When you're on board the Dubai Metro, you will notice the digital signages (LCD screens) flashing "Please wear respectful clothing".. And same messages you'll find in every shopping mall here.
For those who don't know what "respectful clothing" in Dubai (or in the UAE and I believe the same goes in other Gulf countries) is, I think it is safe to say that it means your shoulders and knees should be COVERED wherever you are (well, except on the beach/pool) and whatever the weather is.
These are respectful clothings – NOT!
Is it because they enjoy getting attention from everyone especially men?
I'm a daily Metro commuter and I'm seeing those kind of women on a regular basis. You know those women (yes women not teenage girls) in short skirts sitting irresponsibly on Metro and purposely opening their legs allowing the men sitting opposite them to see their underwear and then giggling! S-E-R-I-O-U-S-L-Y!!!
It's not about being close-minded but I can't think of any reason why someone should wear inappropriately and misbehave like that. Being in a different place with the exact opposite of your cultural norms, it is always better to be on one's best behavior, right? Besides, where in the world you see that the host country is the one adjusting for the guest from another country? You tell me.
And for those who can't understand the "as dictated by UAE/Arabs culture.." and saying "Dubai is a tourist destination they should accept different kinds of people" - duh! Nobody's pointing a gun at you and force you to live or visit here. If you can't stand the LOCAL values and law, then LEAVE!
Who do you really think you are — the queens of the world?