What is Dahabyia

A Dahabiya Nile cruise refers to a specific type of cruise experience on the Nile River in Egypt. The term “Dahabiya” is derived from the Arabic word “dahab,” which means gold. Dahabiyas are traditional sailboats or river yachts that were historically used by royalty and wealthy individuals to navigate the Nile.

These elegant and luxurious boats have a rich history that dates back to the 19th century. Originally, they were used by European travelers who wanted to explore the ancient wonders of Egypt in style. Today, Dahabiya cruises offer a unique and intimate way to discover the treasures of the Nile, providing a blend of modern comforts and old-world charm.

Unlike larger cruise ships, Our Dahabiya accommodates a smaller number of passengers, typically ranging from 10 to 20  guests. This creates a more intimate setting and allows for a more personalized and attentive service throughout the journey.


Overall, a Dahabiya Nile cruise offers a luxurious and memorable journey that combines Egypt’s rich history, stunning landscapes, and a touch of old-world elegance. It is a popular choice for travelers seeking a unique and intimate way to explore the wonders of the Nile.

•Cruises length  47.5 meters

•Cruises width  7.5 meters

•6 Deluxe Cabins (18 M²)

•2 Suite (25 M²)

•Sun Deck with an Open-Air Jacuzzi

•Kitchens length: 20 meters, made out of stainless steel, fully operational to do daily menus including bakery

•Motor Room: 10 M² size, including 2 generators, 2 water pumps, multistage filter, light bulb, chlorine treatment for water & chiller.

Room facilities

·        Privet bathroom

·        Minibar

·        Safe box

·        Air-conditioner

·        TV

·        Openable windows with a panoramic view

·        Life jacket

Saphir Dahabiya Nile cruise

Sail on the luxurious Saphir Dahabiya Nile cruise, a 155 ft. Dahabiya sailing vessel where 16 guests will travel back in time to see the land of the pharaohs.

The Saphir Dahabiya is a spacious yacht with a 26 ft. beam, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is sail powered with supporting motors. She has 220-volt power onboard (with attached plug in). Comfortable accommodations for sixteen guests include eight spacious staterooms with central air-conditioning. A private bathroom, picture windows with views, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls are included. Each stateroom has a 32-inch flat screen TV.

The Saphir Dahabiya has 2 Master Suite, each with a queen bed and six Deluxe staterooms, each with two twin beds. Saphir Dahabiya has a beautiful spacious salon, large sun deck with shading, Jacuzzi, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar.


Magic of the Nile

Immerse yourself in the enchanting allure of the Nile River as you embark on a magical journey from Luxor to Aswan. This captivating Nile cruise unveils the wonders of ancient Egypt, taking you on a voyage through time and immersing you in the rich tapestry of history and culture.

As the sun sets over the Nile, painting the sky with hues of gold and crimson, the enchantment reaches its peak. Relax on the deck, drink in hand, and witness the mesmerizing dance of colors as the river transforms into a liquid mirror, reflecting the timeless beauty that surrounds you.

Prepare to step back in time as you explore the remarkable temples and monuments that line the Nile’s shores. Discover the grandeur of Luxor, known as the “world’s greatest open-air museum,” where the temples of Karnak and Luxor stand as testaments to the power and glory of ancient Egypt. Marvel at the colossal statues, intricate hieroglyphics, and imposing pillars that whisper tales of a bygone era.

The journey continues to the timeless city of Aswan, where the majestic Philae Temple and the imposing High Dam await. Marvel at the craftsmanship and precision of ancient Egyptian architecture as you explore these magnificent structures, each carrying a unique story and a profound sense of awe.

 Throughout your journey, the attentive crew on board ensures your comfort and satisfaction, catering to your every need with warm Egyptian hospitality. Their wealth of knowledge and passion for their homeland will enrich your experience, providing insights and stories that bring the ancient sites to life.

Indulge in the luxury of your floating sanctuary, where elegant cabins, sun-kissed decks, and inviting lounges offer moments of serenity and relaxation.


A Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan is not just a journey; it is a profound experience that will leave an indelible mark on your soul. Let the magic of the Nile embrace you as you uncover the secrets of Egypt’s ancient civilization and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Luxury Saphir Dahabiya ‎

Embark on a journey of unparalleled elegance and enchantment aboard the Saphir Dahabiya, as you traverse the fabled Nile River from Luxor to Aswan. Prepare to be transported to a realm of timeless beauty, where history, luxury, and breathtaking landscapes merge into an extraordinary experience.

Step into a world of refined opulence as you step aboard the Saphir Dahabiya. Indulge in the embrace of comfort and sophistication as you settle into your spacious cabin, meticulously adorned with exquisite furnishings and modern amenities. Awake each morning to panoramic views of the Nile, a shimmering tapestry of serenity that unveils the wonders that lie ahead.

Saphir dahabiya offers you six luxury cabins ( rooms ) and two fancy suite with all the facility like large panoramic window, privet bathrooms, spacious sundeck with a jacuzzi, a comfortable lounge and a dining room, Our Dahabiya Saphir has no engines and completely depend on wind and current. You only hear the marvel sound of the breeze through the sail and the water breaking over the bow. A small tug can help if the natural elements fail.

‎‎On board Dahabiya Saphir is the exceptional dining experience. The onboard chefs prepare delicious meals using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Passengers can savor a variety of culinary delights, including traditional Egyptian cuisine and international dishes.

One of the highlights of a Dahabiya Nile cruise is the opportunity to visit some islands and local villages like Ramadi island and Hor Daib Island  and enjoy the amazing atmosphere While having dinner under the stars and enjoying the Egyptian show.

As you sail from Luxor to Aswan, let the Saphir Dahabiya be your gateway to a world of wonder and discovery. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Egypt’s history, marvel at awe-inspiring temples, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Let the Saphir Dahabiya transport you to a realm of luxury, where the timeless beauty of the Nile and the grandeur of ancient Egypt converge to create an unforgettable journey.