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Dubai: 5-Star Buffet Dinner Dhow Cruise around Dubai Marina

Dubai: 5-Star Buffet Dinner Dhow Cruise around Dubai Marina

From US$ 95 per person

Climb aboard the world's largest “dhow” for a dinner cruise around Dubai Marina. Enjoy live entertainment of authentic traditions, including “youwla” and “tanoura” dance demonstrations, as you feast from a 5-star buffet of international fare.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Pickup optional
Pick-up will be from any hotel in Dubai.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience the teak wood opulence of the world's largest dhow boat
  • Feast from a 5-star buffet dinner as you cruise around Dubai Marina
  • Watch live dance demonstrations of traditional youwla and tanoura
  • See the sights of Dubai, illuminated for the night on the shores of the Persian Gulf
  • Relax to the melodic sounds of a live singer
Full description
Welcome aboard the world's biggest dhow cruise, offering panoramic views of Dubai Marina. Following a pickup (if you choose this option), transfer to the handmade teak wood Rustar Dhow. With 3 levels of seating, the Rustar Dhow excels all other dhow boats of Dubai, thanks to its opulent, unique design and first class service. Experience the traditional hospitality of the Emirates in style. Once on board, you will find a lavish buffet of international and local options. Alcohol is available to purchase at the bar. Sit down to dine, as traditional entertainment is served up as an accompaniment. Watch authentic folk dance demonstrations, such as youwla and tanoura. Get a memorable souvenir with the optional henna painting. Use the complimentary Wi-Fi to connect with your friends and share your adventures in real time. A live singer will sing melodious songs as you enjoy stunning views of Dubai, illuminated for the night. Carlton Palace Hotel 5* Menu Starters • Cream of Mushroom Soup • Bakery Corner with Bread Display & Butter • Hummus, Mutabel, Fattoush • Spicy Chana Chaat • Hawaiian Chicken • Thai Glass Noodle and Spiced Chicken Salad • Tossed Seafood Salad • Salad Bar with Condiments (3 types of Lettuce with Vinaigrette Dressing, Thousand Island Dressing, Coriander Mayo Dip, Arabic Pickles, Black Olives, Green Olives, Tomato, Cucumber, Onions, Julienne of Carrot, Sliced Bell Peppers, Lemon Wedges, Bread Croutons) Main Courses • Steamed White Rice • Vegetable Fried Rice • Butter Chicken • Lamb Stew with Carrots and Potatoes • Oriental Mixed Grill with Shish Taouk and Lamb Kofta with Garlic Sauce • Crumbed Fried Fish with Tartar Sauce • Herb Roasted Potatoes • Vegetable Korma • Grilled Mini Steak with Pepper Sauce • Pasta of the Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday —Lasagne Bolognaise (n/v); Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday — Baked Macaroni Béchamel with Chicken; Sunday — Greek Vegetable Moussaka Desserts • Fresh Fruit Salad • Cream Caramel • Arabic Dessert of the Day — homemade, on rotation • Assorted French Pastries • Fresh Fruit Display • Dates Drinks •Arabic Coffee • Welcome Drink • Soft Beverage • Still Mineral Water • Tea
  • 2-hour cruise
  • International 5-star open buffet
  • Unlimited soft drinks, water, tea and coffee
  • 2 complimentary house beverages (beer/wine) per person (adults only)
  • Entertainment: live singer, youwla dance, tanoura dance and henna painting
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alcoholic beverages (other than the 2 complimentary ones)
  • Photos taken by a professional photographer
  • Pick-up and drop off (unless option booked)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Look for the Dhow Star boat at the marina, Berth-CA-06. Boarding takes place at 8 PM.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You are welcome to bring your camera to capture the moment
  • The dress code for this experience is smart casual
  • No transportation, shared transportation, or private transportation will be provided depending on the option chosen when booking
  • Children below the age of 5 are free and do not need to book but please do notify as a remark when booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 1248 reviews

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Nice trip, the ship very nicely prepared and great show. Food was very good and sufficient. Unfortunately, it was cleared away very quickly. The artists were very good. The photos were very expensive and in the end everything was cleared away very quickly, you felt a bit thrown out. In places like a sales event.

February 25, 2020

First of all, the food really is 5 star and well worth spending a bit extra to get a nice meal and boat. The service was great on board and the show was very entertaining to watch and get involved in. Recommend this to anyone, if you are planning to go have dinner in a restaurant I would recommend going in this cruise to get great food and entertainment. Great hospitality from all on board.

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February 12, 2020

We were very satisfied and the food was very good and the service was great too. The program was good and sometimes very funny. However, we found the price a bit overpriced, despite the fact that we paid less because of the offer (€ 62 instead of € 87 pp). We made the mistake of booking it without a transfer. Although we gave the taxi driver the address of the meeting point, he dropped us off at a 5-star hotel. Fortunately, the hotel porter was able to help us and we only had a 5-minute walk to the ship. By the way, "Rustar Dhowcruise Dubai" is the name of the provider / ship. With this information you can find it pretty quickly (there are about 20 other ships still docking at the port). With Transfer you get out of the way. ;-)

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February 11, 2020

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