The different traditional Arab outfits

There are many traditional outfits in Arab and Muslim cultures which vary by region and ethnic group. Here is a list of different Muslim outfits:

  • The Qamis

The qamis is a traditional garment for men in Arab and Muslim cultures. It is usually worn with trousers and a belt, and may be accompanied by a turban or a keffiyeh. It is often made of cotton or linen and has a rectangular shape with sleeves. It is usually buttoned up. It can vary in length, going up to the knees or down to the ankles. It is often worn for formal occasions or as everyday wear. It is similar to thobe, dishdasha and gandoura, but its use is more widespread in specific regions.

  • The burnous

The burnous is a traditional garment for men in Arab and Muslim cultures, especially in the mountainous and desert regions of North Africa. It is usually made from wool or cotton, and is a long open cape with a hood. It is often worn with trousers and a belt, and may be accompanied by a turban or keffiyeh. It is intended to protect against the weather and the elements, and is often used as protective clothing against the cold and wind.

  • The Gandoura

The gandoura or kandura is a traditional garment for men in Arab and Muslim cultures, especially in the Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia). It usually looks like a long dress, with long sleeves, and is usually made of cotton, linen, or wool. It is often worn with pants called harem pants or instead of pants. It is often accompanied by a headscarf or keffiyeh. Styles and patterns may vary greatly by region. It is similar to the thobe and the dishdasha but its use is more widespread in the Maghreb countries.

  • The dishdasha

The dishdasha or thawb is a traditional garment for men in Arab and Muslim cultures, especially in Arab countries of the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula. It is usually worn with a headscarf or keffiyeh. It is often made of cotton or linen and has a rectangular shape with long sleeves, it is usually buttoned up. It can vary in length, going all the way to the ankles or down to the floor. It is often worn for formal occasions or as everyday wear. It is similar to the thobe but its use is more widespread in Arab countries in the Middle East.

  • The thobe

The thobe is a traditional garment for men in Arab and Muslim cultures, especially in the Gulf countries . It is usually worn with trousers called a sirwal and may be accompanied by a headscarf or a keffiyeh. It is often made of cotton or linen and has a rectangular shape with long sleeves, it is usually buttoned up. It can vary in length, going all the way to the ankles or down to the floor. It is often worn for formal occasions or as everyday wear.

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