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Abu Dhabi Sunset Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • See the other side of Abu Dhabi, away from the main city
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise and see the sunset over the horizon
  • Pass through a traditional Emirati village and mangrove forests
  • See gazelles, herons and flamingos during the cruise
  • Enjoy stunning views of Abu Dhabi from the water
  • Perfect way to enjoy quality time with family
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    1.5 hours

    Start time

    The cruise departs between 4:30pm and 6:00pm, depending on the season.
    (Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of your cruise for the exact departure time.)

    Meeting Point

    YAS Marina, Gangway 3 - Yas Island.
    GPS Coordinates: 24.466445,54.609228

    Ending Point

    YAS Marina.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Get ready for a boat ride along Abu Dhabi’s coastline with this Abu Dhabi Sunset Cruise. Abu Dhabi may be known for its skyscrapers and historical buildings, but this cruise will take you to the less touristy side of the city which lies amidst its mangrove fringed sandy shores.

    Unwind with this relaxing cruise which will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and see Abu Dhabi’s natural beauty unfurl itself in front of you as the sun sets over the horizon.

    During the course of the cruise, you will be served soft drinks as you come across a traditional Emirati village, mangrove forests with wild gazelles running around the mangroves.

    Don’t forget to take your cameras as you will enjoy splendid views of Abu Dhabi at dusk from the boat.


    To begin your Abu Dhabi Sunset Cruise, you will depart from Yas Marina on Yas Island.

    You will cruise past the Raha Beach and around the beautiful Samaliyah Island, which is part of the UAE Heritage Club. During the cruise, you will be served soft drinks.

    See a traditional Emirati village on the beachside with wild gazelles running in the mangrove forests surrounding the village. You will also see herons and flamingos taking a dip in the water.

    njoy spectacular views of some of the major highlights of Abu Dhabi while the sun slowly sets over the horizon.

    As darkness falls and your boat makes the return journey, you will see the stunning Yas Viceroy Hotel illuminating the marina.

    Your sunset cruise will end at the departure point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Water & soft drinks
    • 1.5 hour cruise


    • Pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals and drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the cruise to confirm all departure details.
    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.