Welcome to Dubai Marina, the most talked about waterfront development in the world. The entire Dubai Marina and the lagoon that traverses through it is purpose built for tourism and leisure activities. And the best way to experience it is by sailing on the mellow water of the lagoon by a wooden boat called Dhow. Al Wasl, the award-winning dinner cruise company, offers Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina, which is an entertaining and skyline gazing experience. It provides a night view of the Dubai Marina District. It boasts some of the most well-known and iconic developments such as JBR, Cayan Tower, the Bluewater, Ain Dubai (the largest and highest wheel in the world), and countless other eyeball grabbing sky-high towers.
Eye feasting view of Marina landmarks, exceptional hospitality, mouthwatering dinner spread scintillating entertainment, all this plus more sums up the experience of Dhow Cruise Marina. There is never a dull moment during the leisurely sailing of the cruise.
The first thing that strikes you is the beauty of the Dubai Marina at night. As your eyes round up the 3600, you would see landmarks such as Dubai Marina Mall, the surreal 1800 arching Cayan Towers, The Bluewater development, the gigantic Ain Dubai (Newly opened, the highest observatory wheel in the world). These landmarks, beautifully lit up the night, would be the ideal background for a great selfie.
The sumptuous buffet barbeque dinner is loaded with options for both veg and non-veg delicacies. It starts with welcome drinks of juice/ tea/ coffee and dates. Followed by a variety of lip-smacking salads as starts and then you have the main course consisting of a variety of bread, rice, and side dishes. The dessert rounds up our menu.
Onboard hospitality is an exception, and we have staff who know how to pamper you and are capable of being your trip guides. The 2-hour cruise ends back in the same place where it started, and the entire experience leaves you wanting for more!
They say that Dubai Canal is one of the 7 manmade wonders of the new world. All manmade, you would witness its full glory while cruising in Dubai Marina Lagoon in the night. The canal route passes through high-rise towers and developments such as the iconic Dubai Marina Mall, Cayan Twisted Tower, JBR, and the Ain Dubai, the highest observatory wheel in the world. Then comes the Bluewater development with legendry Caesars Palace hotel in its heart. You would also get to see the mighty Atlantic Hotel located on Palm Island and Burj Khalifa on the distant horizon. The Dubai Marina is a Must-see itinerary for any tourist, and never a better way than Dhow Cruise Marina!
If you have any event in mind and try to make it unique and memorable, then Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina is the perfect venue. It can take up to 199 guests, including the upper and lower deck, and comes with free sailing. Leave the details to us, and our event managers will provide you with the right package, and your guest won't stop gushing and thanking you. This would be the best selfie event possible. The event could be as varied as a Birthday, marriage anniversary, or a corporate celebration of successful milestones achievements; we have it all covered.
Dubai has mainly two dhow cruise locations. One is cruising 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 Dhow cruise on Creek would be like a heritage cruise taking you through Old Dubai's old heritage buildings and architecture. The sailing would pass through the old Dubai Museum, Dubai Administration building, hundreds of water taxis, old "Abra", and the old souks on both sides. However, the Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina is all about the new world that Dubai has ushered in. It sails through the high-rise towers, malls, and other leisure developments. The Dubai Marina dhow cruise is a premium cruising experience as it provides a much better selfie and sightseeing experience.
Due to the global Corona pandemic, we have implemented the required preventive measures of the Dubai Health Authority. Every guest and service provider is to comply with these guidelines for everyone's safety. Face masks, and social distancing are 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 your trip.
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.