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Dhow Boat Dinner Cruise in Dubai

United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
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3 hours (Approx.)
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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).
  • 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)
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

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Mar 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride. The staff were polite, helpful and a bit unorganized. The food was not of my interest.

Edward S
, Feb 2018

Could have been better.

van sang h
, Dec 2017

cuisine pour touristes : peu de finesse,peu allechante

Ahmed I
, Aug 2017

This tour was amazing!

, May 2017

Really good. Food could be better

John T
, May 2017

Was nice. Pretty view of Dubai at night from the dhow. Did this a few years ago, but this time round did not seem ot impress/grab me as much

Chitrita R
, Apr 2017

A bit boring after sometime. The food was not that great.

Bruce T
, Apr 2017

Nice experience

Patrick G
, Feb 2017

This was a really great time. The tour was wonderful, the food great and there was even an entertainer that came and danced on the boat as we cruised peacefully down the Dubai Creek. It was very cool to see the city at night and to also see all the lit-up boats that were moving along the creek with us. The only downside was the transportation from the hotel. The driver was insane and we feared for our lives numerous times.

, Jan 2017

This was great, highly recommend. Local food, nice music and great views over dubai river

Product code: 6267DHOW

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