Qatar has a deep-rooted history with the traditional sailing boats, also known as dhows. It was in these boats that Qataris went out to sea in search of pearls and fishes. Even after the discovery of gas on its shores, Qatar has made it a point to continue its deep affection and love for dhows. Ten years back, Qatar launched an event that celebrated the history of the boats. In its latest iteration; the 10th Katara Traditional Dhow Festival began at the Katara Cultural Village on December 1 and will run until December 5.