Zekrayaat follows the design of an original Dahabiya from the late 18th and early 19th century. This traditional two-masted boat is about 39m long and 7m wide and has two decks. The Dahabiya is powered by wind. Relying on the river currents and a gentle breeze, this is the traditional way to cruise the Nile. A small river tug can help if the natural elements fail. The boat is fully air-conditioned and heated with individual controls, an electric generator for electricity, water filters for fresh water and safety equipment.


Zekrayaat can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in four spacious, tasteful decorated cabins and two larger suites, each with a private terrace. All cabins and suites are air-conditioned and individually decorated with antique oriental furniture and Egyptian fabrics. The cabins each have two large antique beds, French windows and a private bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. At the end of the central corridor are both suites. Each suite has an antique double bed, a private bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, French windows and a private terrace overlooking the Nile.