السلام عليكم :)





A good friend has suggested that I do a blog post featuring my collection of dresses, more specifically Khaliji style dresses, or Arabian style dresses. Before I get into showing you guys my favorite dresses that I own, and tend to wear often in special celebrations and occasions, let me explain what the word 'Khaliji' actually means.

The word 'Khaliji' is an Arabic word said to describe an Arab who is originally from the Arabian gulf countries, i.e. Oman, KSA, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, and Bahrain. These Arab countries tend to have a similar way of dressing when it comes to gowns and traditional clothing. Although there are some differences, the 'Khaliji' dress has become very popular among these countries, and even beyond to reach other Arab women as well. 

I personally love the Bahraini style traditional costume, and tend to buy it very often. That's just my personal taste :)

Here is a peak at a few items from my collection (I hope you like them, it took me great effort and energy to get them out of their closet and to photograph them T.T ... it was like my daily workout session LOL):




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The above images show my most recently purchased Khaliji style dresses, and this type of dresses are extremely popular among young Omani women at the moment :) 

One of my older blog's followers has asked me "where can I find such dresses?" ... well unfortunately, I have not been able to find an online store in which you can buy from apart from Marka VIP's website. That is the only place I think you could find such dresses online at really good prices. If you live in an arab country, try looking at 'The First Choice House' or 'Asayel' ... these are the two places I know of. If you are in Muscat, here's a list of places you can go to:

  • ملاك - مركز البهجة
  • أصايل - الحيل الشمالية
  • المعولي
  • العبيداني - ستي سنتر السيب
  • دار الاختيار الاول - ستي سنتر السيب


I will let you know if I can get any other locations, but most of my dresses i purchase them from Dubai so it's hard for me to locate some stores in Muscat :'(

Some of you may also be concerned about the prices of such dresses, well the price ranges. I have found some with prices as low as only $135, some are more expensive and can be up to $1350 (but of course I cannot buy many expensive ones, so I tend to buy ones which are in the middle: priced between $360 - $540, which is a good range for good dresses) 

I have also realized that many international fashion designers, such as Marchesa and Temperly London, are starting to design some gowns that are somehow inspired by the Khaliji dress, which makes me happy because it gives us Arab girls more options when we decide to buy such dresses :D

As a bonus, i'm going to show you some normal gowns that I am also loving from my closet:





I apologize for the poor condition of the dresses, I should take better care of them XD but sadly I don't wear them very often :'( 


If you have any questions, tweet me or leave a comment below ;)

xoxo