Abaya and Dishdasha in Dubai

Where to go for traditional dress in the city

Abaya
Sweety Abaya

A fashion-forward abaya tailor with locations at both Abu Hail Centre and the new Sunset Mall in Jumeirah. It specialises in abayas with modern embellishments and draping.
Dhs600 to Dhs2,500. Abu Hail Centre, Deira (04 297 4850). Other location: Shop F-41, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah 3 (04 380 6650).

Dishdasha
Toby by Hatem Alakeel
Ultra-modern dishdashas including those with bohemian, professional and edgy tweaks.
Dhs500-Dhs5,000. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, BurJuman (04 501 2700) and Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9933). From Dhs190. Deira City Centre (04 295 1133).

Sari
Kala Kendra

This Karama-based tailor designs ready-made saris that you can just slip into. It eliminates the need for draping, so the sari is less likely to come undone.
From Dhs150. Karama Centre (04 335 2357).

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