Unique Private Party Venue in Dubai

Alexandra Dhow Cruise
Private 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

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

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


#2: Catering


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.


#2: Catering


sailing route + timings

private events

semi-private events

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.


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.


Dubai is filled with a thriving community of a large mix of expats and companies which are constant need of a wide range of private parties – corporate dinners, weddings, engagements, conferences, birthdays & team building activities.

Its very difficult to organize a party that which will actually stand out and be enjoyed by all the attendees.

A lot of things need to come together for a succesful private party;

  • Right choice of party venue

  • Right choice of catering & menu

  • Right choice of entertainment

  • Right logistics & timing


When people look for a party venue, most think of a ‘party hall’ or a ‘party hall in a restaurant’.

The reality is, most party halls are enormous and although well suited for large parties, they are quite boring for small ones and also unaffordable.

A few years ago we started working on private events with Alexandra and have gotten some excellent feedback on the private events which we have ran, which were tailor fitted to the event.

Since the beginning, we have had more than 50 private events of the widest catergories – weddingsengagement partiescorporate eventsbirthday parties for adultsbirthday parties for kids & team building activities.

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As mentioned above the very first and arguably the most important component of any private event or private party is the event.

The venue needs to:

  1. Accomodate the right number of people

  2. Thematically fit the overall mood of the party

  3. Be comfortable

Alexandra is a very unique venue for a small to mid size event of a maximum of 100 guests.

The venue is unique in a couple of ways:

  1. It moves

  2. It has both an A/C ‘hall’ and an open air area in one ‘venue’

  3. The boat is unique, made from teak wood and decorated interior.

  4. Entire venue is wired for clear audio

    1. Live entertainment, vocals, dance

    2. Wireleess microphone for speaking

  5. Male and Female washroom onboard

  6. Buffet tables on upper and lower decks

Alexandra thus combines within itself a lot of characteristics that make it fit for any kind of event.

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