Dubai Canal Cruise Tickets

About Dubai Canal Cruise

Embark on the magical experience of taking a Dhow cruise Dubai through the iconic canal of in the midst of Business Bay. Board on the dhow that will take you across some of the most stylish contemporary sights of Dubai and make it more pleasurable for you with its luxurious settings, flavourful dinner and enjoyable entertainment. The tour will start from the pier at Dubai Festival City Mall and end at the same place. While sailing you will pass several of the city’s famous landmarks such as JW Marriott, Safa Park, St Regis, Business Bay Bridge, Westin Hotel, etc. and will also be able to admire the famous Burj Khalifa at a distance.

The journey through the 3.2 km will take you around 2 to 2.5 hours and the time will be well utilized by not only drinking in the beautiful sights of Dubai, but also enjoying a mouthwatering three-course, international buffet meal. And that's not all! To add more flavor to your already enchanting evening, there will be traditional dance performances on board along with melodious traditional Arabic music, making the whole experience one of an Arabian Night.

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Book your Dubai Water Canal Dhow Cruise ticket online and enjoy the benefits of fabulous discounts, offers and combos. Select your best suited package from the comfort of your home and have your plan ready before your journey. Your ticket will offer you an amazing luxury cruise experience where you will be able to do sightseeing of the Dubai city at night from water. The ticket will include welcome refreshments along with a lavish 3-course international buffet dinner with unlimited mineral water and soft drinks. Your tickets will also let you enjoy the live music and traditional performances on board. You can also take the option of a pick-up/drop facility and make your experience completely hassle-free.

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Dubai Water Canal Dinner Cruise

Spend a romantic evening with your loved one on a dhow cruise in Dubai Canal Water along a Venetian-style canal, located in the heart of the city. As your cruise sail in the canal, feel captivated looking at the lights of the busy city reflecting on the water. Take a look at the cityscape of Dubai at night, illuminated with colorful lights. Catch the sight of the famous Burj Khalifa, illuminated with lights as you sail in the canal. Your cruise experience will include a delectable buffet spread, containing a myriad of international dishes. While you have your dinner, you will be entertained with a traditional Tanoura dance.

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Water Canal Cruise and La Perle Show with Dinner

Make the most of your evening by opting for a Dubai Canal Cruise combo offer which includes a luxury dhow cruise with dinner along with an acrobatic show at La Perle. Get yourself the combo ticket and board the luxury dhow cruise to enjoy an al fresco dining experience inside the glass enclosed interior. As you relish your dishes from an international buffet spread, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful night view of Dubai city along with its skyscrapers. Once you complete your cruise, head out for Dubai’s no. 1 show, La Perle. Receive your Silver Pass and enjoy the amazing acrobatic show as well.

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Why You Should Book Dubai Canal Cruise Tickets?

The Dubai Water Canal Dhow Cruise will provide you with an exhilarating experience and will show you the city of Dubai from a different perspective. As you cruise along the 3 km stretch of the canal, you will feel enthralled looking at the high-rise buildings in areas such as Jumeirah and Sheikh Zayed Road, along with retail stores, restaurants, the marina and the broadwalk. You will be passing important landmarks such as the Business Bay Bridge, Westin Hotel, JW Marquis Hotel, Safa Park, etc. You should also be on the lookout to witness the world-famous Burj Khalifa at a distance. Another magical place to look out for is the pedestrian bridge inspired by the renowned Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The speciality of the bridge is its magnificent mechanical waterfall that is in constant flow. The advanced technology of the waterfall can be witnessed in its high-end sensor which can detect a boat or a ferry and automatically switches off the waterfall till the boat or ferry passes. 

When you embark on the Dubai Water Canal Dhow Cruise, depending on the package you opt for, you will be able to enjoy a delicious dinner and will be entertained by various entertainment options on the open deck.

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Experiences in Dubai Water Canal Cruise

The Dhow Cruise Dubai Canal is an enchanting experience which will remain in your memory for a very long time. Prepare yourself for a fantastic journey in the serene waters of Dubai Water Canal during which you will get an opportunity to witness the city from a new perspective. You will get a feeling of excitement as you will see various Dubai landmarks glittering in the light. To enhance the enjoyment of your experience, there will be live entertainment on board in the form of traditional Arabic dance and music and you will be able to enjoy all these while savoring a mouth-watering three-course meal with dishes from around the world.

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Witness Famous Landmarks

The Dubai Water Canal Dhow Cruise is sure to keep you mesmerized with the view of popular landmarks glittering in the city lights. You will be able to witness important landmarks such as the Business Bay Bridge, Westin Hotel, JW Marquis Hotel, Safa Park, etc. Even the famous landmark Burj Khalifa will be visible to you from a distance. That is not all, you will feel enchanted when you come near the beautiful pedestrian bridge that was inspired by the renowned Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and has an electrically-controlled waterfall which stops when boats and ferries pass. Feel awe-struck as you look at the waterfall glimmering in bright neon lighting.

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Dinner Delight

Your Water Canal Dhow Cruise experience will not only fascinate you with its sights, but it will also provide you with an excellent opportunity to dine in a luxurious setting. You will be welcomed on board with fresh dates and Arabic coffee on your arrival. Then there will be a 3-course international buffet meal consisting of a wide range of flavourful dishes from across the world, with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options spread out for you. Enjoy the tasty dishes along with unlimited soft drinks, tea/coffee and mineral water as you cruise through the Dubai Water Canal at night.

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Fun & Entertainment

Your Dhow Cruise Dubai Canal experience will not be limited to only sightseeing and dining, it will also include entertainment on board to make you feel elated. As the Dhow cruise makes its way through the canal, onboard performers performing dances with traditional Arabic music will keep you feeling delighted. Further, the open-air upper deck with a romantic setting will give you a glimpse of storytelling art by professional Tanura dancers. To add more in your excitement, there will be puppet shows and latest background music in English, Arabic and Hindi.

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Know Before You Book Dubai Water Canal Cruise

Other Essentials
  • Tourists going for the Dubai Water Canal Cruise must carry their passports along.
  • Go for the Dhow Cruise Dubai Canal during the night, go after the sunset in the evening to take a look at the city sparkling with night lights.
  • The cruise departs at 8:00 pm, so, if you have not opted for pickup, reach the location 30 minutes prior to the departure.
  • The pick-up/drop-off timing for a shared transfer may change depending on traffic conditions and your location.
  • If you book a Dhow dinner cruise, then you may need to spend around 2-2.5 hours. If you go for a regular sightseeing cruise, then your trip would last for about an hour, so plan you schedule accordingly.
  • A three-course dinner will be provided on the cruise along with live entertainment.
  • Cruising in the evening is an ideal way of taking a look at the waterfalls.
  • Carry your camera to capture the beautiful moments of the time spent on board. 
  • Those traveling by own car to board the dhow cruise can park their car in the parking area under the Sheikh Zayed Road Bridge.
  • Wear smart casual clothes on the cruise such as pants, t-shirts, shorts etc. If you are visiting in the winter months, carry a shawl or a jacket along.

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  • Children below the age of 4 years can board the cruise free of charge.
  • Alcoholic drink is not allowed on the dhow cruise.
  • You can book the cruise with or without a pickup and drop. Pickup and drop can be arranged on a sharing basis from the Bur Dubai area, Deira, and Sheik Zayed Road to the Business Bay area.
  • You can also request a private transfer from all Dubai Hotels.
  • Wear modest and casual clothing for the cruise such as pants, t-shirts, shorts, sandals or flat shoes.
  • Music and entertainment on board are not allowed during the holy month of Ramadan or any other Islamic holidays.
  • The price of tickets for the New Year's Eve Cruise is different.
  • Avoid overlooking from the deck and maintain decorum during the cruise.

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1) Timings: 

- Pickup time (If booked with transfer option): Between 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

- Boarding Time: 08:00 / 08:30 PM

- Cruise Time: Daily from 08:00 / 08:30 PM - 10:00 / 10:30 PM

- Duration: 2-2.5 hours depending on the cruise you book

- Drop-off time:  Between 11:00 PM to 11:30 hours

2) Locations: 

- There are several boarding points. 

- You can board from Dubai Water Canal Boardwalk located at 260 Sheikh Zayed Road - Business Bay - Dubai - United Arab Emirates. 

- Reach the Dubai Water Canal Boardwalk by bus or metro. For Metro, get down at the Business Bay stop and walk towards the Broadwalk.

FAQs Related To Dubai Water Canal Cruise

What should I wear on the Dubai Water Canal Cruise?

The setting of the Dubai Water Canal Dhow Cruise is primarily informal, so it is best to wear smart casuals for the experience. You can wear modest casual clothing such as t-shirts, pants, shorts etc. For footwear, you can wear sandals and flat shoes.

Is the Dubai Water Canal Man-Made?

Yes, the 3.2 km Dubai Water canal is man-made and runs through the Sheikh Zayed Road. It was Inaugurated in 2016.

What are the things to experience while cruising at Dubai's Man-Made Water Canal?

During your Dhow Cruise Dubai Canal you will encounter some of the spectacular sights of Dubai from a different perspective - that of water. You will witness some of the popular landmarks of the city such as Business Bay Bridge, Safa Park, Dubai Festival City Mall, and even Burj Khalifa at a distance. You will also be able to witness the bridge that has been inspired by the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Apart from the excellent views, you will be enjoying a three-course meal and live entertainment on board.

What is the accessibility provided by Dubai Water Canal Cruise? 

Visitors will be able to easily access the open-air upper deck and fully air-conditioned lower deck. However, the Water Canal Dhow Cruise is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

What are the other places to see during the Dubai Water Canal Cruise?

Your Dubai Water Canal Cruise will start at a designated pier at Dubai Festival City Mall. Hence you will be able to check out the place before or after your cruise. Apart from this, during your cruise, you will be able to take a look at other popular landmarks such as JW Marquis Hotel, Business Bay Bridge, Safa Park, Westin Hotel etc. You will also be able to enjoy the view of the famous Burj Khalifa at a distance. Apart from this, your dhow will also pass the pedestrian bridge that was inspired by the renowned Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and has an electrically-controlled waterfall which stops when boats and ferries pass.

What is the Best Way to Enjoy the Dubai Water Canal Cruise?

The best way you can enjoy the Dubai Water Canal is by going for a relaxing Water Canal Dhow Cruise. During the cruise, you will be able to catch a breathtaking view of the glamorous city and will be able to take a look at the Arabian Gulf, the famous Business Bay and Safa Park. You will be able to take pleasure in the beauty and tranquility of the canal while enjoying the food and entertainment provided by the cruise.

What is the total length of the Dubai Water Canal?

The total length of the man-made Dubai Canal is 3.2 km and it runs through the Sheikh Zayed Road.

What is the cost of Dubai Water Canal Cruise Dinner tickets?

The ticket costs arounds AED 177.


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