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Oman: Traditional dhow boats under threat in the Gulf

The construction of traditional dhow boats in the Gulf is under threat because of cheaper, modern vessels.

    The Gulf has a rich maritime heritage dating back thousands of years.

    But the construction of the traditional dhow boats is under threat because of cheaper, modern vessels.

    We met locals in the historic port of Sur in Eastern Oman, trying to keep the ancient workmanship alive.

    Al Jazeera’s Charles Startford reports from Sur, Oman.

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