© National Museum of Qatar

Name of Object:

Dhow collection


Doha, Qatar

Holding Museum:

National Museum of Qatar


19th century

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The National Museum of Qatar holds, in its collection, a fleet comprising of 14 dhows. The growing collection includes a variety of traditional dhows, with several models dating to the early 20th century, as well as more recent replicas of traditional vessels. Originating from Oman, Bahrayn, India and Qatar, among other places traditional dhows represented include jalbut (small to medium sized), shuw`i (medium sized, once used for fishing and coastal trade), sanbuq (largest type in the Arabian Gulf today) and baglah (traditional, deep-sea dhows once used for the long – haul transport of goods.)

Citation of this web page:

 "Dhow collection" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;qt;15;en&id=communication_and_transportation

MWNF Working Number: QT 015