A large passenger boat used on the Nile, typically with lateen sails.
Mid 19th century: from Arabic, literally ‘golden’, denoting the gilded state barge formerly used by the Muslim rulers of Egypt.
“She met him on a dahabeeyah on her Nile cruise and the rest is history!”
An antechamber, hall, or lobby next to the outer door of a building.
Early 17th century (denoting the space in front of the main entrance of a classical Roman or Greek building): from French, or from Latin vestibulum ‘entrance court’.