Dubai has created Dubai Marina, a unique lifestyle and tourist destination consisting of luxurious hotels lining the Dubai Marina canal in its ever-expanding vision of positioning Dubai as a hub of all lifestyle and leisure spaces. The districts on either side of this canal carry such addresses as the JBR, Dubai Marina, Blue Waters, and Ain Dubai (Dubai Eye). Dubai Marina Canal is purpose-built to provide tourists with an experience of enjoying a romantic evening by sailing through the vast Arabian Sea. There are many ways to do this. But doing this in traditional wooden dhow is not only unique and enchanting but an enthralling experience. Book and enjoy the unforgettable dhow cruise Dubai Marina experience. Our Al Wasl Dhow, a large wooden boat made by traditional artisans. You will find our dhow cruise traditional yet sufficiently well-decked with all amenities and entertainment sources, like air-conditioning system, spacious seating arrangements, music supported by an in-house DJ, and a deliciously sumptuous buffet dinner.
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. The cruise starts at Dubai Marina, where our courteous staff would check you in and take you inside our beautiful Dhow cruise. 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. The dinner cruise starts at 8:30 pm. Our in-house music and accompanying DJ would ensure that you are having a great time. You network with other guests or family members while marveling at the iconic tall and glitzy structures. Dinner starts as soon as the Dhow crosses the famed Eye Dubai. Now's time to buffet dinner. You may pick the soup and a selection of salads as starters and then enjoy the main course of Veg and non-veg delicacies. While you are in your last dinner course consisting of local sweet dishes, we shall start the famous Tanoura dance. This high-energy dance performance by male dancers will involve you and your family for bigger fun. Keep plenty of bytes on your camera available for a lot of selfies and photographs.
Dubai's skyline is astonishing, but in Marine, this becomes even more amazing. 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 high-rise towers. It starts, and as it leisurely sails, you would consider the new lifestyle, fashion, restaurants, and malls fusing with traditional culture. There is plenty to watch out for during your sailing. This landscape merges finally with the brand-new development called the Blue Waters, and the largest observes deck in the world, the Ain Dubai.
You can do exclusive events differently, including birthday parties, weddings, social get to gather, and celebrations onboard our specious Dhow cruise. We will care for all your hospitality needs and requirements, including custom décor, tailored food menu, and entertainment onboard. Our event planners would go to great lengths for perfect planning to make your event memorable.
Ideally, you can organize the following functions and get together.
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.
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 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. At the same time, Dhow cruise Marina is cruising in the new Dubai along with iconic high-rise buildings. Dhow cruise Dubai Marina takes an entirely different route as the sailing is on the latest waterfront development called Marina, located on the shores of Dubai Marina Lagoon. This manmade water body is linked with the Persian Gulf.
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, now a heritage village. If antiques and an old-world feel are your things, then this is the cruise you should undertake.
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 is 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. You may expect high-quality service and experience.
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 is 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 cruise. 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. Would you please not hesitate to ask for more details on the number provided or 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 Dhow Cruise company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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.