A felucca is a traditional Nile sailing vessel with one or two sails that has been in use for around 400 years. In Aswan alone there are around 4,000 feluccas. They are used to transport goods, commuters and tourists. Directly up-river of Aswan is Aswan Dam which was built in 1902 to regulate water-levels and remove the problems of drought and flood. This dam proved to be too short and so in 1970 the High Dam was built.
Most evenings I would take a felucca trip. They are a great way to escape the heat and bustle of urban Egypt.