The dhow is a traditional Arab wooden sailing boat with one or more triangular sails. It is made from different kind of hard woods, mainly rosewood, depending on the type and origin. It is typical for the coast of the Arabian Peninsula, India and East Africa.
Although the dhow can vary in size with a large version carrying up to thirty people, it usually would comfortably hold close to a dozen. For hundreds of years these boats have been used for trade and travel between the Persian Gulf and East Africa transporting goods. These days they are also used for fishing.