The Dhow is a traditional Arabic boat made of wood that was traditionally used by pearl fisherman in the past.
The all-you-can-eat buffet serves up international flavours ranging from butter chicken to lamb kofta with a selection of Western and Arabic desserts.
Your Experience With Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek Dinner
If you have not selected the ticket with hotel pickup included, make your way to Deira Creek where you'll be welcomed aboard the traditional Arabic Dhow by the friendly and professional crew who are waiting to serve you with coffee and dates as well as a refreshing towel so you can dab your brow and board feeling fresh as a daisy.
With a drink in hand you'll be seated at your table and able to relax ready for your evening voyage down the Dubai Creek. Settle back and listen to the music as the other passengers board.
As you dig into the international cuisine from the buffet which has a selection of tasty appetizers, salad, fish, meat, and desserts to choose from you'll be able to admire the view of Dubai at night as the skyscrapers pass by the windows and you glide past the souks and palaces along Dubai's breathtaking glittering waterfront.
After your meal you'll be able to watch the wonderful dancers perform the traditional Tanura dance and youwla dance which you'll also get to have a go at if you wish later in the evening. As well as singers and dancers you'll also be kept entertained with magic and ladies have the option of getting a henna tattoo. A photographer is also onboard to capture your magical evening should you wish to purchase any souvenir photos.
When the dhow arrives back at port don't worry if you don't want to leave - The boat turns into a disco so you can carry on your fun evening on the water for a while longer.
What Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek Dinner Includes?
2 hour cruise down the Dubai Creek on a traditional Dhow.
5 star buffet style dinner serving international cuisine
Unlimited soft drinks
Evening entertainment - Singing, dancing, and henna tattoo.
Things Before Go
The dress code is smart/casual.
If you have special dietary requirements, make a note of them when booking and confirm again with the booking company a few days before your trip.
Alcoholic drinks cost extra.
Is It Suitable for Me?
A great way to let your hair down and enjoy an evening on the water. Dress up and enjoy!
A romantic evening for couples but also suitable for groups of friends.
The boat is wheelchair accessible and there are vegetarian options.
Good for people who want to witness some traditional entertainment but not good for those who want to try local foods as the buffet serves international cuisine.
Travellers talking about this tour on GetYourGuide, Tiqets, and Trip Advisor all say they had an enjoyable and memorable evening aboard the traditional Dhow as it sailed down the Dubai Creek.
Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere on board and said that the staff were polite and attentive.
People agree that the food is good though perhaps not quite the '5-star " as described on the booking platforms and vegetarians wished there were more options to choose from but everyone agrees that the romantic atmosphere and evening entertainment more than make up for anything that the food lacks.
A couple of people complained of being able to smell diesel fumes whilst eating but this seems to be an exception rather than the norm, the dinner cruise coming highly recommended when taking all reviews into account.
In their own words travellers have described the dinner cruise as "Memorable "Perfect, and "Lovely going into more detail to say " The food was very good, the atmosphere and decor was fantastic. The staff and entertainment was very very good too. "
We had a wonderful experience. The tauna dance was great. and "It was a night to remember.
Best Times to Visit
Avoid visiting during the month of Ramadan and on other official holy days as there will be no entertainment & no alcohol served.
Cruise down Dubai Creek passing:
Address / Pick up Location
Board the Dhow at Deira Creek opposite Twin Towers
The Dhow dinner cruise is wheelchair accessible.
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Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and TripAdvisor reviews