What to Pack for a Trip to Dubai – the Best Dubai Outfits

When I found out I was going to Dubai with Revolve on this year’s #RevolveAroundtheWorld trip, I couldn’t contain my excitement. Dubai has been on my list for SO LONG, and I can think of nowhere better to wear my Revolve favorites than the capital of chic in the Middle East. I feel like Dubai is like if Miami, New York City, LA, Vegas, and the future had a baby. It’s fashionable, city-chic, meets luxurious resorting. But to say I was overwhelmed when it came to packing for a trip to Dubai is a total understatement, I mean this is a Revolve trip with their top influencers – I have to look amazing! So here are the outfits I’m bringing with me for our adventures in Dubai, as well as what my husband packed too! 


Is there a dress code in Dubai?

If you’re anything like me, one of the biggest questions on your mind when traveling to Dubai was what should I wear in Dubai? Do I need to cover up while dressing in Dubai? Or cover my hair? Can I wear a bikini on the beach in Dubai? What about what to wear going out in Dubai? And I’m here to assure you that Dubai is actually very open-minded and relaxed when it comes to clothing. You will see everything in terms of fashion, from people in short shorts and sleeveless tops to bikinis and burqas. I would not worry about the dress code in Dubai in the most touristy areas, as everyone around the city was wearing whatever they wanted! However, when you visit Old Dubai, you may want to cover your shoulders or dress more conservatively, and, of course if you’re going to any mosques you’ll need to cover up your shoulders and knees. 

Exploring Dubai outfits

Tularosa Poppy Midi Dress in Vanilla BeanTularosa Jocelyn Dress in White AMUSE SOCIETY Heather Bag in Natural    Tony Bianco Glamour Slide in Honey Sheep Nappa

Indah Tilda Tie Top in Mocha MAJORELLE Renata Top in Ivory

joolz by Martha Calvo Khloe Hoops in 14k Gold SHASHI Celestial Drop Earrings in Gold

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MISHA x REVOLVE Kristin Gown in Black

IRO Hunnie Gown in Black LIKELY Rocky Gown in Black

Seafolly One Shoulder Jersey Midi Dress in Black  

Resorting / Poolside Outfits for Dubai

Mes Demoiselles Talia Dress in Blue Orange


Cult Gaia Thara Coverup in Dusty Dye  Cult Gaia Nala Mini Clutch in Gold

superdown Emilija Short Set in Green I love any excuse to break out fun brights, and Dubai style is definitely maximalist enough to pull them off. Now I just need that 90 degree tan to go with this set!

BEC&BRIDGE Ula Maxi Dress in Chili Veronica Beard Galoma Mule in White  Image 1 of Bottega Veneta Skypper Tote in White & Gold  

I love these shoes so much I’m probably going to get a second pair just for when I wear through these ones. They’re SO comfy, and don’t feel like you’re wearing heels at all, and I’ve found they go with any chic resort outfit, from Dubai, to Hawaii, to Charleston. They also come in tan!

Tularosa Maeve Knit Top in Ivory  Cult Gaia Lani Earring in Natural

Eugenia Kim Valentina Hat in Ivory this hat is a total splurge but when I tell you it’s MY FAVORITE HAT I’ve ever owned, I’m not lying. I can’t wait to wear it in Dubai and on our babymoon after!

House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Sonia Ruched Maxi Skirt in Purple Spacedye House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Matie Braided Sandal in WhiteLove this matching set, and it’s so perfect and stretchy. 

BLACK/SMOKE GREEN I love these sunnies – they’re so chic, and only $65, and you can get 20% off discount on Quay sunglasses with the coupon code JETSET20

Cult Gaia Cameron Dress in Off White Tony Bianco Glamour Slide in Honey Sheep Nappa 


MISA Los Angeles Ursula Dress in NaturalLuv AJ The Chandon Multi Chain Necklace in Gold Nikki Beach Milana Hat in Natural & White 

Dinner outfits for Dubai

When it comes to exploring all the chicest rooftops and restaurants of Dubai, here are some of the outfits I have in mind.

Norma Kamali Elephant Pant in Black Bardot Dua Cut Out Bodysuit in Black  

These pants are SO soft and comfy. I love them with this bodysuit, a belt, and some chic black heels.

Michael Costello x REVOLVE Dawson Jumpsuit in Black 

Noam Martinique Dress in Citron Amber Sceats Twist Hoop Earring in Gold


This is one of my all-time favorite vacation dresses right now. So sexy and chic and SO COMFY. The material is out of this world.

Brunching in Dubai

When it comes to what to wear around the resort or to brunch, this is what I have in mind


Camila Coelho Delphine Mini Dress in Yellow & White

I looove this dress. It runs a little short (so size up) but otherwise it is PERFECT.

L*SPACE x REVOLVE Nico Dress in Cornflower

Amanda Uprichard Shawl Collar Blazer in Ivory

What I’m wearing to the Revolve world expo event

LPA Morgan Top in Lilac

Love the way this top from LPA fits, just make sure you use this fashion tape! ( I use it on anything deep V!)

Norma Kamali Elephant Pant in Black these pants are the absolute best. They’re like wearing yoga pants but they look SO chic and elevated. Can’t live without them.

Stuart Weitzman Aleena 100 Mule in Black Patent

What Kenny Packed – the Best Dubai Men’s Outfits

When it comes to Dubai men’s fashion inspo, Kenny realized he needed a few new things for our trip too! Here’s everything he packed, and some great men’s outfits for Dubai.

ALLSAINTS Cigarette in Jet Black 

Kenny needed some clean black jeans for city life back home anyway, so this trip was a perfect excuse to pick up this pair.  


AG Everett SUD Slim Straight Fit Pants, Main, color, WHITE





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