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February 6, 2011

Where to Buy a Burqa

Khaleejia said:


I'm often asked on my blog where to buy a burqa in the UAE.  As you know, burqa is not a very popular accessory nowadays. Very few Emirati women still wear it.  You can't easily find burqas in the shops, because they are not in demand.  Local women usually get their burqas from other women, who make burqas at home.  If you don't know any Emiratis who could get you a burqa through their relatives or friends, then you could try one of these shops in Dubai:

http://www.burqa.ae/buy.html

In this video about traditional weddings you can see older Emirati women wearing a burqa




Nowadays a burqa is a disappearing traditional accessory.


In 2009 there was even an attempt to "revive" a burqa in a form of Burqa Shades, a project by  Fitch... You can try the BQ glasses on their website: http://www.bq.ae/en-GB/Trybq.aspx

4 comments:

  1. OMG I love this im not emarati im syrain lebanease but this is sooo cool and innovative I love that video I love seeing arab traditions becoming a fashion statement! xxx keep up the good work and bring us more news like this xxx

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  2. Thank you for posting this! I finally got a hold of a burqa after a long search. My Omani friend was able to help me find one. I wasnt aware that there were so many different styles of burqa.

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  3. Salaam 3alaikum,

    You can buy birqas at certain shops at the Madinat Zayed Souq in Abu Dhabi for 15DHS (after bargain) *or* if in Dubai at Global Village in the Emarati tent for 30DHS

    :-)

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  4. Houda, Deedee, Alia! thax2u aaaalll for such nice comments! wish u all the very best! u all re so gorgeous!

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will appreciate your kind notes :)