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Sailing heritage catches fresh wind in modern UAE
by NewsReader 06-21-2012

SIR BU NUAYR ISLAND, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - Rashed al-Humairi likes to trade the sleek glass and steel towers of modern Abu Dhabi for the thrill of reviving a seafaring heritage aboard an antiquated wooden sailboat. The 30-year-old banker watches his shipmates push the long slender dhow from a trailer into the sea off Sir Bu Nuayr island 100 km west of Dubai and explains the joy of ...

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