The wooden Dhow (large sailing boat) and Abras (small water taxis) have been a part of the Gulf heritage for centuries with Dubai being one of the centers of building these vessels. Sadly, the traditional dhow making is now a dying art with more and more modern ships and yachts now being used for trade as well as being maintained in these boat yards. Presently there are only two shipyards located in the Jaddaf area which still make these ships in the traditional manner by hand in a valiant effort to keep Dubai's seafaring heritage alive. 

These images are taken while exploring the Jaddaf Dhow / Shipyards.