One of my favourite Emirati traditions is the burqa, the Khaleeji burqa is not to be confused with the Afghani burqa which is a garment that covers a woman from head to toe. The burqa in this part of the world is completely different, it only partially covers the forehead and upper lip of its wearer’s face while its shape reminds of a horizontal H. Unlike the Afghani burqa, the khaleeji burqa is not an Islamic but a cultural tradition.
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Ras al Khaimah is definitely one of my favourite Emirates, being slighlty busier than Fujairah, it still manages to keep its small town charme. R.A.K. is filled with an incredibly interesting history and Al Jazirat Al Hamra, the Ras Al Khaimah ghost town is one of the most historical places in the United Arab Emirates. This abandoned village is filled with beauty, rich in history and it shows the life of the Al Zaabi tribe before the discovery of oil.
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