Dhow Cruise and Desert Safari Dubai

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Evening Desert Safari & Dhow Cruise in Dubai

Looking for amazing things to do in Dubai? We’ve got two special evenings planned for you, spread over two days.

Day 1: Evening Desert Safari

Join us for an exciting evening in the desert! Jump into a 4×4 for a thrilling ride over the sand dunes. As the sun goes down, the desert will light up in beautiful shades of orange and pink. It’s a sight you won’t forget!

Day 2: Dhow Cruise Dubai

The next evening, step onto a traditional wooden boat, called a “dhow.” Cruise along Dubai’s waters and enjoy the city lights. You’ll get a tasty dinner and some fun entertainment right on the boat.

Two different adventures on two different nights. Come and enjoy the magic of Dubai with us!

About Dhow Cruise and Desert Safari Dubai

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Desert Safari Duration 6 - 7 hours

Pickup Time is 3:00 PM & Drop Off Time is 9:00 PM

Dhow Cruise Duration 3.5 - 4 hours

Pickup Time is 6:00 PM & Drop Off Time is 10:00 PM

Live tour guide

English & Arabic

Pickup included

For the Desert Safari in Dubai, we'll arrange a pickup directly from your hotel or residence. For the Dhow Cruise, we'll provide you with a specific location where you should arrive by 6:00 PM

AED 260
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Desert Safari Highlights

  1. Dune Bashing: Experience an exhilarating 4×4 ride over Dubai’s majestic sand dunes.
  2. Camel Riding: Hop on a camel and take a leisurely ride, feeling the rhythm of the desert.
  3. Sunset Views: Catch the breathtaking sight of the sun setting over the golden desert landscape.
  4. Traditional Dance: Enjoy live performances of Arabian dances under the starlit sky.
  5. Desert BBQ: Savor a delicious barbecue dinner, complete with local delicacies.

Highlights For Dhow Cruise

  1. Scenic Views: Sail along Dubai’s waters and take in the city’s stunning illuminated skyline.
  2. Dinner on Deck: Enjoy a sumptuous dinner as you glide through the water.
  3. Cultural Performances: Watch traditional Arabian shows and dances aboard the dhow.
  4. Relaxing Ambience: Feel the calming sway of the boat and the gentle night breeze.
  5. Historic Journey: Experience the age-old tradition of sailing on a wooden dhow, connecting with Dubai’s maritime heritage.

Desert Safari Tour Includes

  • Pick up & Drop off at your location.
  • 25-30 minutes of dune bashing at the red sand desert near the rock fossils.
  • Camel ride “It’s a short trip of maximum 5 minutes”.
  • Sandboarding.
  • Traditional desert camp with many activities.
  • Unlimited soft drinks.
  • Shisha smoking in a beautiful open lounge.
  • Two belly dance shows.
  • Tanura dance show.
  • Fire show.
  • Arabic costumes are available to wear & take pictures.
  • BBQ dinner with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
  • A small tattoo of Henna.
  • Falcon to take pictures.
  • Friendly staff to help.

Dhow Cruise Tour Includes

  • Welcome Drinks: As you step onto the traditional dhow, be greeted with refreshing drinks to kickstart your journey.
  • Scenic Cruise: Experience a tranquil sail along Dubai’s waters, witnessing the city’s modern skyline and historic sites.
  • Buffet Dinner: Indulge in a sumptuous buffet spread that caters to a variety of tastes. Often, these dinners include both international and local Emirati dishes.
  • Live Entertainment: Be captivated by live performances aboard. This might include traditional Arabian dances like Tanoura, as well as other cultural shows.
  • Comfortable Seating: Enjoy the cruise from the comfort of your seat, whether it’s on the open-air deck or inside the dhow’s cabin.
  • Professional Photography: Some dhows offer on-board photographers, allowing you to capture memories of your evening (this may come with an additional cost).
  • Safety Measures: Life jackets, fire safety, and first aid kits ensure you have a safe and enjoyable journey.
  • Air-Conditioned Lower Deck: If the heat gets too much, you can always relax in the air-conditioned lower deck of the dhow.
  • Open-Air Upper Deck: For those wanting to take in the sights and sounds of the city without any barriers, the open-air upper deck provides an unobstructed view.
  • Background Music: Soft, ambient music often plays in the background, enhancing the serene atmosphere of the cruise.

Not Included In Evening Safari Tour​

  • 30 minutes Camel Ride “Optional” Pay an extra 100 AED for 20 minutes.
  • Quad Biking “Optional” Pay an extra 150 AED for 30 minutes.
  • Horse riding “Optional” Pay an extra 100 AED for 20 minutes.
  • Dune Buggy Dubai “Optional” Pay an extra 500 AED for 30 minutes.
  • Alcoholic beverages.

Not Included In Dhow Cruise Dubai Tour

  • Hotel Transfers: Unless specified, transportation to and from your accommodation might not be included. You may need to arrange your own transportation to the starting point.
  • Gratuities (Tips): Tipping the staff or performers is not mandatory and is left to your discretion.
  • Premium Beverages: While welcome drinks are often provided, special beverages or alcoholic drinks might be extra.
  • Private Cruises: Unless you’ve booked the entire dhow, other guests will likely be sharing the experience with you.
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    Evening Desert Tour Timing

    • Pickup Time: 3:00 PM To 3:30 PM.
    • Drop Off: 8:00 PM To 8:30 PM.
    • Total Duration: 5 – 6 hours.

    Evening Desert Safari Price

    • Price Per Kid: 100 AED
    • Price Per Adult: 130 AED

    Dhow Cruise Dubai Timing

    • Boarding Time: 6:00 PM To 6:30 PM.
    • Drop Off: 9:30 PM To 10:00 PM.
    • Total Duration: 3.5 – 4 hours.

    Dhow Cruise Dubai Price Starts

    • Price Per Person: 150 AED

    Dubai Adventure Itinerary: Desert Safari & Dhow Cruise

    Dubai, a glittering oasis in the desert, offers a myriad of experiences that fuse its rich history with modern luxuries. Two of its most iconic experiences are the Desert Safari and the Dhow Cruise. Here’s a combined itinerary that’s optimized for search engines, giving potential travellers an insightful glimpse into these adventures.

    Evening Desert Safari Itinerary in Dubai

    3:00 PM – Pickup from Your Location Start your adventure with a convenient pickup from your hotel or residence in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle. Feel the anticipation build as you head towards the vast expanse of the Dubai desert.

    4:00 PM – Dune Bashing Experience the adrenaline rush of dune bashing. Skid, slide, and bounce over the rolling sand dunes for about 30 to 45 minutes, with the desert’s golden sands stretching out as far as the eye can see.

    4:45 PM – Desert Photo Session Capture the captivating beauty of the desert. The soft evening light provides the perfect backdrop for some memorable photographs.

    5:00 PM – Camel Ride Get up close and personal with the “Ship of the Desert.” Enjoy a short camel ride, experiencing how traditional Bedouins traveled across this vast landscape.

    5:30 PM – Desert Camp Activities Arrive at a traditional desert camp. Engage in other fun activities such as sandboarding, henna painting, and trying on traditional Arabian attire for photo opportunities.

    6:45 PM – Sunset Views Watch in awe as the sun sets over the dunes, painting the sky in shades of orange, pink, and purple. Don’t forget your camera for this breathtaking moment!

    7:00 PM – Live Cultural Performances Be entertained with live performances under the starlit sky. Witness traditional dances like the Tanoura and belly dancing, and be mesmerized by the swirling flames of the fire show.

    7:45 PM – Arabian BBQ Dinner Satisfy your hunger with a lavish BBQ buffet dinner. Feast on an array of traditional and international dishes, from grilled meats to salads and sweet treats.

    9:30 PM – Return to Your Location Conclude your desert adventure as you are driven back to your hotel or residence, carrying memories of a magical evening in the Dubai desert.

    Dhow Cruise Dubai Itinerary

    06:00 PM – Arrive at the designated location along Dubai Creek or Marina.

    06:30 PM – Board the traditional wooden dhow and set sail. Receive a warm welcome with refreshing drinks.

    07:00 PM – As the dhow cruises along, marvel at Dubai’s illuminated skyline, with landmarks like the Dubai Frame and Burj Khalifa in sight.

    08:00 PM – Delight in a buffet dinner featuring an array of local and international dishes, accompanied by soft background music.

    08:30 PM – Experience cultural entertainment on board. Watch traditional dance performances and enjoy the serene ambiance of the cruise.

    9:00 PM – Conclude your evening and disembark with memories of a relaxing journey on Dubai’s waters.



    The cost of a dhow cruise in Dubai typically ranges from AED 150 to AED 250, depending on the package, inclusions, and location (Dubai Creek or Marina).

    Absolutely! The Dubai dhow cruise offers a unique blend of cultural experience, scenic city views, entertainment, and dining, making it a memorable outing for both tourists and residents.

    You can book a dhow cruise and desert safari combo package by using our booking form.

    The dress code for a Dhow Cruise is casual. You can wear shorts, skirts, or dresses. For a Desert Safari, it is recommended to wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.

    We provide a specialized 4×4 pick-up and drop-off service for our Desert Safari Dubai experience. For the Dhow Cruise, patrons can conveniently access the boarding point just a few steps away from the Dubai Marina Metro Station. Utilizing the metro ensures ease of commute to and from the cruise.