The Dos and Don’ts of Washing Traditional Dubai Cloths

Whenever you think of traditional Dubai’s attire what comes into your mind? Jalabiya, this is the most favorite traditional attire of Dubai. This has another level of fan base in Dubai. Although Dubai is a cosmopolitan city, and multiple cultures are practicing there like Indian, Pakistani and Bengali tradition. These countries are rich with traditional attire and here you can include jalabiya, Dubai’s traditional attire. Now, let’s get to the real hustle of washing these clothes.

 After reading this, you will learn washing traditional Dubai clothes. This guide will Definity helps you to understand the dos and don’ts of laundering traditional Dubai attire.

Dos for washing your Traditional Dubai Attire

Once you have your favorite Dubai attire, you don’t want to lose it. You always try to save it from dust and other things but there are several precautions you need to understand before washing traditional Dubai clothes.

 Read the Fabric Care Instructions

Before washing traditional Dubai attire, what you need to do is to first read the instruction given on the fabric, sometimes it’s in diagramatical form or in written instructions. You must read that from which material (silk, delicate fiber, cotton) your garment is made up of. These instructions are provided by the manufacturer which you need to read carefully before laundering your clothes.

Give Hand Wash Treatment

Dubai’s traditional attire is made up of chiffon, silk and delicate fabric which need extra care. What you need to prefer is to wash your traditional Dubai attire with your hands and try to consider warm water, this will decrease the chances of clothes shrinking. This can increase the life span of your clothes. Avoid twisting and ringing the fabric. This will dry your clothes and make is rough.

Use Formulated Detergent

Try to use formulated detergent made for delicate fabric. Harsh chemicals and rough fragrance can cause damage like discoloration of your garment and will decrease the lifespan of your fabric and will increase the beauty of your favorite attire.




Turn your Traditional Clothes Inside out

The basic care tips for local garments include this first. Before washing your clothes try to turn your traditional cloth inside out. This will protect the fabric’s outer surface by protecting it from abrasion and friction during the washing process. This easiest process will prolong your garment’s lifespan.

Avoid Air Dry

Avoid the air dry after washing your traditional Dubai attire. It can cause the shrinkage of your delicate fabric. Instead of doing this try to gently squeeze the cloth and dry it on a clean towel, you can put it on a chair under fan or AC. This may take more time but will protect your clothes from damage. One more thing is, avoid direct interaction of clothes from sunlight, this can damage its outer beauty.

Storage of Traditional Attire

After washing traditional Dubai attire completely what you need to do is to store it on a sweet fragrance vacuumed side. This will increase the lifespan of your clothes and it also adds the flavor of inner satisfaction that whenever you need that attire you always feel great.

Don’ts for washing your Traditional Dubai Attire

Earlier we discussed the dos of washing your traditional Dubai attire now let’s see that what are don’t. Here we will see which things or steps you should avoid to protect your clothes from damage.

Avoid using Bleach

Never ever use bleach while washing your traditional Dubai attire. It directly damages the fabric of your attire, by weakening the fabric, discoloration and damage the embellishment of your favorite clothes.

Straight Away from HOT Water

Many people use hot water to clean their hard stains. They think that this can save their time and can easily remove the stain. May be the story is good for normal garments but for delicate fabric you should avoid hot water, instead of this you can go for luke warm water to prevent your clothes from damage. Through this you can maintain the fabric’s quality and vibrancy.

Perform a Spot Test

Before washing your traditional Dubai attire, what you need to do as a mindful person is to test the very small same fabric by washing that detergent. This spot test will help you to understand the sensitivity of your clothes towards the detergent or warm water. This will help you to prevent damage to your entire attire.

Avoid aggressively Rubbing

Many people think that through aggressively rubbing or scrubbing they can easily remove the stains but what they don’t know is they directly damage their favorite attire within seconds. If your attire has embroidry  or bread, then this rubbing can directly damage that. Instead of this try to gently move the clothes within your hands and allow the detergent to dissolve into your clothes to remove stains. This process will easily remove the stains and will avoid the damage.  

Avoid Direct Sunlight

Avoid the direct exposure of clothes to sunlight. Doing this process can damage your clothes and will fade the color of your traditional attire. Practically clothes like silk, chiffon and delicate fabric try to air dry on a very low heat or you can go for natural dry through fan or putting your clothes under normal humid area. The most traditional practice is to soak it in balcony where there is not a direct exposure of sun.

High Heat Ironing

While you start ironing your traditional Dubai attire you must be careful with the heat. It directly damages your front part or sometime the damage is more than that, it destroys the entire attire. So be careful while ironing your traditional attire. You must put iron on slow or medium heat and before starting ironing try to in and out the clothes. This means first start with inner part of the cloth, so you don’t need to put more effort on outer side of attire.

Wrap Up

Laundering traditional attire is not rocket science but you really need to be mindful and must have knowledge that how to deal with that specific fabric.


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