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Dhow Cruise Dubai

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Hop aboard and enjoy an unforgettable evening, where the height of opulence combines with a heartwarming sense of Bedouin tradition as we glide down the shimmering creek on our authentic wooden Dhow called Dolphin. The Dolphin is a traditionally decorated dhow and firmly believes in revealing the ancient Bedouin values. Onboard we welcome you with (Kahweh) the Arabic coffee followed by the sumptuous buffet dinner.
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Dubai Creek epitomizes the city's personality, heere, the magnificent sophistication of the 21st century walks hand in hand with the simplicity of a bygone era.

Hop aboard and enjoy an unforgettable evening, where the height of opulence combines with a heartwarming sense of Bedouin tradition as we glide down the shimmering creek on our authentic wooden Dhow called Dolphin. The Dolphin is a traditionally decorated dhow and firmly believes in revealing the ancient Bedouin values. Onboard we welcome you with (Kahweh) the Arabic coffee followed by the sumptuous buffet dinner.

Please feel free to get in touch with us regarding any query you may have.

We can also arrange corporate events such as staff parties, product launching and meetings in the above traditional wooden dhow.

THE PACKAGE IS INCLUSIVE OF THE FOLLOWING :
Inclusive of, water, soft drink, tea or coffee and international buffet dinner SOFT Beverage.
Toilet for ladies and gents
Fully air-conditioned lower decks
Open air upper deck
Life Jackets, Fire Safety, and Emergency Medical Kit
Our Dhow is fully insured for the safety of passengers

TIMING DETAILS
19:00 hrs - Pick Up
20:00hrs- Boarding time
20:30-22:30hrs – return after two hours of sailing on the Dubai Creek.
(Boarding Location will be Deira Creek Behind National Bank of dubai & next to Shearton Creek Hotel)


Article - What is a Dhow?

Dhow (Arabic داو dāw) is the generic name of a number of traditional sailing vessels with one or more masts with lateen sails used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region. Historians are divided as to whether the dhow was invented by Arabs or Indians. Typically sporting long thin hulls, dhows are trading vessels primarily used to carry heavy items, like fruit, fresh water or merchandise, along the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and East Africa. Larger dhows have crews of approximately thirty, smaller ones typically around twelve.

The exact origins of the dhow are lost to history. Most scholars believe that it originated in China from 600 B.C. to 600 A.D. Some scholars claim that the sambuk, a type of dhow, may be derived from the Portuguese caravel.

Traditionally Yemeni Hadhrami people, as well as Omanis, came to Beypore, Kerala, India along the centuries in order to build dhows. The reasons were the availability of good timber in the forests of Kerala, the availability of good coir rope and also the presence of skilled carpenters specialized in ship building. Formerly the sheathing planks of a dhow's hull were held together by coconut rope instead of nails. Beypore dhows are known as 'Uru' in Malayalam, the local language of Kerala. Settlers from Yemen, later known as 'Baramis', are still active in the uru business in Kerala.

As of 1920, the British had described Al Hudaydah as the center for dhow building. The dhow's built in Al Hudaydah were generally smaller in size, and used for traveling up and down coasts. The boats were made of acacia found in Yemen.

Captain Alan Villiers (1903–1982) documented the days of sailing trade in the Indian Ocean by sailing on dhows between 1938 and 1939 taking numerous photographs and publishing books on the subject of dhow navigation.
Even to the present day, dhows make commercial journeys between the Persian Gulf and East Africa using sails as their only means of propulsion. Their cargo is mostly dates and fish to East Africa and mangrove timber to the lands in the Persian Gulf. They often sail south with the monsoon in winter or early spring, and back again to Arabia in late spring or early summer.

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