It is one of the largest wooden ships in the world today. Al-Hashemi-II was commissioned by Husain Marafie. Planning began in 1985, and actual construction began in 1997.
The 84 meters long ship has never been floated, although it was built utilizing traditional caulking and other water-tightness construction methods and Used for meetings and events and advertised.
It is entered in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2002 as the largest wooden dhow ever built.