Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek

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Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek highlights

  • Board the luxurious Dhow Cruise at Dubai Creek and take-in the picturesque views of Dubai Deira Creek from air-conditioned upper and lower decks.

  • Sail along the historic Dubai Creek and marvel at the skyline of Dubai, featuring iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Frame.

  • Experience the charm of traditional Arabian hospitality aboard a beautifully crafted dhow, a traditional wooden boat adorned with intricate designs.

  • Indulge in a sumptuous buffet dinner featuring a delectable array of international and local cuisine, prepared by skilled chefs.

Operating Hours
Bur Dubai
Dubai Creek
Timings: 24 Hours


Clepotra Dhow Creek
Creek - Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek cancellation_policy

  • If cancellation are made 1 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 1 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • In the event of unforeseen weather conditions, union issues, government restrictions, or any other circumstances beyond human control, certain trips or activities may be cancelled. In such cases, alternate feasible options will be provided. However, a cash refund will not be available.
INR 68
INR 75.555
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Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek overview

Activity Location: Al Seef Walk Bur Dubai, Dubai

Pick-up/ Drop-off Location (if transfers selected): Your accommodation centrally located in Dubai City (Deira, Bur Dubai, Sheikh Zayed) or within a 5 km of radius

Pick-up/ Drop-off Time (if transfers selected): 7:00 PM

[Note: Exact pick-up location & time will be confirmed after the booking]

Boarding Time:08:15 PM

Cruise Timings: 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Cruise Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

About Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek:

Join a Dhow Cruise in Dubai and see the beauty of the city's nighttime skyline as you sail along the serene waterways. Savor the scrumptious buffet-style dinner amidst a mesmerizing setting and take in the beauty of iconic landmarks. As you cruise through the historic Dubai Creek, see the city into two distinct areas, Bur Dubai and Deira. Book your Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek and indulge in a magical journey that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

About the Activity:

  • Join the Dhow Cruise excursion to enjoy an elegant evening and sail over Dubai Creek with your loved ones.
  • See Dubai's rich culture and history as you take in the breathtaking nighttime views of the city from the clear waters of the Dubai Creek.
  • Catch sights of the captivating aquatic feature from the open-air upper deck and the fully air-conditioned lower deck.
  • Enjoy a unique Tanura Dance performed by a professional artist while also admiring the skills of the local artists (subject to government regulations)
  • Book Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek and enjoy some local and international cuisine made by the onboard chefs to fulfill your palate.
  • You can choose from both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes at the buffet that is offered to you.

How to Reach?

The starting point of the cruise is Al Seef Road Marsa, Al Seef Walk Bur Dubai, Opposite British Embassy, Dubai.

  • By Taxi/Cab: 11.2 km away from Dubai city center and can be reached in approximately 21 minutes by car/ cab.
  • By Metro: Take the red line metro to Sharaf DG metro station; your destination is a 12 minutes walk from here.

Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek faqs

What is a Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek?

Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek involves dining while cruising in a classic dhow around the creek's coast. Dhows are traditional wooden sailing ships. Historically, dhows were used to convey various goods, from fruits to heavy goods. These magnificent boats are now used for more than just carrying cargo. Many dhows have been converted into restaurants in recent years that provide some of the best and most unique dining experiences in Dubai. These ships, which typically have an upper and a lower deck, may resemble upscale fine dining establishments, but they still retain an old-world charm and are a reflection of the ancient Bedouin culture. 

What is the duration of the Dhow Cruise?

The duration of the Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek is approximately 2 hours. It starts at 9 PM to 11 PM at night. During these 2 hours, you get to savour an enticing selection of freshly cooked gourmet specialties, including authentic Emirati cuisine. You will have an unparalleled sightseeing experience that allows you to take advantage of a variety of onboard activities like live music performances and traditional Tanura dance shows. As you take in the magnificent views of the Creek, where the classiness of the modern era blends with the aura and charm of bygone eras, you will be treated to the most magnificent views possible.

What are the timings for the Dhow Cruise departure and arrival?

The timing for Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek departure is 9 PM, and arrival is 11 PM. However, you have to board the dhow by 8:15 PM. At various times of the day, dhow cruises along Dubai Creek provide unique opportunities for sightseeing. The ideal time for a Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai is between 9:00 and 11:00 p.m., however, you must show up to the deck at least 30 minutes early just in case. This is the finest time because you may explore the area around the city after dark while it's also ideal for dinner.

What is included in the Dhow Cruise package?

The package of Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek includes both activities and meals. The activities include a 90-minute cruise close to Bur Dubai and the Deira Creek neighbourhood, and access to the upper deck with an open-air lower deck. The package includes a Tanura presentation, relaxing background music and luxuries like separate restrooms for men and women. Speaking of meals, you are given water, tea, and coffee as welcome drinks. In addition, you get to enjoy an international buffet meal with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. 

Is the Dhow Cruise suitable for children and families?

Yes, the Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek is suitable for children and families. In fact, You should not be concerned about your kids being bored because dhow cruises are appropriate for people of all ages. Every member of the family, from the youngest to the oldest, is guaranteed to have a fantastic time on this cruise. After all, it is a wonderful way to see the region, but before you book, make sure you know if there is a minimum age restriction. Kids of all ages are welcome on the cruise and will be given life jackets. Children must, however, pay attention to the directions given by the boat's captain. Parents must also assume responsibility for their children while on the trip. 

Is there a dress code for the Dhow Cruise?

No, there is no dress code for the Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek. But, since it's Dubai, women must wear a modest dress with sleeves, especially the one that covers your legs at least to the knees. Additionally, you must enter the boat barefoot. To show reverence for Emirati culture, avoid wearing shorts, sleeveless dresses, miniskirts, or shoes with open toes. Wear whatever is most comfortable for you when sailing. Both men and women should consider wearing T-shirts and track trousers.

What safety measures are in place during the Dhow Cruise?

A Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek is extremely secure because it travels in shallow waters, adheres to stringent safety standards, and has direct access to emergency services. The cruise captains and crew are trained professionals, and the vessel is stocked with essentials like a compass, fire extinguishers, an emergency medical kit and life vests. Additionally, the Dhows here are completely insured to guarantee the security of travellers boarding the voyage.

Is there a specific age limit for children on the Dhow Cruise?

No, there is no specific age limit for children on the Dhow Cruise. However, no matter how old the children are, they must always be accompanied by an adult. Besides, Children under the age of three will require a child voucher, while those over the age of 10 will require an adult ticket. 

How much does Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek cost?

The price of a Dhow voyage on Dubai Creek can vary widely according to a number of criteria (such as the length of the voyage, the time of year and the optional extras you select, like alcohol).However, the price ranges from AED 200 (INR 4511 approx) to AED 250 (INR 5639 approx) for various tours. If you want to do this in November (a popular time to visit Dubai), you can expect to spend about 235 AED (INR 5300 approx). If the price per head has to be calculated, then you can expect to shell out about AED 110 (INR 2481 approx) for kids to AED 129 (INR 2909 approx) for adults. The final cost will include not only the 2-hour cruise itself but also the international buffet meal, non-alcoholic beverages, and the show. 

What type of dinner will be provided on a Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek?

You will be treated to a buffet-style meal with starters, specialty main courses and delicious desserts. Domestic and foreign cuisine dishes will be served as the main course. Lastly, you will find numerous choices on the dessert menu as well. The dinner menu on a dhow cruise will consist of an appetiser like coleslaw, pita bread croutons and fattoush. However, in the main course, you can look forward to enjoying specialties like dal makhani, noodles and chicken shish Tawook , which will be followed by a dessert like Umm Ali. 

What is the best time to visit the Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek?

The best time to visit the Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek is during the winter months of October to April, as the weather is pleasant. But, if you are visiting during summer, then the best months are May to September. The upper deck during the winter months gives a great feel and view, but if you have a summer trip, then you must book the lower deck as that would be air-conditioned. Lastly, if you are thinking of the best time to visit the Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek during the day, regardless of any season, then nothing beats the nighttime as the temperature hovers between 25-26 degrees Celsius. Also, because you can feast on an international buffet while gazing at the marina's gleaming skyscrapers and watching captivating stage shows. 

Is Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek worth visiting?

Yes, the Dhow Cruise Dubai is worth visiting if you're searching for a larger-than-life experience and a dose of Dubai's spectacular energy. Aboard a classic Arabian-style ship, you will cruise through some of Dubai's most famous landmarks, including the Gold and Spice Souks, the Grand Mosque, Old Boat Fort, Sheraton Dubai Creek, and Rolex Twin Towers. Under the starry Dubai sky,you will dine on a 5-star international buffet dinner. Lastly, you will also be treated to a variety of shows, including the traditional Tanoura dance and a magic performance.


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