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Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise

Spot some of the top landmarks across the Bur Dubai and Deira on a relaxing Dubai Creek dhow cruise, such as Heritage Village and Sheikh Saeed's House. Enjoy a wonderful sightseeing experience, with delicious meals and live entertainment on a Dubai Creek dhow cruise, or additionally upgrade for round-trip transfers.
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Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise Guide

While the city of Dubai offers a rich melting pot of must-try experiences to travelers, a visit would be incomplete without going for a cruise along the Dubai Creek. Explore Old Dubai’s historic landmarks on a Dubai Creek dhow cruise. On your cruise, indulge in some traditional Arabic cuisine meals and enjoy live entertainment. Before your visit, here’s what you need to know before planning your Dubai Creek cruise, including timings, location, and more.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures on a Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise

  • Travelers are advised to book their tickets online to avoid queues & physical contact.
  • A mandatory temperature check is conducted on every passenger before they enter the cruise. 
  • Staff and travelers have to mandatorily wear a mask during the entire cruise experience. 
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of the vessel is undertaken at frequent intervals.
  • The intake capacity of the number of passengers has been reduced to avoid overcrowding.

All Your Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise Options

One of the best ways to explore and understand the evolution of this ultramodern city is by hopping onto a dhow cruise. Based on your budget and the type of experience you’re looking for, you can choose from sightseeing cruises, dinner cruises, and combo cruises. These experiences include exploring popular landmarks in Dubai, international buffet meals, and live entertainment.

Sightseeing Cruise

Dinner Cruise

Combo Cruise

If you’re interested in exploring Dubai’s historic landmarks and its rich culture, opt for a sightseeing cruise. This cruise type is ideal if you’re on a schedule and don’t have much time to spare. Sit back, relax, and soak in the serene view around you.

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On this 1-hour cruise, cruise along the Dubai Creek and enjoy the audio commentary as you discover sights like Sheikh Saeed’s House, National Bank of Dubai, and more. You can upgrade your ticket to include return transfers.
Dine under the stars with a magnificent view of the city’s skyline on a Dubai Creek dinner cruise. These cruises offer fun entertainment options such as dances and shows, along with a rich culinary experience that includes continental and Arabian dishes. 

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On this 2-hour cruise, enjoy a delicious continental dinner and drinks with a lively tanoura dance with a puppet show to keep you entertained. Upgrade to include return transfers.
Make the most of Dubai in just 2 days by covering top experiences and landmarks. Along with your Dubai Creek dhow cruise, opt for city tours, desert safaris, and visits to iconic landmarks in the city. Depending on your ticket, you may also benefit from return transfers.

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Experience Dubai like never before with this combo ticket. Visit the 124th and 125th levels of the Burj Khalifa, and then enjoy a Dubai city tour, an evening desert safari, and Dubai Creek cruise. Enjoy return transfers with your experience.

Plan Your Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise

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What are Dubai Creek dhow cruise timings?

The timings and schedules vary depending on the cruise you choose:
Dubai Creek sightseeing cruises begin at 10:30 AM and carry on till 5:30 PM.
Dinner Cruise by 8:00 PM and go on for about two hours.

What is the best time to go on a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

Late evenings are the best time to hop on a Dubai Creek cruise as you get to capture the pretty sunset that enwraps the city and at the same time can enjoy the beautiful night skyline.

What is the duration of a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

A sightseeing cruise takes about an hour along the Dubai Creek, while a dinner cruise goes on for about two hours. Combo tours take about two days to cover all of the attractions in the experience.

Where is the Dubai Creek located?

Nestled in the heart of Dubai and just a 15 minutes drive from the Dubai International Airport, the Dubai Creek is located at the Ras Al Khor area.
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Where is the boarding point for my Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

It depends on the experience you book. Some cruises may board from Al Hamriya, or other piers at the Creek.

Can I take the metro/train to the boarding point at the Dubai Creek?

The nearest station to the Dubai Creek is Union Metro Station which is just a 10-minute walk away.

Can I take the bus to the boarding point at the Dubai Creek?

There are an array of buses that pass Dubai Creek. The nearest bus station is just a 3 minutes walk away.

Is photography permitted on a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

Yes, photography for personal use is permitted on the Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise.

Are outside food and drinks permitted on a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

No outside food and drinks are not permitted on the Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise.

What should I wear on a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

Considering most cruises sail post-sunset, you can put on smart casuals for a dinner cruise.

Are Dubai Creek dhow cruise wheelchair accessible?

Some cruises are wheelchair accessible, while some are not. You can check this facility before booking the tickets.

Are guided tours available on a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

It depends on the cruise you book. While some include audio commentary, others may include a local guide’s services.

Are return transfers available with Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

Dinner cruises and combo tours include return transfers. You can also opt to upgrade your ticket and include return transfers.

Are meals available on a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

Yes, dinner cruises serve a wholesome buffet with continental and Arabian dishes with refreshments.

Is live entertainment available on a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

Yes, dinner cruises include live music and entertainment including traditional Tanura dance, puppet shows and magic shows. 

Other Dubai Dhow Cruises

Along with a Dubai Creek dhow cruise, here are the different types of Dubai Dhow cruise you can take in the city.

Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise

If you’re looking to explore the modern and luxury side of Dubai, go for a Dubai Marina cruise. It shows you the evolution of Dubai into becoming a high-tech and ultra-modern city. Spot popular landmarks like Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Mall and more. Dinner cruises also include an international buffet along with live shows and traditional dances.

Dubai Canal Cruise

Hop onto a Dubai Canal cruise and explore the water canal. The main highlight for this cruise is the IMAGINE show, claimed to be the world’s largest water screen projection. Another exciting experience in this cruise is gliding under Dubai’s first sensor-operated bridge, the Sheikh Zayed Waterfall Bridge. Apart from sightseeing, you can feast on lip-smacking starters and an international buffet.

Dubai Boat Tours

Boat tours are fast, exciting ways to discover the city’s skyline. Aboard a speed boat, zoom past the waters and enjoy the city’s skyline. Depending on your choice, explore the Dubai Marina and spot all the popular landmarks on your way with a speed boat tour in Dubai.

Things to Do on a Dubai Creek Cruise Combo Tour

When you book a Dubai Creek combo tour, here are the best things to do in the city of Dubai.

Burj Khalifa

On a bucket list of many, the combo tour includes a visit to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The ticket includes admission to the 124th and 125th floors of the luxurious skyscraper. From the top, enjoy unparalleled views of the city. You can book Burj Khalifa tickets separately or as part of your combo tour.

Dubai Desert Safari

Away from the city’s hustle and bustle, enjoy a desert safari along the outskirts of Dubai. Try your hand at adventure activities like dune-bashing and sandboarding, along with delicious BBQ dinners, live entertainment and more. Book Dubai evening desert safari separately or as part of your combo ticket.

Dubai City Tour

Explore the lavish lifestyle and landmarks of Dubai by opting for a city tour. It would include visiting the iconic landmarks Dubai has to offer including the popular Atlantis Hotel, Al Fahidi Fort, Jumeirah Mosque, The Palm Island, Dubai Museum and Gold Souk. Book city tours in Dubai separately or as part of your combo ticket.

Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise FAQs

Are Dubai Creek dhow cruises available online now?

Yes, Dubai Creek dhow cruise tickets are available online. Guests are advised to prebook their tickets online so as to get their preferred date and time of visit.

What safety measures are in place on a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

The most important safety measure is that tickets can now be booked online. Mandatory masks, reduction in seating capacity, frequent sanitizing and other safety measures are also being followed.

What are the different types of Dubai Creek dhow cruises available?

Guests can choose to book Dubai Creek sightseeing cruises, dinner cruises, or combo tours.

Are discounts available on a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

Yes. Children under the age of 11 enjoy reduced pricing. Moreover, depending on the ticket you choose, you also enjoy up to 10% cashback and additional savings up to 20%.

What is the cancelation policy for a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

For most cruises, you can cancel the trip 24 hours prior to get a full refund.

What are Dubai Creek dhow cruise timings?

Sightseeing cruises begin from 10:30 AM and carry on till 5:30 PM, while dinner cruises start at 8:00 PM and go on for two hours.

How do I get to the boarding point for a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

If you take the metro, alight at Union metro station and walk to your boarding point. The closest bus stop is 3 minutes away. If you choose to drive, parking is available all along the Dubai Creek.

What is the best time to go for a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

Evenings are considered to be the best time to hop onto a Dubai Creek dhow cruise to enjoy delicious meals, live entertainment, and more.

What can I see while on a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

You will be able to see Dubai’s most iconic landmarks and tourist attractions while on the Dubai Creek dhow cruise, such as Sheikh Saeed’s Palace, Heritage Village, Dubai Museum, National Bank of Dubai, and more.

Are meals included on a Dubai Creek dhow cruise?

Meals are included in the Dubai Creek dinner cruise. The package includes a wholesome international buffet. 
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