Saudi men’s traditional attire consists of the following:

Thobe: a long dress like attire made traditionally of a white material (Now other colors are accepted)

Shumagh: Head scarf usually a red and white pattern

Iqal: Th round black rope like attire that is on top of the head to hold down the Shumagh.


As you can see the same dress code in 1919 worn by His Excellency King Faisal Bin Abdulaziz (May Allah’s mercy bestow upon Him) and his guards during his famous London visit.

Traditional Men’s war attire was the same but much more lavish as in the photo bellow:

Hijaz Attire

The Hijaz region has a slightly different way of wearing the Saudi Attire as seen in the following photo:

Dress Code in Saudi Arabia

Men and women are asked to dress modestly in public places, avoiding tight-fitting clothes and items with profane language or images.

Women should cover their shoulders and knees. (blouses with sleeves, scarves or shawls for your shoulders and mid- to maxi-length skirts and dresses, capris or pants to cover your knees.)


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