In Arab countries, many women cover up in head-to-toe loose garments as part of the region's religious and cultural customs. While visitors are not required to take part in this tradition in Dubai, the 30-year-old reality star did participate and in turn caused a bit of an uproar on Instagram.
"Women getting killed and beaten up for wearing the niqab, but you keep pretending it's a fashion accessory, the disrespect," one comment read.
"I have never been more offended in my whole entire life," another commenter reacted. "My sister wears the niqab and she gets vilified daily. you can wear it and it gets sexualized and praised. I am deeply offended and was a fan of yours, I am disgusted."
Khloe was also accused of getting her caption wrong. Some speculate that when she wrote "habibi" -- an Arabic word meaning "my baby" or "my darling" -- she actually meant to write "hijabi," meaning a woman or girl who wears the Islamic head-covering.
Still some of Khloe's 22.9 million Instagram followers liked the pic.