Burqa, modernised.

bqBoys, be prepared for this as it promises to be the next best best thing for girls. I personally can’t stand the huge shades they put on their faces at the moment, this is going to be even bigger, but hey, to each his/her own.

Dubai’s hot new trend – burqa-shaped sunglasses

Emirates women are very stylishly dressed. The burqa is part of the Emirates culture, even if it hasn’t been worn since my grandmother’s generation.

Finding sunglasses that aren’t too big or too clear, to go with the burqa would be pretty tricky. These glasses manage to retain our elegance and respect our culture at the same time. It’s a clever way of combining both fashion and tradition.


  1. josafina

    i thought islam taught women not to attract men in anyway, except their one and only husband. so, this stylish and sexy sunglass is against islamic law. yes?

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      It’s basic instinct which transcends any religion, social grouping, or ethnicity. If you look at any religion (which are mostly male dominated anyway) you will most probably find some scripture relegating women to the back row. Therefore, its not an exclusive Islam trait.

      With that preamble and taking it strictly in a religious point of view, then yes, they would be unIslamic/unChristian/unJewish/unInsertBigRNameHere.

  2. Olivier Auroy

    Dear Mahmood,

    I wanted to thank you for putting our “bq” sunglasses on your website.

    I was happy to read that you are trying to bridge the cultural gap, because this is what I am trying to do as well!

    When you are in Dubai, we could meet and chat.



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