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Dubai Mall, where a woman was arrested for stripping down to her bikini. Photo: Charles Crowell, Bloomberg / Getty Images

Note to self: Bring a cover-up when you go to Dubai.

A British woman was arrested and charged with indecency for wearing a bikini in Dubai Mall, the Daily Mail reports.

It gets better.

Things kicked off when the vacationer, fully dressed and wearing a low-cut top, was shopping in the mall -- known as the world's largest shopping center -- and was approached by an Arab woman who criticized her for flashing too much skin, according to the paper.

After exchanging harsh words with the local and allegedly telling her to "mind her own business," the offended Brit reportedly began stripping off her clothes in protest, getting down to just her bikini.

Mall security then reportedly called the police, who are still questioning the "bathing beauty" in a Dubai police station.

"The British woman was wearing a very low top and most of her legs were on display," a Dubai police source told the Daily Mail.


"The Arabic woman stopped to criticize her and that's when she stripped off. That's when things started to get out of hand.

"We ended up questioning both women after receiving a call from the mall security staff."

Dubai Mall is reportedly plastered with signs urging female shoppers to "wear respectful clothing," and last year we reported on a man who had been arrested in the city for his racy Marc Jacobs T-shirt.

We don't know whether to high-five the woman for her bravery, or lecture her on "When in Rome" holiday etiquette. What's your take? Leave a comment!

Speaking of bikini-clad jailbirds, check out Lindsay Lohan's sexy swimsuit shoot.