What is the Shape of “Dahabiya”?
The shape of boats changes with time, and we knew the "Felucca," which is a small sailing boat pushed by the wind. Later on, the motorboat appeared; this one moves by an engine's mechanical power.
By the beginning of the 20th Century, another kind of boat appeared; it was the "Nile Cruise" a huge sailing hotel including many cabins or rooms, a restaurant, lounge bar, sun deck with a swimming pool, and many other facilities. And for sure the category of the ship varies between 4 or 5 stars according to these facilities.
Later, Egyptians thought about something new and attractive, melting together, the simplicity of the felucca and the majesty and luxury of a Nile cruise; this was the "Dahabiya" or the "Golden," the name expresses how precious is the stay on it.
The Size Of Dahabiya
Dahabiya is a kind of Nile cruise with a limited number of cabins – between 4 to 12 - it has no engines, but it's a sailing boat. Normally the 'Dahabiya" is very simply furnished but in a luxurious, comfortable, and majestic way.
What is the entertainment of Dahabiya?
Also, it usually has a lot of facilities like a restaurant, TV bar, a sun deck with a small pool or jacuzzi, air-conditioned cabins, lovely typical food, and one meal served on an island during sailing.
Like the Nile cruises, the Dahabiya sails from Luxor
in 5 to 7 nights – don't forget it's a sailing boat without engines – and always docks on the West Bank of the Nile. During this journey, guests visit the archeological sites between the 2 cities and enjoy a cozy private stay on the Dahabiya.
It is a different way of cruising the River Nile, enjoying the green sights by the 2 banks of the Nile with simplicity, luxury, and privacy.
Dahabiya is suitable for a family vacation
, close friend trip, and even a small group that will become close friends after their stay on the 'Dahabiya."