The kids wanted to visit the park near our area. So last Saturday we decided to finally visit the park with our boys. The park is just 10-15 minutes walk from our place. The boys were in their comfy attire while I was wearing a white shirt and a walking shorts just an inch above the knee.
When we reached the park, the boys were excited upon seeing the slides. And as we entered, a man called up my attention and told me that short pants are not allowed inside the park…oh I thought it was no longer that conservative in Sharjah so I was comfortably walking around public place in short pants (but not that short naman.) So it was only my three boys who had fun in the park. I went shopping at the small department store opposite the park.
When I first arrived UAE 8 years ago, we first stayed in Sharjah before transferring to Dubai. So I know that women are not allowed to wear short pants in public places. I just didn’t know that it is still strictly implemented in some public place here in Sharjah. This emirate is still more conservative compared to Dubai…so that served as a reminder to me…no short pants in public places like park.