Sarāwīl: (Arabic, sing. sirwāl: pants), the term is thought to come from the Persian (sirbal), (sir) meaning ‘over’ and (bal) meaning ‘the body.’ Baggy trousers with drawstring (nis’ah) fastened at the waistline. Worn by men, women, and children, it can extend from the navel to the knees or feet. In some areas it is called (sharwāl), (sarbāl), and (sirwāl), while in the UAE it is often referred to as (khalag).