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Dhow Cruise Dubai

Dubai has created Dubai Marina, a unique lifestyle and tourist destination consisting of spectacularly luxurious hotels lining the Dubai Marina canal in its ever-expanding vision of positioning Dubai as a hub of all lifestyle and leisure spaces, Dubai's coastline, and creating leisure spaces. The districts on either side of the bank of this canal carry such addresses as the JBR, Dubai Marina, Blue Waters, and Ain Dubai (Dubai Eye). Come night-time. The unique lightings light up these swanky and lavish districts creating mesmerizing hues on the canal waters. Dubai Marina Canal is purpose-built to provide tourists with an experience of enjoying a romantic evening by sailing through these districts and reaching the vast Arabian Sea. There are many ways to do this. But doing this in our traditional wooden dhow is not only unique and enchanting but an enthralling experience in itself. Book and enjoy the unforgettable dhow cruise Dubai Marina experience.Read More...

Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina - Inclusions

  • 2-hour cruise through the Marina Lagoon
  • Welcome Appetizers like Kahwa ( Arabic flavored Coffee) & Dates
  • Unlimited Water & Soft Drinks
  • International Buffet Dinner (including Veg as well as non-veg cuisine)
  • Upper Deck with open-air seating
  • Lower Deck with air-conditioned seating
  • English, Arabic & Indian music
  • Live Arabic Tanoura dance performed by well-trained artists
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The Experience - Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina

Dhow cruise in Dubai Marina is one of the best ways to experience the iconic Dubai Marina district. This district is one of Dubai's most popular tourist spots due to the manmade lagoon, fantastic promenade with cobbled streets, and plenty of restaurants. Each hotel over here vies for height, glamour, and facades with the next one. This competition has created one of the best skylines in the world. The cruise starts at Dubai Marina, where our courteous staff would check you in and usher you inside our beautiful and traditional Dhow. As you enter, our smiling hostess shall offer you a seat as well as welcome drinks. Once you cool off, you may go to the upper deck for an open-air experience. The sea breeze and the gentle lagoon waves will set your mood for a fantastic evening. Once all guests are boarded, the sail starts by 8:30 pm. Our in-house music with an international selection of music and an accompanying DJ would ensure that you are having a great time. While you network with other guests/ family members while marveling at the tall and glitzy structures, our hosts would be too willing to point out to certain world-record-holding hotels and residences. You will have plenty of time to take selfies. Dinner starts as soon as the Dhow crosses the famed the Blue waters development. It is a buffet, and we shall politely ensure safety and hygiene by announcing rules related to COVID19. You may pick the soup and a selection of salads as starters and then enjoy the main course full of Veg and non-veg delicacies.

While you are in your last course of dinner consisting of local sweet dishes and fruit mix, we shall start the famous Tanoura dance that has originated in Egypt as a folk dance. This high-energy dance is performed by male and has a lot of entertaining variations. Our in-house dancer is adept at involving you and your family for bigger fun. The return journey to the shores would be to rewind and reflect and, of course, to rejoice with your family and loved ones. Keep plenty of bytes on your camera available for a lot of selfies and photographs.

Dhow Cruise Marina – Sailing Through the New Landscape

Dubai's skyline is stupendous, but in Marine, this becomes even more astounding. Dubai Marina is carved out of Persian Gulf to add more shoreline space. This is done by creating a massive artificial lagoon that links Marina with the Persian Gulf. Our dhow sails on this lagoon with either side of the lagoon lined with world-class buildings such as the Cayan Tower (a tower that is 900 twisted!) as well as many other landmark towers. It starts and as it leisurely sails, you would consider the new lifestyle, fashion, restaurants, and malls all fusing with traditional culture. There is plenty to watch out for during your sailing. Even during the summer, our first-time guests keep rushing to the upper open deck for a better view of the landscape. This landscape merges finally with the brand-new development called the Blue Waters. Blue waters is a vibrant lifestyle destination featuring distinctive residential, retail, hospitality, and entertainment options. All who arrive are spoilt for choice. It is also home to the largest observes deck in the world, the Ain Dubai.

Exclusive Events on Our Dhow Cruise Marina

You can do many exclusive events, including corporate meetings, conferences, and celebrations on board our yacht. We would take care of all your hospitality requirements, including custom décor, food, and entertainment onboard. We have in-house vehicles to pick your guests up from any location in Dubai and Sharjah. Our event planners would go to great lengths for perfect planning.

Ideally, you could organize the following functions and get together.

  • Birthdays, anniversaries, and wedding receptions.
  • Social, cultural, educational, and religious gatherings and seminars.
  • Business meetings and conferences.
  • Annual dinners and award ceremonies.
  • Family get to gathers and parties.

All you need to do is a phone call, and the rest would be on us. It would be cost-effective, highly entertaining, and a memorable one. Dhow cruise Dubai experience is one of must do activities in Dubai.

Difference between Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina and Dhow Dubai Cruise Creek

Dubai has mainly two dhow cruise locations. One is on Dubai Creek, which separates the old Dubai districts of Bur Dubai and Deira Dubai. The Creek was once a lifeline of the Dubai trade. The Creek would ensure that traders' boats could easily come up to the shore for loading/ unloading their wares to be picked by the surrounding traders. Even the first dhow cruise was developed on this Creek. Since then, it has seen many a dhow sail through. The creek cruise would be like a heritage tour as it would take you through the old heritage buildings and architecture. The Dhow cruise Marina is cruising in the new world. Dhow cruise Dubai Marina takes an entirely different route as the sailing is on the latest waterfront development called Marina, which is located on the shores of Dubai Marina Lagoon. This manmade water body is linked with the Persian Gulf.

Dhow Cruise Dubai - Creek

The cruise on Creek is called Dhow cruise creek. It is cruising through the old part of Dubai, which has a million stories to tell you. The museum, Administration building, hundreds of water taxis, old "Abra", and the souks; are the familiar sights of Creek Cruise. The Dhow is the old-style wooden boat, and the dinner is an international buffet of 3 courses. The cruise duration is almost 2 hours. You would see some iconic buildings of developing Dubai and the old Makhtoum palace, which is now a heritage village. If antiques and an old-world feel are your things, then this is the cruise you should undertake.

Dhow Cruise Marina

If you like to live in a more modern world and tall buildings with glitzy facades are your thing, then head out to Dubai Marina Cruise. This a Gen-X and beyond thing. The old generation does not enjoy it, but the feel is complete "the new world". It is entirely manmade, including the lagoon on which you are sailing. The only world charm here is your wooden Dhow that stands distinct against modern-day yachts.

Covid-19 Restrictions 2021

Due to the global Corona pandemic, we have imposed the required precautionary measures by adhering to the Dubai Health Authority guidelines. Every guest and service provider are to comply with these guidelines for everyone's safety. Strict social distancing and body temperature screening will be required on every passenger boarding the Dhow. These requirements keep changing, and we advise you to read the instructions given by our coordinator at the time of booking confirmation and confirmation of the trip. Please do not hesitate to ask for more details on the number provided or on the chat line. Please remember that it is a universal duty now for all of us to adhere to.

Make sure to choose an authorized Dhow operator for your trip who is free of risks.
We are a DTCM, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing approved company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Dhow Cruise Dinner Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes. A pick-up and drop-off facility is available at extra cost. Please consult with our representative for further information.

The boat is docked behind the Jewels Tower in Marina, near the famous Doubletree by Hilton hotel. Our representative will be sending the location and parking options along with the confirmation.

The Dhow cruise berthing location will be shared with you at the time of reservation, and you will get the contact details of the Dhow staff and the customer support team.

Al Wasl Dhow operates daily from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Boarding starts by 8:00 PM, and the cruise departs sharply by 8:30 PM. We suggest arriving ahead of time to avoid unnecessary delays.

Children at ages 3 and below are complimentary.

Request for the baby chair is available at the Dhow upon availability. Please consult the representative accordingly to submit your request.

Yes, the booking is open throughout 27/7, day and night. Call or chat with us anytime you want to book your seats.

Beginning from the JBR dock, the cruise covers Marina Lagoon, Dubai Marina Mall, and near the Bluewater Island as its final stop before docking back to JBR.

The dinner buffet on the Dhow is continental and Arabic cuisine. It includes Middle Eastern, Asian, Indian, and European dishes with a variety of dishes for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences.

Yes, you can choose between the open-air upper deck and the air-conditioned lower deck.

Absolutely not, let our representatives know which seats and deck you prefer, and we will try to accommodate your request accordingly depending on availability. We are dedicated to giving you the best Dhow Cruise Marina experience and more than happy to provide you your preferred seating.

The package includes a 2-hour cruise through Marina canal, a delicious gourmet buffet dinner, and a traditional Tanoura dance performance. The two-hour cruise begins from the dock at JBR, and it will cruise through the Marina Lagoon and up to Bluewater Island. As you enjoy your meal, the night awakens as the traditional music and Tanoura show livens the cruise with its magnificent traditional dress, bright flashing lights, and glorious cultural showcase. Safety precautions such as proper sanitation and social distance are enforced and practiced ensuring everyone's safe cruise.

There is plenty of parking space around the area. Our team will send you parking options upon confirmation. We strongly suggest arriving early to ensure no delays as Marina and JBR can get congested in the evenings.

Yes, of course. You can book a dhow cruise exclusively for private or personal events. Dhows are suitable to host private parties. We offer great deals for private events, weddings, get-togethers, staff parties, etc.

Yes, we offer discounts for group bookings and corporate events. Please inquire directly, and our team will assist you.

Cruising is safe for healthy pregnant women. Should you have any complications or issues with pregnancy, we suggest you wait. Book at your discretion.

Yes, you can pay with a debit or credit card. Due to the pandemic, we suggest contactless payment, and we can provide an easy online link to pay safely in advance.

On confirming your reservation, you will receive an email or a text message. In case you do not get a notification, check your spam folder, or contact our customer team using the numbers above.

It is your choice, formal or casual dress, but see that you are adequately covered. Wear what you wish for a memorable trip to make snaps and keep the beautiful memory with you. Keep a jacket handy during winter, however.

The most significant difference is the location, from the name itself. The Marina Dhow Cruise sails around JBR and Dubai Marina, in the heart of the posh and modern high-rise residential and commercial buildings. At the same time, Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek is in the Bur Dubai and Deira Creek, where Bur Dubai and Deira's vintage cities meet.

The quality of ambiance between Marina and Creek is vastly different. The Marina is one of Dubai's sought-after architectural neighborhoods and home to the world-renowned Tallest Block, where a block of skyscrapers each towering to 300 meters each. On the other hand, the Deira Creek is a hotspot for business and trade where heavy barges carrying various goods and supplies needed around the region are nestled in the waters of this area. In short, dhow cruise creek is surrounded by historical buildings, and Marina Dhow Cruise is in new high-rise buildings.

No, Al Wasl Dhows are Alcohol-Free.
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