Building Sailing Ships in Kuwait is an unrivaled publication that illustrates and records a complete historical background of life on the land of Kuwait where a considerable and deep-rooted ship building industry was set up on its coastlines. This industry enabled the Kuwaitis to be renowned seafarers who sailed across seas and oceans.
The author discusses in this book the foundation of Kuwait, ship building, different kinds of sailing ships, materials used in building them, their unique navigation equipment and their vital role on the land of Kuwait, along the Gulf coasts and the Shatt-al-Arab and as far as the Indian sub-continent and Africa.
The book, which is considered a documentary scientific lexicon, features the biography of many Kuwaiti shipwrights, and the history of the famous diving, passenger and merchant vessels. The author visualizes futuristic ship building in Kuwait, taking into account the development and technological changes of the era. In addition, the writer considered the economics of building these ships in the first half of the twentieth century and added a glossary of the technical terms related to this industry making the book a documentary of history of Kuwait.