Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise | Dinner Cruise in Dubai Marina 


Top Rated Daily Dinner Cruise in Dubai Marina with International Buffet & Live Entertainment.

Book Online or call +971 52 899 63 10

Price & Timing.

Daily Cruise, Full Course Buffet, Live Singer & Tanura Dancer onboard.

  • Price

  • 160 AED/adult (10+ years old)
  • 100 AED/child (5+ years old)
  • 0 AED/infant (below 5 years old)
  • Summer Price

  • 130 AED/adult (10+ years old)
  • 90 AED/child (5+ years old)
  • 0 AED/infant (below 5 years old)
    Valid 15th May – 1st Sep
  • Timing

  • 8.30pm – 9.00pm boarding time
  • 9.00pm – 11.00pm cruising time
  • Operating daily
  • Optional

  • 2 way transfer = 200 AED/car, Max 4 people
  • 2 way transfer = 250 AED/mini van, Max 6 people
  • 150 AED/kg = birthday cake


Reservations Manager – Oxana & Victoria

  • For dinner reservations.

  • +971 52 899 63 10

  • web{at}

Onboard Manager – Prajul

  • On the day of the cruise.

  • +971 50 924 0550

Business Development – Timur

  • For groups, private events or b2b enquiries.

  • +971 50 77 05 321

  • bdm{at}


West Bay A11, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Driving Directions

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.

If you are taking a TAXI you can tell the same Masjid Al Rahim mosque as reference, make sure to clarify its next to Lotus Hotel & Spa.

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.


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.


Sailing Route

We sail through the entire Dubai Marina Canal and the lagoon infront of Palm Island.

We do not go out to open sea.


Q1: What is included in the standard price?

The price of 160 AED/adult and 100 AED/child includes:

  • 2 hour cruise
  • Live show: tanura dancer and female vocalist
  • Full Course Buffet Dinner
  • Water, Soft Drinks, Juices, Tea & Coffee
  • Does NOT include 2 way transfers which can be purchases at an extra cost

Q2: Where is the boat located? How do we get there?

You can find all details by click on the ‘Locations Tab’ in this menu.

Once your booking is confirmed you will receive all details by email aswell.

Q3: How does seating work? Upper deck vs. Lower Deck?

We do not accept bookings for specific tables and operate on a first come first serve basis.

If you wish to have an upper deck table you should arrive early.

Q4: Is the boat safe? What if we are prone to seasickness? What about children?

The boat only operates inside canal waters and thus we do not experience any turbulence. The boat has been certified by all relevant ministries and equipped with all necessary safety equipment. Small children are welcome onboard.

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Alexandra is a 90 foot traditional Dhow made from teak wood, refurbished into a floating restaurant.

Upper Deck

Open Air Deck, Seating Capacity ~ 55 people


Onboard “Alexandra” we have two live acts – a singer and 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.


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

Buffet dinner onboard.

Roel van Zwieten
Roel van Zwieten
06:46 15 Nov 16
I had a wonderful time on the dinner cruise here. The staff was very helpful and friendly and made sure that we arrived on time. We were seated downstairs on a great table, and there was plenty of food, even with the boat being almost full. The food itself was nice as well. Overall I think the trip is certainly worth the relatively low price.
Irfan Salim
Irfan Salim
16:27 04 Nov 17
I was planning a visit to a dhow cruise and I ended up finding this mainly because of the multiple reviews that were present. It was a good thing I booked on this cruise. The weather in November starts to be really cool in Dubai, and in this cruise you can come at approximately 8ish. you can sit at the marina and wait for the cruise. And you would be going on the boat and sitting.The service is really good and they take care and insure that everyone is served during the whole trip. Even the washrooms were really nice and spacious. We thoroughly enjoyed it and had a fantastic experience. Thoroughly recommended.If you have never been on a dhow cruise, make sure this is one of the first ones.
Haseeb Memon
Haseeb Memon
06:56 01 Aug 17
We went to this cruise on my wife's birthday. The cruise is very nice and staff was very courteous. The Manager of the cruise Mr. Prajul is very friendly and caring. He gave us complimentary cake and announced my wife's birthday and cheered. It was lovely experience my kinds enjoyed a lot. The food was great, a good range of appetizers, main course meals were delicious. I liked lemon, butter fish more than anything else. It is definitely value for money and I will recommend this cruise whoever want to enjoy good food, music and hospitality.
Peter Chacko
Peter Chacko
15:10 05 Dec 17
This is the most honest review you could read out here. To start with,1) Cost: This is priced competitively right when being compared with other Dhow Cruise Service Providers.2) Professionalism: On placing order, you will receive an introductory e-mail guiding you with all the required information such as location, contact nos., directions, do's & dont's, parking areas etc.On reaching at location, you would be received by the Team & will be directed to the Cruise. You would never get lost at any cost. I bet !For any clarifications, you have Miss Victoria to guide you with the reservations over the call & Mr. Prajul, the Deck Manager to support you at the Cruise. Both are truly Professional.3) Cruise: it is beautifully lit both outside & inside. The Cruise looks clean & beautiful.Unlike any other Cruises out there, you are welcomed individually at the entrance of the Cruise which surely makes one special when you enter.4) Reservation of Seats: Its based on a First Come First Serve basis. You cant complain if you cant come early & get the upper deck.5) Hospitality: The staffs were helpful & kind. 6) Entertainment: There were two shows, one was the Arabic Cultural Dancer & the other was the Singer. Both events were awesome to make the night even more delightful.7) Punctuality: The time was maintained as per what was promised.8) Food: It was good. Not great & not bad, it was good. For the price that you pay, it is acceptable. 9) Photos: We had a tough time getting good photos from our Cameras due to light conditions. That is when one of the Staff Photographers came to each individual tables & captured beautiful moments. Please note that if you wish to get these photos as part of their Souvenir, you would need to pay which is not priced high at all. All good things comes with a price. :)As a whole, i would rate the entire service as Excellent ! :)
David Martinez
David Martinez
15:11 18 Jan 18
The boat is as promised; the show is nice and not too long. It is a little bit loud. We wanted to get a table at the front, but weren't able to which is the only thing we didn't like. Also the dessert could have been more varied, but overall, it was worth the money.
Jacob Bess
Jacob Bess
04:09 22 Jan 18
Nice view from upper deck - food was decent. didnt like the selection of songs performed by the singer
Kristian Brevik
Kristian Brevik
15:26 19 Jan 18
Prajul is a really nice guy and really took good care of us. The boat is clean which is very important and the food was adequate
Aravind R.K
Aravind R.K
04:37 31 Jan 18
Had a trip with Alexandra yesterday. Deserve 5 stars by meeting all the promises. The ambiance, welcoming, food singer and the dance .. all deserve 5 stars individually. Food was a fusion of Arabic, Indian and English which will make all kinds of visitors happy. Cruise was very well maintained, clean and ambiance. Special thanks for Prajul and Noushad for the arrangements and guidance through out.
Valery King
Valery King
16:06 12 Feb 18
When you enter the ship, you feel like a valued guest. The staff are very hospitable and they ensure that people are comfortable. Food is great!
Oliver Wyatt
Oliver Wyatt
21:07 16 Feb 18
Very nice view from the deck, food was good, and nice selection of songs. They gave us complimentary cake for my birthday! Thank you.
Amar H
Amar H
05:29 10 Apr 18
The best dhow cruise I experienced so far! Food was very good, staff were friendly, clean and well maintained. Made my mom’s birthday very special.
Jorge Daniel Rivero Moraez
Jorge Daniel Rivero Moraez
04:54 06 Jun 18
We had yesterday a fantastic evening, a dinner in Alexandra, great weather, very good food and a very customer-friendly staff.
Pragati Mehndiratta
Pragati Mehndiratta
19:03 29 Jun 18
Lovely experience. The staff and the manager are really sweet and helpful
Amir Ali Shaikh
Amir Ali Shaikh
08:38 08 Jul 18
Neat and Clean Nice Dinner, Excellent service, Very cooperative staff specially Mr. Prajul. Only Upper deck lighting at front open area needs to be improved.
A S Lakshmi
A S Lakshmi
14:34 17 Jul 18
Nice cruise. Best during the nights in the brighter half of the month.
Николь Ковалевская
Николь Ковалевская
07:21 14 Sep 18
Riding with mum on a boat on a night oak has got unreal pleasure. Beautiful view, wonderful service, bright show and very pleasant atmosphere can not leave such excursion without attention. :)
Nimesh Bumb
Nimesh Bumb
18:28 03 Oct 18
Amazing sight seeing and food.! Sai and Naushad took great care of us! Amazing hospitality and live shows!
19:31 17 Oct 18
Very good trip. I suggest all to try this fantastic trip. I would like to thanks Prajul. He is awesome man and helpful
Judith Scanlon
Judith Scanlon
19:29 15 Nov 18
Just had the pleasure of going in this cruise tonight! From the minute you step on board the staff,food and entertainment was exceptional!!! Would definitely recommend this to people visiting Dubai as it’s a great way to see the marina and amazing buildings!!
Raghunandan Sk
Raghunandan Sk
18:10 17 Nov 18
The overall experience was good . They start the ride a bit late but it's good . We had a Birthday Celebration and they made it look really good .
Charles Hughes
Charles Hughes
09:46 20 Nov 18
Had a very pleasant evening. Dinner cruise went smooth with excellent views of Marina.
Aatish Kumar
Aatish Kumar
11:27 13 Dec 18
Nice food and experience. Should come earlier or reserve a better seat on the deck for the best experience.
musthafa kk
musthafa kk
22:19 15 Dec 18
amazing experience nice food specially thanks mr naushu highly recommend
milan sarkar
milan sarkar
16:50 25 Dec 18
I along with my wife and daughter took the Marina cruise on last Sunday with Alexandra and it was a awesome experience. Prajul, Naushad and all the staff were so nice and caring. They took special care of us. Food was warms and tasty. The Tanura dance performance was icing on the cake. It was worth taking the cruise with Alexandra.
11:54 25 Dec 18
It was a great and wonderful experience, very good view and yummy foods, will defently come back and suggest to friends and family. Special thanks to Mr. Noushad.
Priyanka Verma
Priyanka Verma
06:49 30 Dec 18
It was a great and wonderful experience.. Service and food was awesome. Staff was very courteous.. Manager Prajul is very nice and humble guy... It's thumps up from my side..
Asuquo nsikak
Asuquo nsikak
20:26 01 Jan 19
It was an awesome experience. The food is so gooood🙌🙌 I recommend as a must visit for anyone in Dubai 😁
Aishwarya Rao
Aishwarya Rao
19:01 03 Jan 19
Absolutely amazing and wonderful experience! Great food and live entertainment. Worth it!
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Dubai Cruise Dinner

You might be wondering, what is a Dhow Cruise, and what is Dubai marina and what do they have in common?

‘Dhow’ is a traditional Arabic vessel that has been used in the region in recent history as a fishing, transportation and pearl diving based vessel.

In recent times, many Dhows have been refurbished into ‘floating restaurants’, i.e: vessels that have seating capacity that take onboard guests for Cruises, usually with an Buffet Style dinner and some form of live show.

Dubai Marina is a new area in Dubai, an ultra modern area with lots of apartments, restaurants, yachts, boats and a generally great vibe.

Thus a Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai Marina is a dinner cruise onboard a Dhow Vessel with a Live show and International Buffet Dinner.

Dhow Cruise Dinner Dubai

Over the years it has become a culture of its own, and now the Dhow Cruise Dinner has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.

Its a perfect combination of both a cruising and a dining experience which allows visitors to both get a unique view of the city sky-line from the water as well as to have dinner and enjoy an entertainment program aswell.

Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai Marina

Dinner Cruises in Dubai Marina have quickly become a part of the norm and now are part of the standard Things to Do in Dubai.

Initially Dinner Cruises have been operated exclusively in the Creek, but with the opening of Dubai Marina, this tradition quickly transferred over to this part of town.

What is Included in a Dubai Dinner Cruise on a Dhow in Dubai Marina?

Onboard Alexandra, we offer a rather extensive International Buffet Dinner with 5 salads, 7 main course dishes, a seafood soup and 4 dessert options.

We serve a small appetizer onboard for the guests upon arrival, until the boat pushes off and the buffet is opened.

We also have onboard a live program consisting of a ‘Tanura’ dancer, originally a dervish traditional dance that is extremely colourful and interesting to watch. It is essentially a man dressed in a very elaborate dress with lights that spins for approximately 15 minutes, creating a wide array of patterns and twirls with his skirting lights.

Its rather hard to describe in words, and must be seen.

What alternatives are there for a Dubai Dinner Cruise?

Well, the only other alternative to a dinner cruise onboard a Dhow is a ‘House Boat’, an ultra modern, square shaped boat that is essentially a house on water. There is definitely some advantages to this form of dinner cruise, however it does not have the charm of the traditional lifestyle that is local to the UAE.

The Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai Marina provides a very existential and philosophical contrast between the new and old. A traditional wooden boat that has been used for decades in an area that looks like its from the future.

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