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Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Activity provider: Amazon Tours UAE

Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Activity provider: Amazon Tours UAE

From US$ 55 per person

Hop onboard a glass-encased dhow boat for a city cruise along the Dubai Water Canal. Glide under the waterfall on Sheikh Zayed Road, see sights such as the Burj Khalifa, and feast on a dinner buffet.

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Duration 2 hours
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Pickup optional
Pickup is available from the lobby of your hotel in Dubai.


  • Cruise along the new Dubai Water Canal
  • Feast from a 5-star international buffet with live stations
  • Watch the mesmerizing entertainment (not available during holy month of Ramadan)
  • Glide under the Dubai Canal Waterfall Bridge
Full description

Experience Dubai from the Dubai Water Canal on a sightseeing dinner cruise. Be transferred to a glass-encased dhow for a delicious buffet and admire landmarks, such as Dubai Festival City Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Get a welcome kahwah (Arabic coffee) on arrival followed by an assortment of chilled refreshments and dates. Then, be escorted to your table to enjoy welcome drinks. Start to feel the gentle sway of the waves and romance of the boat as you set sail.

Awaken your senses as you gently cruise down the artificial canal. Experience the city's bustling atmosphere as you pass through the Business Bay area while soothing Arabic music serenades you along the way.

Marvel at iconic attractions of the Dubai skyline, such as the Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Water Canal Bridge, JW Marquis Hotel, and Westin Hotel. Indulge yourself with a sumptuous feast of Arabic appetizers, grilled meat, fresh salads, and delicious sweets from Arabia, along with hot beverages. Be mesmerized by the saxophone performance.

  • Pick up and drop-off from centrally located hotels (if option chosen)
  • Welcome coffee
  • International buffet
  • Unlimited house beverages (if option chosen)
  • Photos (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Look for Al Faris Floating Restaurant - Managed By Amazon Tours UAE. Please be ready for boarding 45 minutes before the tour departs. If you are coming via taxi, ask the taxi to drop you at the Hard Rock Cafe in Dubai Festival City Mall. From there, walk towards the Imagine Fountain Show and the cruise is at the extreme right side of the show. If you are coming by your own vehicle, please park at the Dubai Festival City Mall – North Parking (P1) and walk towards the Dubai Festival City Waterfront Promenade. The cruise will be behind the Intercontinental Hotel DFC which is accessible through the Waterfront Promenade.

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Know before you go

  • The dress code is smart casual
  • This cruise is ideal for families, couples and individual travelers alike
  • Kindly note that shared transfers are offered on a complimentary basis to clients and due to traffic, you may be inconvenienced by the evening traffic as it is a shuttle service
  • If you are staying in hotels in Al Barsha, IMPZ, Greens, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach, Media City, Internet City, Tecom, JBR, Dubai Marina, and JLT it is recommended you book a private transfer by paying an additional charge
  • During the holy month of Ramadan, the cruise will start from 7 PM to 9 PM
  • The actual cruise time is 2 hours (from 8 PM to 10 PM), however the boarding starts from 7 PM
  • If the service is booked with a shared transfer the total duration of the tour will be 3 to 4 hours including the transfer time
  • Please Note: Live entertainment has been put on hold until further not by the government
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 567 reviews

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very good description of the way and a taxi destination it was particularly good that the seats were reserved with place cards, so there are no differences in the choice of seats also very good food, perfect selection of drinks at reasonable prices and varied music - definitely do it, a very nice evening!

April 24, 2022

Me and my wife had a wonderful time aboard. The ambiance was perfect and the views amazing. 2 hours was a perfect amount of time to settle in, have a nice meal and enjoy the city lights by night. The food itself was ok, a bit bland, flavor wise. However, since we don’t eat meat they still offered a nice selection of veggie and fish dishes.

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March 25, 2022

We were picked up on time from our hotel in downtown Dubai. Note that the boat departs from the Dubai Festival City area and you must walk a short distance through the Dubai Festival Mall to reach the dock. Upon arrival we were greeted with a welcome tea and dates. The boat ride through Dubai creek and downtown Dubai was extraordinary and definitely the highlight of the excursion. The food, which consisted of Indian and local dishes, a live pasta station, and salad bar, was average and would not be considered “luxury” by any standards. Overall, the service by the ship’s crew was superb and the waiters were very attentive. Non-alcoholic beverages were complimentary. Because of COVID there were only three other couples onboard, so in a way the excursion felt somewhat VIP and exclusive. Regrettably, the whirling dancer advertised in the trip brochure never appeared and there was no explanation provided by the event manager as to the absence of this anticipated entertainment piece.

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November 22, 2020

Product ID: 86489