Crisp and clean white thobes are the identity of the Qatari man. An attire worn with pride, and a look made perfect with minute details.
The thobe typically refers to a long-sleeved, ankle-length robe worn by men in Qatar and others in the region. Essentially, the thobe is worn in a gleaming white colour, however, during the winter season many opt for darker colours which are made with thicker fabrics. The thobe is made complete with a piece of fabric which is worn on the head, known as 'ghitra', underneath which a small woven cap is worn, known as "gahfiya" and all of it held in place with a black woven ring, called the "igal".
To further complement the look, the thobe is typically worn with classic traditional style leather slippers or sandals, although, in the modern-day many pair it with sneakers or conventional formal shoes.
Non-Qataris or non-Arabs may also wear a thobe, and there is no restriction in doing so.
Visiting Qatar? Then be sure to try on a readymade thobe and its elements for the full experience or even take one back home with you as an authentic souvenir.
The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team is here with a list of places for you to make your quick purchase of a thobe and all its accessories during your visit to Qatar.
Here is an easy access outlet within the vicinity of West Bay, providing you with readymade thobes and its accessories.
Although small to the eye, this outlet has numerous offers in thobe sizes, colours, collar styles, and more!
This outlet is packed with readymade thobes of all sizes available for sale.
Get your thobes tailormade or take your pick from the array of readymade thobes available in various colours and sizes.
This vendor located in a corner of Souq Waqif has all the thobe necessities for sale for an easy grab and go at bargain prices.
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