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Sailing Dhow and Palm Trees 1 Dirhim Qatar Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (1973) (Al Jazeera)

Sailing Dhow and Palm Trees 1 Dirhim Qatar Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (1973) (Al Jazeera)

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Sailing Dhow and Palm Trees 1 Dirhim Qatar Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (1973) (Al Jazeera)

Obverse: Dates on top. Old emblem of Qatar consisting of a sailing ship (dhow) sailing on waves beside an island with two palm trees.
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دولَة قطَر
1973 · 1393
State of Qatar

1 Dirham
State of Qatar

Issuer Qatar
Emir Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani (1972-1995)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1393 (1973)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1 Dirham
0.01 QAR = USD 0.0027
Currency Riyal (1973-date)
Composition Bronze (97.05% copper, 2.3% zinc, 0.55% tin)
Weight 1.5 g
Diameter 15 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 4826
References KM# 2

Dhow (Arabic: داو‎, romanized: dāwa; Marathi: dāw) is the generic name of a number of traditional sailing vessels with one or more masts with settee or sometimes lateen sails, used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region. Historians are divided as to whether the dhow was invented by Arabs or Indians. Typically sporting long thin hulls, dhows are trading vessels primarily used to carry heavy items, such as fruit, fresh water, or other heavy merchandise, along the coasts of Eastern Arabia,[3] East Africa, Yemen and coastal South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh). Larger dhows have crews of approximately thirty, smaller ones typically around twelve.

The exact origins of the dhow are lost to history. Most Historians are divided as to whether the dhow was invented by Arabs or Indians before 600 AD. Some claim that the sambuk, a type of dhow, may be derived from the Portuguese caravel.

The dhow was the ship of trade used by the Swahili. They could be massive. It was a dhow that transported a giraffe to Chinese Emperor Yong Le's court, in 1414.

Ships that are similar to the dhow are mentioned or described in the 1001 Nights including various ports where they harboured. The dhow is also associated with the pearl trade.

The Yemeni Hadhrami people, as well as Omanis, for centuries came to Beypore, in Kerala, India for their dhows. This was because of the good timber in the Kerala forests, the availability of good coir rope, and the skilled shipwrights. In former times, the sheathing planks of a dhow's hull were held together by coconut rope. Beypore dhows are known as 'Uru' in Malayalam, the local language of Kerala. Settlers from Yemen, known as 'Baramis', or 'Daramis' which could be derived from the word 'Hardamis' are still active in making urus in Kerala.


Qatar (/ˈkætɑːr/, /ˈkɑːtɑːr/ Arabic: قطر‎ Qaṭar, officially the State of Qatar (Arabic: دولة قطر‎ Dawlat Qaṭar), is a country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with neighbouring Gulf Cooperation Council monarchy Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. The Gulf of Bahrain, an inlet of the Persian Gulf, separates Qatar from nearby Bahrain.

In early 2017, Qatar's total population was 2.6 million: 313,000 Qatari citizens and 2.3 million expatriates. Qatar's official religion is Islam. In terms of income, the country has the third-highest GDP (PPP) per capita in the world, and the sixth-highest GNI per capita (Atlas method). Qatar is classified by the UN as a country of very high human development, having the third-highest HDI in the Arab world after United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Qatar is a World Bank high-income economy, backed by the world's third-largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves. Qatar is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gasses per capita.

Qatar has been ruled by the House of Thani since Mohammed bin Thani signed a treaty with the British in 1868 that recognised its separate status. Following Ottoman rule, Qatar became a British protectorate in the early 20th century until gaining independence in 1971. The hereditary emir of Qatar rules as an autocrat (currently, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani) and holds all executive and legislative authority, as well as controlling the judiciary system. He appoints the prime minister and cabinet. Elections are not free and fair, and political rights are limited in Qatar.

In the 21st century, Qatar emerged as a significant power in the Arab world through its resource-wealth, as well as its globally expanding media group, Al Jazeera Media Network, and reportedly supporting several rebel groups financially during the Arab Spring. For its size, Qatar wields disproportionate influence in the world, and has been identified as a middle power. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar, making it the first Muslim and Arab country to host the event. The 2030 Asian Games will also be held in Qatar.

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