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What is a Dahabieh?

The name "dahabieh" is thought to be derived from the Arabic word for "gold," owing to similar, gilded state barges used by the Muslim rulers of Egypt in the Middle Ages. Originally built to carry royal families, the dahabieh was and still remains the premier mode of luxury travel for the Nile River. The magnificent vessels have been around in one form or another for thousands of years, with similar craft being depicted on the walls of the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs.


Our Dahabiehs

Nour El Nil has four unique and magnificent dahabiehs. Please click on the appropriate link to find out more detailed information about each boat: