DAHABIYA

A Dahabiya is a traditional shallow-bottomed, barge-like vessel with two or more sails. A dahabiya is equipped with a few cabins and their bathrooms, up to six.

Dahabiyas have been around in one form or another for thousands of years. They are usually wind driven. A Dahabiya is the traditional means of transportation for long distances on the Nile.

A modern Dahabiya is often accompanied by a motor vessel that pulls her when there isn't enough wind.

Sailing on a Dahabiya is by far the most authentic way to explore the Nile. However the good Dahabiyas are rather expensive, sometimes more expensive than the upscale deluxe cruise ships.

Sailing on a Dahabiya is an out-of-the-ordinary journey.

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