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Qatar Politely Asks Tourists to Leave Their Leggings at Home

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Planning a trip to Qatar in the near future? Better leave the leggings at home. The defining debate of our generation (are leggings pants? but really, are they?) has been gaining momentum in Qatar, where in the name of modesty, a campaign has been started to keep legging usage in check. The "Reflect Your Respect" movement calls for tourists to dress in modest coverings from shoulders to knees in the name of respect. In other words: stop wearing leggings as pants, you crazy tourists.

The ethical and social code of conduct for the campaign reads: "It is expected that you wear decent clothes and women should avoid wearing any garments that are too tight, too short or translucent such as mini-skirts or sleeveless dresses. Both men and women should also avoid walking around in their swimming suits away from the beaches or swimming pools."

The flyer for the campaign, pictured below, urges tourists to follow the dress code in order to help preserve Qatar's culture and values.


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