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Dubai Water Canal Cruise with Dinner

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2 hrs 30 mins - 5 hrs

On this luxury cruise, you will hop aboard a luxury dhow and cruise down the Dubai Water Canal as it runs through the charming ‘City of Lights’ in Dubai and parts it into two commercial districts. You will sail past some iconic Dubai landmarks while you enjoy a delicious international buffet dinner surrounded in luxury and comfort.

Dubai Water Canal Cruise Highlights

  • Take a 2.5-hour dinner cruise on a luxurious modern dhow in Dubai Water Canal.
  • The dinner cruise begins with a welcome of traditional Arabic coffee and fresh dates.
  • Feast on a 3-course international dinner.
  • Enjoy traditional forms of entertainment such as the tanoura dance and a puppet show.
  • Take in stunning views of Dubai’s architecture that lines the Dubai Water Canal.
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Why You Should Go For A Dubai Water Canal Cruise

Dubai Water Canal connects the Dubai Creek to the Persian Gulf. An ancient waterway, Dubai Creek has been the lifeline of Dubai and its inhabitants. Starting at Business Bay, Dubai Water Canal is a 3km stretch of waterway that flows through Safa Park and Jumeirah. Flanking it on both sides are some of the popular landmarks of Dubai City such as Business Bay Bridge, the Dubai Water Canal Footbridge, Safa Park and multiple luxury hotels.

The cruise boats are traditional dhows that have now evolved from the tiny sailed boats of the earlier centuries to the huge luxury cruising vessels of today. Dhows are perfect for a dinner cruise as they offer the features of indoor-outdoor seating and 360-degree glass walls. And pairing them with a 3-course international buffet makes these dhow cruises one of the most popular recreational experiences in Dubai.

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What to Expect on Your Dubai Water Canal Cruise

Your dhow dinner cruise will begin in Dubai Festival City as you report at the designated pier on the Dubai Water Canal. You will be greeted by the friendly staff who welcome you with Kahwah (Arabic coffee) and assorted chilled refreshments on your arrival. After the warm welcome, you will board the luxurious dhow and embark on your dinner cruise down Dubai Water Canal.

On your Dubai Water Canal cruise, you will be able to view landmarks such as Safa Park, Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Water Canal Footbridge and luxury hotels such as the JW Marquis Hotel and Westin Hotel. The accompanying dinner will be in the form of a buffet with 5 international buffet stations with food such as Arabic appetisers, grilled meats, fresh salads, delicious Arabic sweets, soft & hot beverages.

As you enjoy your dinner, two traditional dance shows will also be put up for your entertainment. There will be an interactive tanoura dance and a horse show. The dhow cruise will finally return to its pier after a 2-hour journey cruise.

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Know Before You Go

About the Experience

When To Visit:

The Dubai Water Canal dhow dinner cruise is a daily experience that starts from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm daily.

Getting There:

The pier is located in Dubai Festival City, at the Dubai Water Canal Cruise pier. You can reach the pier by taking the metro to the Al Jafiliya Station and take a cab to the exact location, off the E66, near Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.

What to Wear:

It is best to be dressed casually for the dinner cruises. The setting is primarily informal and hence, smart casuals should be fine.

About the Ticket


Tickets for the cruise are available daily. Choose the date you would like to take the dinner cruise and simply purchase the ticket. You will be emailed the voucher which you can show your driver and begin your Dubai Water Canal dhow dinner cruise.

Length of the cruise:

The cruise departs daily and is two hours long.

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  • Welcome refreshments, dates and coffee
  • Lavish international buffet dinner
  • Mineral water and soft drinks
  • Live entertainment
  • Dubai Water Canal cruise
  • Transfers (Optional)
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Palmer O'Conner
Reviewed in January, 2018

We din't know it when we booked it, but Headout informed us that we will be floating thtough the heart of Dubai. Wonderful experience

Nolan Walsh
Reviewed in December, 2017

My fiance was anxious about the cruise after reading some reviews, but it was worth it.

Edna Ladis
Reviewed in December, 2017

It was a cruise with lots of sightseeing, live music and a special dinner buffet. Really enjoyed it

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  • Select the date you wish to go on and the number of people you will be going with.
  • Complete your purchase and receive an email with the mobile voucher for your dinner cruise.
  • On the day of your experience, present your voucher at the pier.
  • Proceed to the dhow and enjoy your dining experience.
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