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Choosing the Best Dubai Dhow Cruise

Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina

Sail by the magnificently lit-up Dubai with Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina, and witness some incredible buildings such as Dubai Marina Mall, Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab, while enjoying the traditional Arabic service. Once onboard, the Dhow Cruise provides live entertainment such as a Tanoura Dance live performance and some truly unique singing performances. Being one of the largest man-made marinas in the world, the Dubai Marina Cruise offers incredible views from the windows present in the glass enclosed lower deck. On the upper deck, the Dhow cruises Dubai Marina houses a beautiful setting for an open air experience, redefining comfort with its warm welcome, excellent service and entertainment.

Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek

Situated opposite the British Royal Embassy Bur Dubai, Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek promises an unmissable city skyline and some marvellous waterfront sights. Indulge in an international buffet experience orchestrated by the finest of chefs while witnessing some beautiful Tanoura Dance live performance carried out by traditional Arabic artists. With an open air upper-deck and a comfortable air-conditioned lower deck, Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek sails through popular structures such as the Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Hyatt Regency and the old town of Dubai. The sight of these incredibly lit structures combined with finest dining options and traditional Arabic performances makes this cruise a must do activity in Dubai.

How to Choose Between Dubai Creek & Dubai Marina Cruise?

Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina Cruise

Sights covered: Depart from the world’s largest man-made marinas in an astonishingly beautiful glass enclosed boat while you witness one of the finest promenades in Dubai, surrounded by massive skyscrapers. Soak in the magnificent skyline of the city, and catch a glimpse of some famous buildings such as Dubai Marina Mall, Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab. Pass by the Bluewater, a man-made island, housing the world’s largest ferris wheel.

Ambience: The indoor (lower deck) seating, enclosed with glassed windows which makes it transparent throughout, offers a blend of incredible views, privacy, air-conditioning and comfort. On the other hand, the upper deck adds to the grandeur of Dubai Marina cruise with an open air experience. Meals are provided with a plethora of options served in traditional Arabic style.

Experience: Right from international buffet experience which includes cuisines from all over the world to traditional Arabic live dance performances, the experience in Dhow cruise Dubai Marina is no less than luxurious. The Dubai Marina cruise includes cuisines from all over the globe - namely, Indian, continental, Mediterranean, etc. It also includes wide options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Live shows, on-demand dance shows, belly dance shows, performances by local artists, and the architecture around takes the cruise experience to another level. Boasting a plush wooden interior and best in-class service, Dubai Marina ensures a comfortable, safe and rather lovely experience.

Timing: The Dhow cruise Dubai Marina experience is open between 9:00pm to 10:30pm on all days, since the activity duration is about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The boarding time is 8:30 pm while the departure time is 9:00pm. On Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Dubai Marina offers sunset tours, with boarding time at 4:30pm, departure at 5:00pm and return at 6:30pm.

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Dubai Creek Cruise

Sights covered: Sail by the two most prominent sides of the city- the Bur Dubai and Deira, in a wooden dhow, which sets sail through the Al Seef Walk Bur Dubai. Since the Dubai creek is often synonymous with the history of the city, the cruise offers magnificent views of both the sides of the city. Some well-known structures include the Gold souk, Spice Souk, the Hyatt Regency, the old city and other exquisite landscapes. Soak in the views amidst the city’s skyline in the backdrop.

Ambience: The incredible views of the city’s skyline and some interesting landscapes in the backdrop, immerse yourself in the exquisite fine dining experience offering some of the best cuisines from around the world, prepared by the finest of chefs’. However, the entire ambience is complete only when the cruise introduces the traditional Arabic dance performances along with traditional singing and magic shows. With an open air upper deck and an almost transparent lower deck consisting of wooden flooring and glass windows, the ambience of the entire cruise activity ensures a beautiful experience.

Experience: The Dubai Creek Cruise, often referred to as a link between the Bur Dubai and Deira, is an experience to cherish. WIth acclaimed chefs preparing some of the finest cuisines and the traditional artists delivering state-of-art live dance performances, the experience is not only refined, but also grand. Do not miss out on the colours of lit-up Dubai while getting comfortable with the lavish experience.

Timings: The Dhow cruise Dubai Creek experience is open between 8:30pm to 10:30pm on all days, since the activity duration is about 2 hours in total. The departure time is 7:00 pm while the boarding time is 8:00pm.

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All Your Dubai Dhow Cruise Options

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Dubai Marina Sightseeing Dhow Cruise

With a unique history and exceptional architecture, the Dubai Marina is one of the best places to explore. Step in a luxurious wooden dhow and immerse in the beautiful traditional live dance performances while relishing some of the finest cuisines, prepared by internationally renowned chefs. Glide through some of the most remarkable structures such as Ain Dubai, Skydive Dive, Dubai Harbour, Cayan Tower, Marina Walk, Marina Wall, Address JBR, and the Jumeirah Beach. Witness the city flooded with colourful lights during this 1 hour Dubai Marina SIghtseeing Dhow cruise.

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Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise
Dubai Creek Sightseeing Dhow Cruise

Located on the Deira Creek, the Dubai Creek Sightseeing Dhow Cruise is known to be the middle point of the two parts of the city- the Bur Dubai and Deira. Not only does the cruise offer some of the best insights into the culture and traditions of Dubai, but also incredible views of the city and its magnificent structures. The cruise glides by some of the most renowned structures such as the Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Hyatt regency, RolexTower and the Maktoum. While soaking in the view, enjoy a fine dining experience with finest cuisines, either sitting by glass- enclosed windows in the lower deck or opting to indulge in an open-air experience on the upper deck.

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Bateaux Dinner Cruise With Free Drink

With live contemporary entertainment and a four-course a la carte dining experience, Bateaux Dinner cruise comes with unlimited house wine and beer. Choose to indulge in this lavish experience either sitting by the lower deck in a glass enclosed panel or by the upper deck to relish an open-air experience. Pass by some of the iconic landmarks like the Grand Mosque, Old Boat Port, and Old Souk as you soak in the city’s beautiful skyline. The entire dinner cruise takes about two and a half hours, and is truly an unmissable experience.

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Sunset At Burj Khalifa At The Top + Dhow Creek Dinner Cruise Combo

One of the best ways to spend your evenings in Dubai is inevitably witnessing the magical sunset over the entire city’s skyline from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Post sunset, experience the city coming to life with colourful lights, and cruise by the magnificent skyscrapers with Dhow Creek Dinner Cruise Combo. Relish the finest cuisines from all over the globe - namely, Indian, continental, Mediterranean, etc, offered in a traditional Arabic setting with contemporary backdrop. Indulge in some beautiful traditional live dance performances by some of the most talented artists in the cruise.

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Desert Safari + Dubai City tour + Dhow Dinner cruise

The city of Dubai is filled with activities and adventure, and the right way to explore the same is to take a Dubai City tour. A perfect amalgamation of the old Dubai and the contemporary one, the tour includes a fine BBQ dinner experience in the desert and shisha living in a grand Arabic lifestyle.While on the tour, visit by the iconic structures of Dubai such as the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Mosque and the massive Burj Khalifa. Try out some adventurous activities such as sandboarding and camel riding in the desert and treat yourself with a luxurious Dhow cruise experience with a scrumptious dinner. The dinner is enhanced with beautiful traditional live dance performances by some of the most talented artists in the cruise.

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Dubai Marina Dhow Dinner Cruise

With traditional Egyptian Storytelling performance and a wide range of local and international buffet, the Dubai Marina Dhow Dinner cruise is a beautiful experience. Get comfortable once the sail is set with fresh dates and Arabic coffee, followed by a 3-course buffet dinner, with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options to choose from. Glide by some of the most magnificent structures in Dubai Ain Dubai, Skydive Dive, Dubai Harbour, Cayan Tower, Marina Walk, Marina Wall, Address JBR, and the Jumeirah Beach. Experience luxury in terms of your choice of background music (English, Arabic & Hindi) for entertainment while relishing the dinner.

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Alexandra Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina

Renovated and refurbished into a classic luxurious restaurant atop a wooden boat, the Alexandra Dhow is a must experience when in Dubai. With seven main-course dishes, five salads, a seafood soup and four desert options, the Alexandra Dhow also offers live entertainment in the form of live traditional dance performances. Indulge in the panoramic window view of the city in the lower deck or enjoy the open air experience on the upper deck. Witness the Tanura dance show, a traditional Egyptian Storytelling performance, while relishing the dinner.

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Dubai Water Canal Cruise
Dubai Water Canal Cruise Dinner

Witness the magical sunset from the world’s tallest building as you glide by the Dubai water canal and treat yourself to an international buffet and a grand dining experience with some incredible city views. With beautiful interiors adorned into the traditional Luxury cruise, experience the history, culture and heritage of Dubai. Indulge in the panoramic window view of the city in the lower deck or enjoy the open air experience on the upper deck.

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What Is The Best Time To Go For A Dhow Cruise In Dubai?

When it comes to Dubai, the notion that often comes in, is the temperature and the heat in the city. Hence it is recommended to visit Dhow Cruise in Dubai from the month of November to February. During this time, the city hosts events, food festivals, and many more exciting activities. The pleasant temperature gives a great opportunity to experience the dhow cruises of Dubai. It also rains in Dubai during the period between November and March. Dhow cruises are operated daily and throughout the day. The Dhow cruise Dubai Marina experience is open between 9:00pm to 10:30pm on all days, since the activity duration is about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The boarding time is 8:30 pm while the departure time is 9:00pm. On Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Dubai Marina offers sunset tours, with boarding time at 4:30pm, departure at 5:00pm and return at 6:30pm. It is recommended to book a tour with Dhow cruise either in the evening or for dinner, since the experience post-sunset is magical, with some incredible views and the lit-up city.

Dubai Dhow Cruises- Tips, Rules & Regulations

Checkout some essential information before your trip for cruises in Dubai.

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Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise
  • For the guests who are boarding directly, it is highly recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure.
  • Guests are required to pay attention to the guidelines given by the instructor, before and after the activity.
  • The validity of the voucher is subject to and only to the date and time specified.
  • Dubai Dhow Cruises are often booked in advance, hence, it is recommended to get your bookings online.
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages and heavy food is not advisable before the Dubai Dhow cruise experience.
  • Washroom facilities are segregated for men and women.
  • Apart from hiring a taxi or driving down, commuting until the Dhow cruise is also possible either by a tram, by metro, or bus. Jumeirah Lakes Towers is the nearest tram station, at a distance of 901 metres, a 12 minute walk. A foot over bridge across Sheikh Zayed Road connects the tram station to the metro station, namely, Jumeirah Lakes Towers Metro Station. If you are opting for a bus, look out for Bus-8, Bus-88, and Bus-F55A.
  • Any damage or breakage will be charged accordingly.
  • Guests are not allowed to carry any sharp object, lighter,luggage bag, alcohol, knife, etc.
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FAQ's

What is the best time to go for a Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise?

Since, the Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise is known for providing some of the most incredible views of the city’s skyline, it is recommended to cruise in Dubai Creek during the sunset. You can witness the tired city crowd trickling back from work amidst the sun setting from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. However, it is advised to book the slots in advance since they fill up quickly.

What are the different entertainment and dining options on these dhow cruises?

The Dubai Marina cruise includes cuisines from all over the globe - namely, Indian, continental, Mediterranean, etc. It also includes wide options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Live shows, on-demand dance shows, belly dance shows, performances by local artists, and the architecture around takes the cruise experience to another level.

How do I choose a cruise between Dubai creek and Dubai Marina?

Dubai creek is mostly about old Dubai, and it holds the significance of linking the two parts of the city- The Bur Dubai and Deira. It offers experiencing, both historical as well as modern architecture of Dubai, whereas Dubai marina offers modern and recent architecture of Dubai. Dubai creek is comparatively cheaper than the Dubai marina. Both the options come with the pleasure of water and sightseeing but the Dubai marina provides with a little more sightseeing facility than the Dubai creek.

Is there any dress code I need to be wary of?

It is advised for the men to wear full pants and shoes, for slippers are not allowed on the dhow dinner cruises. Women are also advised to wear appropriate clothes with sufficient coverage. There is no hard and fast rule for dressing while going on a cruise for sightseeing, but yes it is advised to dress modestly and smartly while visiting Arab countries.

Which is the best time to go for a Dubai Dhow Cruise?

The best time to go for a Dubai Dhow Cruise is from November to March since the temperature remains mildly high during other months. It also rains in Dubai in February, and cruising during this time is a different experience altogether. The city is known to host various events and international shows during this time, and hence, you can explore around and lookout for other activities and things to do in Dubai.

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