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Dhow Cruises in Dubai

Navigate Dubai in comfort and style with a Dhow Cruises! If you’re looking to do your sightseeing a little differently, then hop aboard a traditional Dhow for amazing views of the City from water. For 2 millennia, Dhow have been used to carry both people and cargo along the coasts in the region. And, they are still being used for these purposes today! And, as one of the most popular City's attractions, you can choose from a wide variety of Dubai Dhow Cruises for your trip. You can combine a it with a desert safari! Or, enjoy a fabulous sunset dinner cruise! You can even pair your ticket with a Hop-On, Hop-Off experience! Choose any of these packages and you can rest assured that when you arrive in U.A.E., you’ll take part in one of the most authentic things to do in Dubai!

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Our tips for Dhow Cruise

  • Bring your sea legs. Dubai is blessed with great weather, although at times the ocean can be a little rough. For those prone to seasickness, be sure to be prepared with motion sickness medicine before heading off on your dhow cruise Dubai.
  • For the romantic: Book evening dhow cruises to enjoy magical views of the city skyline. Wining and dining with this backdrop is guaranteed to impress your special someone.
  • Listen up. Pre-recorded commentary in English and a host of other languages is available on most dhow cruises. Be sure to listen up to uncover the remarkable history of these ancient sailing ships.

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Best time to visit
Dhow cruises are idyllic year round, but are best experienced in the months of November through to March when the city’s remains less humid and the heat is more bearable.
Getting there
Cruises begin from a host of different ports dotted throughout the harbour. Dubai is not much of a walking city, but what it lacks in pedestrian-friendly amenities is more than made up for in the array of efficient, safe and cost-effective taxi services. We recommend organising a taxi to get to your dhow cruise Dubai starting point.
Money saving tips
Unlike many of Dubai’s top attractions, dhow cruises are a relatively inexpensive activity. Book your cruise well in advance to save more of your hard-earned dough.
Did you know?
Impress your fellow travellers with these interesting titbits
  • Unfortunately, little is known about the exact origins of the dhow. Scholars believe the first constructions of the dhow began in China between the years of 600 BC to 600 CE.
  • Today, dhow ships are still used for commercial purposes, with several ships making the journey between the Arabian Gulf and East Africa each year. Laden with cargo of mostly dates and fish, the dhows still rely completely on their sails to propel them to their destination.

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