When we departed Kuwait we saw what we refer to as a 'super dhow'. In reality, this is the traditional dhow. Since they were historically used for longer sea passages where they transported true cargoes they needed to be much more seaworthy than the coastal fishing vessels. It is rare to see large dhow's (since most of the commercial cargoes can be transported on modern vessels) - and since we've started referring to the fishing boats as dhows - we call this a super dhow. This is by far the best example I've ever seen. It was beautifully maintained. I just wish I could have seen it with it's sails up!