A dhow is a traditional Arabian sailing boat.  These traditional boats were historically outfitted with huge sails and were used by fishermen and explorers alike.  The dhow was a study vessel able to traverse the deep seas.

However, now, your typical dhow is likely to be outfitted with a big engine, a barbecue grill and a sound system.  So book your cheap hotel in Dubai and have a look at some dhow tours.

Dubai’s Dhow Tours are incredibly popular with tourists and residents for special occasions.

See the city from the sea on these lovely modernised traditional boats.  You can rent the boat out for your own party or join part of a normal tour, where you’ll be taken out from the Dubai Creek or Marina onto the Arabian Gulf in order to get some of the best views available of Dubai.

Some dhow trips will offer a full day out while others will just offer dinner aboard the boat or a great view of some fireworks.We can provide If you are looking for cheap hotel in Dubai.

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For a full day out, you’re likely to be leaving in the morning, sailing out into the Gulf, where you’ll be parked up for a while so you can have a nice swim, sun bathe and a few drinks aboard the vessel.  Jumping from the top deck of the dhow is usually quite the buzz for children and adults alike.  If you’re lucky and you’ve booked a good dhow cruise, they’ll usually bring along a couple of jet skis and a banana boat too.  Don’t forget your waterproof camera because unless you ask nicely for a, ‘scenic ride,’ you’re going to be getting tossed into the water without a doubt.  These guys are usually pros.

After some fun in the sun, you’ll be up for a barbecue cooked on the on-board grill.  Eat your fill and drink up because afterwards you’ll be heading home while the sun sets.  Definitely some great photo opportunities available during that trip back to shore.  I know I’ve taken some of my best sunset photographs during the trip back on a dhow.

If you’re just heading out for dinner or to watch a firework show, you’ll be hopping on, sail down the creek, enjoy your dinner and have some drinks and then heading back.  Short and sweet but definitely sweet enough for those who aren’t big fans of boats or open water.

Renting a dhow out for the day can be quite expensive for a whole party but if you split the bill between each guest, it’s definitely reasonable enough to consider doing.

Dubai’s Dhow Tours