Wooden dhows have sailed the Arabian Gulf for centuries, and Ajman’s Dhow Yard has always been an important hub of construction.
Dhow building yard of Ajman

Renowned as the world’s largest dhow building center, it is one of the best places to visit in Ajman. It’s a great sight to see Dhows getting built using traditional methods and tools from the experienced hands who are trained in this skill sets by their earlier generations. The most amazing part of building the Dhows are the fact that they don’t have any blueprint at all.

Historically, wooden dhows played a vital role in fishing, pearling and trading across the region. Ajman’s Dhow Yard remains one of the world's largest dhow-building centres.

You’ll find the Dhow Yard on the north side of Ajman Creek, near Al Boom Marine.

Here, you can watch master craftsmen at work, using tools and techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation. The yard also makes fiberglass dhows, powered by diesel engines, for racing events across the country.


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