Water activity

Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Activity provider: Amazon Tours UAE
Water activity

Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Activity provider: Amazon Tours UAE

From US$ 55 per person

Sail along Dubai Water Canal on a glass-enclosed dhow boat. Glide under the Sheikh Zayed Road waterfall, admire the Burj Khalifa, and feast on a dinner buffet while taking in stunning city views.

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Duration 2 hours
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Host or greeter
English, Hindi, Arabic
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from the lobby of your hotel in Dubai.


  • Cruise along the new Dubai Water Canal
  • Feast from a 5-star international buffet with live stations
  • Watch the mesmerizing entertainment (not available during holy month of Ramadan)
  • Glide under the Dubai Canal Waterfall Bridge
Full description

Experience Dubai from the Dubai Water Canal on a sightseeing dinner cruise. Be transferred to a glass-encased dhow for a delicious buffet and admire landmarks, such as Dubai Festival City Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Get a welcome kahwah (Arabic coffee) on arrival followed by an assortment of chilled refreshments and dates. Then, be escorted to your table to enjoy welcome drinks. Start to feel the gentle sway of the waves and romance of the boat as you set sail.

Awaken your senses as you gently cruise down the artificial canal. Experience the city's bustling atmosphere as you pass through the Business Bay area while soothing Arabic music serenades you along the way.

Marvel at iconic attractions of the Dubai skyline, such as the Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Water Canal Bridge, JW Marquis Hotel, and Westin Hotel. Indulge yourself with a sumptuous feast of Arabic appetizers, grilled meat, fresh salads, and delicious sweets from Arabia, along with hot beverages. Be mesmerized by the saxophone performance.

  • Pick up and drop-off from centrally located hotels (if option chosen)
  • Welcome coffee
  • International buffet
  • Unlimited house beverages (if option chosen)
  • House Beverages (Available to purchase)
  • Photo Souvenirs (Available to purchase)
  • Sparkling Water, Tonic Water, Ginger Ale, Soda Water & Red Bull. (Available to purchase)

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Meeting point

Look for Al Faris Floating Restaurant - Managed By Amazon Tours UAE. Please be ready for boarding 45 minutes before the tour departs. If you are coming via taxi, ask the taxi to drop you at the Hard Rock Cafe in Dubai Festival City Mall. From there, walk towards the Imagine Fountain Show and the cruise is at the extreme right side of the show. If you are coming by your own vehicle, please park at the Dubai Festival City Mall – North Parking (P1) and walk towards the Dubai Festival City Waterfront Promenade. The cruise will be behind the Intercontinental Hotel DFC which is accessible through the Waterfront Promenade.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The dress code is smart casual
  • This cruise is ideal for families, couples and individual travelers alike
  • Kindly note that shared transfers are offered on a complimentary basis to clients and due to traffic, you may be inconvenienced by the evening traffic as it is a shuttle service
  • If you are staying in hotels in Al Barsha, IMPZ, Greens, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach, Media City, Internet City, Tecom, JBR, Dubai Marina, and JLT it is recommended you book a private transfer by paying an additional charge
  • The actual cruise time is 2.5 hours (from 7 PM to 9.30 PM), however the boarding starts from 6:15 PM
  • If the service is booked with a shared transfer the total duration of the tour will be 3 to 4 hours including the transfer time
  • Please Note: Live entertainment has been put on hold until further not by the government
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 653 reviews

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Boat is clean & spacious. Allocated Seating and dinner is on top deck so great view. The 2 hour cruise gave us plenty of time to see the lights of Dubai from the water which was amazing. Food was Arabic which was a little spicy for my taste but was well cooked and plentiful. Staff were very attentive & on board entertainment was tops (very good saxophonist) A very enjoyable 2 hours.

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March 23, 2023

We really enjoyed this cruise. We had a nice table for two overlooking the water so had great views. The transport to and from was very professional. We were greeted and had photos taken with no pressure to buy. We decided against the alcohol package and only had the soft drink provided as alcohol is very expensive in Dubai. There was a great variety of food and plenty of it, you definitely won’t go hungry. All the staff were were friendly and efficient.

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March 23, 2023

Ride was great looking at all the beautiful sights. Never given the option of whether we wanted top or lower deck, so we had to be moving to the top to see the sights. Food was good and very plentiful, you could eat all the time during cruise. Missed having ice on our drinks, especially in this warm weather. Other than that it was ok. Would recommend for a night out if nothing to do.

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March 23, 2023

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