A Trip to the Tailor

You can always identify a Qatari by his crisp, white thobe. Literally, the word is Arabic for “garment,” but in the Gulf region, it specifically refers to a man’s dress. Particular aspects of each thobe’s design, such as the collars and the cuffs are unique to individual countries. While summer thobes are traditionally

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white, in the winter other colors and patterns are used.

Film student Khalifa Al-Obaidly guides us through the intricacies of thobe shopping in Doha’s Faleh Souq.

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