Interestingly, the rules and regulations for women's play in the United Arab Emirates, where Dubai is located, are fairly similar to country-club norms in the United States. At the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa (jebelali-inter national.com), for instance, women golfers are permitted to wear sleeveless collared shirts, shorts and skirts. They are allowed to play on the resort's course at any time provided they have an official handicap or are an experienced golfer, and beginners are welcome to use the practice facilities. The Montgomerie Dubai (themontgomerie.com) observes a dress code of collared golf shirts, tailored pants and shorts, or skirts with no specified length. A valid handicap and reserved tee time are required to play its championship course.
Standard golf attire is also acceptable at the Emirates Golf Club (dubaigolf.com), although shorts and skirts must be at least knee-length. To play, ladies need to have a handicap no higher than thirty-six, and all players are asked to show their handicap certificates. Courses in Dubai are "spike-free"; only rubber soles or soft spikes are allowed. As with all courses, whether abroad or in the States, call ahead to determine the club's specific regulations.