Are these shorts too short? Foreigners told to cover up in UAE

Story highlights

  • Asma Al Muhairi started campaign after seeing woman in skimpy shorts in a Dubai shopping mall
  • Shopping malls in the United Arab Emirates expect visitors to cover their knees and shoulders
  • Brochures should be given out at airports explaining the need for modest dress, say campaigners
At 23, Asma Al Muhairi has never considered herself a social activist. But a shopping trip to a Dubai mall left her so irate that she started a campaign against revealing clothing and has sparked a major debate in the United Arab Emirates.