The skyscrapers are up, the restaurants are open and the wheel is almost turning. It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for and, finally, Bluewaters island is open. @bluewaters_dubai @meraasdubai @jbr_official . . . . Middle East Also known as a thwab, besht, kandura or suriyah, the dishdasha is a long robe traditionally worn around the Arab Gulf. In the west, we tend to shed our layers in summer but the loose-fitting thwab actually helps you keep cool in countries with hot desert territory. It is funny how fashion trends come back around. How many times have I heard my mother say “oooh, I had one just like that”? Designers have a good old rummage through the history books, desperate to see what can be salvaged, reinvented and remarketed as something so desirable, we just don’t know how we have been living without it! The purposes of certain fashion items – born out of a practical need – have long been forgotten while other fads that seem so barbaric by today’s standards, we could happily forget. .