Dubai is a luxurious city that attracts travellers from across the globe every year with its warm climate ideal for lying on the city’s many golden beaches, shopping meccas for those who like to shop until they drop, glittering lights for city lovers, and glamorous accommodation options that appeal to travellers looking to spend their yearly vacation in the lap of luxury away from the stresses of their day-to-day lives.
The city is also home to glistening waters – including Dubai Creek, the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea – where travellers and locals alike can enjoy a day or night soaking up the breath-taking views the city has to offer from a boat. In this article we are going to look at three cruises available in Dubai, each offering a completely different experience, giving those who choose to get on board the chance to discover and see Dubai from a whole new perspective:
Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise
For travellers who would like to combine their cruise with a delicious meal on the water, Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruises offer just that. Lasting two and a half hours long, diners walk the red carpet and step on board the glass-encased vessel in the evening and glide along Dubai Creek with the view of Dubai’s twinkling skyline – which is extensive giving the amount of skyscrapers that call the city their home – and a mostly clear sky on show. On arrival guests are greeted with welcome drinks and canapes as the boat leaves the moor, and while enjoying their drink and nibbles they are able to take in some of the floodlit landmarks – some of which include the Clock Tower, Grand Mosque and Al Maktoum Bridge – as well as Dubai’s illuminated skyline. Once seated, diners enjoy their four-course meal while a piano player plays in the background while the boat winds up and down the creek, completing the experience. The boat arrives back at the dock at approximately 11pm.
Atlantis, The Palm Boat Cruises
A breath-taking hotel in Dubai, Atlantis, The Palm offers their guests a chance to take to the water with a number of boat cruise options that are organised by the resort itself. With their very own range of yachts and speedboats available that are fully equipped, safe and ready to hit the water, there are the options for guests to explore the waters by day on a Day Cruise where the boats run every day from 10 am until 7 pm (depending on their availability), as well as the option to take a Sunset Cruise and watch the sun go down over the Arabian Sea and Dubai’s cityscape light up the extensive shoreline. Both of these options allows travellers the chance to take to the Arabian Sea’s calm waters and gaze up and the city’s numerous famous landmarks while indulging in the sun’s warm rays and taking a much-needed rest from the hustle and bustle that the city has to offer.
Dubai RIB Boat Cruise
For travellers who prefer a fast and adrenaline pumping boating experience, a ride on the Dubai RIB Boat Cruise is the preferred option. This cruise takes place in a rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) along Dubai’s spectacular coast for one and a half hours where those on board have the chance to explore man-made Pam Jumeirah, see beautiful views of Atlantis, The Palm, the Burj Al-Arab, royal palaces, and more while holding on tight to the boat’s safety rails. Accompanied by an experienced skipper, up to 10 people can hop on board the RIB to enjoy this fast and furious experience. However, before you take to the water there is a need to go through a safety briefing first as well as put on a life jacket, keeping everyone who takes part safe. This experience is not for the faint hearted, as the boat will bounce through the waters as it goes from one attraction to the next, although it does give travellers a chance to experience Dubai from a different perspective and a different speed!
When you’re next in Dubai, take some time to explore the city from the glistening waters instead, giving you a new insight and appreciation of what it has to offer its residents and why is attracts so many travellers each year.