Portrait of a man with whom Wilfred Thesiger sailed aboard a sailboat (dhow) in the Abu Dhabi Islands. On the right a man balances on the ship's rail, holding on to rigging ropes. Oars and barrels rest in the bottom of the boat. At the left a man sits on one of the barrels. In the background a sail is rigged to the ship's rail. In the distance beyond the ocean is still and calm. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's week and a half long sailing trip around the Abu Dhabi Islands with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan and their retainers in March 1948.
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