The traditional dishdashas of Omani men

The first "thing" to see are the Omani themselves and especially their clothes. Despite the ostentatious buildings and expensive cars, many males still go around attired in traditional white dishdashas (you'll also see them in pastels, but white is the default), long, wide robes accompanied by lihaf headgear (if you wonder what they wear underneath, it's a kind of pareo skirt). When they sit, years of practice allows them to gather up their dishdashas and them over the pareos with an almost automatic movement that does not cease to surprise - and also keeps everything nicely concealed.

Read more in Tripatini member Tours Oman's post An Introduction to Muscat, Capital of Oman.


Angelo D'Amico



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