The Dhow, being the heart beat of the East African culture, has been carrying people, goods and treasures to and from Zanzibar for hundreds of years.
Today, the Dhow Palace serves as a meeting point for people and cultures from all over the world amidst a decor and artefacts from a time gone by.
Dhow Palace was originally the home of a rich merchant, Sheikh bin Mujbia. Bin Mujbia and his descendants kept the building for more than three centuries before it was sold.
The Dhow Palace building, being right in the heart of the stone town, has bore witness to many events taking place in Zanzibar, before the Dhow building itself became the centre of attention back in 1993 when it was transformed from a family mansion to this elegant hotel. In 2005 it again sought the attention when the new wing was added.
The Dhow Palace can easily be described as a living museum dedicated to furniture, art and oriental ornaments which have found their way to the shores of Zanzibar over the past centuries.
The open-air interior courtyard, where the snack bar and the pool side restaurant are located, is the perfect spot to savour local and international cuisine.
Watch the beautiful sunsets in peace and harmony on our roof top terrace, where should you wish – an intimate supper in total privacy can be arranged.
Once you have settled down at the Dhow Palace, you need not go far to find the shops, the restaurants and the historical sites that Zanzibar Stone town has on offer.
Welcome to the Dhow Palace where you can wrap up in the Zanzibari culture and heritage. Let the Dhow Palace sail you through your holiday, while you enjoy the food, the climate, explore the history and culture of Zanzibar. The Dhow Palace is sure to make your stay in Zanzibar a memorable holiday. Welcome home away from home.