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The core garments of Musandam are similar to those found throughout Oman (i.e. most women wear the laysue4 and burqa6 with wearing practices varying between tribes). Geography has had great impact on the evolution of dress in Musandam. Separated from the other regions of Oman by the United Arab Emirates, with a major road between Khasab and Dubai completed in 1981, and only a short boat ride from the coast of Iran, typical women’s dress in Musandam is clearly influenced by dress practices of those neighbouring countries as seen in their embroidery and dress wearing practices.