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Dubai: 2-Hour Evening Dhow Cruise and Dinner

Activity provider: Orient Tours LLC

Dubai: 2-Hour Evening Dhow Cruise and Dinner

Activity provider: Orient Tours LLC

From US$ 73.90 per person

Enjoy an evening tour of Dubai on board a traditional Arabian dhow. Sit back, relax, and enjoy live entertainment as you dig into a sumptuous international buffet dinner and glide past some of Dubai's inspiring sites, souks, and palaces.

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Duration 3 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup is provided from the hotels within the city limits of Dubai.


  • Experience a romantic cruise of Dubai on a traditional dhow
  • Enjoy Arabic treats and international cuisine
  • Glide past the illuminated souks, banks, and palaces of Dubai's glimmering skyline
Full description

Take a relaxing 2-hour tour on a Dubai dhow under the evening stars and feast on international treats as you cruise. Set sail onboard a traditional Arabian dhow.

Once onboard, enjoy a sumptuous feast of Arabic and international cuisine while gently gliding past the souks, banks, and palaces of Dubai’s glittering waterfront. A friendly driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the pier, where you will board a traditional Arabic dhow, typical waterborne vessels of the Persian Gulf traditionally used by pearl fishers. As you set off, you will glide past the wonderful illuminated skyline of Dubai at night, and feast on Arabic and international specialties in the comfort of the onboard dining area.

The dhow offers an international open-buffet with appetizers, salad, fish, meat, several desserts to choose from. At the end of your romantic evening of soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of Dubai at night, your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

  • A Dhow dinner cruise at either Dubai Creek, Dubai Canal, or Dubai Marina
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The supplier reserves the right to cancel any part of the scheduled program for reasons of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions or similar
  • Due to COVID-19, no entertainment is currently scheduled
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 331 reviews

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The actual experience on the boat was really good. The food was delicious. We were sat upstairs which was quite humid but ok. Service wasn't the best. They weren't quick at cleaning up and we had no idea when the food was to be served. Overall the boat was good. The trip to the boat however was quite different. Picked up at 6.30 from out hotel. Driver did not know where he was going and was on his phone a lot of times and driving dangerously. By the time we had picked up 4 other people it was half 8. 30 minutes late for the meal. Everyone else was on board already and it was quite embarrassing. All in all it took 5 hours with travel. Back to the hotel at 11.30. Good overall.

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May 25, 2022

The evening was brilliant. My only issue was my wife and I waited for over an hour before we were picked up and then waited on the boat for a further hour. It could have been managed better. However, the staffs were superbly attentive to our needs and the food was lovely. The chicken curry was amazing. It would be nice if they can do more activity on the boat for guest. In all I will give the experience an 7/10

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April 14, 2022

Pickup worked so-so. We had to call afterwards as there was no call or text about the delay or confirmation of pickup per se. The trip on the dhow was then very well organized, the buffet was okay. A henna painter offered her services (~20-30AED). Beer and wine cost extra (can of beer 35AED). The journey took 2 hours and was a nice experience. Return transport then problem-free with the same driver. We can recommend it!

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September 21, 2021

Product ID: 7287