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If you don't fancy donning a hooded, enveloping abayas (a robe-like dress worn by women) for your visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, women should bring their own scarf and wear a loose-fitting long-sleeved top and long trousers or skirt. This is a much more comfortable alternative than the synthetic, sweaty fabric of the abayas (which are often worrying long for those of shorter stature). Men wearing tank-tops and shorts will also have to don a robe.