Dress: Local - Men

The local dress from the emirates as in many Arabic countries, derives from the Bedouin culture. Veils or head scarves and long sleeve Emirates already have d “robes” or cloaks are worn by both men and women. This has a practical solution for protection against the harsh sun rays.

Men wear a white cloak, the kandoora, along with a usually white headscarf, the gotra, which is held in place by the egal, a black rope. Younger Emiratis tend to wear white and red gotras, which they tie around the head instead of using the egal to keep it in place. On special occasions such as ceremonies, a bisht will be worn over the kandoora, this is a seethrough black cloak with golden embroidery.