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Old Jan 25th 2009, 1:32 pm
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between a candora & dish-dash? There is no punch-line, it's a genuine question!
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Old Jan 25th 2009, 1:40 pm
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Originally Posted by jiffy View Post
between a candora & dish-dash? There is no punch-line, it's a genuine question!
Kandoora/kandoura/dishdasha/thobe - depends on where you come from.

Kandoora used to be the word of choice in the UAE, but somehow dishdasha has become very popular.

Then of course there are all the different styles - Emirati, Kuwaiti, Saudi, Omani, Qatari.

And don't even start about what the men wear underneath them because that's another conversation
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Hadn't heard of these two terms...when I was in Al Khobar (KSA)..they only spoke of thobes.
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Old Jan 25th 2009, 2:18 pm
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i have this feeling that none of the words is arabic

(althob) used by soudia arabia is closer to arabic but those two words ...i don't know maybe indian or iranian.
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Originally Posted by Beard Man View Post
i have this feeling that none of the words is arabic

(althob) used by soudia arabia is closer to arabic but those two words ...i don't know maybe indian or iranian.
I always thought it was kandura...

according to wikipedia:

"A thawb or thobe (Arabic: ثوب‎, ṯawb), dishdasha (دشداشة, dišdāšä), kandura (كندورة, kandūrä) khameez (قميص, or Suriyah in Libya, qamīṣ) is an ankle-length garment, usually with long sleeves, similar to a robe."

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandura

Beardy - what would you call it?
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I always thought it was kandura...

according to wikipedia:

"A thawb or thobe (Arabic: ثوب‎, ṯawb), dishdasha (دشداشة, dišdāšä), kandura (كندورة, kandūrä) khameez (قميص, or Suriyah in Libya, qamīṣ) is an ankle-length garment, usually with long sleeves, similar to a robe."

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandura

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we call it kandora or disdasha or thob... but i have this feeling that the first two are not arabic names of it.

thob or jelbab are for sure an arabic words.
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Originally Posted by Beard Man View Post
we call it kandora or disdasha or thob... but i have this feeling that the first two are not arabic names of it.

thob or jelbab are for sure an arabic words.
Well thank you all for clarifying!!
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Well thank you all for clarifying!!
i am not sure yet .. it is just feeling.
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