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Men - shorts OK in Karak?

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Men - shorts OK in Karak?

I've searched for advice on men's dress code in Jordan and the summary of the answers I've seen is along these lines: "It's preferred that men not wear shorts - but if they do they should be the long shorts and only in the tourist areas".

I will be touring Petra in the morning and plan on wearing long shorts due to the heat. I have rented a car for my drive to the Dead Sea. I plan on stopping in Karak on the King's Highway to see the castle. Will I be out of place in this small town if I am still wearing the shorts I wore in Petra?

Aqaba, Jordan
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1. Re: Men - shorts OK in Karak?

Hi OC,

Shorts are OK.

Knee high shorts are OK and if you are a toursit, no one cares.

I'm Jordanian, and I love my shorts.

enjoy &


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2. Re: Men - shorts OK in Karak?

it seems ok but i think you should respect their culture though.

I saw a lot of man wearing short and women showing boobs (low cut top) with a short that cant be shorter walking around in Petra. A guy even took off his shirt in Petra and hiking half naked.

And honestly, i felt a bit digusting to see that. They just did not repsect the country they are travelling at all.

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3. Re: Men - shorts OK in Karak?

Thanks aqaba99!

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