What to Expect
Your dhow dinner cruise will begin in Deira as you report at the designated pier on the Dubai Creek. You will be greeted by the friendly cruise staff who welcome you with fresh juices, Arabian coffee, and dates on your arrival. Post the welcome, you will board the luxurious wooden dhow and embark on a lavish as well as an entertaining journey down the Dubai Creek.
The dhow features both an outdoor deck as well as an indoor air-conditioned seating facility. As the cruise departs between 8:45-9:00 PM, you will be able to enjoy the sights of Dubai as it is lit up beautifully at night. The dinner is in the form of an international buffet with a wide range of dishes from around the world. From lip-smacking Indian food to tasty Italian preparations and Arabic delicacies, the dinner features delicious food that will go perfectly with your cruising experience.
As you enjoy your dinner, traditional dance and magic shows will also be put up for your entertainment. There will be a magic show, a tanoura dance, a horse show and a Homos (puppet) dance show. These shows are interactive, entertaining as well as humorous. The dhow cruise will finally return to its pier after a 2-hour journey at 11 PM.
Know Before You Go
Timings and Availability
Tickets for the cruise are available daily. Choose the date you would like to take the dinner cruise and simply purchase the ticket. You will be emailed the voucher which you can show at the dhow reception and begin your dinner cruise.
There will be a dry day from 6:30 PM on August 19th until 7:30 PM on August 20th. During dry day, there will be no entertainment and no alcohol will be served. Please be guided accordingly.
The cruise departs daily between 8:45-9:00 PM and is a 2-hour long dinner cruise.
When To Visit
The Dhow Dinner Cruise in the Dubai Creek is a daily experience that starts from 9:00 PM and finishes at 11:00 PM daily.
The pier is located at 90 Baniyas Rd, Dubai. You can reach the pier by taking the metro to the Al Rigga Station or Union Station, and walk or take a cab. Both the train stations are a 10-minute walk from the pier.
It is best to be dressed casually for the dinner cruises. The setting is primarily informal and hence, smart casuals should be fine.