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  • Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

    1. Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

    Get a red carpet welcome upon boarding your luxury yacht and benefit from personal service from the qualified crew. Juices and water will be available, as well as a choice of breakfast for the morning tour, or a BBQ spread with the lunch and dinner tours. Meet like-minded people and 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. Sail through the Dubai Marina to Blue Water Island, and cruise over to the Dubai Eye. See the famous Jumeirah Beach and the Palm, as well as passing the Burj Al Arab. With the afternoon tour, you'll also be able to admire the Atlantis.

    Amazing! I can't describe my satisfaction! We had really nice time and the staff were so welcoming and patient! Strongly recommend!

  • Dubai: Marina Dinner Cruise with Drinks & Live Music

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

    Climb aboard a plush, glass-enclosed boat, and enjoy a 1.5-hour 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 2 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...

    Very good value for money. Food excellent and music. Staff extremely helpful and polite.

  • Dubai Speedboat Tour: Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

    3. Dubai Speedboat Tour: Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

    This thrilling trip departs from the Famous Dubai Marina. The host has an office on the Marina where a red carpet awaits to greet you. Once you have checked in, your guide will run through a safety briefing, so please arrive 15 minutes early. Choose from a 90 minute full tour of the sights which will cruise through the marina up to Jumeirah Beach. From here, this unforgettable tour is full of great views and fun facts of all the coastline hotels, beaches, and of course Dubai's top landmarks, including:  • Dubai Marina • The Dubai Eye Wheel • Jumeriah Beach • The Harbour Project • The Huge Palm and its hotels • The Atlantis • Dubai Rulers Private Island • The Burj Al Arab

    Tour was out of this world, value for money and tour guide was very informative and full of stories, fact and info. Highly recommend booking with these guys as I can thank them enough for making our trip one to remember. Thank You!

  • Dubai: 2-Hour Mega Yacht Tour with Buffet Dinner

    4. Dubai: 2-Hour Mega Yacht Tour with Buffet Dinner

    Receive a warm welcome to the red carpet, where you will be greeted with cold hand towels and a variety of juices for a fresh feeling. Enjoy the different canapes and food at live cooking stations by the yacht pool. Moving inside the main dining area you will come to the buffet area where you can enjoy a wide selection of local and international tastes. While on this two-hour trip, enjoy views of the Dubai Marina district from the yacht cruise across Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Ferris Wheel, and towards the Atlantis Hotel that is situated in front of the famous Palm Jumeirah Island. Experience uninterrupted panoramic views of Dubai skyline from anywhere on the yacht.

    It was a pretty nice experience. What would have made it much better, is if we were able to select where we wanted to sit. We definitely would have preferred to have sat inside and then went outside for the views.

  • Dubai: 30-Minute Jet Ski Tour to Burj Al Arab

    5. Dubai: 30-Minute Jet Ski Tour to Burj Al Arab

    Get a unique experience from the sea and drive your own jet ski on this 30-minute jet ski tour. You will be met at our station close to the Burj Al Arab. Use the changing rooms on site and leave your personal belongings in the lockers. You will be provided with a life jacket, premium goggles, and a waterproof case if needed. You’ll then receive a quick safety briefing from your instructor.  Then, head out onto the water on your Yamaha jet ski. Stop by the world’s only 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab, for pictures taken by your instructor. On your way back, you will have a great view of Downtown Dubai, as well as the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.  When the tour is finished, there is a shower you can use, with towels provided if necessary.

    Easy to find with an Uber and excellent service. Some great pictures at the iconic Burj Al Arab also!

  • Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

    6. Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

    Marvel at the illuminations of Dubai Mall Fountain Show on a 30-minute cruise by "abra" water taxi. A captivating water, music and light spectacle in Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain. At over 900 feet in length (274 meter), the Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre (120,000 m2) Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies. Climb aboard the traditional wooden boat on Burj Lake, and cruise past some of the city's most iconic monuments, such as the Burj Khalifa, Souk Al Bahar, and Palace. Admire the city's stunning skyline from the water, before you take position for a grandstand view of the illuminations. With only 6 people per boat, you are able to admire the visual spectrum of over 1,000 water expressions from an exclusive and intimate perspective.  Watch in awe as the fountains light up during a visual spectacle that feat...

    It was very nice....and they were very accommodating to let us go at an earlier time. Not exactly what I expected for the price though

  • Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    7. Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    Start the tour by getting picked up from your hotel or selected location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, stop by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Later on, proceed to the Blue Mosque, known as the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque. This religious shrine was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture. It has wonderful interiors, decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost forty thousand books related to different religions. Now it is time to explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron and s...

    Such a great tour to do to see the whole of Dubai! Our tour guide was amazing and so informative! I would highly recommend this tour.

  • Dubai: Small-Group City Tour with Dubai Frame Tickets

    8. Dubai: Small-Group City Tour with Dubai Frame Tickets

    Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel. Start by stopping by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, our first attraction, and witness the magnificent view of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel before enjoying a Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside.

    Then, be driven to Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque. The mosque’s design, inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, combines Andalusian and Ottoman architecture and can accommodate about 2000 worshippers at the same time.

    Visit the Dubai Creek and enjoy an Abra Ride (ancient water transport system) to cross the Creek. Stroll through the Gold and Spice Souks, lined with shops and stalls selling exquisite gold and spice items.

    Next, head to Al Khayma Heritage House at Al Fahidi Historical District. Enjoy Emirati hospitality with ...

    Tour was out of this world, value for money and tour guide was very informative and full of stories, fact and info. Highly recommend booking with these guys as I can thank them enough for making our trip one to remember. Thank You!

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

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

    Set sail for an exciting tour of Dubai from Dubai Marina, heading into the open sea on a 90-minute speed boat cruise. 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. During this speed boat tour you’ll see: Dubai Marina - an artificial canal city of spectacular towers, luxurious hotels and yachts, and a wide array of restaurants. The 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. 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 ...

    The guide was very experienced driver and explained in detailed each stop. Also took pic with a lot of patience. In general the 90min trip is sufficient and we could see all attractions from sea side which is very nice. Highly recommend and not expensive trip Asi

  • Dubai: Dhow Dinner Cruise along Dubai Creek

    10. Dubai: Dhow Dinner Cruise along Dubai Creek

    Enjoy a dinner cruise on a wonderful wooden dhow, built with every comfort in mind, and a romantic way of spending an evening in Dubai. Start the evening with a transfer from your hotel to the cruise hassle free. Experience an unforgettable evening in opulent surroundings combined with Arabic traditions. Savor a sumptuous feast of Arabic and international cuisine as you sail past the illuminated buildings of Dubai. On this 1.5-hour cruise along moonlit Dubai Creek you’ll take in views of the brilliantly-illuminated skyline. Relax as you enjoy the live music and entertainment. The international buffet dinner features a selection of local delicacies. At the end of the cruise you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

    very organised. Driver arrived on time. Delicious food. Had good time in the cruise.

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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The guide was very experienced driver and explained in detailed each stop. Also took pic with a lot of patience. In general the 90min trip is sufficient and we could see all attractions from sea side which is very nice. Highly recommend and not expensive trip Asi

It was a super nice experience, organized, the food super good, the only thing was a little music that there was no variety of rest, all super good. Recommended

Extremly amazing! Did not know what to expect for but it was great experience. Cover sights with adrenaline rush.

It was a wonderful experience, the crew were super helpful

We had a great time on this tour. Hahn,was our guide.