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Picnic Appropriate Attire

Recently I was invited to attend a Family Picnic Brunch by ‘Friends of the Emirates Red Crescent’.  For some reason every time someone mentions the word picnic to me it reminds me of the nursery rhyme for children, “Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic!”


However more then anything else it made me think about what is deemed appropriate attire for picnics these days.

The word picnic literally means ‘an excursion at which a meal is eaten outdoors (al fresco or en plain air), ideally taking place in a scenic landscape such as a park, beside a lake or with an interesting view and possibly at a public event such as before an open-air theatre performance, and usually in the summer. (

It got me thinking of growing up in London and how we would go for picnics to Ruislip Lido (a famous reservoir and  artificial beach in London) or even  just to the neighbouring parks.

As kids picnics just meant a way to spend time with the family outdoors and legitimately eat Nutella sandwiches without being yelled at! However we would always be causally dressed so we could run around (to blow off steam after all the sugar I’m assuming!)

Fast forward to 2016 and living in Dubai, picnics do not mean quite the same thing!

In Dubai it is more about looking the part as well as spending time with family and friends.

At the picnic brunch I noticed a lot of distressed  denim, white tees, crop tops as well as the odd vibrantly coloured dresses and tops thrown in for good measure!

Dubai people sure know how to dress up for a picnic!

Here are a couple of shots of people whose style hit the ‘picnic spot’ for me! 🙂



Mv Manu

DJ Emwee

Malini Singh

Malini Singh