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  • Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Dhow Boat Dinner Cruise in Dubai

Enjoy the glittering lights of Deira and a delicious buffet feast on this 2-hour evening Dubai dinner cruise. Board a beautifully illuminated ‘dhow’ — a traditional Arabian sail boat — and drift along winding Dubai Creek as you gaze at twinkling landmarks such as the Al Maktoum Bridge, the National Bank of Dubai and downtown Dubai’s skyscrapers in the distance. Then, with the creek waters gently lapping at your Dubai dhow cruise boat, savor a scrumptious buffet of tasty Emirati and international dishes, with complimentary sodas and additional drinks (own expense). 


  • 2-hour Dubai dinner cruise aboard a traditional dhow
  • Cruise along Dubai Creek to see the neighborhood of Deira from the water
  • Pass Deira’s working souqs and admire the illuminations of central Dubai in the distance
  • Enjoy traditional Emirati specialties and international cuisine from the onboard buffet
  • Feast on treats such as chickpea and potato curry and umali (a warm Emirati dessert)
  • Make use of a hotel pickup and drop-off from central Dubai

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What You Can Expect

Dhow Boat Dinner Cruise in Dubai

See the sky line of Dubai from its oldest area, Dubai Creek

Leave your central Dubai hotel by air-conditioned minibus and travel to the cruise jetty on Dubai Creek in the city’s Deira district.

Snaking between Deira, the heart of traditional Dubai, and Bur Dubai to the south, the creek winds past many of Dubai’s best-known landmarks, including the National Bank of Dubai, the Spice Souk and Al Maktoum Bridge.

At the jetty, take a moment to admire your beautifully illuminated dhow — a traditional Arabian trading boat of the type once used to ship goods between the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.

Then, step aboard and feast your eyes on Deira’s sparkling skyline as your dhow sails up and down the gentle creek waters for the next two hours.

Snap photos of Deira and the skyscrapers of downtown Dubai on the horizon, and then, enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner of traditional Emirati and international cuisine. Selections may vary, but you can expect dishes such as assorted Arabic salads, grilled fish and meat kebabs, as well as pasta, steak and a tempting range of desserts. 

Take your pick from the dishes, and wash them down with complimentary sodas, as well as additional drinks (at own expense) from the onboard bar.

As you eat, soak in the glittering city lights, revel in the cool evening breezes and enjoy the company of your fellow diners.

Then, when your cruise finishes, step ashore and end your experience with a hotel drop-off.

Sample Buffet Menu:


  • Smoked salmon with capers, horseradish and lemon
  • Aloo channa chaat (chickpea and potato curry)
  • Hummus
  • Green salad with vinaigrette or Thousand Island dressing
  • Fattoush (bread salad with mixed greens and vegetables)
  • Hummus
  • Moutabel (Lebanese eggplant dip) with pomegranate
  • Assorted breads and cheeses

Pasta course:
  • Pasta in a tomato and white wine sauce, cooked at the buffet station

Main course:

  • Chicken tikka masala
  • Rump beef steak with mushroom sauce
  • Grilled fish in a lemon butter sauce
  • Charcoal-grilled mixed meats such as shish taouk (chicken kebab) and kofta (meatballs)
  • Saffron-infused rice
  • Potato gratin
  • Sautéed seasonal vegetables


  • Assorted Arabic sweets
  • Umm ali (milk dessert)
  • Cheesecake
  • Crème caramel
  • Fresh fruit salad

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very good experience. We were picked up from the Hotel right on time and the food was great. The river journey was excellent and the entertainment was outstanding. Enjoyed every moment of it. Great for the price. A must for any first-timer in Dubai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This trip - the boat, crew and food were great, we even joined in the dancing! Everything was fab and we will definitely do it again.
The only problem we had was with the pick up from our hotel - they didn't pick us up and we only made the trip thanks to our a car arranged by our hotel!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

As this was our 50th wedding anniversary we were looking forward to this cruise along the creek and we're not disappointed. Food was excellent and crew very helpful and friendly. Especially enjoyed the Dubai dates as a welcome aboard

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

it was awesome...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very enjoyable boat ride where you can see the city at night. The food was plentiful, and delicious.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was wonderful. Thanks for this Great evening.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Go for an evening dhow floating restaurant trip along the Creek. This was great value for money, very romantic, with mood music. Terrific food, and plenty of it. Don't be afraid to go back for 'seconds'. We LOVED IT.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We were in Dubai for an eight day holiday and this was our favorite outing. It was really well organized. The dhow was beautiful and the food and ambience excellent. Would thoroughly recommend this night out on the water.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The boat tour was excellent. The food was of great quality and more than sufficient. All the staff on board were extremely friendly and helpful and the service was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A very relaxing cruise, excellect food and well worth the money. This was the highlight of our trip to Dubai. Not to be missed.

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