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Gulf Country National Dress

When I first moved to Dubai, I noticed that there were a lot of subtle variations in the national dress (a.k.a. "thobe" or "dishdasha") worn by GCC locals and this illustration from the excellent Brownbook Magazine - - like a Wallpaper or Monocle for the Middle East North Africa region - - helps to explain the differences. I'll post the guide to women's thobe in a separate note.

Illustration credit: Liz Ramos-Prado
Source: Brownbook magazine

Edited to add: Here's the women's version.

Gulf Country National Dress