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Dubai Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Dubai Cruises & boat tours

Dubai: Marina Yacht Cruise with Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner

1. Dubai: Marina Yacht Cruise with Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner

See Dubai city highlights while enjoying a relaxing marine setting on a luxurious cruise that doesn't skimp on amenities. Enjoy a delicious meal as you lounge in style and pass by famous buildings like the Burj Al Arab Hotel. Board your yacht and enjoy a warm greeting with fresh juice. Drinking water also will be available throughout the journey, and the crew will be ready to serve you with anything you may need. While cruising, observe the city's highlights and sail through the Dubai Marina skyscrapers view and JBR Towers to Blue Water Island. Cruise over to the Dubai Eye and pass by the Dubai Harbor and Big Cruises. See the famous Jumeirah Beach and the Palm, and pass the renowned Burj Al Arab hotel. Choose between breakfast, lunch, or a BBQ dinner, depending on the time of your cruise, and enjoy your delicious meal on board among the 5-star comforts and amenities, including a dinette area and lovely cabins with natural light. Unwind in the lounge area, which offers plenty of sun and shade, and relax to your heart's content.

Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

2. Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

Embark on a cruise around Dubai to see its highlights from the water. Sail through the Dubai Marina to Bluewaters Island. Cruise over to the Dubai Eye, see the famous Jumeirah Beach and the Palm, and pass the Burj Al Arab. You will receive a red-carpet welcome upon boarding your yacht. Enjoy breakfast or a barbecue on board, depending on the option chosen. You can spend quality time networking aboard the 64-foot vessel. Benefit from creature comforts and amenities, including a dinette area and 3 beautiful cabins with natural light. Take your seats in the lounge area with abundant sun and shade. 

Dubai: Mega Yacht Cruise with Buffet Dinner

3. Dubai: Mega Yacht Cruise with Buffet Dinner

Embark on a city sightseeing cruise of Dubai and indulge in a variety of flavors with your buffet dinner. Explore the mega yacht and sail past the most iconic sights that make up Dubai's skyline, including Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis Hotel. Depart from the Dubai Marina district and soak up the views. Cruise across Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Ferris Wheel, and towards the Atlantis Hotel situated in front of the famous Palm Jumeirah Island. Try the different canapes and food at live cooking stations by the yacht pool. Moving inside the main dining area, enjoy a wide selection of local and international flavors. Finally, return to the departure point where your cruise will finish.

Dubai: Marina Dinner Cruise with Drinks & Live Music

4. Dubai: Marina Dinner Cruise with Drinks & Live Music

Climb aboard a plush, glass-enclosed boat, and enjoy a dinner cruise of Dubai Marina, Ain Wheel, and JBR. Get the red carpet treatment from the moment you are welcomed on board with a complimentary drink to the minute you disembark at Dubai Marina. Wander around the boat’s two decks, including a glass-enclosed lower deck for optimum views, and an open-air upper deck to enjoy the breeze off the Persian Gulf. Dine from a delicious buffet of continental and oriental dishes, along with an excellent selection of juices and thirst quenchers. Relax to the sound of melodic music, designed to add a romantic touch to your evening. After dinner, retire to the outdoor terraces to make the most of the stunning views as you cruise back to the dock (estimated time of arrival 10:00 PM) at the end of the tour services. Sample Menu:  Salads  Asian Tuna Salad Fingerling Potatoes with honey-mayonnaise and forum vinegar Lebanese Fattoush salad with cucumber and tomato Hummus Fasolia Basil pesto pasta French dressing Olive Oil and Balsamic vinegar Soup  Egyptian Lentil soup with spices and olive oil  Bread Selection  Artisan Bread rolls Arabic bread  Main course  Lamb Shepherd's pie Chicken with Mushroom Sauce  Grilled spice rubbed fish with lemon cream sauce Kadai Vegetables Rosemary roast potato with confit garlic cloves Singaporean vegetable noodles with kaffir lime Steamed basmati rice Live noodle station Live pasta cooking station Dessert Coconut Pudding Assorted cupcake Umm Ali Assorted seasonal fruit salad White forest cake Tea and Coffee

Dubai: Superyacht Experience with Live Music & Drinks

5. Dubai: Superyacht Experience with Live Music & Drinks

Board a 144-foot luxury superyacht with three decks and see another side of Dubai. Relax on board with family or friends and make the most of the facilities as you sail past key attractions like the Jumeirah Beach Residence, Palm Jumeriah, and Bluewater island. Begin this VIP experience with a red-carpet welcome before boarding the yacht. Enjoy a drink on board and allow the crew to help you with any of your other needs. Settle in and relax on the well-equipped boat that includes and dining area and 6 beautiful cabins. Head to the top deck, where the DJ keeps the party vibes going. Dance as you cruise past the Ain wheel, JBR, and Bluewater island. Enjoy the views as well as breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a drink station that has premium beverages. Visit the sky lounge to chill out or go to the lower deck, where you can soak up some peace and quiet. The sunbed and seating area is ideal for sunbathing, sunset views, and photo moments. 

Dubai: Water Canal Cruise and La Perle Show with Dinner

6. 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 1.5-Hour Speedboat Tour Marina, Atlantis, Burj Al Arab

7. Dubai 1.5-Hour Speedboat Tour Marina, Atlantis, Burj Al Arab

Set sail for an exciting tour of Dubai, heading into the open sea on a 90-minute speed boat cruise. Discover some of the most famous sights of the city from the ocean. Set off from Dubai Marina and admire the views of the artificial canal city of spectacular towers, luxurious hotels and yachts, and a wide array of restaurants. See the iconic Palm Jumeirah – a man-made island group comprising luxurious villas and a number of 5-star hotels with the famous Atlantis at the front. The palm itself is a magnificent sight from the sea. The tour takes you around The Palm Jumeirah and then heads toward the Atlantis hotel, pausing for you to admire the views. Continue on to Burj Al Arab before returning to Dubai Marina, passing magnificent royal palaces en route. See the Atlantis Hotel - a world-famous 5-star hotel known for its location, architecture, and the activities on offer. It is home to an aquarium, gourmet restaurants, and Aquaventure, Dubai's best waterpark. Admire the imposing Burj Al Arab - a stunning hotel standing by itself on an artificial island, its architecture mimics a sail of a ship. Finally, return to the Dubai Marina.

Dubai: Marina Private Luxury Yacht Tour

8. Dubai: Marina Private Luxury Yacht Tour

Enjoy Luxury Yacht Cruise In Dubai’s most exotic Yacht Trip that makes it possible for you to take in the most stunning views and iconic landmarks of the city. A professional and friendly hospitality team will ensure that you have some unforgettable moments on the water. Your special tour passes by famous landmarks such as the Lagoon, JBR, Sky dive area, Kempinski, Atlantis and the Anchor. Swim in a JBR area. Stop for a swim in a lagoon and then party with chill-out music on board. Your luxury cruise ends back at the Dubai Marina.

Dubai: 1-Hour Marina Ain Cruise at Night

9. Dubai: 1-Hour Marina Ain Cruise at Night

Hop onboard the boat for a relaxing 60-minute cruise through Dubai Marina starting either at sunset or after dark. This is a perfect and affordable way to take in views of the city’s spectacular skyline by night 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 JBR. Witness the world’s largest Ferris wheel, Ain Dubai, from a special vantage point on the sea. Experience red-carpet treatment from the moment you’re welcomed on board. Get ready to experience the iconic buildings of Dubai illuminated after dark and the pleasant breezes from the open-air deck.

Dubai: Private Yacht Charter from Dubai Marina

10. Dubai: Private Yacht Charter from Dubai Marina

Enjoy a cruise on a private luxury yacht and marvel at the Dubai skyline. Experience the lively atmosphere on deck and stop for a swim during the daytime cruise. Meet your private skipper at the Dubai Marina and board the gleaming, 42-foot private motor yacht. Amenities include a spacious sun deck, seating area, comfortable indoor saloon, cabins, a kitchen, and a washroom. Feel free to bring your own food and music for this open-water adventure. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sights, such as Palm Island, Atlantis The Palm, Burj Al Arab, Sheikh Palace, Marina Lagoon, and Jumeirah Beach. Settle on deck as you sail into the Persian Gulf. Soak up the panoramic views of Dubai’s skyline as you glide along the coast. Admire The Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al-Arab, and towering Atlantis The Palm hotel. If you’ve chosen an evening cruise, marvel at the views of the floodlit landmarks and high-rises, all beautifully illuminated in the fading light. If your cruise is scheduled in the daytime, you can top up your tan as you enjoy the cooling sea breezes. Enjoy the music from the boat’s sound system or stop for a swim.

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Dubai boat tours: Everything you need to know

Sail along the marina on a boat tour in Dubai to see the city’s modern skyline. Or cross the Dubai Creek on a traditional dhow. Both experiences reveal what Dubai is best-known for: contrasts between old and new and a luxurious lifestyle.

Private boat tours in Dubai

Choose a private boat cruise if you prefer an independent sightseeing experience but still want the perks of a guided tour. While in Dubai it always seems like bigger is better, private boat cruises take a different approach.

Traveling with your other half? Consider a smaller boat cruise, like the Dubai Marina private boat tour, to include as part of your itinerary. In addition to a skipper, the boat has room for two people. On a 1-hour cruise, you'll get to see the Burj Al Arab, Atlantis, or Jumeirah Beach Residence.

Private cruises for up to 10 people are a great option if you’re traveling with friends or family. In addition to sightseeing, most include stops for a swim in the Arabian Gulf at Jumeirah Beach. If your goal is to relax, choose a fixed duration cruise, like the 2-hour mini yacht ride from Dubai Marina.

Luxury dinner cruises in Dubai

Take in the sights while cruising and dining along the Dubai Creek. Depending on personal preference, travelers can choose between a dhow-style boat or something more contemporary. Whatever you decide, expect comfort, spectacular views, and a mix of local and international cuisine.

If you’re interested in Arabic delicacies, look for a menu with dishes like mutabel, fattoush, or shish taouk. The Deira Creek 5-star buffet dinner dhow cruise is an excellent option for traveling groups. The menu includes local dishes, salads, pasta, and vegetarian options.

Choose a dinner cruise with traditional Arabic entertainment if you're looking for an experience with a local feel. “Tanoura” and “youwla” folk dance performances are examples of what you can expect.

Traditional boat tours in Dubai

Locals use the traditional water taxis, called “abra," to cross the Dubai Creek. Looking for this type of experience? You can hop on one of these boats and travel on one or all of the four routes. Old Dubai truly comes alive on a guided tour. Opt for a one-hour tour on an “abra” if you’ve done most of the sightseeing. This way you can enjoy a trip on the Dubai Canal at sunset.

If you want a more general alternative, choose a walking guided tour that includes an "abra” cruise. Enjoy sites like the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, the souks (markets) of Old Dubai, and the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House.

Speed boat tours in Dubai

Add a speedboat or jet ski tour to your must-do list. This is perfect if your itinerary in Dubai includes thrill-seeking experiences like skydiving or hitting all the rides at one of the theme parks. Duration ranges from 30 minutes to three hours.

Choose the jet ski option if you’ve driven these vehicles before. Even if you can only spare half an hour, it’s still a different way to see top attractions. Tours include an experienced escort and accommodate groups or couples.

Speedboat tours accommodate travelers who like the adrenaline pump but prefer sightseeing to driving. A great experience for group travelers, these tours have a balanced mix of speed and time to snap a photo of top attractions.

Helpful tips and good things to know for Dubai boat tours

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes but respect the semi-formal dress code on dinner cruises. On most of these cruises, expect non-alcoholic drinks only, unless they include a licensed bar.

Keep in mind that most boats don’t have room for luggage. This is important to know if you’re visiting Dubai on a layover or are planning to take a cruise before check-in at your hotel.

Are you traveling on a budget? You can choose to ride on the Dubai Ferry instead of a guided cruise. Although it's public transportation, the ferry routes take visitors into account. The boat goes by top attractions like the Dubai Marina and the Dubai Creek. Itineraries may change over time, so double check upon arrival in Dubai.



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What people are saying about Dubai

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4.5 / 5

based on 7,523 reviews

I bought that activity as a gift for my parents and they loved it! The route was superb, the Party and Music awesome and the food absolutely delicious! -According to my parents 5 of 5 Stars My parents didn‘t found the Location directly, because of their own fault. But the employees were waiting for them and also called my Mom to guide her the right way. 5 of 5 Service. Not many companies have done that! And you also receive any needed information via WhatsApp or E-Mail. 5 of 5! I highly recommend that activity!

It was such an incredible experience and I highly recommend this trip. Especially the staff was extremely friendly and the tour guide barack made this an unforgettable trip.

Amazing cruise, really kind staff. All information sent by guide before and it was easy to find. Great experience also with traditional Arabian food.

Awesome trip with good breakfast, there was a lot of pastry to eat and the drinks were also good. Overall nice experience.

Captain james crew members sarath samara rushan and jake wa are amazing