National Dress




National costumes of UAE are divided into two main categories:

The costumes which were used very long ago and are now out of fashion. It is not easy to find any of them nowadays. Moreover, the old costumes were used in the first half of the twentieth century. The present national clothes are more fashion and continuation of the old costumes. UAE women wear a long dress called “Kandoorah”. Also, women cover their head and face with a scarf called “Sheelah”. Sometimes a woman would cover her face with”Borgo” which is a special piece of cloth tied to the rear of the head and partly covers the face.