Thobes, also known as Thobes, dishdashas or jalabiya, are a common robe like clothing worn by men in most middle east countries. Thobes are like suits in many places. It takes the role of a status symbol and identifier of Arabic or Muslim men. Men’s thobes are made in many styles and colors and vary quite a bit between regions in the east. More contemporary casual kurtas are often very modern and can be worn often. Formal kurtas are better for special occasions and the holidays.