Best Dubai Boat Tours
With a stunning skyline and a sparkling harbour, Dubai is the perfect city to explore by boat. With on-water activities ranging from luxury day cruises to quick ferry tours, and even deep sea fishing excursions, you’re bound to find something that floats your boat. Check out our guide to some of the best options.
Boating adventures, from deep sea fishing to picturesque ferry trips .
Best Dubai Boat Tours
Located as it is on the Arabian Peninsula with the Arabian Gulf lapping its shores, Dubai is ideally positioned for water lovers. From leisurely tours that stay well within the city limits to all day excursions that explore the wide variety of Dubai's surroundings, there is a trip for everyone. These are among the best boat trips in Dubai.
A recent addition to Dubai's world-class transportation network, Dubai Ferry services three stations around the city, with trips leaving from Al Ghubaiba, Al Mamzar and Dubai Marina.
Most ideal for tourists is the service between Al Ghubaiba and Dubai Marina, which takes passengers past popular landmarks including Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah and Madinat Jumeirah. The sunset trip at 5.00pm is particularly picturesque. Gold-Class tickets with comfier seating and access to the private gold cabin can be bought for AED75, and the standard Silver Class is AED50
Dhow cruise in Dubai
For a taste of boating the way it used to be in Dubai, why not take a trip on a charming dhow boat? Guests can travel just as they did all those years ago – except today’s boats serve a feast on board under twinkle lights.
Plenty of companies offer dhow cruises around both Dubai Marina and Dubai Creek. Dhow Cruise Dubai runs trips from both locations with excursions that include a Tanura dance show (a dance that typically involves men spinning around for minutes on end to display their superb balance and coordination), drinks and a barbecue buffet dinner.
Deep sea fishing tours in Dubai
The waters surrounding Dubai are teeming with wildlife, and that means it is a destination that lures fishermen from far and wide. Deep Sea Fishing Dubai offers fishing trips for serious enthusiasts, with beasts from the deep including king fish, cobia, grouper, snapper and barracuda among their targets.
Based in the Umm Suqeim area, the company guarantees a catch. It does this by travelling out a minimum of 45km north, off the coast of Dubai, and running all of its tours from early in the morning to late evening to ensure maximum fishing time.
Dubai Corporation of Tourism & Commerce Marketing