Boating in Dubai

Boating in Dubai is one of the best ways to admire the city and explore the Arabian Peninsula's beautiful emerald waters. As a coastal city, Dubai has almost every type of floating vessel imaginable, from luxury yachts to fishing dhows. With so many different types of boats to choose from, deciding on the best boat tour to take on the vacation can be a difficult task for visitors.

As tourists one can experience what it's like to drive their own personal boat as the sun sets over the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf. If looking for something different, there is also a 90-minute guided adventure available for tourists to explore the pristine waters of Dubai.

Enjoy Dubai's iconic coastline and click numerous photos of some of the world's most famous landmarks. Visitors should definitely not miss the opportunity of enjoying the Dubai Boating experience on its spectacular coastline. Watch the majestic and mesmerizing beauty of the Emirates famous attractions, including the man-made Palm Jumeirah island, the brand new Ain Dubai, and the opulent Burj Al Arab. While cruising above the clear blue waters of the Dubai coast , you can enjoy a mesmerizing sunset with a scenic backdrop. Tourists can also select a speed boat tour if they are looking for a more adventurous activity to enjoy out in the open sea.

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Which are the best boating tours in Dubai?

1. Speed Boat Tour: One of the most thrilling experiences of boating in Dubai, the Speed Boat Tour covers the region of Dubai Coastline. A beautiful panoramic view of the most stunning buildings of the Emirate as tourists are guiding the Speed boat through the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf.

The Speed Boat Tour is possible only on the Dubai Coastline because the waters of this region have a higher speed limit as compared to the Dubai Marina and the Dubai Creek. The adrenaline rush that visitors feel on the speed boat as they drive past the stunning coastline is definitely worth it. Enjoy the experience solo or go with friends and make memories for a lifetime.

2. 90 Minutes Boat Ride Tour to Dubai Marina: 
Embark on an exhilarating 90-minute speed boat ride across the beautiful waters of Dubai Marina, where you'll be captivated by the unrivalled views of the Palm Jumeirah, the Ain Dubai, the Dubai Marina, the Burj Al Arab, and more. Board this luxury Dubai Boating experience of cruising through the Dubai Marina Lagoon with fellow passengers and a professional crew.

Set sail on a thrilling trip with friends and family, enjoy the panoramic view of pristine waters that will leave you with a lasting impression of amazing memories. And while on the boating tour, remember to click the best photographs of the city's spectacular skyline and its major attractions from the sea so that you can enjoy them for a long time.

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3. Dubai Traditional Boat Ride: The traditional boat ride of Dubai, Dhow is one of the most relaxing and peaceful rides in the Dubai Creek. Tourists coming from all around the world go on a Dinner Cruise in a Dhow at the banks of the Creek. This traditional boat of the Emirate culture offers a very mesmerizing and calming experience out of all Dubai boating tours with an even more stunning view.

The Creek lights up beautifully at night, and even during the day time the backdrop is amazing. A typical Dhow cruise lasts for around an hour or two and sails along the Dubai Creek Harbour, with a clear view of its gorgeous buildings and landscapes.

4. Sunset Boat Tour: 
As the sun sets over the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf, tourists get to experience what it's like to be in command of their own boat. They can choose to take part in a guided adventure that lasts about 90 minutes. While in the water they can discover Dubai's iconic coastline and take advantage of photo ops with some of the world's most famous landmarks on this tour.

These attractions include the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah, the Ain Dubai, and the opulent Burj Al Arab hotel and resort. Before returning to the marina, they can speed up to 50 kilometers per hour as the sun slowly sets over the ocean.

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Which are the best places for boat trips in Dubai?

1. Dubai Coastline: The panoramic view from the Dubai coastline is the best throughout the city, thanks to the stylish skyline and skyscrapers in the background. The speed limit on the Dubai coastline is higher compared to other smaller waterways such Dubai Creek or the Marina. Due to this reason boating in Dubai on the coastline tends to cover a longer distance in the tours. Visitors can enjoy the view of several iconic landmarks, including Downtown Dubai, the Burj Al Arab, the Dubai Marina, and Atlantis on The Palm.

2. Dubai Marina
Nestled in the vicinity of the base of Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Marina is roughly 25 minutes west of Downtown. Most people believe Dubai Marina to be a collection of just docks and vessels, but in reality it is a stunning residential zone that is surrounded by big buildings and high-rise restaurants. All of these luxurious structures encircle a large channel of water in the centre. Tourists who are looking for a more relaxing experience of boating in Dubai should definitely take a tour around this beautiful location. Also Book Dhow Cruise Dinner Dubai

3. Dubai Creek
Boats inside the Dubai Creek, similar to those in the Dubai Marina, are not permitted to travel faster than 13 km/h (8 mph). The types of boats used for tours and rides at Dubai Creek are very similar to those available at the Marina, however Dhow rides are far more popular than yachts at this particular spot. Tourists looking forward to exploring the older and more historical areas of Dubai, find Dubai Creek a fascinating place to visit. A wonderful Dubai Boating experience is incomplete without a Dhow Dinner cruise in the Dubai Creek as the whole coast lights up at night. Click Here To Book Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek

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Which are the best places to see while boating in Dubai?

1. Dubai FountainIt is the tallest performing fountain in the world and is located in Downtown Dubai, where it creates a mesmerising spectacle of water, music, and light. The Dubai Fountain, which spans more than 900 feet in length — the equivalent of more than two football fields – is located on the 30-acre Burj Lake and performs a variety of different musical compositions.

2. Burj Khalifa
The tallest building and a stunning Architectural feat, Burj Khalifa should be on the top of the list of every tourist. Though larger boats cannot come too close to the building, small boats can make their way to its vicinity and tourists get to enjoy the panoramic view of the Burj Khalifa from an amazing viewpoint. The stunning skyscraper looks even more mesmerizing at night, when the entire city lights up.

3. Atlantis the Palm
In terms of resorts, Palm Atlantis is home to some of the most luxurious accommodations available in Dubai. It is the appearance of the resorts that is remarkable, with pink palace structures, soaring turrets, and an Arabian archway, among other features. The view of these amazing architectural marvels from the sea is stunning at night as well as during the day time.

4. Palm Jumeirah
Palm Jumeirah is Dubai's magnificent artificial archipelago and is the epitome of beauty. While taking a speed boat ride or a 90 minutes boat ride from the Dubai Marina, tourists should definitely make their way to this amazing spot. The water view of this magnificent island is something no visitor should miss.

5. Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab, one of Dubai's most luxurious hotels, was built on an artificial island off the coast of Jumeirah Road in 1999 and was opened to the public in 2000. Since then this renowned monument, which is shaped like the sail of a dhow, is a gorgeous attraction for tourists to visit. While taking the boating tour from Dubai Marina, make sure the ride passes from this spot and you can enjoy a spectacular view of this marvelous building.

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What is the best time for boating in Dubai?

The best time for boating in Dubai is during sunset, in the months of December to March. Being out in the open sea on a beautiful boat, tourists will love the view as the sun slowly sets into the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf. The months of December to March have a very pleasant atmosphere and the weather is not as hot or humid as the summers are in the Emirates. 

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What are the other best things to do in Dubai?

1. Trip to the Dubai FrameIn addition to boating in Dubai, tourists can visit the Dubai Frame, world's largest picture frame, meant to showcase a symbolic relation between both the new and the old city. The massive, gleaming gold frame towers nearly 500 feet above the ground and features panoramic glass lifts that transport visitors to the top, where they can walk on a clear glass walkway. You can also Book Dubai Frame Tickets

2. Fly down the Xline Dubai Marina:
Fly over several highways and skyscrapers in Dubai with XLine, one of the world's longest and adventurous urban zip lines. Riders soar from the Jumeirah Beach Residence to Dubai Marina at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, crossing once-in-a-lifetime view along the way. There's even an option for riding with friends, if visitors like. Click here to Book Xline Zipline Dubai Marina

3. Have fun at the Global Village:
Dubai's vast Global Village is basically a theme park for any and all ages, and it is popular with families because the rides as well as attractions are kid-friendly. It is open from November to early May and features live performances, rides, restaurants, and attractions from all over the world. It's worth a visit if you have time and are enthusiastic for some global recreation and entertainment. Also Checkout & Book: Global Village Dubai Tickets

4. Enjoy skiing at Ski Dubai:
The third largest indoor ski slope is a wonderful sight in the middle of a desert mall. After a few great hours of Dubai Boating out in the open sea, Skiing is one fun activity to enjoy in Dubai. Enjoy a few hours in this indoor ski place bustling with families and children. As the place maintains a low temperature, visitors will definitely get the real experience of skiing in snow at this indoor ski park
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