€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
1511things to do
in the world
117things to do
in Emirates
81things to do
in Dubai

Buy burqain Dubai, United Arab Emirates

#13of 81 things to doin Dubai

Oddviser

adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to ride a board on volcano in Nicaragua?How to walk inside the active volcano in Greece?How to feed flying dogs in the jungles of Thailand?How to cycle along the Great Wall of China?How to swim in the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome?How to ride a kayak along the canals of Venice?How to walk on the roofs of skyscrapers in Dubai?
Join usit's more fun together :)
Try on a traditional Arab accessory that used to be a symbol of beauty and femininity. Feel the Arab authenticity.
How to buy burqa in Dubai
Not so long ago 30 years ago almost all women in the Emarates used to wear masks that hid their faces. In a little while the tradition will filed as a history, but you can find and try on the off-beat accessory yet.

Burqa, Dubai
Photo: Burqa

Burqa is a traditioal woman accessory. It resembles a metal mask, but in fact it is tailored, dyed dark blue or violet and rubbed with a glass sphere to give metal luster.

Burqa used to be a symbol of beauty and femininity, sometimes it even were soaked with herbal infusion to prevent wrinkling.

Today only some elderly women who live in countryside.

Burqa, Dubai
Photo: Burqa

How to do?

1. You can buy burqa in
the Dubai Mall or just go to the local market in an old district Deira.
2. Now burqa is mostly tailored with the help of a sewing machine to make trimming neater. But also you can find a hand-made burqa mask.
3. Try an authentic accessory on and take a selfie.

How much?

Handmade burqas costs 20 dirhams; Sewing machine tailored masks - 10-15 dirhams.

Reviews

Guest12 August 2022

More things to do in Dubai

#45Feel as if you're a Formula-1 racer in DubaiFeel as if you're a Formula-1 raceroddviser

Take a drive along 1,2-kilometer race track in a racing car! Experience unforgettable emotions!

875Dubai Autodrome
#51Try biryani in DubaiTry biryanioddviser

Try one of the great number of variations, perhaps, the most popular dish in the Arab countries - biryani. It`s very spicy, so be careful.

20
#59Visit Bedouin Village in DubaiVisit Bedouin Villageoddviser

Get to know about specific features of the way of life maintained by the people of the desert, their traditions and customs.

Rub' al Khali desert
#49See the largest gold ring in the world in DubaiSee the largest gold ring in the worldJDI

The one of a kind gold ring, weighing 64 kilograms, is definitely a must-see in Dubai.

Gold Souk
#42Visit the Jumeirah Mosque in DubaiVisit the Jumeirah MosqueDarina

Visit the main shrine of Dubai, the only mosque in the city which you can enter regardless of religion, sex and race.

10Jumeirah Mosque
#75Swim with penguins in DubaiSwim with penguinsJimena

You definitely do not expect to meet birds from Antarctica - Royal and Gentoo penguins – in Dubai. They will show you how to swim.

#62Visit the Desert Conservation Reserve in DubaiVisit the Desert Conservation Reserveoddviser

Take a trip to the Desert Conservation Reserve, where you will meet the wildlife face to face.

Rub' al Khali desert
#46Smoke Arabian hookah in DubaiSmoke Arabian hookahAlex Like

Smoking hookah or shisha in Arabic, is almost a local tradition. You can try it everywhere, so just go ahead and do it!

30
#76Try on niqab in DubaiTry on niqabJimena

Get a feeling as if you are an enigmatic beautiful woman of the East trying on traditional Muslim headwear!

200
#72See uromastyx in DubaiSee uromastyxJoan Naples

Walking through the desert Rub-al-Khali, try to find this reptile. You will recognize it by yellow color and a thick, spiked tail.

FREERub' al Khali desert
#22Try camel milk ice-cream in DubaiTry camel milk ice-creamoddviser

You can try exotic Emirati dessert in arabic cafe "The Majlis" – camel milk ice-cream.

The Majlis café
Know more things to do?Guest

Share your ideas of what to do in Dubai with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!

Photo credit © https://hxreport.wordpress.com