Dhow Cruise

Dhow: an Arabic word used to describe traditional fishing and sailing vessels


On Saturday afternoon, courtesy of the social club at the College, about 35 of us went out on a Dhow cruise.  For about 4 hours, we cruised the harbour of Doha and spent most of it jumping off the boat or floating around with pool noodles.  The water was bathtub like temperature, but wow – was it salty!!  While we were anchored just off one of the small islands, half a dozen jets-skis were screaming by while as many other Dhows were also out.  It was definitely not a ‘booze cruz’, although there was some nice punch 😉  Supper was prepared on board while we were all out splashing in the warm Arabian Gulf, acting about as normal as we could be given our location.  The weather was absolutely perfect.  The temperature is starting to drop, as is the humidity and days are become much more comfortable.   And, it was wonderful seeing some of my co-workers’ spouses and even some teens on the cruise.

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