The thobe is a garment worn by Qatari men. During the summer the men wear a white thobe. It is worn over long white trousers.
During the winter the men wear different types of thobe. They are made of heavier material and are often grey, brown, navy or black.
Qatari males cover their heads with an embroided cap called a ghafiya.
The ghafiya is covered with a folded square cloth called the ghutra. The ghutra is held in place with a double black coil called the iqal. In the summer time the ghutra is usually white, though it can sometimes be red and white. In the wintertime a heavier cashmere ghutra is often used.
The bisht is worn for ceremonial occasions. Very important men have a gold trim on their bisht.
In winter months the heavier camel hair or wool cloak, the fahrwa, is worn.
Males wear sandals on their feet.
The men in the video are wearing a ghafiya, a ghutra, an iqal and a thobe:
Some women wear a djelabia. It is a long, loose cotton dress. Others wear western clothes. When women are out in public they cover themselves with an abbaya. They can be made from cotton, nylon or silk. The abbaya is often decorated with embroidery.
Qatari women cover their hair with a black scarf. This is called a hijab. The pattern embroidered on the scarf is the same as the one on the abbaya.
Some women cover their faces with a veil. Most wear the long black veil which just leaves their eyes exposed. It is called a niqab.
Although not seen as regularly some still use the battula which covers the nose and mouth.
These ladies in the video below are wearing traditional clothes: