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Dubai: Water Canal Cruise and La Perle Show with Dinner

1. Dubai: Water Canal Cruise and La Perle Show with Dinner

Spend a relaxing evening along the banks of the Dubai Water Canal aboard a luxury dhow before attending an acrobatic show at La Perle with a Silver Pass. Enjoy an international buffet along with views of nearby landmarks. Board the luxury dhow that offers a glass-enclosed & al fresco dining experience. As you head toward La Perle, soak up the city’s bustling atmosphere and glide under the region’s first sensor-operated waterfall bridge, Sheikh Zayed Bridge, while enjoying your meal. Take in views of the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, and the Imagine attraction, featuring the world’s largest water screen projection. Then, prepare to liven up your evening at La Perle, Dubai’s #1 show. Receive your Silver Pass and get dropped off at La Perle where you’ll finish your experience. If you choose a return transfer, your driver will pick you up after the show and bring you back to your accommodation.

Dubai: City Highlights from Above Helicopter Tour

2. Dubai: City Highlights from Above Helicopter Tour

Explore the sights of Dubai on a thrilling helicopter tour. Enjoy refreshments before feeling the thrill of taking off from the Dubai Police Academy Helipad. View city highlights like the Burj Khalifa tower and the Dubai Canal before landing. Take off in your 12-minute helicopter tour from the Dubai Police Academy - Helidubai Helipad. Enjoy a panoramic view of Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis as you cross the trunk of The Palm. Fly above sparkling Dubai beaches and get a closer look at the 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel. Marvel at architectural masterpieces found only in Dubai, such as the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. See the JW Marquis Marriot, the tallest hotel in the world. Make the most of unobstructed views of the Dubai Canal and the structures at Business Bay. Let the logistics be taken care of and relax with an air-conditioned return transfer from your hotel in Dubai by selecting the "with transfer" option.

Dubai: Sightseeing Marina Cruise

3. Dubai: Sightseeing Marina Cruise

Hop onboard the boat for a relaxing 60-minute cruise through the Dubai Marina starting either in the day time or after dark. This is a perfect and affordable way to take in views of the city’s spectacular skyline from the water. Treat yourself to a special cruise from Dubai's Marina for a great price. Bring your family or friends along to discover Dubai Marina and to capture pictures of view of the Ain wheel and JBR. Witness the world’s largest Ferris wheel, Ain Dubai, from a special vantage point of the sea. Experience red-carpet treatment from the moment you’re welcomed on board. Get ready to experience the iconic buildings of Dubai and the pleasant breezes from the open-air deck.

Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

4. Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

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.

Dubai: Private Creek Harbour and Water Canal Cruise

5. Dubai: Private Creek Harbour and Water Canal Cruise

Hop aboard, greet your captain, and cruise the bays of Dubai in comfort as you admire the major landmarks of the city on your choice of 1.5-hour or 2-hour cruises. Your charter tour begins at Dubai Creek Harbour, where your boat launches to enjoy great views of Burj Khalifa, Design District D3, Business Bay, downtown, Dubai Waterfall, and Tolerance Bridge. Explore the Dubai Water Canal on a soothing ride across its waters. Enjoy recordings to point out places of interest along the way. Use state-of-the-art amenities such as an audio system to plug in your phone and listen to your own music. Make a short stop at your own convenience to enjoy the views and take some memorable souvenir photos.

Dubai: Burj Khalifa Sunset on an Abra

6. Dubai: Burj Khalifa Sunset on an Abra

Hop aboard a traditional wooden boat known, as an Abra, and cruise along the banks of the Dubai Water Canal. Take in stunning views of vistas, a native bird sanctuary, and historic dhow yards, as you relax on your comfy Arabian milieu and gaze at the picturesque sunset of the Burj Khalifa. Observe the city’s bustling atmosphere from a distance along with soothing Arabic music and guided commentary. Experience peace and tranquility on the canal waters as you gaze at the sun setting behind the tallest-standing skyscraper in the world, the Burj Khalifa. This is one of the best and most unique ways to experience the city of Dubai. At the conclusion of your enjoyable river cruise, you will be returned to your tour starting point.

2-Hour Romantic Sunset Cruise with Sushi and Drinks

7. 2-Hour Romantic Sunset Cruise with Sushi and Drinks

When the sun goes down, the romantic Dubai appears. The illuminated buildings, bridges and boats give the city a fairytale-like appearance. This is the right city and the right moment for your perfect date. The 2-hour cruise will take you along Dubai Marina Canal, JBR, Palm Lagoon. Surprise your better half with the most romantic date ever. This is a perfect way to celebrate an anniversary, propose or just create unforgettable moments together. Get on board for the best sea escape you ever experienced, this cruise is all about love and romance. You will be greeted with a romantic set up, great food with drinks and lounge music. 

Dubai: Modern City Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

8. Dubai: Modern City Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

Marvel at the marine life of the Ambassador Lagoon at the Lost Chambers Aquarium inside the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Then, drive to Dubai Marina to see the luxury developments and take a 20-minute boat ride around the marina and new Dubai Water Canal. Stop at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, before going to Jumeirah Mosque. Take souvenir photos of the Burj Al Arab, and drive along Sheikh Zayed Road for a panoramic tour of the ground-breaking architecture of downtown Dubai. Visit the Souk Al Bahar shopping mall before walking to Dubai Mall, where you will go to the top of the Burj Khalifa for panoramic views.

New Year's Eve Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise

9. New Year's Eve Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise

Dividing the charming ‘City of Lights’ into commercial & residential districts, the Dubai Water Canal epitomizes the city’s personality. Here, the magnificent sophistication of the 21st Century walks hand in hand with the world’s greatest urban transformations of a bygone era. Hop aboard a glass enclosed contemporary dhow offering stunning views of the New Year fireworks with the best of culinary delights and entertainment. Waken your senses as you gently cruise along the banks of Dubai Water Canal where the Al Faris Dhow combines the best of glass-enclosed dinning, offering unobstructed views at the lower deck and best of alfresco dining experience at the upper deck. On arrival you will be greeted with the divine Kahwah (Arabic coffee) accompanied by some assorted chilled refreshments and dates. You will be then escorted to your table where you will be served with welcome drinks. Feel the flip-flap of waves and the all-pervading romance as you soak up the cities bustling atmosphere . Listen to soothing Arabic music, or simply experience the height of opulence and indulge in the peace and tranquility of the creek waters. A sumptuous feast with Arabic appetizers, grilled meat, fresh salads, and delicious Arabic sweets awaits you as you glide further along accompanied by hot beverages. Get ready to be mesmerized as a saxophonist performs to liven up your evening along with the New Year fireworks of the Burj Khalifa or of Dubai Festival City Mall.  

Dubai: Sunset Cruise on Traditional Boat & Emirati High Tea

10. Dubai: Sunset Cruise on Traditional Boat & Emirati High Tea

Hop aboard a traditional wooden boat known as Abra and cruise along the banks of the Dubai Water Canal. Take in stunning views of vistas, a native bird sanctuary and historic dhow yards. Observe the city’s bustling atmosphere from a distance along with soothing Arabic music and guided commentary. Experience peace and tranquility on the canal waters as you gaze at the sun setting behind the tallest standing skyscraper in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Feast on our traditional Emirati high tea. The menu • Legaimat – Golden crisp fried dough balls coated with date syrup   • Samboosa Vegetable – Deep fried pastry Cehbab – Emirati pancake • Khameer Bel Khabisah – Arabic bread stuffed with traditional Emirati sweets made of sautéed flour and molasses • Basboosat al Fostaq – Pistachio semolina cake • Deyay Nashef Wrap – Chicken wrap • Arabic Tea Pot (Chai) or Arabic Coffee (Kahwa) • Mineral water and refreshments

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What people are saying about Dubai Water Canal

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,889 reviews

The whole experience was lovely. I have some food allergies and the chef on board was amazing. Food was lovely and staff couldn’t do enough to ensure the whole experience was memorable. A great way to see the city sights at night.

Food was very good, live music provided and the cruise on the canal was fanatic, with the views of all the Dubai buildings along the ways… If you are in Dubai only for a few days make sure you don’t miss this….. 5-stars…

This was my 3rd helicopter flight in Dubai and I would do it again and again. It's fun and very impressive to see the metropolis from above. The preparations are also very professional. I can recommend to everyone!

La Perlw was un real and cruise with dinner is wonderful on the cruise

Fun and interesting and entertaining! A great experience!