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Cruises in Dubai

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Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise
Dhow Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment in Dubai Creek and the Open Seas
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AED 220AED 64
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Yacht Tours
Dubai Marina Shared Yacht Tour
4.6
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AED 210
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Burj Khalifa Tickets
Combo: Burj Khalifa + Dubai City Tour + Dhow Cruise + Desert Safari
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(295)
AED 610AED 387.35
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Dubai Marina Dhow Cruises
Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai Marina with Live Entertainment
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AED 160AED 135
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Boat Rentals
The Yellow Boats: 99 Minute Premium Marina Boat Tour
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4.5
(82)
AED 299
Sightseeing Cruises
Marina Dinner Cruise with Live Music
4.5
(1.8K)
AED 260
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Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise
Dhow Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment in Dubai Creek
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4.5
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AED 90
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Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise
2 Day Combo: Desert Safari + Dubai City Tour + Dhow Dinner Cruise
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4.4
(1.5K)
AED 325
Boat Rentals
The Yellow Boats: 75 Minutes Atlantis Boat Tour
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4.1
(151)
AED 210
Boat Rentals
The Yellow Boats: 60 Minutes Marina Cruise
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4.3
(868)
AED 199

Are cruises in Dubai a popular experience?

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.

What are my different cruise options in Dubai?

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.

Where can I find boarding points for cruises in Dubai?

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.

What can I see on a cruise in Dubai?

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.

Is a lunch cruise better or a dinner cruise?

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.

Are meals served on cruises in Dubai?

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.

Are drinks served on cruises?

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.

Are sunset cruises available in Dubai?

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.

When is the best time to go for a cruise in Dubai?

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.

How long is a dhow cruise in Dubai?

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.

Do sightseeing cruises have guides or audioguides?

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.
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