Alexandra Dhow Cruise
Team Building Activities in Dubai

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

We have extensive experience and expertise with managing Team Building Events combined with a dinner cruise. Through our partnership with an experienced game host & illusionist, we are able to provide a unique blend of meaningful collective games, together with the natural bonding that occurs during outdoor dinners.

We will tailor make an event that works exactly for your group in all regards – from the timing, to the catering, to the live entertainment and the drinks.

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.

#3: Team Building Actities

Includes

  • Game organization host
  • Preparation of games for your party
  • 1 hour of team building games & activities

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

#3: Team Building Actities

Includes

  • Game organization host
  • Preparation of games for your party
  • 1 hour of team building games & activities

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.

CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITES IN DUBAI

TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

At first thought, hosting a conference onboard a traditional wooden Dhow isn’t the most obvious choice, but actually – its a great one.

Over the last couple of months we have had some fantastic events onboard ‘Alexandra’that were thoroughly enjoyed by all parties. We have hosted companies such as Lukoil, Atlantis, HSBC Bank, Etisalat and many other notable UAE based organisations that have been extremely happy with our service.

CUSTOM PROGRAM

Every party is different, just like every organisation and even every person is different, thus we tailor make the entire plan for every organisation to fit exactly their needs, their culture & nature of the organisation.

Firstly we customize the actual team building program itself based on the needs of the organization. Different organizations have different culture and different mix of nationalities and our game selection must adjust to that.

DINNER OR LUNCH OPTION

Having a meal together before or after the team building activities is a great bonding experience and something that most guests would expect. Having this cruise on a moving boat adds to the ambience and feel of the event, make it not so mundane and boring.

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TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN DUBAI ONBOARD ALEXANDRA DHOW CRUISE

The way that we always run team building activities is to first create teams within the overall team, and create bonding within the smaller team, which ultimately will result to overall better coordination.

GAME OPTION #1: TWO TRUTHS & ONE LIE

The objective of this game is for everybody to right down 2 truths and 1 lie on a piece of paper which gets placed into the teams ‘basket‘.

The games then begin and its upto the opposing team to discuss and decide which of the facts about the team members is true and which are false.

Every correct guess earns 1 point and every wrong guess earns nothing.

GAME OPTION #2: BUILDING BURJ KHALIFA

This game is more of a practical exerice and the objective of the game is for each team to build the tallest solid structure, using just the provided materials: pasta & marshmallows.

The team that builds the tallest unsupported structure wins.

GAME OPTION #3: NAVIGATING A MINE FIELD

The objective of this game is to navigate through a ‘mine field’. One person from the team gets selected to pass through a mine field with blind folds, i.e: an area scattered with objects with only his team to verbally guide him.

The team that passes most of its members through effectively wins.

GAME OPTION #4: WHO WANTS TO BE A STAR?

After the performance of our in house performers – Natalia & Waleed, we will give a chance to our guests to see who is the best entertainer.

This last game option is a surprise.