City Tour in Oman

Dhow cruise package

History of Dhow

Oman is famous for its unique Dhow building and courageous pioneering. Being located at a cross roads connecting shipping routes from far away countries Oman has for centuries used the sea to its advantage. As far back as the 8th century, an Omani Dhow reached Canton in China.

About a Dhow

A traditional type of Dhow called Al Boum, the Dhow is made from the Omani wood Simr. It is 65 ft long and has a seating capacity of 50 people. The Dhow in weighs around 46 tones. The style onboard is traditional with carpet, majilis seating, cushions and lanterns.

There are 12 different types of Dhow made in Oman some designed for transportation, some for carrying heavy loads and people, some for fishing and pearl diving. Each is unique in their design. Using simple tools the traditional wooden boat is bound together with rope or nails and can last from 60-100 years. Dhows are still built to this day and Omani people take great pride in their strength and beauty.

Main fishing ports of Oman are; Mutrah, Sohar, Musandam, Sur and Salalah.

Available onboard

•    Dhow is equipped with Life jackets, Life raft, Safety boat, Fire extinguishers, Electricity and Toilet.

•    Fishing & snorkeling equipment, Stereo, Food, Water and soft drinks are available on request.


What you will do


Take a tour in a traditional Omani Dhow around Muscat's stunning coastline with our local Dhow captain, stopping at a secluded bay for Snorkeling. Dhow departs and returns to Marina BanderRhowda and timings can be flexible to suit guests depending on previous bookings. The Dhow is great for all occasions

What to bring/wear

•    Light comfortable clothing

•    Swim suit, Sun cream, sun hat, sun glasses, etc

•    Camera. (Under water camera if you would like to take shots snorkeling)

Please contact us for more information on Dhow tours and bookings.

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