Bahrain is a welcoming host country, however you must always show respect and politeness in regard to your cultural traditions and religion. When visiting areas frequented by local Arabs, it is preferable to wear long trousers rather than shorts, and ladies should avoid wearing transparent dresses. Swimsuits, bikinis, and shorts are acceptable attire at beach clubs and hotels. In public, do not display indications of love towards individuals of the opposing sex. People of the opposite sex have been arrested for kissing in public, and they are socially unacceptable. Always avoid getting into a fight and never engage in a debate, particularly with a local.