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Arabian Dhow Exhibition at Katara - Doha

Arabian Dhow Exhibition at Katara  Doha
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Traditional Arabian Dhows are very popular with the local Qatari population. The Pearl development can be seen in the background.
Arabian Dhow Exhibition at Katara  Doha
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One of the 60 Dhow boats moored along the Katara Beach in Doha, Qatar. The display was very popular.
Arabian Dhow Exhibition at Katara  Doha
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Omani Dhow crew member repairs his Dhow by recaulking the joints between the timber.
Arabian Dhow Exhibition at Katara  Doha
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This Omani was very proud of his Dhow, here dressed in traditional costume. These boars once formed the back bone of trade in the region, still being held in very high regard as a symbol of the Arabian culture.
Arabian Dhow Exhibition at Katara  Doha
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Traditional fishing nets at the water's edge with the Dhows in the background. There were many other cultural displays, including music and dance.
Arabian Dhow Exhibition at Katara  Doha
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"I am the brother of the owner, we are from Bahrain. We once travelled with this boat between Qatar Al Rais to Bahrain and Saudi. I can get two cars on the deck" Many of these Dhows were once working boats, now proudly restored.
  • Arabian Dhow Exhibition at Katara  Doha
  • Arabian Dhow Exhibition at Katara  Doha
  • Arabian Dhow Exhibition at Katara  Doha
  • Arabian Dhow Exhibition at Katara  Doha
  • Arabian Dhow Exhibition at Katara  Doha
  • Arabian Dhow Exhibition at Katara  Doha
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The First Traditional Dhow Exhibition at the Katara Cultural Village in Qatar. Sixty traditional Arabian Dhow boats, some over 100 years old were open to the public for viewing. 18th November 2011

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