Dress: Local - Women

Women wear a long black cloak called the abaya and a hijab, a veil that covers the neck and hair. Some Emirati women can also be seen wearing a niqab which also covers the mouth and nose and only allows the eyes to be visible. Some women may also wear the hijab in such a way that covers the entire face. Traditionally the abaya is entirely black, however lately many may be seen with colourful embroideries around the sleeves or even the back.