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Posted On: 8 November 2012 02:37 pm
Updated On: 11 January 2022 08:27 am

Katara's 2nd Traditional Dhow Festival

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(Photo taken by myself during last year's exhibition)

Info from Katara's website:

"For hundreds of years fishermen, pearl-divers, and traders from Africa to India relied on the dhow for their livelihood. Now, 1300 years later, we celebrate what has become one of the
most striking symbols of our heritage. Discover the story of the dhow yourself at Katara where scores of boats from across the region will converge along the beachfront.
Live the experience of working on one of these magnificent vessels through the words of their owners and their crew. Immerse yourself in the rich history through workshops, exhibitions, displays, and galleries. Take a piece of heritage home at the numerous souvenir shops.

Dhow show
Village & exhibitions
Traditional performers
School visits & activities
Live dhow building
Light and fireworks show
Pearl diving
Rowing competition
Kids workshop

Competition date: 16 November
The rowing competition will be held during the 2nd Traditional
Dhow Festival 2012 in Katara. Each team will be made up of ten
(only male) members.