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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Cruise along Dubai Creek by 'dhow,' a Middle Eastern wooden boat, and see the sights of nighttime Deira while savoring a buffet feast! One of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, Deira represents the traditional heart of Dubai, and the 2-hour cruise takes in sights of many of its lively souqs and bustling side streets. Gaze out at the sights, and enjoy soft drinks plus Emirati and international cuisine from the onboard buffet, with charcoal-grilled meat and Arabic sweets alongside other countless other treats.


  • 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

After a pickup from your central Dubai hotel, travel by minibus to Deira in the heart of ‘old Dubai.’ Worlds apart from Dubai’s sophisticated city center, Deira is known for its hustle and bustle with colorful, old-school souqs and dusty streets that resonate with history and character.

Dubai Creek snakes through the neighborhood, and many say a trip along the stretch of water is the best way to experience Deira. Head to the waterside where your dhow awaits, and hop on board to enjoy your 2-hour cruise. Still in use today for shipping goods around the Indian Ocean, the traditional dhows are a common sight on the waters of Dubai Creek.

Make your way to the lavish onboard buffet, feast your eyes on the food, and then select whatever delicacies you wish to fill your plate. Soft drinks plus an enticing mix of traditional Emirati and international food is on offer; see the sample menu below. Sit down to eat while watching the sights of Deira at night, and admire the glittering lights of Dubai’s skyscrapers in the distance.

Having cruised back and forth along the creek, return to the water’s edge and finally finish your evening experience with a drop-off at your hotel.

Sample Menu:
First course selection:
  • Aloo channa chaat (mildly spicy chickpea and potato curry)
  • Assorted bread
  • Assorted cheese platter
  • Fattoush (bread salad with mixed greens and vegetables), garnished with crispy croutons
  • Green salad with Thousand Island dressing or vinaigrette
  • Hummus with olive oil and chickpeas
  • Moutabel (Lebanese eggplant dip) with pomegranate
  • Smoked salmon with capers, horseradish and lemon
Pasta course (cooked at the buffet by an onboard chef)
  • Pasta with a tomato and white wine sauce
Main course selection:
  • Beef rump steak with mushroom sauce
  • Charcoal-grilled mixed meat selection including shish taouk (chicken kebab) and kofta (Middle Eastern meatballs)
  • Chicken tikka masala
  • Grilled fillet of fish with a buttery lemon sauce
  • Potato gratin
  • Saffron-infused rice
  • Sautéed seasonal vegetables
Dessert selection:
  • Assorted Arabic sweets
  • Black Forest cake
  • Cheesecake
  • Crème caramel
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Umali (dessert made with milk and dried fruits)
Please note: During the month of Ramadan (June 18 to July 17, 2015) and for Eid Ul Adha (September 22, 2015) 
alcohol will not be served.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Fantastic food and entertainment. Even better when sailing the creek in the dark. Dubai is a rainbow of colour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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