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Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Activity provider: Amazon Tours UAE

Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Activity provider: Amazon Tours UAE

From US$ 55 per person

Hop onboard a glass-encased dhow boat for a city cruise along the Dubai Water Canal. Glide under the waterfall on Sheikh Zayed Road, see sights such as the Burj Khalifa, and feast on a dinner buffet.

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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)
  • Photos (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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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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
  • During the holy month of Ramadan, the cruise will start from 7 PM to 9 PM
  • The actual cruise time is 2 hours (from 8 PM to 10 PM), however the boarding starts from 7 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 588 reviews

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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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October 2, 2022

It was very satisifying. the driver came in time and we went bo the crusine and it started with same drinks and then they offered us the open buffya (table). and while eating the boat was oving along side dubai buildings in the river. exectional. and for those who are vegan , there was many alternatives to meats. just awesome. keep it up.

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September 14, 2022

The cruise was perfect, the staff Attentive and very pleasant… the magnificent setting for a simple but very good meal! I recommend because this cruise is outside of the one commonly offered!! Pay attention to the times announced on the announcement at 8 p.m. the departure is actually at 7 p.m. fortunately I was able to consult my messages to obtain this information just in time

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June 7, 2022

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