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|Abu Dhabi Dhow Cruise Flat 20% off||4 Hrs||₹ 3500||3.0 star||View Details|
|Boat Ride to Emirates Palace, Corniche & Lulu Island Tour||1 Hrs||₹ 3705||4.0 star||View Details|
|Boat Ride to Emirates Palace, Royal Palaces And Grand Mosque||1 Hrs||₹ 4715||4.0 star||View Details|
|Speed Boat Ride in Abu Dhabi||₹ 22230||3.0 star||View Details|
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1. Abu Dhabi Dhow Cruise
This lavish cruise on a traditional and luxurious Arabian sailing vessel is the most extravagant cruise to enjoy the shimmering skyline of Abu Dhabi. The cruise has an open upper deck to enjoy panoramic views and a fully air-conditioned lower deck that promises absolutely comfortable cruise experience.
The 2-hour long ride lets you marvel at the magnificent pieces of architecture while you sail through the Arabian waters. The interiors take you back to the Arabian era and the cruise also has some of the best dining options.
Timings: 08.00 PM to 10.00 PM on all days. Boarding time: 07.30 PM
Price: AED 200 per adult
AED 120 per child (6 - 12 years)
Free of charge for kids below 6 years
2. Boat Ride To Emirates Palace, Corniche & Lulu Island Tour
This amazing one-hour long houseboat tour starts from the Emirate Palace Marina in Abu Dhabi. You can enjoy close up views of the pompous Emirates Palace Marina hotel and visit the Heritage Village site where you can enjoy the traditional dessert village setup.
Later, you will be sailed to Corniche, Fisherman's Village and then to the man-made Lulu Islands. The hour-long Boating in Abu Dhabi tour ends by returning back to the Emirates Palace Marina.
Timings: Tour starts at 10 AM, 2 PM and 4 PM on all days.
Price: INR 3705 per adult
3. Boat Ride To Emirates Palace, Royal Palaces And Grand Mosque
This enchanting boat tour from the Emirates Palace Marina through the city of Abu Dhabi lets you enjoy the spellbinding beauty of the Persian Gulf and witness the iconic landmarks of the city of Abu Dhabi like Presidential Palace, Royal Palaces, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Al Maqtaa Bridge, and Al Maqtaa Fort. The short stopover by the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is just so perfect for those Kodak moments.
Timings: 12.00 PM on all days and each tour is scheduled for 90 minutes.
Price: Starts INR 4715 per adult
4. Speed Boat Ride In Abu Dhabi
If you are a thrill seeker who wants to venture on the Persian Gulf, this Speed Boat ride is for you. The speed boat usually has a capacity to hold 11 people and the captain of the boat takes you on an adventurous ride with extreme twists and turns on the waters of the Persian Gulf in Abu Dhabi. It is recommended to wear all safety gears like life jackets and follow the instructions to enjoy this hair rising thrilling water sport safely.
Timings: 11.15 AM and 01.15 PM for 30 minutes
Price: Starts INR 22500 per boat
5. Dinner Cruise Abu Dhabi
This opulent Boating in Abu Dhabi welcomes its guests with a red carpet welcome and a rosewater sprinkle. The cruise is no less than a 5-star hotel and the Arabic vessel lets you explore the serene waters of Abu Dhabi that glistens with the lights of the outlining skyscrapers. The dinner cruise includes a luscious dinner served with international cuisine and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. The handcrafted selection of Arabic and international songs played in the background is relaxing.
Timings: 07.00 PM to 11.00 PM on all days
Price: Starts INR 3300 per adult
6. Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Boat Cruise
Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Boat Cruise takes you on a pleasant day tour for about 1.5 to 2 hours on a cruise. The journey on this cruise allows you to spot the major sightseeing attractions of Abu Dhabi from outside and enjoy closer views of the structural wonders like promenade of Corniche, Presidential Palace, Royal Palaces, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Al Maqtaa Bridge, and Al Maqtaa Fort.
Price: Starts 3200 per person
7. Mangrove Kayaking
The mangroves of Abu Dhabi are a hidden treasure of the city and contribute largely to Abu Dhabi’s coastal ecosystem. The best way to explore these mangrove forests is through kayaking and Boating in Abu Dhabi witnessing the lush trees shadowing on the shallow, clear blue waters below. Mangrove kayaking in Abu Dhabi is also adventurous and hence you could go on a guided mangrove kayaking tour. The monthly Full Moon Mangrove Kayaking Tour offers a surreal experience.
Price: AED 150 for 1.5 - 2 hours
AED 200 per person for Full Moon Tour
AED 350 per person for beach BBQ
AED 450 for overnight camping
Abu Dhabi has a vast coastline of about 760 km long including the 216 islands and the city is famous for its architecturally brilliant structures adorning the shores of the coastline. A cruise or a boat tour lets a traveller bask in the magnificence of Abu Dhabi!
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Abu Dhabi is the capital and second-largest city of UAE and is crowded with tourists all through the year. Hence, it is advisable to book in advance for boating in Abu Dhabi to get confirmed tickets. Also, the rates for boating are cheaper when you book in advance.
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The boat tours and cruises are generally safe for everyone. However, the speed boat ride and Mangrove Kayaking is not advisable for pregnant women, those with back problems and travellers with infants and toddlers.
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Cameras, sunscreen lotions, and hats along with comfortable shoes and dresses are the basic things to carry when going for boating in Abu Dhabi. You should also always carry a valid ID proof with you.
While there are a number of places in Abu Dhabi and islands in the vicinity that offer amazing Boating in Abu Dhabi experiences, the following three places top the list in terms of traveller satisfaction and safety measures.
- Emirates Palace
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
- Mangrove National Park
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