Comfortable and modest clothing has developed to suit the climate and lifestyle in the United Arab Emirates.
National Men’s Attire
Kandoorah كندورة/Dishdasha دشداشة
A long garment with long sleeves for men normally made of cotton on white and sand colors, but wool and other colors can also be used, especially during winter.
A wrapper for men typically worn underneath the kandoorah/dishdasha.
A headscarf for men and common on white or white & red colors.
A white hat for men worn below the headscarf.
A black rope for men to hold the headscarf in place.
On special occasions, a long black or brown transparent garment of a fine wool or cotton material, with gold and sometimes silver embroidered edges, is worn on top of the kandoorah/dishdasha.
National Women’s Dress
A long usually black dress on top of clothes. Nowadays they are often decorated with crystals, embroidery etc.
A headscarf is worn to cover the hair.
A traditional long dress in colors.