A steam dahabeah is what we want, so we won't be at the mercy of the wind.
"It Happened in Egypt" by C. N. Williamson
On landing at Alexandria, we were hurried on board a large mast-less canal boat, shaped like a Nile dahabeah.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
We chartered our dahabeah and travelled up to the Second Cataract.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
Until a few years age the tourist going up the Nile had to take a dahabeah.
"In Pastures New" by George Ade