RAK Port welcomes the arrival of “Al Freshteh”, a traditional wooden dhow, demonstrating the renewed support for trading through its import and export opportunities, utilising wooden dhows in the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah.
These traditional wooden boats were a common sight on RAK Creek in the past and are a major part of the Emirates maritime history and heritage as a fishing, trading and pearling community, with direct access to the silk & spice trading routes.
RAK Ports are engaged with several operators promoting the return of these boats to the creek for trading opportunities. We expect to see many more arrive and continue to use the Ports facilities and jetties over the next few months similar to those already witnessed and experienced in other Emirates of the UAE.
The visual aspect of seeing them on the creek is also pleasing to the tourist, interested in understanding the history and traditional culture of trading routes and pearling, promoting and encouraging the attendance to the Heritage Museums and Pearl Farm in Ras Al Khaimah.