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Written by Swathi on May 6, 2020 Share on

Cruise through Dubai Marina on a Dhow

Home to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, the City of Dubai has earned quite a name for itself in the world front. With a booming economy and the world’s first seven-star hotel property emerging beautifully from the waters of the Jumeirah, Dubai is rapidly inching towards being called a world-class city. From Desert Safaris to watersports at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai has a plethora of experiences to offer to you. One other unmissable experience that you should take up is the Marina Cruise with dinner. Read on to find out why this is a must-do when you plan your trip to Dubai.

The Marina Cruise is pure luxury and one of the best ways to take in the view of the gorgeous city of Dubai. The Dubai Marina is an artificially built canal city on the Persian Gulf. As the cruise goes over Dubai Creek, you also get a glimpse of some renowned attractions like Park Island and the Marina Promenade. Although the cruise takes place all through the day, in order to attract more visitors, the Marina Cruise with dinner experience with in-house entertainment is being offered as a new concept.

What to expect?

The Marina Cruise takes place on what is called a “Dhow” which is a wooden boat. A Dhow was used for erstwhile pearl trading by the Emirati people and is one of the best ways to delve into the local culture while experiencing sheer luxury. As you embark on the 2-hour long Dhow cruise, you are greeted with the views of Dubai Creek’s enchanting skyline and illuminated skyscrapers. This boat can accommodate close to 200 people.

Dubai Marina Cruise
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The Marina Cruise provides dinner on the deck and you will be served with generous portions of BBQ food and Arabian drinks. You can also gorge on food that is available on the Buffay spread in addition to the short eats. An array of International and Asian cuisine will also be made available for you and your tastebuds will literally be spoilt for choice as you cruise along the waters of Dubai. End your meal with some delicious confectionary and savour unlimited drinks. Whilst having dinner, you can also enjoy some of the in-house entertainment put up for you like the light dance performance by a trained professional in the dance form. If you are on your honeymoon, this is hands down a must-do activity.

Light dance show at the Dhow Dinner Cruise
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As you cruise through the Marina, you will stop at various noteworthy points like the Dubai Marina Yacht club and the Marina Mall. The Dubai Marina is an artificially built canal that has a newly constructed waterfall and your Dhow will go right under it, beyond which you will be greeted by a new perspective of the Burj Khalifa. You will also have a chance to take in the whole panoramic view of the Dubai Marina. The major highlight of this cruise will be when the majestic Dubai Eye greets your view. The Dubai Eye is considered to be the highest Eye ever built in the world, even higher than the London Eye or the Singapore Flyer.

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Cruise through the artificial waterfall of the Dubai Marina
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This will undoubtedly be a 5-star experience. The perfect sequence with which the entire cruise takes place will leave you in awe of the city of Dubai. The cruise starts around the time that the sun sets, and as you settle in comfortably at your dinner tables on the Dhow, you will slowly be greeted by the breathtaking attractions of the Dubai Marina and of course of the main city of Dubai. The Palm Islands are sure to captivate as it presents itself to you in all its beauty as it illuminates after the sun goes down. What better way to end your cruise than with an exotic dinner alongside your loved ones as the scenic beauty engulfs you.

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How to reach Dubai Marina

The dinner at Dubai Marina is a very famous experience in the city and is easily accessible via the metro and also by cab or a taxi. The metro station and Dubai Marina are at a walkable distance. Do remember that the cruise goes on for 2 hours non stop and the timings for the cruise are anytime from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. You would have to choose from the slots available for you, so choose them as per your convenience.

Interior of the Dubai dinner cruise
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Do book your tickets well in advance so that your cruise experience is confirmed. Remember to reach the location on time because this is a shared activity and you definitely shouldn’t keep your fellow tourists waiting for you. Carry a camera along with you, you shouldn’t miss out on clicking one of those Instagram worthy shots!

So what are you waiting for? Set sail on the Dhow and have the most luxurious experience as you sink into the emotion of the “City of Gold.” Make this cruise a must-do as part of your itinerary. Speaking of itineraries, have you planned your Dubai holiday package yet? If not, don’t worry, we at Pickyourtrail cannot wait to help you plan your vacation.

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