Tuesday, November 3, 2015

DAK Theme spotlight: The dhow

A dhow is a traditional Arabic boat, used to go up and down rivers for the trading of goods. These flat bottom vessels are perfect for plying the relatively shallow rivers of the region. This one, along the Discovery River, sits near Drinkwallah. It is trading among other things, drinks.

This particular boat is relatively new. Its a replica of one that sat in this spot beginning in 1998 and being replaced about 10 years later. The original was the largest prop ever shipped to the Florida resort. Imagineers found it in Indonesia and just had to have it.

It does add to the theme of the area. Its beautiful coloration and design are a perfect complement for the natural water way.

By Safari Mike

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