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Dahabyia are beautifully crafted sailboats


Our Dahabiyya is named «Hadeel» which, in Arabic, means the gentle cooing of pigeon’s .It is also used as a term to express affection, friendship, peace, and harmony with everything and everyone around.

Dahabiyya sailboats were a very popular means of Nile travel amongst the wealthy and aristocrats in the good old day’s .In more recent times, Dahabiyyas have experienced a revival in popularity crafted sailboat of yesteryear with all the modern comforts and luxuries of today’s world.

A wonderful alternative to today’s large Nile cruise boats



A Dahabiyya conjures up memories of a bygone area on the Nile, a river steeped in mystery and romance, and rich in the history of ancient Egypt. It offers the opportunity to experience the Nile under sail, enjoying the peace, serenity and romanticism that only a sailboat can provide.

Launched in Oct.2007 (and at the time of print), the Hadeel is the newest Dahabiyya on the Nile, and is beautifully fitted out in traditional colonial style combined with elegant modern furnishings.


The gorgeous @dahabiya_hadeel is your luxury home-from-home as we sail down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. Fabulous food, superb crew and lovely accommodation with plenty of space to relax on both decks. I can’t wait to go back! 


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