A new un­der­stand­ing of the dhow

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We can­not talk about the his­tory of the Ara­bian Gulf re­gion with­out talk­ing about the dhow. The tra­di­tional sail­ing ves­sel with dis­tinc­tive la­teen sails car­ried es­sen­tial goods and food­stuffs around South Asia, East Africa and the Gulf. Dhows were also used in pearl div­ing – vi­tal for com­mu­ni­ties along the coast of what is now the UAE. This talk by Eric Sta­ples of Zayed Uni­ver­sity dis­cusses ef­forts to un­der­stand the dhow, with a fo­cus on ar­chae­o­log­i­cal projects that have tried to re­build and sail these ves­sels. Ship­wrecks, Repli­cas and “Dhows”: Ex­per­i­men­tal Mar­itime Ar­chae­ol­ogy in the In­dian Ocean takes place at NYUAD on Novem­ber 28 at 6.30pm.

Ravin­dranath K / The Na­tional

The talk at NYUAD will look at at­tempts to re­build and sail tra­di­tional dhows.

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