Two women-only beaches are expected to be completed in Abu Dhabi by early next year.
Women have been demanding an exclusive public swimming area since a popular ladies-only beach closed more than five years ago.
There has been growing resentment among female nationals in Abu Dhabi about dress codes among expatriate women and visitors.
A Twitter campaign calls on visitors to respect the culture of the Muslim country by not dressing provocatively in public places.
The campaign's logo - a red circle with a black, short-sleeve, knee-length dress - is widely recognised in the UAE.
It is the same image posted on signs in malls urging women to 'please wear respectful clothing'.
The Abu Dhabi police have issued a booklet on dos and don'ts for tourists that will be available at Abu Dhabi International Airport and hotels.
It advises tourists that public displays of affection including kissing are considered indecent and that they should wear 'modest' clothing.
by Ian Jarrett
Monday, August 6, 2012
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