Omani men: Omani men wear a simple, ankle-length, white collarless gown with long sleeves called the dishdasha. It is usually worn in white, although there are other colour variations to it too. It is also adorned with a tassel (furakha) that is sewn into the neckline and quite often infused with perfume. The shal, a long strip of finely woven woollen or cotton fabric, acts as a holder for the khanjar (a silver, hand-crafted knife or dagger). Khanjar plays an important role in Men’s clothing. A symbol of courage and manhood, Khanjar is a must have accessory in any festivals and public gathering.
Omani women: Omani women's dresses vary from region to region. These are elaborately embroidered and colourfully designed. It includes a dress worn over trousers (haaf) and a head-dress, called the lihaf or hijab. Some Omani women, complete their look with luxuriant jewelry worn on the head, neck, wrists, ankles, fingers and toes. Traditional Omani women prefer wearing a long tunic called Kandoorah with hand stitched embroidery along the sleeves. With women getting along with the fast paced world, Abhaya is their perfect dress code. It is a long cloak worn over their own choice of clothing. Women love to use perfumes and don’t mind shelling out a huge sum to buy one.