Sambuka - arabian boat Dhow used in the archipelago of Socotra

Sambuka - fiberglass analogue of classical Arabic fishing boat Dhow.

Sambuka - fishing boat on Socotra island

Sambuka - fishing boat on Socotra island

Usually it is 'floating refrigerators' from Mukalla that buy fish from local fishermen on Socotra archipelago.

Sambuka - fishing boat on Socotra island

Classical Arabic dhow boat looks like this:

Sambuka has excellent seaworthiness.

Sambuka - fishing boat on Socotra island

Sambuka - fishing boat on Socotra island

We rented this boat to get to the other islands of the archipelago of Socotra - Darca, Samha and Abd-el-Kuri.

Sambuka - fishing boat on Socotra island

Sambuka - fishing boat on Socotra island

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As far back as in Alexander of Maсedon’s times Socotra supplied a great deal of not only frankincense and myrrh, but also Dragon’s blood, which was rubbed in by gladiators before combats for quick wound healing.
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