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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) approaching a launch on Dubai Creek. In the foreground an oarsman rows a covered abra, in which one passenger is standing. Behind it a second abra is heading out of a line of docked ferries at the boat launch at the side of the creek. Beside the launch a house with two wind towers (barjeel) sits along the creek.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

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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