If you are looking for a romantic boat trip including candle light dinner, we strongly recommend the Dhow Cruise Dubai, which usually takes place in the evening, starting from 5.30 pm, and lasts around 2-3 hours. There are daytime dhow cruises as well but you will miss out on the special night ambience.
Once you have decided what time of day you want to go for the dhow cruise, simply hop aboard and enjoy the colourful Dubai landscape with its various sized buildings as you glide down the shimmering waterways on an authentic wooden Dhow.
A dhow is a traditional sailing vessel that has been used by fishermen, sailors and pearl divers for many centuries and is a big part of the UAE’s history. By the way, if you are interested in boats, check our ExpatConnect boats group and connect with like-minded people across the UAE. We also have various other interest groups covering all kinds of hobbies. Have a look!
Today, a lot of companies in and around Dubai (also in Abu Dhabi and some of the other emirates) offer the Dhow Cruise Dubai to the many tourists visiting the country. Alongside beautiful views, these cruises also invite tourists to enjoy a typical Arabic BBQ dinner and various entertainment acts.
While the typical Arabic BBQ dinner includes a great variety of meat (chicken lamb, beef) and vegetables, the entertainment acts range from live music, to belly dance and tanoura dance, a traditional Egyptian folk dance.
Depending on the package, the prices range between AED 100 – AED 180pp. It is worth spending a little more money so that you don’t compromise on quality and service. Some of the more popular companies, which offer the Dhow Cruise Dubai, are: