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Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai Marina

3.4 / 5

81 reviews

Activity provider: Al Canary Tourism LLC

Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai Marina

Activity provider: Al Canary Tourism LLC

From US$ 66.67 per person

Set sail on a traditional dhow, and cruise around Dubai Marina. Feast on a sumptuous dinner of international fare, prepared at a 4-star hotel, while taking in the on board live entertainment and stunning Dubai skyline.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel from 7:00-7:30 PM depending on your accommodation. Please confirm hotel details during the booking process.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Climb aboard a traditional Arabian dhow
  • Set sail across the Dubai Marina, admiring mega-yachts as you go
  • Dine on a sumptuous buffet dinner of international and Asian fare
  • Cruise up the Dubai Marina Channel
  • See iconic Ain Dubai and Blue Water Island
  • Watch the Dubai skyline from the open air top deck of the dhow
  • Enjoy soft Arabic and Indian music, and live tanoura dancing entertainment (Except Ramadan)
Full description

Climb aboard a romantic dhow (a traditional Arabic sailing vessel) and cruise Dubai Marina on this delicious 2-hour dinner tour. Get up-close views of the unofficial 8th wonder of the world, The Palm Island complex (view from lagoons area), and enjoy a romantic ambiance from the moment you step onboard the 2-tiered boat. As you sail out of Dubai Marina Yacht Club and cruise up Dubai Channel, get glimpses of the stylish Jumeirah Beach Residences and the mega-yachts of Dubai Marina. Continue to The Blu water island and the Dubai Eye (Ain Dubai). All the while you’ll be tucking into an international and Asian buffet dinner, with unlimited soft drinks, mineral water, tea, and coffee. Soft Arabic, English, and Hindi music will sway with the gentle lapping of the waves, and the lithe movement of Tanura dancers will be an added exotic distraction.

  • Free Pick-up from your hotel in Dubai
  • Welcome drinks and unlimited refreshments on arrival
  • Cruise of Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Blue Water Island and The Dubai Eye
  • International buffet dinner with vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes from a 4-star hotel
  • Traditional live entertainment on board
  • Access to fully air conditioned lower deck and open-air upper deck
  • Drop off at your hotel in Dubai

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise Dubai safety features: the dhow has qualified captains and crew, and is equipped with navigation compass, fire extinguishers, first aid kit, and life jackets
    • Please allow for approximately 3.5 hours tour time, but note that the cruise time is only 2 hours
    • The cruise commences at 20:30
    • Seats are provided on first come and first serve bases. If you have any specific requirements, contact local vendor minimum 24 hours before the trip.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.4 /5

    based on 81 reviews

    Review summary

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    Basically a nice thing. Can you do it. Just takes forever until the ship is filled. The food is ok. The entertainment is so mediocre, a few guests always have to make fools of themselves to be brought forward, I don't like that. Transportation to and from the hotel was fine. Taking pictures and making videos is difficult because the ship is completely full. The backdrop is awesome.

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    November 11, 2022

    Communication between me and the provider was good. They even picked us up from a hotel which was outside the pick up area. The cruise itself was excellent, sailing at a relaxed pace so that we could enjoy the sights along the marina. Food was good and service was excellent also. The dancer was very entertaining.

    September 13, 2022

    The driver came to pick us up more than an hour late. Once we got there, I preferred the outdoor table and then the one upstairs because I was hoping to film everything in the foreground. I went upstairs while I was approaching a free table placed in the front rows of the dhow, they made me move away, telling me that I could not sit there because it belonged to other people. At the time of booking they could not also choose the table so I do not know with what criteria they assigned or reserved them. I absolutely did not like this treatment.

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    August 23, 2022

    Product ID: 29759