Alexandra Dhow Cruise
Wedding Venue in Dubai

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

We have extensive experience and expertise with managing Weddings onboard our restaurant, with a completely tailor made solution.

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.

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.

WEDDING VENUE IN DUBAI

WEDDING DUBAI

Planning your wedding in Dubai can be very overwhelming, as Dubai weddings have a reputation for being overtly grand and glamorous.

However, wedding trends are shifting towards smaller, cozier- still glamorous- events, especially for engagements or wedding after-parties.

A unique wedding venue in Dubai is a dhow cruise down the Dubai Marina. It’s a unique and intimate way of celebrating this wonderful occasion. Not to mention, a romantic one too.

Its very important to consider many factors when planning a wedding in Dubai

  1. Picking the right wedding venue.

  2. Picking the right menu

  3. Picking the right entertainment

  4. Picking the right decorations

WEDDING VENUE IN DUBAI

A traditional Dhow Restaurant is one of the most innovative and unique wedding venues in the city, and given some decorations, careful planning & entertainment planning can result in a perfect wedding.

Picture dancing with your partner on the rooftop of the dhow, underneath the desert starlight, surrounded by the cosmopolitan city lights.

On this special occasion, any bride can agree that the ultimate purpose of the event is having her loved ones present and planning a memorable and enjoyable event. This lovely Dubai Marina cruise can be an unforgettable experience for the honorable couple and their guests.

Alexandra is a very unique and special venue for hosting a small and affordable wedding.

Some quick features of the wedding venue:

  1. Open air upper deck, max 55 people seating capacity

  2. Lower air conditioned deck, max 55 people seating capacity

  3. Audio system throughout the boat, centrally controlled with any amount of custom arrangements

  4. 2 washrooms onboard

  5. Buffet tables on upper and lower deck

  6. Variety of tables onboard

The most unique aspect of Alexandra Floating Restaurant as a wedding venue in Dubai is that it’s a boat that moves and thus the scenery is always changing.

WEDDING PACKAGES IN DUBAI

Onboard Alexandra we try to avoid ‘set packages’ but rather we work out ways that make a custom made package for every event and every budget.

Every event requires a different menu and different entertainment, different timing, different duration, different decorations and different logistical requirements.

By tailor making every package we are able to make sure that the wedding is perfectly suited for the needs of the event.

We are able to create packages for more expensive weddings but we mainly specialize in small weddings in Dubai since our boat capacity by the standards of a wedding is rather small.

If the budget of a wedding is low, we are able to put together affordable wedding packages in Dubai.

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WEDDING PACKAGE EXAMPLE

EXAMPLE #1: CASE STUDY

Number of People: ~ 80 people, seated across upper & lower deck.

Timing:

  • 7.00 PM Guests Arrive – Canapes & Welcome Drinks

  • 7.30 PM Guests Seated Onboard – Boat Departs

  • 8.00 PM Buffet Is Open

  • 8.30 PM Live Vocal Show Begins

  • 9.00 PM Tanura Dance Show Begins

  • 9.30 PM Guest Speeches

  • 10.00 PM Arrival at Berth

  • 10.30 PM Guest Departure

Cost

  • Boat Rental: 2500 AED x 3 Hours = 7500 AED

  • Catering: 85 AED x 80 people = 6800 AED

  • Decorations: 150 AED x 14 tables = 2100 AED

  • Singer = 500 AED

  • Magic Show = 750 AED

Total = AED 17,650