Located between Saudi Arabia and Oman, United Arab Emirates is a group of nations, rich in energy sources. This republic is created by the amalgamation of seven states. Home to various races and ethnicities, this republic has a prosperous economy. Remarkable landmarks and modern developments stand as proof of its growth and success.
The nation’s development was spearheaded by the discovery of oil in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Contributing to the impressive progression of the economy of UAE, and to make the nation one of the leading oil suppliers on earth, this emirate is dotted with various attractions.
Revealing the ancient art of making Arabic ships and boats, Bateen Shipyard is a unique attraction located on the west coast of Al Bateen Island. Considered to be an iconic landmark, it is popularly referred to as the archaic of shipyards in UAE. Visitors can get a close glimpse into how craftsmen create dhows, the Arabic sailing vessel using ancient techniques.
These vessels are created by skilled carpenters with the use of large planks, incorporating no modern practices or devices. In general, one can see the construction that is unique to each craft. Some local fishermen use these handcrafted dhows to catch seafood. By visiting the Dhow Harbour, one may get the chance to watch one of the regular sailing races.
Being located in one of the oldest areas of the emirate, the shipyard is open for the public every day except for Friday. Exuding an essence of the culture and history of Abu Dhabi, the shipyard is a wonderful place with a unique backdrop.
The method and art of creating the traditional dhows has been handed down through generations. Thus the Al Bateen Shipyard inevitably depicts conventional boat building, presenting visitors a truly extraordinary experience.
Among the other attractions in this vibrant emirate are the architectural masterpiece-Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s Grand Mosque, the Hajar Mountain with spectacular views and the Heritage Village affording an unparalleled insight into the Bedouin lifestyle.
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