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Marina Sightseeing Cruise

Marina Sightseeing Cruise

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A journey through modern Dubai, the cruise takes guests through the area surrounding the Marina, known as Canal City. This exciting development area is an awe-inspiring insight into the contemporary architectural marvel that is modern Dubai. Gaze in awe at the skyscrapers lining path of the cruise, and see buildings such as the Dubai Marina Yacht Club, the Dubai Mall, and other features of the famous skyline. See some of the most iconic parts of Dubai, learn all kinds of fascinating information about the city, and have endless amazing photo opportunities. Tours last approximately one hour, making them the ideal choice for travelers who are short on time but still want to enjoy sightseeing Dubai Marina.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20,63
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US$20,63

Alexandra Dhow Cruise in Dubai Marina

Alexandra Dhow Cruise in Dubai Marina

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Explore the waterways of Dubai Marina on this 2-hour, sightseeing dinner cruise. Climb aboard the ‘Dhow Alexandra,’ a wooden Arabic Ship that has been refurbished and renovated into a high-class floating restaurant operating in Dubai Marina. The Dhow Cruise Dinner has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Enjoy a buffet dinner with five salads, seven main-course dishes, a seafood soup and four dessert options, plus entertainment and a spectacular view of the city skyline from the water.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50,00
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US$50,00

Marina Royal Dinner Dhow Cruise

Marina Royal Dinner Dhow Cruise

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Hop aboard a traditional wooden boat known as a dhow for an evening dinner cruise, which includes transfers from select hotels. You'll sail out on the Dubai Harbor as you dine on an extensive menu of international fare. For added ambiance, Arabic music will play in the background as you dine on your meal.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110,00
From
US$110,00

PILLI PIPA DHOW, the genuine product, snorkeling tour to Kisite Marine Park

PILLI PIPA DHOW, the genuine product, snorkeling tour to Kisite Marine Park

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Snorkel Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve on a full-day cruise by traditional dhow sailboat, stopping to explore two vibrant snorkel sites on the park’s coral reef. Sailing from the mainland to the marine park is a peaceful, eco-friendly way to experience the protected area, and the cruise includes a Swahili seafood lunch and drinks on Wasini Island.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120,00
From
US$120,00

Creek Sightseeing Cruise

Creek Sightseeing Cruise

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Our affordable Dubai Creek tour gives guests the incredible opportunity to see the fascinating area of Bur Dubai and Deira firsthand. Picturing the origins of the city while admiring the modern marvel that it has become allows you to appreciate why it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Dubai.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$15,62
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US$15,62

Full-Day Dhow Cruise in Khasab Musandam

Full-Day Dhow Cruise in Khasab Musandam

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Secure your place in advance to save time while in Oman with this 'dhow' (Arabian boat) cruise along the Musandam Peninsula from Khasab. Settle aboard a dhow and sail to Khor Sham, a mountain-framed fjord with white beaches and azure waters. Watch for dolphins, swim and snorkel, and enjoy lunch, sodas, and water on board. Snorkel gear and return transfers from your Khasab hotel are provided for your convenience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60,80
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US$60,80

Dhow Boat Dinner Cruise in Dubai Creek

Dhow Boat Dinner Cruise in Dubai Creek

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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).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70,00
From
US$70,00

Black Pearl Sightseeing Cruise

Black Pearl Sightseeing Cruise

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This cruise in our unique boat representing the essence of pirates will take you from the Dubai Creek Harbour Residences followed by the Mangroves, Sheikh Zayed Road Skyline, Dubai Festival City and Dubai Library - at the horizon, passing by the Flamingos at Ras Al Khor Sanctuary, into the Dubai Canal and parts of Business Bay, passing by ‘Swiss Cheese’ Building, Burj Khalifa, Marasi Bay Marina & Floating Houses before returning back to port.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25,00
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US$25,00

Marina Sightseeing Cruise

Marina Sightseeing Cruise

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A journey through modern Dubai, the cruise takes guests through the area surrounding the Marina, known as Canal City. This exciting development area is an awe-inspiring insight into the contemporary architectural marvel that is modern Dubai. Gaze in awe at the skyscrapers lining path of the cruise, and see buildings such as the Dubai Marina Yacht Club, the Dubai Mall, and other features of the famous skyline. See some of the most iconic parts of Dubai, learn all kinds of fascinating information about the city, and have endless amazing photo opportunities. Tours last approximately one hour, making them the ideal choice for travelers who are short on time but still want to enjoy sightseeing Dubai Marina.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20,63
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US$20,63

Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai

Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai

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Leave bustling Dubai for the idyllic Musandam Peninsula on this full-day cruise trip. Enjoy the mountain and coastal views as you cross into Oman and head for Khasab on Musandam’s northern coast, known as the ‘Norway of Arabia.’ Then, relax and enjoy the scenery on an unforgettable ‘dhow’ sail boat cruise, drifting by a coastline of rocky peaks, fjord-like inlets and green-blue waters. Look for dolphins, drop anchor at barren Telegraph Island, stop to swim and snorkel, and marvel at the setting over an onboard buffet lunch and unlimited sodas.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$201,81
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US$201,81

Half day dhow cruise to the Fjords of Musandam

Half day dhow cruise to the Fjords of Musandam

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Timing of the trip: Morning: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Khasab has something for everyone, whether you're a historian, a cultural enthusiast or an international explorer. Fjords of Musandam also known as the "Norway of Arabia" has unique landscapes, mountains and sea-life. Enjoy an unforgettable day cruising through the “Fjords of Musandam” on board our traditionally decorated Omani dhow, where you can sit comfortably on cushions and carpets while feasting your eyes on the striking scenery. You can enjoy the dhow ride with natural dolphins chasing the dhow during the trip. Snorkeling at Telegraph Island is also an attraction of the trip.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$42,67
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US$42,67

Dubai Marina: Dhow Cruise Dinner with Entertainment

Dubai Marina: Dhow Cruise Dinner with Entertainment

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Take in the nighttime lights and sights of the Dubai Marina on this evening dinner cruise. You’ll hop aboard a traditional Dhow (a one- or two-masted Arab sailing vessel) that includes a glass-enclosed lower deck and an open-air upper deck. As you cruise along the artificial canal, catch views of Dubai’s famous attractions and skyscrapers and enjoy a buffet dinner.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$69,00
From
US$69,00

Sightseeing Dhow Cruise Dinner

Sightseeing Dhow Cruise Dinner

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Set sail along Dubai Creek on a traditional wooden dhow boat and admire Dubai’s glittering illuminations from the water. While on-board, tuck into a delicious buffet dinner of international cuisine and enjoy live entertainment, including Arabic dancing, a Tandora performance, and a puppet show.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29,00
From
US$29,00

Khasab Musandam Dhow Cruise To Musandam Fjords

Khasab Musandam Dhow Cruise To Musandam Fjords

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Get well off the beaten track—onto an Omani boat. Enjoy a sailing excursion on the waters of Musandam, stopping at secluded fishing villages for a peek at traditional rural life. Boats are decorated in opulent Omani style, with luxurious carpets and cushions. Glide past Oman’s stunning coastal fjords as you keep an eye out for dolphins. You also make two stops for snorkeling and swimming, with all equipment provided.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49,00
From
US$49,00

Full Day Musandam Cruise with Lunch from Dubai

Full Day Musandam Cruise with Lunch from Dubai

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Oman’s Musandam Peninsula is within day-trip distance of Dubai but organising a visit and cruise trip while there is challenging, especially with border crossings involved. This full-day tour frees you from any planning or fuss, so you can simply soak up the experience. Sail by Musandam’s fjords on an Arabian ‘dhow,’ snorkel and swim, watch for dolphins, and enjoy lunch on board, all without worrying about transport, paperwork, or timings.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90,00
From
US$90,00

Dubai Super Saver: Desert Camp Experience by 4x4 and Dhow Dinner Cruise

Dubai Super Saver: Desert Camp Experience by 4x4 and Dhow Dinner Cruise

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Combine an exciting 4x4 desert dinner adventure with a Dubai Creek dinner cruise over consecutive evenings with this Dubai Super Saver. Enjoy an exhilarating 4x4 dune bash and then visit a starlit desert camp to enjoy traditional Emirati activities, a barbecue dinner and belly dancing displays. On the other evening, board a beautifully illuminated dhow (Arabian boat) for a memorable dinner cruise along Dubai Creek. Ogle the floodlit landmarks and enjoy a tasty buffet dinner on board. This Super Saver combines these two popular tours for a great-value, discounted price.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120,00
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US$120,00

Full day dhow cruise of the fjords of Musandam

Full day dhow cruise of the fjords of Musandam

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Timing of the trip: 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy an unforgettable day cruising to the “Fjords of the Musandam” on board our traditionally decorated Omani dhow, where you can sit comfortably on cushions and carpets while feasting your eyes on the striking scenery. A dhow trip offers an insight into the fantastic landscape. Discover ancient villages and swim and snorkel in the clear waters off Telegraph Island and Seebi Island, visiting Khor Shem, Qanaha and Maqlab along the way. There is a strong possibility you may see dolphins. Buffet lunch and refreshments are served on board. Life jackets and towels are provided.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53,34
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US$53,34

Dubai: Deira Creek 5-Star Buffet Dinner Dhow Cruise

Dubai: Deira Creek 5-Star Buffet Dinner Dhow Cruise

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Dine while aboard a traditional wooden dhow boat on this dinner cruise around Dubai's Deira Creek. See panoramic views of the city and watch authentic live entertainment such as youwla (traditional Emirati dance) and tanoura dance demonstrations, as you feast on a buffet of international dishes. Alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29,00
From
US$29,00

Dhow Cruise Dinner on Dubai Creek

Dhow Cruise Dinner on Dubai Creek

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Feel the soft breezes, see the sights and enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner on a 2-hour evening cruise on Dubai Creek. After hotel pickup, be shown aboard a fairylit ‘dhow’ — a traditional Arabic sailboat — and enjoy the romantic, time-honored experience of cruising gently along the moonlit creek. Gaze out over the illuminated passing towers and landmarks from the open deck, and make the most of the photo opportunities. Then, savor a delectable buffet of Arabic and international specialities as you enjoy live music and a traditionally colorful dance show.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47,00
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US$47,00

Abu Dhabi-Yas Island Sightseeing Cruise
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Abu Dhabi-Yas Island Sightseeing Cruise

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This is ideal for time-crunched Abu Dhabi visitors who want to see Yas Island—the city’s state-of-the-art entertainments hub. Rather than depend on cabs, board a “dhow” boat and sail the waterways for panoramic views. Gaze at the futuristic blocks and malls for an insight into the city’s rapid development, and sail by highlights such as Ferrari World, Yas Marina, and the Yas F1 Circuit—perfect for great vacation photos.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20,00
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US$20,00

Full-Day Mussandam Cruise with Lunch Dibba

Full-Day Mussandam Cruise with Lunch Dibba

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Cruising along Oman’s Musandam peninsula coast from Dubai is near-impossible independently, especially as it involves crossing the UAE-Oman border. This full-day trip makes it easy: providing a ‘dhow' (Arabian boat) cruise, lunch, and return cross-border transport to the departure port of Dibba from your Dubai hotel, and with a guide providing commentary on route. With everything organized, you’re free to simply admire the fjord-like scenery, and swim, snorkel, and relax.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$106,00
From
US$106,00

Musandam Dibba Day Trip from Dubai Including Dhow Cruise

Musandam Dibba Day Trip from Dubai Including Dhow Cruise

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Experience the unspoilt splendor of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula from the water on a full-day trip from Dubai. Travel to mountainous Musandam, a pocket-sized chunk of Oman northeast of Dubai, and settle aboard a wooden ‘dhow’ sailboat at Dibba for a 5.5-hour cruise. Then, simply sit back and drink in the gorgeous scenery and seascapes as you waft by rocky peaks, secluded coves and sandy beaches. Watch for pods of dolphins, stop to bathe or snorkel, and stay refreshed with unlimited complimentary sodas and a scrumptious Arabic buffet lunch on deck.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$126,72
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US$126,72

Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina

Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina

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A favorite activity of both visitors and residents alike, this dinner cruise takes place aboard an Arabic-style wooden boat known as a dhow. Take in the sights of the city such as the Atlantis hotel and the Palm Jumeirah along the Marina Dubai, which glows at night. Dinner includes main courses, salads, desserts, and fresh fruit, along with unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, juices, soft drinks, water, tea, and coffee.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75,00
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US$75,00

Musandam Dibba Cruise with Buffet Lunch transfers from Dubai

Musandam Dibba Cruise with Buffet Lunch transfers from Dubai

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Explore the mountainous landscape of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula and enjoy a day filled with water activities on this boat tour. After boarding a traditional Arabian dhow at Dibba Port, you’ll cruise around the Indian Ocean, relaxing on the boat or jumping in the blue waters to swim or snorkel. The tour also includes a buffet lunch of Arabic and Asian foods on board.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90,00
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US$90,00

Creek Classic Dinner Dhow Cruise

Creek Classic Dinner Dhow Cruise

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The 4 star dinner cruise is the way to spend a night in Dubai admiring the sights and treating yourself to a delicious buffet dinner. The traditional wooden dhow boat sails right through the main creek of Dubai, passing the famous Bur Dubai and Deira neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to see some of the oldest areas of Dubai alongside some of the most modern, cruising at a relaxed pace with a luxury meal, with alcoholic drinks also available upon request.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$73,82
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US$73,82

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What people are saying about Dhow Cruises in Middle East & Africa

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Alexandra Dhow Cruise in Dubai Marina
"Amazing trip food drink staff everything was perfect beautiful trip views were spectacular ambience of it all was wonderful"..."
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Marina Royal Dinner Dhow Cruise
"This is a great dinner cruise! The food, views and music were all great! The staff were great! The cruise was very organized. We received a welcome beverage upon entering the boat. I definitely recommend this dinner cruise!"..."
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PILLI PIPA DHOW, the genuine product, snorkeling tour to Kisite Marine Park
"Let me start by saying this: I am not an easygoing or easy to please person. I like to get something in return for my money. This trip was perfect. 1 - pick up on time, with small souvenir from agency; 2 - van to Pilli Pipa OK; 3 - no delays, after arriving we were taken to the jetty and then to the boat; 4 - Good size boat for the amount of tourists; 5- good assortment of drinks and snacks; 6 - smooth journey to the snorkeling place; 7 - nice and dedicated people working on the boat took good care of everybody and special care given to people like me that does not know how to swim, so I could get the full experience; 8 - After snorkeling , very good lunch with a lot of good tasting seafood and other items; 9 - all as expected on the way back. A very strong "thank you" to the tour operator."..."
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Creek Sightseeing Cruise
"Excellent tour. Guide was brilliant, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Really saw a different side to Dubai life. Highly recommended."..."
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Marina Sightseeing Cruise
"Fabulous service. We were the only 2 tourists on the 2pm trip! And it still set sale. So really exclusive and fantastic sights. Thanks for running it with just us, really enjoyed it, and it we would recommend it as a 'must do' to anyone."..."
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Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai
"It is a long trip (12-14 hours), but absolutely worth it! Amazing landscape, dolphins right next to the boat, and excellent guides. This was my absolute favourite experience in Dubai."..."
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Half day dhow cruise to the Fjords of Musandam
"Fabulous scenery, happy and caring staff and crew! A wonderful and memorable experience! It was a brilliant day on the water, a highlight of my holiday😁"..."
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Dubai Marina: Dhow Cruise Dinner with Entertainment
"The food was amazing, the places we passed by were so lit up and beautiful, the show on the boat was so entertaining and very engaging"..."
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Sightseeing Dhow Cruise Dinner
"I booked dhow cruise dinner and desert safari dubai with my friends with dubai tour they arranged both tours for me very nice service frieldly staff really i was enjoyed in both tours Thanks Dubai Tours"..."
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Khasab Musandam Dhow Cruise To Musandam Fjords
"This trip on a dhow in the gulf of Oman was outstanding. Our guide and captain were courteous, helpful and educational. They both worked very hard to make our experience very enjoyable. When dolphins were sighted we were lead to them. Swim spots and fish viewing areas were fun. I would recommend this tour for anyone."..."
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Full Day Musandam Cruise with Lunch from Dubai
"There were only 7 on our trip. Which was ideal! Apparently on some tours there have been 75 which wouldn’t be as good. The food was good and the staff attentive. The activities were well timed and fun"..."
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Dubai Super Saver: Desert Camp Experience by 4x4 and Dhow Dinner Cruise
"Great experiences, food on both trips was excellent. Would definitely recommend these as a must do in Dubai."..."
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Full day dhow cruise of the fjords of Musandam
"To start with, the dhow team’s timeliness was amazing; they came in time, started on time, and finished on time. Boat was super clean and comfortable."..."
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Dubai: Deira Creek 5-Star Buffet Dinner Dhow Cruise
"We had Hussein as our tour guy. He was very friendly and kind. He assisted us with everything and showed us around."..."
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Full-Day Mussandam Cruise with Lunch Dibba
"Lovely relaxing day on the boat. Well looked after. Nice food and friendly staff. Would recommend. We saw some dolphins which made our day,"..."
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Musandam Dibba Day Trip from Dubai Including Dhow Cruise
"The driver was punctual, friendly and narrated events along the way to Oman. The crew on the boat were very courteous , pointed out projects that will occur in the future. Served the buffet on time and ensured there were plenty of fruits and soft drinks and water available at all times."..."
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Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina
"Nice cruise. Staff was friendly, food was good and views were pretty. Best to do when it’s not so hot. The A/C was not able to keep up with demand."..."
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Musandam Dibba Cruise with Buffet Lunch transfers from Dubai
"Spectacular It was a unique beautiful experience I was fascinated by The place The nature of its rocks is really beautiful The guide very attentive respected The delicious lunch The driver of the minivan very attentive respectful thanks for everything I was impressed by the place"..."
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Creek Classic Dinner Dhow Cruise
"The crew was excellent,was wives birthday and we had enough attention. The food was excellent the wine was not bad. Thanks crew"..."

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