polos or even Hawaiian shirts (on Fridays) aren't uncommon. Political Officers going downtown are in full suits. - May 2020


Casual. - Jun 2017


I wore suits sometimes, but mostly sleeveless dresses since it was so hot. - Dec 2015


At work, business though a bit casual (need to have a jacket/heels on-hand, though not necessary every day). In public, really anything is fine, though local Tanzanians don't often show their legs (men nor women). - Jul 2015


At work, it depends on one's office. Most do not wear a suit and tie everyday. In public, dressing modestly is always appropriate. - Mar 2014


Casual on both accounts. - Feb 2013


Tanzanians generally dressed up in long pants and button down shirts all the time with shoes shined. Dress was conservative most of the time and at work business casual was most common. - Feb 2013


Somewhat conservative, yet more casual than expected. - Aug 2011


Business casual. - Jun 2010


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