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“Come to Lagos”: Man Sees Nigerian Woman on Jalabiya in UAE, Tells Her Only Men are Allowed to Wear it



  • A man from United Arab Emirate was surprised to see a Nigerian woman wearing a long white cloth worn by men from the middle east
  • In the video, the man told the woman that the jalabiya, the long white cloth, is not meant for woman that only men are allowed to wear it
  • But the Nigerian lady insisted that it was normal for female to wear the white long cloth in Nigeria

A video of a man from the UAE confronting a Nigerian woman over her choice of clothing has gone viral on social media.

The man was shocked to see the woman wearing a jalabiya, a long white garment traditionally worn by men in the Middle East.

Man surprised to see a woman in a jalabiyaMan surprised to see a woman in a jalabiya. Photo credit: @tundednut
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The video, which was posted on Instagram by @tundednut, shows the man approaching the woman in a public place and telling her that she is not supposed to wear the jalabiya.

UAE man’s surprise captured in video

He says that it is a male attire and that women have their own dresses in the Arab culture.

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The woman, who appears to be unfazed by the man’s remarks, calmly explains that she is from Nigeria and that it is normal for women to wear the jalabiya there. The man, who seems to be confused and amused by the woman’s response, could not hide his shock. The woman’s demeanor portrayed that she does not see anything wrong with wearing the jalabiya and that she respects the Arab culture.

The video ends with the man revealing his face by turning the camera to himself and shaking his head.

The video has sparked funny reactions from social media users, with some praising the woman for her confidence and courage.

Watch the video below

THETALK.NG compiled some of the reactions below:

@nellyb72 reacted:

I really don’t like women wearing it as doesn’t even fit us but we still dey greedie.”

@tosinjuls said:

“Come to Nigeria, you will be tired. Na Pablo wives dey wear an pass like uniforms.”

@flora_flavwa_ wrote:

“Come to Lagos on a weekend and you go correct tire Especially early morning when pablo’s girlfriend or odogwu wife wan do early morning shopping.”

@david_eluemunoh commented:

“They have strict laws in Dubai. No go enter whahala o!”

Lady returns to Nigeria empty after 15 years in Dubai, says she hopes to find a good husband

Meanwhile, THETALK.NG previously reported that after 15 years of living in Dubai and settling her madam, a young lady has returned to Nigeria.

The lady took to TikTok to announce her return to Nigeria with a video showing when she arrived at the airport.

While noting that she returned empty-handed, the lady said she got back in good health. The UAE returnee expressed optimism about getting a good husband in Nigeria. Her video went viral on the platform and stirred mixed reactions as many wished her well in her search.


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