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Boat Cruises That’ll Show You Awesome Views of the City Skyline

We’ve rounded up the best boat cruise Dubai sightseeing tours in town. Want to soak up the city’s awesome skyline? We’ll show you how!

1. BBQ Donut

BBQ Donut dinner cruise Dubai

Dubai’s very own floating BBQ Donut is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. With a capacity to carry eight guests, these funky vessels come equipped with a cool box of food and drink, plus a charcoal barbecue for grilling. Take off in Dubai Creek while soaking up amazing vistas of the city.

Price: Boat hire starts at AED 180 (30 minutes). Food is additional.

Location: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira

insydo tip: Not only do you pay for your food, but you also have to cover the boat hire costs too.

2. Day & Night Dubai

Day and Night yacht rental Dubai

A family-owned yacht charter company, Day & Night Dubai adds a personal touch to each and every one of its 3 vessels. The yachts can accommodate anywhere between 10 to 36 passengers; pool your money together with friends when you’re in the mood for an extra special weekend.

Price: Starting from AED 1,500 per hour (55 ft. yacht)

Location: Skydive Dubai; Dubai Marina Mall

insydo tip: You’ll sometimes find discounts of up to 50% off for yacht charters on the Entertainer and Groupon.

3. Gugu Boat

Gugu Boat dinner cruise Dubai

Measuring 360 square metres, the spacious two-tiered Gugu boat is the largest water-based platform in the UAE. Accommodating up to 90 people  the boat has a glass-bottom dance floor downstairs, a bar upstairs and offers awesome tours through the neon-soaked Marina skyline.

Price: Starting at AED 4,500 per hour (minimum of two hours)

Location: Dubai Marina

insydo tip: The company don’t provide ice, crockery, cutlery or glassware – you’ll need to bring your own.

4. Tirena Boats

Tirena yacht rental Dubai

Based out of Dubai Marina, Tirena Boats is able to provide bespoke experiences for everything from birthdays and wedding ceremonies to fishing trips. The vessels are luxurious and come equipped with great facilities like sound systems and bedrooms.

Price: Starting at AED 1,2000

Location: Dubai Marina Yacht Club

insydo tip: They offer discounts for every day of the week, including 30% off on weekends.

5. Splash Tours

Splash Tours boat cruise Dubai

Best known for their thrill rides on the water, Splash Tour will take you up-close to some of the city’s most famous landmarks – just be prepared to get a little wet! They also offer boat cruises through the canals of Dubai Marina if you’re looking for something a bit more laid-back.

Price: Starting from AED 100 per person

Location: Dubai Marina

insydo tip: If you’ve got a big group, you can charter your vessel for up to 10 people (at a cost of AED 750 for 30 minutes.)