There are traditional dresses for girls and boys. The girls wear a thobe or dishdasha, and each town has their own design. They are very pretty, and hand embroidered. The women also wear beautiful jewelry. Traditionally, the jewelry is made out of silver. They also wear makeup made out of kohl that is used like eyeliner. The Bedouin ladies also have tattoos in their chins! (Here I am wearing the traditional costume!)
Men also wear a dishdasha, but it is not decorated, it is plain white. Over it they wear an aabayah which is like a cloak and is usually black. On their heads they wear a hattah and an igaal.
The hattah is red and white and the igaal is black. It takes the shape of a circle which goes in top of the hattah, holding it in place, and the men of course don't wear any makeup. ( My brother Hamza is wearing the men's traditional costume.)
I don't wear the dishdasha and none of my friends do, but at my school every year we have an Arabic folk night where we all sing Arabic songs, and dance traditional Arabic folk dances. The most famous of which is called "The Dabbkah." We all wear the traditional clothes, the boys wear the white dishdasha with the Hattah and Igaal and the girls dress up in the dishdasha and we all look traditionally beautiful!
Here I am with my cousins in traditional costumes at a wedding.
And here I am with my mother!