Dubai Dhow cruises

Our most recommended Dubai Dhow cruises

Dubai: Dhow Dinner Cruise with International Buffet

1. Dubai: Dhow Dinner Cruise with International Buffet

Enjoy an evening cruise around Dubai Creek on board a traditional dhow. See Dubai by moonlight, and enjoy the romantic ambiance of the 2-story boat. You will be welcomed on board with a complimentary drink. Then, set sail on the aquamarine waters of the Arabian Sea and cruise gently out onto the Creek, passing old dhows, abras and luxury yachts as you go. Listen to relaxing Arabic and Hindi music, and take your pick from the 4-star buffet dinner of meat, fish and vegetarian options, all prepared by top-quality chefs. Admire fabulous contemporary architecture, including the National Bank of Dubai and Dubai Chamber of Commerce. See old souks, the heritage village of Shindagha, and Sheikh Saeed’s House, birthplace of the father of modern day Dubai. Alcoholic drinks are available to purchase on board, and you can unwind on the air-conditioned lower deck, or take the warm breeze on the open-air upper deck to see the sights float by.

Dubai: 2-Hour Evening Dhow Cruise and Dinner

2. Dubai: 2-Hour Evening Dhow Cruise and Dinner

Take a relaxing 2-hour tour on a Dubai dhow under the evening stars and feast on international treats as you cruise. Set sail onboard a traditional Arabian dhow. Once onboard, enjoy a sumptuous feast of Arabic and international cuisine while gently gliding past the souks, banks, and palaces of Dubai’s glittering waterfront. A friendly driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the pier, where you will board a traditional Arabic dhow, typical waterborne vessels of the Persian Gulf traditionally used by pearl fishers. As you set off, you will glide past the wonderful illuminated skyline of Dubai at night, and feast on Arabic and international specialties in the comfort of the onboard dining area. The dhow offers an international open-buffet with appetizers, salad, fish, meat, several desserts to choose from. At the end of your romantic evening of soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of Dubai at night, your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai Marina

3. Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai Marina

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.

Dubai: Dhow Dinner Cruise Along Dubai Creek

4. Dubai: Dhow Dinner Cruise Along Dubai Creek

Embark on a dinner cruise along the Dubai Creek in a traditional wooden dhow. Admire the Dubai skyline from the water and tuck into a delicious buffet dinner with entertainment on board. Start the evening with a transfer from your hotel to the cruise hassle-free. Experience an unforgettable evening in opulent surroundings combined with Arabic traditions. Savor a sumptuous feast of Arabic and international cuisine as you sail past the illuminated buildings of Dubai. On this cruise along moonlit Dubai Creek, soak up the views of the brilliantly illuminated skyline. Relax as you enjoy the live music and entertainment. The international buffet dinner features a selection of local delicacies. At the end of the cruise, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Royal Creek Dinner Cruise

5. Royal Creek Dinner Cruise

See Dubai sparkle on this dazzling dinner cruise that offers a fascinating glimpse of the radiance of Dubai at night. The cruise takes you past buildings such as the Emirates NBD, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce Buildings, and other architectural wonders. Enjoy a red carpet welcome, rose water sprinkle upon arrival with Frankincense/Bakhoor Burner as air scent, fresh towels, dates, Arabic coffee, and a welcome drink of either juice or a soft drink to be served on the table as part of the “Traditional Arabian Welcome.” Indulge in an inclusive sumptuous buffet accompanied by a selection of soft beverages. Come relax and indulge in an incredible night of luxury, you are sure to never forget.    

From Dubai: Musandam Dibba Dhow Cruise with Lunch

6. From Dubai: Musandam Dibba Dhow Cruise with Lunch

Cruise to Musandam on a full-day trip by boat. Take some time to go swimming and snorkeling, try your hand at fishing, and feel the thrill of a speedboat ride. Enjoy a buffet lunch, and benefit from the services of dedicated staff throughout your experience. Hop onboard your vessel for a Dhow cruise. Take in the sights of Dubai from the boat and get ready for a day of water activities. Life jackets and snorkeling equipment are included to help you make the most of your activity. Hop on board a speedboat for a thrilling ride, or go swimming at the beach. Have a go at fishing, or strap on your snorkel to discover the world beneath the waves. Feast on a buffet lunch, and take advantage of soft drinks, mineral water, fresh fruit, and snacks. Play your own choice of music through the onboard sound system. Benefit from transportation from Dubai (if option selected). Make use of the services of dedicated staff throughout your experience.

Royal Marina Dhow Dinner Cruise

7. Royal Marina Dhow Dinner Cruise

You haven’t experienced Dubai until you’ve taken an amazing dinner cruise. This 5 Star Dhow Dinner cruise is the most popular tour among travellers, it’s the perfect recipe for a memorable experience in Dubai. The Marina is one of the most popular locations in Dubai, lined with lit up skyscrapers, luxury hotels, and residences in the night sky. You’ll cruise along the marina while looking up at some of the most impressive architectural wonders in the entire world. You may even recognize such popular destinations as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Marina Yacht Club and the Dubai Marina Mall. The 5 Star Dhow Dinner cruise is a journey through the Dubai Marina whilst enjoying fine delicacies from 5 star kitchens. Your dinner is prepared by top chefs to present a buffet of high class meal options. Enjoy a variety of international food choices to cater to all tastes from around the world. Your amazing meal is complimented with a soothing aroma of traditional Dubai scents as well as background Arabic and English music to complete the atmosphere. All boats are equipped with WIFI (free for first 30 minutes on board) so you won’t have to wait to share your memorable experience with the rest of the world. This cruise is perfect for adults and kids alike.

Dubai Marina: Half-Day Dhow Dinner Cruise with Transfer

8. Dubai Marina: Half-Day Dhow Dinner Cruise with Transfer

Climb aboard a dhow boat and enjoy a 2-hour dinner cruise of Dubai Marina that is perfect for families and romantic couples. Get a feast for your eyes and enjoy ample photo opportunities of the groundbreaking architecture as you sail on an artificial canal carved along a 2-mile stretch of the Persian Gulf shoreline. See sights such as Dubai Marina Mall and other architectural highlights as you enjoy live entertainment, including a traditional tanoura dance show. Savor delicious food from the buffet menu as you see the reflections of Dubai's magnificent buildings in the water.

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Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 2,014 reviews

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.

Very well organized lots of water activities, unlimited meals and snacks, attentive guide. To recommend !

Wonderful ambiance, food was delicious and lots of choice too! Everyone was super friendly!

Everything was great except for the pick-up, since the pick-up point was inaccurate

We had a good day with a lot of activity on site staff at the top