Alexandra Dhow Cruise
Birthday Party Venue in Dubai

Alexandra is an award winning floating restaurant operating in Dubai Marina since 2008.

Alexandra is a perfect venue for all kinds of private events: weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, team building activities & any other reason for a group of people to gather and celebrate.

upper deck

  • 45 people maximum
  • Open Air Upper Deck with Partial Roof
  • Seperate Buffet Tables & Bar Counter
  • Top End Audio System

the upper deck is a great space with great views and the feeling of being outdoor on a boat, while having the benefits of being comfortably seated in a restaurant environment.
the upper deck has its own buffet setup and own audio system that can be different from the lower deck.

lower deck

  • 45 people maximum
  • Panoramic windows + A/C
  • Seperate Buffet Tables & Bar Counter
  • Top End Audio System

the lower deck is climate controlled and its optimal during the warmer, or in fact the cooler months. It is air conditioned and has full height panoramic windows.

This deck is perfect for semi-private events with a tight budget for 25-45 people.

our packages + menus

Private Boat

#1: Boat rental charge

Includes

  • Private rental of entire boat, max 90 guests
  • All furniture and equipment onboard
  • Captain & seamen to operate the boat
  • Event Management & organization

#2: Catering

Includes

  • Full catering setup: cuttlery/crockery, table set up, waiters
  • Water, soft drinks, tea, coffee
  • Food + professional and safe delivery to the boat
  • Buffet setup and management

All extras such as live entertainment, decorations and special requests will be quoted individually.

Semi-private (lower deck)

#1: Lower deck rental charge

This option is perfect for smaller groups of 25-45 guests. If you are less than 25 guests, the best option is a sharing dinner cruise.

You will be joining our regular cruise hours and have the lower deck of the boat exclusively, with other guests on the upper deck.

Includes

  • Lower deck exclusively, max 45 guests
  • Live entertainment
  • Captain & seamen to operate the boat
  • Event Management & organization

#2: Catering

Includes

  • Full catering setup: cuttlery/crockery, table set up, waiters
  • Water, soft drinks, tea, coffee
  • Food + professional and safe delivery to the boat
  • Buffet setup and management

sailing route + timings

private events

  • daily
  • anytime

semi-private events

  • daily
  • 8.30 - 9.00 PM // boarding time
  • 9.00 - 10.45 PM // cruising time

request a quotation

If you have a question, please review the FAQ section below – and if did not get an answer kindly whatsapp me.

If you want to receive a formal quotation, kindly fill in the form to your right.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Example #1: Private Event

Lets say you want to have a fully private event from 8-10pm, with 75 guests and a the bronze menu.

  • Boat rental: 2500/hour x 2 hours = 5000 AED
  • Catering: 65/per person x 75 people = 4875 AED
  • Total = 9875 AED

Note: decorations, entertainment & any drinks packages to be discussed seperately. For duration of 3 or more hours we will provide discounts.

Example #2: Semi-private

Lets say you want to have a semi-private event for 35 guests, during our normal dinner cruise time.

  • Lower deck rental: 2000 AED
  • Catering: 65/pp x 35 people = 2275 AED
  • Total = 4275 AED

Yes you can, although we dont recommend this.

Many people are under the impression that catering = food, but besides the food, there is a lot involved

  • Waiters
  • Table setup
  • Cuttlery/crockery
  • Buffet setup
  • Food delivery (special truck + equipment)

So if you plan to have your own catering, you will need to find a caterer that will be able to provide all of the above.

Yes, we can make a completely custom menu for your party.

If you go for a private function, there is no restriction on timings since you are paying per hour.

The prime time hours (8-11pm) are more expensive because they conflict with our daily dinner cruise.

For semi-private events, you will be joining our dinner cruise and so have to follow the timing of it:

  • 8.30 – 9.00 pm boarding time
  • 9.00 – 10.45 pm cruising

We have a licensed bar onboard and drinks can be bought for an extra charge if you would like them. We can also work out an alcohol package for your event on request.

You can find us on google maps as ‘Alexandra Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina

You can reach us by car, or the metro – this involves an approximately 20 minute walk.

Entertainment is also a tricky component since any live performance in Dubai requires a permit.

We can offer you 3 forms of entertainment

  • Live female singer
  • Live tanura dancer
  • Magic show

Any other entertainers will need to be discussed seperately and will cost more.

Birthday Party Venue in Dubai

Are you looking for something unusual? A way to celebrate a birthday without the same old?

Alexandra Floating Restaurant is a perfect way to spend an out of the box and memorable birthday by combining a dinner experience with a cruise.

There are a variety of options which are available, ranging from a part for 2 people, to a private event that would involve renting the entire boat for uptown 90 passengers.

The boat is well suited to accommodate a wide range of table arrangements, and the 2 decks allow for flexibility, depending on the time of year.

The lower deck of the boat is closed off with panoramic ceiling high windows that provide both the comfort of being indoors in an air conditioned venue and at the same time getting a full view of the attractions outside.

The upper deck has no windows, its open air, with a roof covering most of the upper deck, which allows for a perfect outdoor experience during cooler months in the year.

As a restaurant, we are able to provide a buffet lunch or dinner as well as personalized meal boxes.

The boat is alcohol licensed and thus we are able to serve any drinks that an adult may wish to have during his birthday party.

Birthday on Cruise

The main advantage of a birthday party onboard a cruise is the view. Most restaurants have tables with a good view, and some with less so, onboard Alexandra, everyone has an equally perfect view.

Our boat is cruising in Dubai Marina – one of the most prestigious Marinas in the world, which offers an excellent view during the cruise.

By combining a good quality dining experience, a licensed bar, a live entertainment program aswell as a cruising experience, Alexandra is able to provide a unique blend of many components.