5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 Reviews

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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Revel in the sights of nighttime Dubai on this memorable dinner cruise on the glass-enclosed ‘Bateaux Dubai!’ Enjoy a welcome drink and canapés and gaze through the boat’s wraparound windows as you cruise along glittering Dubai Creek to key attractions such as the Al Maktoum Bridge, Twin Towers and Grand Mosque, all illuminated against the night sky. Then, savor a delicious 4-course meal served at your table as a pianist plays in the background. Sip on a selection of sodas or house wines, depending on which option you select.


  • 2.5-hour dinner cruise on the elegant Bateaux Dubai
  • Waft along Dubai Creek and see Dubai’s landmarks twinkling against the night sky
  • Pass the illuminated Maktoum Bridge, Clock Tower, Twin Towers and Grand Mosque
  • Soak up the uninterrupted views through the panoramic glass walls
  • Savor a waiter-served, 4-course gourmet meal serenaded by live piano music
  • Upgrade to an alcoholic drinks package with house wines

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What You Can Expect

Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise

Soak up views of Dubai on your Christmas lunch cruise on the Bateaux Dubai

Walk along the red carpet and board the plush, glass-enclosed Bateaux Dubai. As your boat casts off, enjoy a welcome drink and canapés and spend the evening cruising back and forth along Dubai Creek.

Settle on the glass-covered deck, head for the open roof terrace, or get to the outdoor deck for unparalleled views of the city’s twinkling skyline. Enjoy the evening breeze as you cruise under the glittering Maktoum and Floating bridges, and pass the Clock Tower and Dhow Wharfage, Twin Towers and Deira Tower. Then, drift by the Old Souk, Grand Mosque and Old Boat Port before your vessel heads back, giving you a second chance to photograph the city’s dazzling landmarks.

As you sail, sit down to a delicious, 4-course dinner of freshly prepared, gourmet dishes. A wait staff tends to you as you admire the ever-changing backdrop from the boat's wraparound windows. You have the choice of two drink packages with your cruise: a standard selection of sodas or an upgrade that includes house wines.

During your meal, listen to soft piano music played by an expert pianist — the gentle melodies add a romantic touch to your evening. Then, after dinner, perhaps relax with your drinks on the outdoor terraces to make the most of the last, stunning views as you return to dock.

Your experience ends when your boat arrives back at the port at around 11pm.

See below for a sample dinner menu.


Sample Dinner Menu

  • Bateaux Salmon Ensemble Sous vide (water-bathed or steam cooked) salmon with baba ganoush (aubergine dip), salmon bonbon, cucumber wakame (seaweed), black salt biscuit, wasabi mayo, cured salmon & horseradish cream
  • Corn-Fed Chicken Tian Slow-roasted chicken breast, avocado salsa, carrot carpaccio, crispy sweet potato brittle & lemongrass dressing
  • Smoked Duck & Turkey Daikon Cured turkey ham & smoked duck breast, habanero (chili) mayo, lemon-basil sorbet on pistachio dust with balsamic caviar & red currant jelly
  • Scallop & Prawn with Beetroot Risotto Green tempura prawn & seared scallop with beetroot-orange risotto, squid ink tuille & Parmesan espuma
  • Mushroom Cappuccino & Smoked Beef Tortellini With tomato crumble, sesame grissini, sweet basil pesto & truffle foam
  • Bresaola & Red Fig Salad With baby rocket, fresh basil, shaved Parmesan, asparagus, artichoke & ground beef quenelle with olive oil focaccia wafer & pomegranate vinaigrette
  • Duck Liver Torchon With freeze-dried strawberries, herb rillettes, chocolate violet, smoked salt flakes, herb butter brioche & grilled fig
  • Mezzah Froid — Mezzah Chaud With walnut-beetroot quenelle, carrot hummus, spinach bil zeit, (spinach in olive oil) Haloumi spring roll, lamb sambousek (pastry stuffed with lamb), Arabic bread with pomegranate injection

Main Course:
  • Black Angus Beef Filet With braised baby root vegetables, mushroom-goats cheese ravioli, broccoli purée, crispy Parmesan tuile, celeriac fondant & thyme jus
  • Corn-Fed Grilled Chicken With baby spinach & scamorza filling, frike (roasted dried green wheat) French beans, mushroom ragout & carrot cream
  • Lamb Loin & Braised Lamb Shank With vegetable, butternut & potato bake on red onion marmalade, goats cheese millefeuile, broad beans, black olive dust & rosemary jus
  • Red Snapper Sharmoullah (salad) With zaatar (Middle Eastern herbs) spaghetti vegetables, onion rings, crisp Arabic bread, rose molasses jus & parsley sauce
  • 5-Spice Duck Breast with Duck Liver Won-Ton Polenta cream, edamame beans, mango chilli salsa, vegetable noodles, & warm honey-soya dressing
  • Poached Salmon With crushed lemon potato, celeriac crunch, tomato confit, asparagus tagliatelle, lemon-raspberry gel & saffron lemon butter aioli
  • Burj-Shrimps Tortellini With baby spinach, fennel purée, fennel chips, zucchini, balsamic pearls, Parmesan espuma cream & lobster sauce

  • Chocolate Monte Carlo Steamed chocolate cake, chocolate cream, peanut butter-chocolate ice cream, chocolate gel, chocolate ganache, raspberry coulis & Amarula shooter
  • Apple Tart With prune & walnut chutney, celery-apple sours syrup, with cinnamon honeycomb & olive oil ice cream
  • Tiramisu My Way Espresso-soaked biscuit, Amaretto mascarpone, wild berries, raspberry powder & coffee crumble, Amaretto injection
  • Creek Traffic Caramelized walnut- & cherry-filled crêpes with tonka bean ice cream, fruit skewers & bitter chocolate syrup
  • Blueberry Kunafa Cheesecake Kunafa (cheese pastry soaked in syrup), blueberry & rosewater cheesecake, sour berries, ginger ice cream & white chocolate crisp
  • Bateaux Fruit Pineapple, honey melon, rock melon, dragon fruit, kiwi, berries, chocolate lollipop stick, mini-marshmallow & lavender macaroon
  • Sorbet Selection Fruit lollipops, chocolate tuille, strawberry coulis
  • Fromage Francaise Assorted French cheeses with truffle honey and accompaniments

Vegetarian Menu

  • Basil Zucchini with Beetroot Risotto With squid ink tuille & Parmesan espuma
  • Mezzah Froid — Mezzah Chaud Walnut-beetroot quenelle, carrot hummus, spinach bil zeit (spinach in olive oil), Haloumi spring roll, Arabic bread with pomegranate injection
  • Mushroom Cappuccino & Smoked Goat Cheese Tortellini Tomato crumble, sesame grissini, sweet basil pesto & truffle foam

Main Course:
  • Quinoa Pumpkin Frike (roasted dried green wheat) Pumpkin purée, roasted buffalo mozzarella, mushroom ragout
  • Red & Yellow Lentil Makhni (dahl) Potato filled with cashew nuts & Paneer cheese, cumin spinach, saffron rice, poppadum crisp, onion crisp & red bell pepper cream
  • Burj-Wild Mushroom Tortellini With baby spinach, fennel purée, fennel chips, zucchini, balsamic pearls, Parmesan espuma cream & basil oil
  • Bateaux Fruit Pineapple, honey melon, rock melon, dragon fruit, kiwi, berries, chocolate lollipop stick, lemon sorbet
  • Sorbet Selection Fruit lollipops, chocolate tuille, strawberry coulis
  • Fromage Francaise Assorted French cheeses with truffle honey & accompaniments

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

What an experience!! It was my Wife's 40th Birthday and what a way to spend it. The staff were amazing. Very attentive and very friendly. Anvie was our waitress and not only did she take care of all our needs she was able to talk to us about the many sites to see along the river making our cruise even more memorable. The food was amazing. With a little surprise at the end came a little cake with Happy Birthday written in chocolate on the plate for my Wife. Needless to say this was a great end to her Birthday surprise!!!
When making your way to the Boat make sure you tell the taxi driver that you need to get to the Emirates NBD building side of the river. We made the mistake of telling our driver the name of the cruise and he took us to what was the old location on the other side of the river. Fortunately a local man helped us find a river taxi so not only did we not miss the cruise, but we made entrance onto the boat via the river side. It did add to the experience Very James Bond like!!!. But just to be safe make sure you get the correct address.
All in all this was a very Memorable evening. We would definitely do it again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great evening river cruise, scenery was awesome and the dinner was fantastic, I personally gave the Chef my opinion. We the four of us had a great time!

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