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Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

From US$ 55 per person

Climb aboard a glass-encased dhow boat and get stunning views of Dubai on a cruise along the artificial Dubai Water Canal. Glide gently under the new waterfall on Sheikh Zayed Road, and see sights such as the Burj Khalifa from a different perspective.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 hours
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Pickup optional
Pick-up from the lobby of your hotel in Dubai.


  • Cruise along the new Dubai Water Canal
  • Feast from a 5-star international buffet with live stations
  • Watch the mesmerizing entertainment (not available during holy month of Ramadan)
  • Glide under the Dubai Canal Waterfall Bridge
Full description

Experience Dubai from a different perspective on a cruise along the Dubai Water Canal. Pass through the commercial districts of Dubai Creek, where the sophistication of the 21st-century complements the simplicity of a bygone age. Climb aboard a glass-encased dhow that keeps traditions in a contemporary design. Awaken your senses as you gently cruise down the artificial canal, unveiled in October 2013 to connect the Business Bay area to the Persian Gulf through Safa Park and Jumeirah. Marvel at iconic attractions of the Dubai skyline, such as the Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Water Canal Bridge, JW Marquis Hotel and Westin Hotel. Get a welcome


(Arabic coffee) on arrival followed by an assortment of chilled refreshments and dates. You will then be escorted to your table where you will be served welcome drinks and start to feel the gentle sway of the waves and romance of the boat as you set sail. Experience the city's bustling atmosphere as you pass through the Business Bay area while soothing Arabic music serenades you along the way. Indulge yourself with a sumptuous feast of Arabic appetizers, grilled meat, fresh salads and delicious sweets from Arabia, along with hot beverages. Be mesmerized by the saxophone performance.

  • Pick up and drop-off from centrally located hotels (if option chosen)
  • 5-star international buffet
  • Unlimited house beverages package (if option chosen)
  • Photos of your experience (available at an additional cost)
  • Alcoholic beverages (available at an additional cost)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Boat Name - Al Faris Floating Restaurant - Managed By Amazon Tours UAE Please be ready for boarding 45 minutes before the tour departs. If you are coming via taxi, ask the taxi to drop you at the Hard Rock Cafe in Dubai Festival City Mall. From there, you need to walk towards the Imagine Fountain Show and the cruise is at the extreme right side of the show. If you are coming with your own vehicle, please park at the Dubai Festival City Mall – North Parking (P1) and walk towards the Dubai Festival City Waterfront Promenade. The cruise will be behind the Intercontinental Hotel DFC which is accessible through the Waterfront Promenade. Emergency Contact: Mr. Mihir (+971529448503)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The dress code is smart casual
  • This cruise is ideal for families, couples and individual travelers alike
  • Kindly note that shared transfers are offered on a complimentary basis to clients and due to traffic, you may be inconvenienced by the evening traffic as it is a shuttle service
  • If you are staying in hotels in Al Barsha, IMPZ, Greens, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach, Media City, Internet City, Tecom, JBR, Dubai Marina, and JLT it is recommended you book a private transfer by paying an additional charge
  • During the holy month of Ramadan, the cruise will start from 7 PM to 9 PM
  • The actual cruise time is 2 hours (from 8 PM to 10 PM), however the boarding starts from 7 PM
  • If the service is booked with a shared transfer the total duration of the tour will be 3 to 4 hours including the transfer time
  • Please Note: Live entertainment has been put on hold until further not by the government
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 467 reviews

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We were picked up on time from our hotel in downtown Dubai. Note that the boat departs from the Dubai Festival City area and you must walk a short distance through the Dubai Festival Mall to reach the dock. Upon arrival we were greeted with a welcome tea and dates. The boat ride through Dubai creek and downtown Dubai was extraordinary and definitely the highlight of the excursion. The food, which consisted of Indian and local dishes, a live pasta station, and salad bar, was average and would not be considered “luxury” by any standards. Overall, the service by the ship’s crew was superb and the waiters were very attentive. Non-alcoholic beverages were complimentary. Because of COVID there were only three other couples onboard, so in a way the excursion felt somewhat VIP and exclusive. Regrettably, the whirling dancer advertised in the trip brochure never appeared and there was no explanation provided by the event manager as to the absence of this anticipated entertainment piece.

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November 22, 2020

A great experience, well organized! We were picked up on time, taken to the mall by taxi, and then escorted through the mall to the boat! Back the same thing! The food was plentiful and very good! The service impeccable and friendly and the trip along the canal a unique experience! Especially the waterfall bathed in purple light! You can only give five stars!

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March 7, 2020

We had the best time on the boat cruise, the staff were amazing and the food was brilliant- some of the best food we have eaten in Dubai! The live pasta station was a brilliant idea! There were amazing fireworks before the boat started around the marina and the views of the city we got to see were breathtaking! Would recommend this to everyone visiting Dubai!

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January 9, 2020

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