Dhow Harbour – One of Abu Dhabi’s Most Spectacular Experiences


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The United Arab Emirates has an astonishingly rich maritime history. Before the discovery of oil, Arab merchants were experts of the seas, and the UAE was world-famous for its pearl-divers.

Mina Zayed

This area is widely considered to be one of the most photogenic areas Abu Dhabi has to offer, and also happens to be where you will find the Dhow Harbour. Mina Zayed is famous for its traditional beauty.DPCMina ZayedCC BY-SA 3.0

The Harbour’s Purpose

The Dhow Harbour was constructed to serve as a hub for tug and oil boats, as well as the many traditional dhows that are a hallmark of the nation’s fishing industry.

Vintage Abu Dhabi

This is an ideal location for both travellers and citizens alike to get an idea of how far Abu Dhabi has come. If you’re staying at a hotel in Abu Dhabi City or a resort like Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, the change of scenery you will encounter through travelling here will be mesmerising and inspirational.

A Photographer’s Playground

If you’re looking for a place to take great pictures, then this is definitely one of the best locales that Abu Dhabi has to offer. It was even featured in Master of Photography, a popular European television show.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+

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