Headout logo. Link to home.
Help

Top Experiences in Dubai

2-hour dhow cruise in dubai marina with dinner-1
Dubai Marina Cruises
2-Hour Dhow Cruise in Dubai Marina with Dinner
4.4
Rated 4.39 out of 5.0 from 860 reviews.
from
AED 120
Free cancellation
dhow dinner cruise with live entertainment in dubai creek & the open seas-1
Dubai Dhow Cruises
Dhow Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment in Dubai Creek & the Open Seas
Instant confirmation
4.2
Rated 4.21 out of 5.0 from 1266 reviews.
AED 120
AED 60
Save up to 50%
marina dinner cruise with live music-1
Dubai Dhow Cruises
Marina Dinner Cruise with Live Music
4.5
Rated 4.52 out of 5.0 from 1820 reviews.
AED 260
AED 175
Save up to 33%
sunset cruise in dubai marina with buffet dinner-1
Dubai Dhow Cruises
Sunset Cruise in Dubai Marina with Buffet Dinner
4.4
Rated 4.4 out of 5.0 from 296 reviews.
AED 210
AED 145
Save up to 31%
Free cancellation
lotus mega yacht dinner cruise in dubai-1
Dubai Dhow Cruises
Lotus Mega Yacht Dinner Cruise in Dubai
Instant confirmation
4.3
Rated 4.26 out of 5.0 from 175 reviews.
from
AED 249
Free cancellation
luxury yacht cruise in dubai with live bbq & non-alcoholic drinks-1
Yacht Cruises
Luxury Yacht Cruise in Dubai with Live BBQ & Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Instant confirmation
4.7
Rated 4.67 out of 5.0 from 15 reviews.
from
AED 225
alexandra dhow cruise dinner in dubai marina with live entertainment-1
Dubai Dhow Cruises
Alexandra Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai Marina with Live Entertainment
4.4
Rated 4.43 out of 5.0 from 1188 reviews.
from
AED 180
Free cancellation
tickets to atlantis scenic cruise in dubai-1
Dubai Dhow Cruises
Tickets to Atlantis Scenic Cruise in Dubai
Instant confirmation
4.1
Rated 4.13 out of 5.0 from 8 reviews.
from
AED 120
Free cancellation
dhow dinner cruise on dubai creek with transfers-1
Dubai Dhow Cruises
Dhow Dinner Cruise on Dubai Creek with Transfers
Instant confirmation
4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5.0 from 1911 reviews.
AED 130
abra ride in the dubai water canal-1
Dubai Dhow Cruises
Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal
Instant confirmation
4.1
Rated 4.08 out of 5.0 from 51 reviews.
from AED 60
AED 53
Save up to 12%
Free cancellation
guided boat tour of dubai-1
Speed Boat Tours
Guided Boat Tour of Dubai
Instant confirmation
5.0
Rated 5 out of 5.0 from 1 reviews.
from
AED 120
Free cancellation
dubai marina dhow cruise with 5-star dinner-1
Dubai Marina Cruises
Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise with 5-Star Dinner
Instant confirmation
1.9
Rated 1.91 out of 5.0 from 11 reviews.
AED 250
Free cancellation
dhow cruise dinner in dubai marina with live entertainment-1
Dubai Dhow Cruises
Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai Marina with Live Entertainment
Instant confirmation
4.3
Rated 4.3 out of 5.0 from 2791 reviews.
from AED 190
AED 140
Save up to 26%
Free cancellation
4-hour yacht cruise in dubai marina with bbq lunch & inflatable slide-1
Free cancellation
dubai water canal cruise with dinner + optional transfers-1
Dubai Dhow Cruises
Dubai Water Canal Cruise with Dinner + Optional Transfers
Instant confirmation
4.5
Rated 4.47 out of 5.0 from 945 reviews.
from
AED 200
Free cancellation
musandam dibba tour with dhow cruise & lunch-1
Dubai Dhow Cruises
Musandam Dibba Tour with Dhow Cruise & Lunch
Instant confirmation
4.5
Rated 4.47 out of 5.0 from 356 reviews.
from AED 220
AED 175
Save up to 20%
Free cancellation
private small group dubai discovery cruise-1
Dubai Dhow Cruises
Private Small Group Dubai Discovery Cruise
Instant confirmation
New
AED 1,850
Free cancellation
sunset abra tour of burj khalifa with emirati high tea-1
Dubai Dhow Cruises
Sunset Abra Tour of Burj Khalifa with Emirati High Tea
Instant confirmation
4.3
Rated 4.29 out of 5.0 from 21 reviews.
AED 240
dubai private boat tour-1
Boat Rentals
Dubai Private Boat Tour
New
AED 500

Travel Guides and Tips

Browse By Themes

Yes, cruises in Dubai are one of the most popular experiences tried by both locals and tourists. Depending on your budget, schedule, and other personal preferences, you can choose to go for a dinner cruise, lunch cruise, or sightseeing cruise.
There are various cruise types to choose from in Dubai.
  • Dubai dhow cruise: Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise is the most popular type of cruise in Dubai. On traditional boats, known as 'dhows' in the region, you can go for sightseeing, dinner, or lunch on a Dubai Marina dhow cruise, Dubai Creek dhow cruise, or Dubai Canal cruise.
  • Yacht tours: If you're looking for a unique, indulgent experience, yacht tours in Dubai are the way to go. From the Dubai Marina, set sail on luxurious yachts for a day of discovering Dubai's skyline under the sun. Enjoy continental meals, live entertainment, and more.
  • Boat tours: Feel the cool sea breeze against your skin on yellow boat tours in Dubai. Hop onboard speed boats and depending on the ticket you've opted for, zoom along the sea and discover popular landmarks in the city for 30/45/60/90 minutes.
Your boarding point would vary based on the type of cruise you would opt for. Broadly, you can choose from Dubai Marina cruise, Dubai Creek dhow cruise, and Dubai Canal cruise.
  • If you for a cruise along the Marina, your boarding point will be near the Dubai Marina Yacht Club or Marina Bay.
  • At the Creek, your boarding point may be at one of the many piers such as Al Hamriya.
  • The Dubai Water Canal cruise pier would be the common boarding point for Canal cruises. The confirmed details with the boarding point and tips on how to get there will be a part of your confirmed ticket.
Spot some of the city's top landmarks on your cruise in Dubai. Depending on your location, here's what you can see:
  • Dubai Marina: Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and more.
  • Dubai Creek: You can see historic landmarks like Sheikh Saeed's House, Heritage Village, National Bank of Dubai, Old Boat Fort, and more
  • Canal cruise: You can see the Burj Khalifa, Business Bay Bridge, Festival City and more.
Dinner cruises in Dubai are definitely better than lunch cruises in Dubai. On a Dubai dinner cruise, meals include a variety of continental and local dishes spanning vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices. You'll also be entertained in the background with live music, traditional dance performances, or shows. Moreover, a dinner cruise gives you the unique vantage point of soaking in the city's brightly lit skyline and avoids the unpleasantness of sailing under the hot Arabian sun.
Yes, dinner and lunch cruises in Dubai serve meals. You will be treated to a widespread buffet that would include continental as well as a traditional dishes, with snacks and refreshments, and a fun few hours of live entertainment. Please keep in mind that sightseeing cruises do not include meals and only dinner/lunch cruises do.
Not all cruises in Dubai would include alcohol beverages. Sightseeing cruises, Abra rides, and boat tours would not include drinks, but luxury dinner cruises and yacht tours may serve liqour. Make sure to check the specifications of your ticket before booking.
Yes, sunset cruises are available in Dubai and offer a glorious view of the city's skyline bathed in orange and gold. Most sunset cruises are a part of dinner cruises, which includes a complete buffet meal with live entertainment and refreshments.
Ideally, the best part of the day to take a sunset cruise is during the evenings to avoid the harsh Dubai heat and enjoy the pleasant weather and cool breeze. Daytime cruises, while allowing you clearly discover popular landmarks, are often uncomfortable due to the blazing sun. If you are looking for a day cruise, the best time would be to go between the months of November to April, when the city experiences its winter and spring seasons.
Sightseeing cruises in Dubai generally last between 30-60 minutes, while dinner and lunch cruises carry on for longer, about 2-3 hours. Boat tours are shorter, between 30-45 minutes.
Some sightseeing cruises may include an audioguide or an expert local guide, while others may not. You would have to check for the specifics in the ticket you choose.

World at your tap.

Get the Headout app to get tickets on your phone and access app-only deals. Talk about win-win.
iphone

We've served 25 million+ guests and we are here for you

25 million +

Happy customers across 10,000+ experiences

4.4/5

5,000+ verified reviews with 90% excellent score

In the Media

Featured and recommended by the best brands

24 x 7 Help Center

Have a question? Live chat with local experts anywhere, anytime