Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dhows are traditional Arab trading vessels of the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. Each of the sheikdoms had a creek where they moored. On the west side of the Arabian Peninsula, trade went by land; on the east side, trade went by water. Today, dhows are a symbol of national identity, especially in the United Arab Emirates. [1992]

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