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From Dubai Marina: Dhow Cruise with Dinner & Live Entertainment

from AED 150
AED 120

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  • Cruise along Dubai Marina on a classic wooden dhow. This 2-hour cruise has it all: sightseeing, dinner, and live entertainment.
  • Feast on an all-you-can-eat buffet with Asian delights, Indian curries, and desserts – the buffet's for everyone, veg or not!
  • See the Marina light up with sights like the Cayan Tower, Ain Dubai, and the posh yachts – all set against the backdrop of newly reclaimed islands
  • This cruise ups the game with a live Tanoura dance on Arabic and Hindi tunes and a true Emirati welcome with drinks and dates.
  • Come early to claim your spot: open-air upper deck or air-conditioned lower deck. To make your trip smoother, consider adding hotel transfers.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour dhow cruise along Dubai Marina
  • Buffet dinner (menu here)
  • Welcome drink & dates
  • Soft drinks & water
  • Tanoura dance show
  • Hotel transfers (optional upgrade)

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Tip: For the best views, secure a spot near the railings of the Dhow. You'll get an unobstructed view of the marina and the city's landmarks.
  • Note: Seat allocation is done by the staff on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The pick-up time for the Dhow cruise with transfer is scheduled between 6-7pm, varying by area (limited to Deira, Bur Dubai, and Sheikh Zayed Road till Barsha). The exact pick-up time will be confirmed by 5pm on the tour day.
  • The dhow is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Dubai Marina: Alexandra Dhow Cruise with Dinner & Live Entertainment

from AED 180
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  • Sail away on the Alexandra Dhow and find out why everyone's talking about it! Award-winning floating restaurant and the best seats for Dubai Marina views – what's not to love?
  • This cruise features a buffet spread with Indian and international options including sizzling hot koftas and kebabs fresh from the live grill stations.
  • Get a taste of Emirati culture with a welcome drink and dates. Plus, there's a live Tanura dance show to keep you entertained.
  • You get to pick your vibe: the open-air upper deck or the air-conditioned lower deck. And add hotel transfers to the mix if you want.
  • As you cruise and dine, keep an eye out for Dubai Mall, JBR, the mega yachts, and the fancy residences lining the Dubai Marina.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour dhow cruise in Dubai Marina
  • International buffet dinner (menu here).
  • Welcome refreshments, dates & coffee
  • Mineral water & soft drinks
  • Tanura dance show
  • Round-trip hotel transfers (optional upgrade)
  • Access to upper deck/lower deck (as per option selected)

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Tip: Make sure to carry a jacket as it might get chilly at night.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Dubai Creek: Dhow Cruise with Dinner & Live Entertainment

from AED 120
AED 60

50% off

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  • Fancy dining in the heart of Old Dubai? Sail down Dubai Creek for 1.5 hours on a dhow that’s been charmingly converted into a floating restaurant.
  • From Mediterranean to Indian, the buffet's a globe-trotting affair. Veg or not, there's something tasty for you!
  • As you sail, look at the treasures of Deira and Bur Dubai – from lively gold and spice souks to the Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum, and more.
  • Onboard, it's a festive affair with welcome drinks and the swirls of a Tanura dance, all steeped in Emirati tradition.
  • Lower deck or upper deck? It's up to you! Plus, you can upgrade for convenient city transfers.

Inclusions

  • 1.5-hour dhow cruise in Dubai Creek
  • Buffet dinner (menu here)
  • Welcome refreshments, dates & coffee
  • Mineral water & soft drinks
  • Tanura dance show
  • Round-trip hotel transfers (optional upgrade)
  • Access to upper deck/lower deck (as per option selected)

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Tip: Seating is first-come, first-served, so arrive early to get a table by the railing/windows for the best views of the landmarks.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Dubai Canal: Luxury Dhow Cruise with Dinner & IMAGINE Show Views

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  • Turn your Dubai Canal visit into a sightseeing-and-dinner combo with this 2-hour dhow cruise that takes you through the heart of the city.
  • The dinner is top notch: international buffet featuring seafood, Arabic grill, Mexican, Indian, continental, desserts, you name it – it's there.
  • From the modernized glass-enclosed dhow, admire the waterfall bridge (it's all lit up!) and Business Bay's high rises, with the Burj Khalifa stealing the show.
  • The centerpiece is the IMAGINE Show, with dancing fountains reaching for the sky, all while a live saxophonist sets the perfect mood.
  • Plus, there’s the convenient option of adding hotel transfers and house beverages to your cruise.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour cruise along Dubai Water Canal
  • International buffet (menu here)
  • The IMAGINE show
  • Live saxophonist onboard
  • Hotel transfers (optional upgrade)
  • House beverages: Beer & wine (optional upgrade)
  • Tip: Be sure to capture pictures with the buildings near the Creek illuminating like daylight in the background.
  • If heading directly to the cruise, the reporting time is 6:30pm. If opting for hotel transfers, please be ready from 5:45pm.
  • The ticket option including house beverages is only for guests above 21.
  • Guests can be dressed casually for this cruise. The setting is primarily informal so smart casuals are fine.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Dubai Canal: 1-Hour Sightseeing Abra Ride

from AED 60
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  • This 1-hour abra ride through the Dubai Canal is a perfect way to experience the contrast between old and new Dubai.
  • Cruise the canal on a traditional wooden boat (seating just 20) while onboard narration details how Dubai went from a simple port city to a modern metropolis.
  • From the Dubai design district to Business Bay’s high-rises and Burj Khalifa, you’ll see it all from the 3.2km waterway that divides the Deira and Bur Dubai Island.
  • If you want a taste of local culture, opt for the Emirati high tea set with local favorites like chebab, khan faroush, veg samboosa, and duqan legemat.
  • Think the views are great? Wait until sunset. Upgrade your ticket and watch the city light up in beautiful hues of oranges and reds.

Inclusions

  • 60-min cruise in a traditional abra on Dubai Water Canal
  • Pre-recorded commentary onboard
  • Emirati high tea (optional upgrade)
  • Transfer (optional upgrade)
  • Tip: Keep a lookout for dolphins and other marine life.
  • The meeting and drop-off point will be at Dubai Festival City Mall.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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  • Enjoy diverse UAE experiences with a guided Abu Dhabi tour, a Dhow cruise, and a desert safari, all in 1 cost-effective pass, valid for 30 days.
  • Join a full-day tour with an English guide and hotel transfers, starting with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, followed by a stop at Qasr Al Watan.
  • Witness the iconic Emirates Palace and Etihad Tower as you drive through, followed by a cultural journey at Heritage Village and the Dates Market.
  • Immerse in the magic of a traditional dhow cruise along Dubai Marina, complete with a buffet dinner and an entertaining tanura and light show.
  • On your desert safari, indulge in dune bashing and immerse yourself in Arabic traditions with henna painting, and camel riding, and enjoy a BBQ dinner.

Inclusions

Full-day Abu Dhabi city tour

  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip hotel transfers from Dubai/Abu Dhabi
  • AC vehicle
  • Bottled drinking water

2-hour Dubai Marina dhow cruise

  • Buffet dinner

Desert safari

  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip hotel transfers
  • AC vehicle
  • BBQ dinner
  • Arabic coffee, tea, & dates
  • Soft drinks & mineral water

From Dubai: Full-day Abu Dhabi city tour

  • 8am-9am: Pick-up from hotel
  • 10:30am: Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Sights covered
  • 7pm-8pm: Drop-off at hotel

Dubai Marina dhow dinner cruise

  • 7:30pm-8pm: Meet-up at the location & boarding process
  • 8:30pm-10:15pm: Cruising time
  • Buffet Dinner with Tanura and light show
  • 10:30pm: Arrival to dock

Desert safari with BBQ dinner

  • 2pm-3:30pm: Pick-up from hotel
  • Dunne bashing
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Camel riding
  • Henna painting
  • Arabic costume photo opportunity
  • Live shows
  • BBQ dinner (veg & non-veg options available)
  • 8pm-8:30pm: Drop-off at hotel
  • Tip: Get a henna tattoo during the desert safari. It's temporary and a great way to remember your trip.
  • Entry to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is not guaranteed during Islamic holidays.
  • Facilities at Sheikh Zayed Mosque: Parking, Wifi, cloakroom, wheelchair and stroller accessibility, prayer room
  • Photographing local women is not allowed.
  • Overt display of affection is not allowed inside Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
  • For women, it is recommended to wear a traditional robe (abaya) and a headscarf (shayla). If you do not have your own, these garments will be provided to you.
  • When you visit the mosque you should completely cover your arms, legs, and hair.
  • For men, it is recommended to wear long trousers and long sleeves.
  • The dune bashing experience is not suitable for children aged 3 and under, pregnant women, wheelchair users, people with back and heart problems, and people with pre-existing medical conditions.
  • The ticket is valid for 30 days from the date of your first activity.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Cast off and set sail on your Dubai Cruise

Cruises have always been synonymous with luxury, one-of-a kind, and unforgettable experiences and cruises in Dubai don’t disappoint. Along with mouth-watering delicacies, the cruises in Dubai also serve up some fantastic skyline views and cool breezes you won't find on land. 

The cruises can vary, allowing you to sail alongside iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and Ain Dubai, or delve into the heart of the city's vibrant souks. This unique perspective provides a fascinating contrast between Dubai's modern and dynamic growth and its rich historical past. 

With numerous boat options to choose from, you can set sail from the Dubai Marina, Creek, or Canal and discover the city in style!

Wishing you fair winds and following seas for your Dubai Cruises.

Set sail from these Dubai Cruise locations

Dubai Marina

Location: Jumeirah, Dubai

Highlights: Marina skyscrapers, Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Bluewaters Island, Dubai Marina Skyline, Dubai Yacht Club

Ideal for: Families and friend groups looking for an unforgettable experience at a reasonable price. 

Cruising Experience: As you sail along the shore, you will see Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and Ain Dubai from a unique perspective. You can make it a game with your friends and see who can spot the most number of luxury yachts along the Yacht Club and Palm Jumeirah!

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Dubai Marina: Dhow Cruise with Dinner and Live Entertainment

Dubai Creek

Location: Bur Dubai and Deira, Dubai

Highlights: Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, Dubai Spice Souk, Dubai Gold Souk, Heritage Village, Al Shindagha Museum

Ideal for: Culture enthusiasts, history buffs, and shoppers seeking unique souvenirs.

Cruising experience: As you cruise along Dubai Creek, you will see the city's historical landmarks and bustling marketplaces. You will have the opportunity to dive into the vibrant local culture and if you are lucky, even squeeze in a little shopping. 

Recommended experience

Dubai Creek: Dhow Cruise with Dinner and Live Entertainment

Dubai Canal

Location: Bur Dubai and Jumeirah, Dubai

Highlights: IMAGINE water show, The Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera House, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai Skyline, Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Intricate bridges across the canal, Dubai Design District (d3), Business Bay, Safa Park

Ideal for: The cruise is for people who don’t mind splurging a bit, whether it’s a business dinner or a romantic dinner for two. 

Cruising experience: You will see Dubai's latest and swankiest buildings on the cruise but the star of the evening is the IMAGINE watershow, a mesmerizing combination of lights, water, and music. Enjoy a relaxing journey with stunning views of the city's constantly changing skyline.

Recommended experience

Dubai Canal: Luxury Dhow Cruise with Dinner and IMAGINE show views

Pro tips to know before booking your Dubai Cruises 

  • The Dubai Cruises set sail from three main locations: The Dubai Marina, Dubai Creek, and the Dubai Canal. You can choose from one of these locations for your cruise. 
  • All the cruises, except for the Abra Rides, include a full meal for lunch and dinner. They also include live entertainment in the form of dance or music and sometimes even both. 
  • When choosing a cruise, cost is one of the most important factors to consider. We offer some of the best prices online with discounts that go up to 50%. 
  • The cruises that depart from the Canal are more expensive (starting from AED200), compared to the ones that depart from the Creek (starting from AED 60) or the Dubai Marina (starting from AED120). 
  • The Canal Cruise gives you a view of the Burj Khalifa up close, the Dubai Opera House, and you can sail under the Sheikh Zayed Bridge. The main attraction of the Dubai Canal Cruise is the IMAGINE show, the world’s largest waterscreen projection. This is a good option to splurge on if you want to impress your dinner companion, be it a business or a romantic one. 
  • The Marina Cruises are the most popular choice for many, locals and tourists alike, because of the great views of the Marina Skyscrapers, Twisted Tower inside the canal, Dubai Eye, Jumeirah Beach, and more. This is the perfect option for traveler groups like friends, families, and couples because of the variety of gourmet meals, entertainment, and views, all at an affordable price. 
  • The Dubai Creek Cruise is perhaps the most reasonably priced. You should choose this cruise if you are looking for some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of city life and serene views of the traditional Deira or old Dubai. 
  • Some cruises allow you to choose between the upper and lower deck. The upper deck is more expensive than the lower deck, and the lower deck is air-conditioned. If you purchase lower-deck tickets, you can still visit the upper deck for photos. 
  • You can upgrade your ticket with hotel transfers for just AED 30-40. This is a recommended option because if you book a cab or a metro, you will end up paying more. With the hotel transfers, you can also avoid the hassle of planning the commute.  Very few tour operators apart from us provide this option. 
  • The duration of the cruises is an average of 1.5-3 hours. So plan your day accordingly.

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Name of experience
Customisable options
Transfers [yes/no]
Boarding Point
Cruise starting time
Duration
Menu
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Dubai Marina: Dhow Cruise with Dinner & Live Entertainment
Hotel transfer
Yes
Dubai Marina
8:30pm
2 hours
Dubai Marina: Premium Alexandra Dhow Cruise with Dinner and Live Entertainment
Lower deck or upper deck with hotel transfers
Yes
Dubai Marina
9pm
1 hour 45 mins
From Dubai Creek: Dhow Cruise with Dinner & Live Entertainment
Lower Deck or Upper Deck
Yes
Dubai Creek
8pm
1.5-3 hours
Dubai Canal: Luxury Dhow Cruise with Dinner and IMAGINE show views
Transfers and house beverages
Yes
Dubai Canal
5:45pm, 6:30pm
2-5 hours
Dubai Canal: Sightseeing Abra Ride with Burj Khalifa Views
Canal Abra Tour, Sunset Canal Abra Tour with Transfers, with Emirati High tea
Yes
Dubai Canal
11am, 1pm, 3pm, 6pm
1 hour
Emirati high tea set with local favorites like chebab, khan faroush, veg samboosa, and duqan legemat.

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Lunch Cruise

  • Starts at 12pm
  • Duration is 3 hours

Dinner Cruise

  • Starts at 8pm 
  • Duration is 2-3 hours

Sightseeing Cruise

  • Starts at 5:30pm 
  • Duration is 1.5 hours

To ensure a pleasant Dubai Marina Cruise experience, consider the timing. During the cooler months, November to March, daytime cruises are ideal with temperatures around a comfortable 30°C.

If visiting during the hot summer, opt for an evening cruise to escape the midday sun and enjoy the cooler night air. No matter the season, book your tickets in advance, as cruises fill up faster on weekends.

  • Opting for transfers is the best option if you are unfamiliar with Dubai and want to avoid the hassle of planning your commute. 
  • According to the cruise you book, you can choose between a hotel or a city transfer. 
  • With a hotel transfer, you will be picked up and dropped directly at the hotel.
  • A city transfer will pick you up at designated points in the city and will drop you at the same place once the cruise is done. Some of the designated areas for city transfers are Deira, Bur Dubai, and Sheikh Zayed Road till Barsha.

Dubai Marina

  • The boarding point is Marina Promenade near Masjid Al Rahim Mosque and Signature Hotel Apartments & Spa.
  • You can get there by taxis or cars, metro or trams. 
  • The closest metro station is DMCC Metro Station Landside

Dubai Canal

  • The common boarding point is the Dubai Festival City Mall.
  • The area can be easily reached by taxi or car. You can also take the metro. The nearest station is the bus bay station.
  • The closest metro station is Emirates Metro Bus Stop 1, which is 2.6 km away. You will have to take a taxi to the boarding point.

Dubai Creek

  • The boarding point is Deira side of Dubai Creek, close to the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.
  • You can reach the boarding point by taxi to the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood or take an Abra across the creek from Bur Dubai to Deira. You can also take a metro to the location. The closest metro station is the Al Ras station. 
  • The closest metro station is Dubai Healthcare City Metro Station.
  • Carry a valid ID proof: Ensure that you have proper ID when boarding your cruise ship. You must carry your passport or a valid Emirates ID if you are a UAE resident. 
  • Dress modestly: The dress code is smart casual and wear clothes that will cover your knees, chest, and shoulders. Sleeveless dresses, short skirts, slippers, and flip-flops are also not acceptable.
  • Inform the crew about your medical condition: There is no rule against pregnant women on board but it is recommended that you get the sign-off from your healthcare administrator and inform the ship’s crew. 
  • Be on time: Arrive at the meeting spot 30 minutes before your departure to avoid missing out.
  • Minors must be accompanied by adults: Anyone under 18 must be with a parent or guardian.
  • Arrive early for the best seats: For some of the cruises, the boarding is first come, first serve basis. So ensure that you are there on time to get the best seats. 
  • Bring some warm clothes: If you are opting for a dinner cruise, bring a jacket that will keep you warm against the evening Dubai chill.

Frequently asked questions about Dubai Cruises

What should I wear on a Dubai cruise?

While Dubai has a relaxed vibe, modest dressing is recommended. Avoid overly revealing clothing. Check if your chosen cruise has a dress code, especially for fancy dinner cruises. Pack comfortable clothes and consider sunscreen for daytime cruises.

What's included in a Dubai cruise?

Inclusions can vary according to the location, timing, and cost, but typically include a scenic tour, a buffet dinner (often with local and international options), and sometimes live entertainment.

What are the different cruise routes available?

There are three main cruise routes in Dubai: The Dubai Marina, Dubai Creek, and Dubai Canal. The Cruises that depart from the Marina give you a view of the cityscapes, along with the Burj Khalifa and Palm Jumeirah. The cruises from Dubai Creek take you along the older parts of the city and bring you close to the souks and the famous Al Fahidi Historial Neighborhood. The cruises from the Dubai Canal take you along Downtown Dubai, past the towering skyscrapers in the Business District, Burj Khalifa, and the Dubai Opera House.

Are there bathrooms on dhow cruises?

Yes, but they are typically smaller than on larger vessels. Be prepared for a more basic experience.

Can I drink alcohol on a dhow cruise?

Alcohol consumption rules vary by operator. Some cruises may be dry, while others allow it in a limited way. You can opt for alcoholic beverages when booking your tickets.

What can I do to avoid seasickness?

Consider taking medication or natural remedies beforehand. Fresh air on deck can also help.

What are some tips for planning my Dubai cruise arrival?

Double-check the boarding location with your operator - it can vary by company and cruise type. Factor in traffic and plan to arrive 30 minutes early for shared transfers.