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    DhowCruise Dubai Marina


    Private Events

    The restaurant is available for a variety of group or private events such as Birthday Parties, Weddings/Engagements, Team Building Events and Conferences.

     

    Locations & Driving Directions

    Your Booking Agent

    Anastasiia

    Reservations Manager

    To Make Or Amend Reservation: 

    +971 52 899 63 10 + web{at}absea.ae

    971528996301

    Prajul

    On Board Restaurant Manager

    Contact On The Night Off: 

    +971 50 924 0550

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    Driving Directions & Instructions

    Google Maps

    If you are driving to the boat, use ‘Masjid Al Rahim’ (click for map) Mosque in Dubai Marina as a reference.

    Another nearby landmark is ‘Lotus Hotel & Spa’ in Dubai Marina.

    Driving Directions

    • You should take Sheikh Zayed Road Until ‘EXIT 29’ and stick to the left fork once you are taking the Exit.
    • After you have taken the left road on the fork and once you are on the bridge, you need to take the first right.
    • As you follow the road you will see the mosque on your left side.

    Parking

    Option 1: All along the roads in that area is street parking owned by RTA. Make sure you pay the fee by SMS.

    Option 2: Incase you cannot find RTA parking, there is a paid parking lot called ‘Green Parking’, located just after the Choitram supermarket, slightly down the road from Lotus Hotel & Spa.

    Walking To The Boat

    • Usually infront of the boat we have a Team Member, Anjoh (052 899 6337) who meets guests and guides them towards the boat.
    • Once infront of the mosque, to the left of it there is a path/walk way which leads down to the ‘Marina Promenade’ which is basically the pedesetrian path along the water.
    • Once you have walked down the pathway, walk to your right, there is a glassdoor entrance.
    • At the entrance, specify you are going to “Alexandra” and you will be guided to the boat.

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    Taxi Instructions

    The best thing to tell taxi drivers is ‘Masjid Al Rahim’ (click for map) in Dubai Marina, near Exit 29.

    Once you are infront of the Mosque, instructions are below.

    Walking To The Boat

    • Usually infront of the boat we have a Team Member, Anjoh (052 899 6337) who meets guests and guides them towards the boat.
    • Once infront of the mosque, to the left of it there is a path/walk way which leads down to the ‘Marina Promenade’ which is basically the pedesetrian path along the water.
    • Once you have walked down the pathway, walk to your right, there is a glassdoor entrance.
    • At the entrance, specify you are going to “Alexandra” and you will be guided to the boat.

    Sailing Route

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    VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE VESSEL

    LOWER DECK

    Air Conditioned Lower Deck, Max 50 People Seating

    UPPER DECK

    Open Air Deck, Max 50 Seated Passengers.


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    VIDEO OF THE EXPERIENCE

     

    Onboard “Alexandra” we have 2 live entertainers.

    Walid – Tanura Dancer

    The ‘tanura’ dance show is a folk dance program which consists of constant rotations that are mixed with various patterns and designs of the intricately designed dress.
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    Natalia – Live Singer

    Our lovely singer Natalia starts of the evening with some soft music in the style of pop, rock, jazz and even some classical pieces.
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    Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina

    What is a Dhow?

    A “Dhow” is a traditional wooden vessel that is common in the Middle East and has been used historically for a variety of purposes, primarily for trading.

    Dhows are made in a variety of sizes and in the UAE have been most used for trade between UAE and Iran aswell as for pearl diving.

    Over the last decade the demand for dhows has gone down and has been replaced by more modern vessels.

    Nonetheless, Dhows have played a cruicial role in the history and evolution of the gulf and are iconic as a mode of sea transportation.

    In the last couple of decades, a lot of the ‘Dhows’ have been repurposed for tourism purposes, one of them being dhow cruise dinners.

    A Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina is a nice concept. Read on.

    The History of Dhow Cruise Dubai Dinners

    In the 90’s, some entrepreneurs began converting the larger dhows that were traditionally used for trading into refurbished floating restaurants that would operate dinner cruises in the Dubai Creek.

    That segment has grown and over many years has evolved into a rather important and iconic type of tourist attraction in Dubai.

    Starting with only handful of Dhows in early 90’s the segment has grown into over 30 dhows in the Creek and 8 in Dubai Marina.

    One the elements of the Dhow Cruise ‘culture’ has been to have live entertainment onboard in a variety of forms.

    Originally, belly dancing was most common, but with time, Dubai Government has been eliminating this form of entertainment and has now been almost entirely replaced by ‘Tanura’ – a traditionally Turksih dance that is usually performed by a male dancer that is spinning in a flowing and elaborately decorated dress, creating a very interesting sight.

    Dinner onboard a Dhow Cruise in Dubai Marina

    As always, with the opening of Dubai Marina as a new area and tourist destination, there was room for starting new business ventures.

    Alexandra was one of the first boats that began its operations as far back as 2009.

    Now there are around 7 boats that operate in Dubai Marina.

    Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise vs. Creek

    So what is the difference between a Dhow Cruise in Dubai Marina versus a Dhow Cruise in Dubai Creek?

    Well, this article will give you a very detailed answer, but funadmentally – the main difference is location.

    Dubai Creek is the old part of town, and Dubai Marina is a new area in Dubai.

    Fundamentally, that is the only difference, and the difference then lies in the actual operators of each boats. There are many good boats in Dubai Creek and some in Dubai Marina.

    It must be noted however that Dubai Marina has MUCH less boats 8 versus more than 25 in the Creek.

    As a rule of thumb, the quality of operators in Dubai Marina on average is higher, due to the the higher parking fees and the need to compensate by attracting a higher quality clientele.