All staff are expected to look professional and smart in school or elsewhere when on Ministry business.  There is also a requirement that clothing should adhere to the cultural norms and not cause any offence to colleagues or pupils.

All staff are required to follow the requirements below.  If you are unsure about appropriate attire you can always ask your Manager, Specialist or Lead Teacher.

WOMEN

Acceptable attire includes:

  • suit, or tailored and conservative dress, or skirt and blouse combination (3/4 length sleeves or longer)
  • hems on dresses, skirts and trousers should be ankle-length
  • trousers are acceptable but must not be tight-fitting
  • an Abaya is acceptable for non-Muslim women to wear, with or without a shayla (headscarf)
  • smart jacket, with sleeves covering at least the elbow
  • shoes or sandals
  • discrete jewellery

Unacceptable attire includes:

  • low neck-lines or bare arms (arms should be covered to at least below the elbow)
  • see-through garments
  • leggings
  • blouses that gape showing undergarments
  • flip-flops or canvas shoes
  • denim
  • visible tattoos
  • piercings, other than discrete lobe ear-rings
  • a lot of/large pieces of jewellery
  • colourful hair (not natural colours)

MEN

Acceptable attire includes:

  • business formal suit and tie
  • smart jacket
  • dress pants
  • long sleeved button shirt (if jacket is removed sleeves must but be down and cuffs buttoned)
  • professional haircut and grooming
  • national dress (kandora) for Emirarti men

Unacceptable attire includes:

  • denim
  • shorts
  • t-shirts, tank-tops, shirts without a collar
  • short-sleeved shirts
  • sandals, flip-flops or canvas shoes
  • visible body piercings
  • visible tattoos
  • long hair
  • colourful hair (not natural colours)
  • non Emirarti wearing national dress (kandora) to school