Al-Hashemi-II


Al-Hashemi-II

The Kuwaiti ship Al-Hashemi-II is a very large dhow that sits next to the Radisson SAS Hotel in Kuwait. The "Al-Hashemi-II" is advertised as the "World's Largest Wooden Ship". The "Al-Hashemi-II" has a length of 83.7 meters (274.6 feet). Its bow is 18.5 meters wide. The "Al-Hashemi-II" sits on 6,000 square meters of land resulting from an ocean reclamation project. "Al-Hashemi-II" has been commissioned and engineered by "Abdulhussain Mohammed-Rafie Marafie".

The construction planning of the "Al-Hashemi-II" started in 1985, and actual construction began in 1997. The construction of the ship cost more than 30 million dollars through 2001. It is used as a museum and restaurant and will never be put to sea. [ [http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0107/08/wr.09.html "CNN WORLD REPORT: World's Largest Wooden Ship Unveiled in Kuwait"] , CNN Transcript, July 8, 2001.] There is a large parking area under the concrete slab on which the "Al-Hashemi-II" sits. It is entered in the Guinness Book of World Records. [ [http://www.al-hashemi2.com/guinnessRecord.htm "Guinness Book of World Records" certificate] ]

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* [http://www.al-hashemi2.com/default.htm Official "Al-Hashemi-II" site]


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