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View of an abra (ferry ...

View of an abra (ferry ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of an abra (ferry boat) launch at Dubai Creek. Across an expanse of flat water buildings with one and two storey wind towers (barjeel) sit along the far side of Dubai Creek. The building on the left has a box made from woven palms (possibly a latrine), hanging from the side of the building above the water. At the centre, between the houses, oarsmen wait for passengers beside their abra at the ferry launch.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Dubai Emirate; Dubai City; Dubai Creek
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
April 9 - 24, 1949

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