Bob over at Indigenous Boats has a couple interesting posts on the dhows of the Arabian Sea and thereabouts. I don’t know a lot about boats of this region, but my interest in them rises from time to time. One could track it with the Dhow Jones Index… (thank you, thank you, I’ll be playing the blogosphere all week – don’t forget to tip your ISP). I found a brief bit of info on , an Omani cultural site. There are the more traditional boats here, such as the Al Boum above, but there is also the Shashah, a pretty interesting rowing craft that is definitely unique. It is made of date tree sticks bound together with cord.