Dhow Cruise

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Dhow Cruising is a well-renowned sport and a most relaxing experience. Originally built as wooden sailing boat, a dhow was used by merchants and p...earl divers. But nowadays, it’s equipped with the latest and most comfortable amenities to make a tourists’ journey a more enjoyable and memorable one.

Dhows can be seen along the Doha Corniche, in the fishing harbors of Al Khor and in Al Wakra. Originally made of palm ribs, the traditional wooden Dhows are now formed from galvanized pipe and netting. They are given Arabic names and their design varies depending upon their use. Fishing boats with domed traps are called Gargoor, and are lowered to seabed overnight.

Many local tourist companies help in organizing private trips/tours on large Dhows, where you get to enjoy a barbecue, go for a swim, listen to music, or go fishing. You can also visit islands like Palm Tree Island, located off the shore.

Dhow cruising in Qatar is also inclusive of fine meals served in a hospitable atmosphere. The best time to go on a cruise is at noon, or you can choose a dinner cruise. Dinner cruises ensure a luxurious and memorable dining experience.
Dhow cruising is one of the best opportunities for an expat to view the beautiful surroundings, while also relaxing and enjoying the trip.
So, what are you waiting for?
(Nada Hamouche)