ABOUT US


Obaid Bin Juma Bin Suloom is a well established and reputed business firm which has a tradition of manufacturing and exporting different types vessels known as URU.
The company has the capability to build different type and models of Traditional Wooden Dhow (Machuwas) such as Boomb, Sambook etc.
We have at our disposal a vast pool of skilled/semi-skilled manpower for the construction of wooden crafts and expertise and experience in all areas of wood & wooden Dhow construction. We have a crew of well talented and hardworking artisans who are experts in the art of building dhows. They have their own skills obtained traditionally from experiences and aptitude. The creative minds who moulded and gave shape to the urus are ACHaMMU HAJI, a well trained and experienced builder who had a legendry record of 20 years of Service.

Obaid Bin Juma Bin Suloom took over from him and continued the good service his father has done. Company has a historical Record for their quality and Reliability. Dhows made by us were unique in their various technical features, design, and longevity and for these very reasons, have won the heart of customer for centuries. BOOMS, SAMBOK, JOLLY BOATS, RESTAURANT BOATS, TOURIST BOATS and many other varieties of Dhows, which acquired its nice shape from this countryside port, had conquered the seas. Our makers had an inimitable caliber of mind, muscle and perfect craftsmanship. For Modern ship-makers, Our traditional techniques are still a mystery. No hi-tech engineers, no digital calculators, no computers. Everything here is manually accomplished a direct product of what is etched in the minds of traditional craftsmen.Foreign travelers and traders including Arabs, Africans, and Europeans were amazed by the perfect handicraft. The carpentry applied in dhow outlined their capability and credibility and that eventually resulted in mass production. If there is one image that could accurately portray the maritime culture of the Indian Ocean, it must be the dhow. For several thousand years this wooden vessel, using the monsoon, has circulated around the Indian Ocean incessantly, conveying goods and people between the Swahili coast, the coast of Arabia, Iran and India, and even as far as the East Indiana and China.