Dubai Evening City Tour & Dhow Cruise with Dinner

$ 79.91 / AED 293.28 per person

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy a tour of Dubai and experience the fascinating contrasts of modern Dubai and its rich past
  • Visit Dubai Museum, a museum that records the city’s past as an important pearl diving & trading center
  • Visit Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai largest mosque and a wonderful example of Islamic architecture
  • See the palace of Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai in the Zabeel area
  • Discover Deira, the commercial center of Dubai and explore the bustling alleys of the gold and spice souks
  • Enjoy an unforgettable dhow cruise along the Dubai Creek, with live entertainment and panoramic views
  • Tuck into a delicious buffet dinner on the cruise and enjoy a quintessential Dubai experience
  • Hotel transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle included in the package

Activity Schedule

Hotel pick-up starts from 3:30pm depending on your hotel location.
Please confirm your exact pick up time with the local activity operator on arrival in Dubai.

Overview


You’ll gain an insight into the fascinating contrasts of modern Dubai and its beginnings as a center for pearl diving and commodity trading! And in the evening, you’ll enjoy a dinner cruise along Dubai Creek! At the Dubai Museum, you’ll learn how the finest pearls in the world were found in the waters of the Arabian Gulf and why the ancient pearling industry provided the only real income.

The Creek will give the perfect opportunity to take photographs of the amazing skyline of Dubai. Contrast this view with the history of the creek, which was first settled in the 19th century by members of the tribe that established the Al Maktoum dynasty in the city.

Wander through the bustling alleys of the gold and spice markets in Deira. As you meet merchants of every description, you’ll get a glimpse of what life in Dubai was like before the discovery of oil wrought an incredible transformation.

Your tour concludes with an unforgettable trip along Dubai Creek in a traditional wooden dhow. You’ll enjoy a delicious on board dinner with music and entertainment. This is surely the stuff of Arabian Nights!

Note: If you wish to take the tour on the same day, please book by 10am (Dubai local time).

The Dubai Evening City Tour:

The adventure begins when you are picked up in the afternoon at your hotel in Dubai by an air-conditioned coach.

As we drive along Jumeirah Beach Road, with exclusive residential neighborhoods of villas, mansions and palaces set on the coast of the Persian Gulf, you will get a glimpse of the enormous wealth in vibrant Dubai.

The first stop will be at the marvelous Jumeirah Mosque, the largest in the city and a wonderful example of Islamic architecture. Built in the medieval tradition with the interior decorated with elaborate Arabic calligraphy, it is one of few mosques in the city open for visits by non-Muslims. Special tours are conducted to help promote the understanding of Islam and guides are happy to answer your questions.

After a short break, you will continue your journey to the Zabeel area, an impressive part of Dubai, to see the palace of Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai. The palace is located among many other majestic and opulent residences.

Next you’ll stop at the banks of the Creek, where you’ll catch sight of the amazing skyline of Dubai. This is the perfect opportunity to take photographs of a modern metropolis with its splendid architecture. Just a few minutes away is the Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum), a museum that records the city’s past as an important pearl diving and trading center. Built in 1787, the fort is the oldest existing building in Dubai. The museum first opened in 1971 with presentations of the traditional way of life in Dubai. It includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai.

By Abra, a type of a water taxi, you’ll reach the opposite bank of the Creek, a suburb called Deira, the commercial center of Dubai. Here you can mix and mingle with merchants of all origins in the bustling alleys of the gold and spice souks. You will experience the amazing contrast of a city with traditional shopping juxtaposed with those of the modern world.

Dhow Cruise with Buffet Dinner:

Next you’ll board a traditional wooden dhow for an unforgettable trip along Dubai Creek and a delicious onboard dinner with music and entertainment. During your cruise, enjoy a delicious onboard buffet dinner with complimentary soft drinks and mineral water.

At the end of your delightful evening, you’ll return via air-conditioned coach to your Dubai hotel.

INCLUSIONS

Hotel pick-up and drop-off Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle English-speaking guide Traditional dhow cruise Buffet dinner of international cuisine with soft drinks and mineral water

Exclusions

Alcoholic beverages

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

Customer reviews

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India, 01/Jan/2018

All was superb...

India, 30/May/2017

This tour was very good. I was picked up on time and saw a lot of Dubai before the cruise and meal. I enjoyed the tour found it very interesting and think that it was good value.

United Kingdom, 05/Mar/2016

a little late on pick up but was a good evening once under way.

Australia, 25/Jun/2015

Awesome experience!!

Awesome experience on all three packages selected. Very friendly tour guides and helpful support teams....

India, 07/Dec/2016

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