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

Business or smart casual for work and evenings, casual on weekends - Jan 2022

Business casual seems to be the norm. Suit and jacket for official meetings. - Sep 2021

Business casual. Suits if you have ministry meetings outside embassy. Formal dress only needed once a year for Marine Ball. - May 2018

Business casual for work. In public places, anything goes. - Sep 2017

Pretty casual all around, women should wear dresses to the knee though, not shorter. - Sep 2014

Business casual, the POL/ECON folks wear suits, but no one else does. It's hot and humid. Leave your pantyhose at home. - Jun 2014

This is a very tolerant Muslim society. I've seen modest dress to skanky outfits on the same block. - Aug 2013

Casual to shirt-and-tie at work. In public most anything goes except shorts. - Sep 2010

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