UAE Dubai Dubai Marina (Felucca - Cruise ~ from boat) by KWOT {Subtitle: The Old in Foreground and the New in Background by KWOT}

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A felucca (Arabic: فلوكة‎) is a traditional wooden sailing boat used in protected waters of the Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean including Malta, and particularly along the Nile in Egypt, Sudan, and also in Iraq and U.A.E. Its rig consists of one or two lateen sails. They are usually able to board ten passengers and the crew consists of two or three people. Despite being made obsolete by motorboats and ferries, feluccas are still in active use as a means of transport in Nile-adjacent cities like Aswan or Luxor. They are especially popular among tourists (also in Dubai Creek) who can enjoy a quieter and calmer mood than motorboats have to offer.

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Comments (225)

Jürgen Weighardt PAN… on October 26, 2013

Nice photo of Dubai. GEFÄLLT MIR / LIKE! +++ Jürgen grüßt Dich aus Frankfurt am Main / Jürgen greets you from Frankfurt-upon-Main in Germany.

Antony B. on October 30, 2013

Breathtaking view from this photo in Dubai,wonderful colors and reflections,Best regards,Antony B.

KWO Tsoumenis on October 30, 2013

Jürgen Weighardt

Thanks Jürgen for the comment and the L:117.

Best regards, Kostas :-)

Andrzej Brudziński..… on October 31, 2013

Beautiful picture and place.

LIKE118!

Greetings.Andrzej

KWO Tsoumenis on October 31, 2013

Andrej Brudziński..…..

Thank you Andrej for the comment and the L:118.

Kind regards, Kostas :-)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 13, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by KWO Tsoumenis
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
    • Taken on 2012/10/23 14:49:33
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 9.78mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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