Exploring Thobes from 8 Different Cultures
Immerse yourself in the richness of traditional Thobes & Jubbas styles from Saudi, Emirati, Omani, Moroccan, Kuwaiti, Qatari, and Sudani cultures. Discover your perfect Qamees style today!
From casual evening attire to occasional premium wear, thobes – jubbas have become a staple in our Muslim Lifestyle wardrobes. The word “thobe” comes from the Arabic word “thawb” which means “garment.” The word “jubba” is a variation of “thawb” which means a garment with long sleeves.
Thobes have been around for centuries, but they have become more popular recently because people want to wear clothes that represent their culture and religion.
Did you know every middle eastern country has its own style of qamees that the locals wear? They even have their own terminology!
We have compiled for you here, every style the qamees comes in. So if you are someone who wears thawbs regularly or occasionally or if you are looking to buy your first jubba, you know which style you need to pick!
Find Your Thobe Style
The thobe is the most common category of the thobes and it’s simple, clean, and sharp–making it a perfect choice for any occasion. These thobes have a standard collar with placket buttoning and cuffs which can be changed to French or buttoned styles according to your preferences. They have a 4-panel cut which provides a better fit. In addition, if you want something more unique than the traditional white thobe, you can design something trendy with our Design Your Own feature.
These are classic no-collar thobes popularized by the locals of U.A.E. Emiratis – where they call them “KANDURAS”. Made in lightweight breathable fabrics, kanduras are characterized by the intricate, neat 8-stitch pattern along the chest with matching embroidery on the sleeves. They also have a long loose tassel on the front called the “Tarboosh” which is made by hand. To finish the look, pair it with the igal and the plain white scarf – ghutra. The Yemeni Shemagh scarfs are also a hit with the Emirati kandura if you are going for a more casual look.
These are fairly easy to spot. The Omani qamis design is very similar to the Emirati style except it has a vibrant yet minimal embroidery pattern along the collar and front with a matching small tassel. Usually paired with a vibrant kufi or the traditional omani shemagh for a complete look.
Moroccan thobes are made with intricate embroidery, and light fabric, and often are half-sleeved. Usually referred to as jalabiyas / galabiyas, Moroccan thawbs come in vibrant colors. The Moroccan Jalabiya is loose-fitting and made from cotton or silk. The modern designs even feature a hood.
The Kuwaiti Dishdasha is both simple and luxurious, which can be seen as a sign of respect in society. The “single button collar” and “slim fit thobe made in premium high-quality fabric” signify that it is accepted throughout Kuwait society.
Image source: Custom Qamis
Made in shiny fabrics, the Qatari thobes & jubbas have a modern look similar to that of a business shirt. A stiff Shirt Collar, Wide Cuffs, and Straight Fit design pretty much sum up what a Qatari thawb looks like.
The fanciest of them all! Bahraini thobes are designed with elaborate embroidery on the collar, chest, and sleeves. Thobes may not be readily available, so you will probably have to travel to Bahraini markets in order to find one.
This thobe is made with very generously cut cotton blend fabric – it is comfortable to wear all year round. This thawb features a large chest measurement, and wide, loose sleeves without buttons – for ease of movement & added comfort.
alqamees Special: Top Designer Thobes Collection
alqamees has the best collection of stunning Embroidery Designs and Trendy Exclusive Thobes.
From special occasions to casual weekends and formal events, we offer a wide range of designs to suit every moment.
You can also custom Design your Own wedding thobe & jubba with our 3D Customizer and make a statement that reflects your unique style and personality.
Introducing our Embroidery Collection of thobes, where elegance meets artistry. Explore a captivating range featuring beautiful and stunning Arabic calligraphy, precise crafted with luxurious details.
Each thobe & jubba is custom-tailored to perfection, ensuring a perfect fit for you. Stand out in a crowd with our unique embroidery designs and custom options.
Explore our Exclusive Collection, where colors come alive with stunning contrasts. Discover a range of beautiful shades that elevate your style.
Each Thobe and Jubba is custom-tailored to perfection, and this collection boasts a unique and captivating contrast, adding a touch of individuality to your wardrobe.
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