15 Facts About a Premium Dhow Cruise

In Dubai, colorful and brightly lit wooden boats gracefully glide across the calm waters at night. This captivating attraction is a living reminder of the city’s past which was centered on the fishing, pearl diving, and shipping industries. These traditional boats are called dhows, and now serve a more recreational rather than commercial purpose. A premium Rustar dhow cruise radiates classic elegance unlike any other. Cruising along the historic Dubai Creek, it offers sumptuous dinner as it treats guests to a unique dinner experience. Here are some things that make a premium dhow cruise a cut above the rest:

  • It is one of the world’s largest floating restaurants.
  • Up to 400 guests can dine at one time onboard a premium dhow.
  • Rustar dhow dinner cruises starts boarding guests at 8:30 PM, and sails the Dubai Creek from 9 to 11 PM.
  • The premium dhow is docked along the Bur Dubai side of the creek, near the British Consulate.
  • The Rustar dhow has three levels: the open air deck, the middle deck which is the dining hall, and the lower deck.
  • Upon request, the lower deck can be used as a bar or a dance floor. It serves alcohol at an additional charge.
  • The dhow is made of polished teak wood and adorned with handmade Arabic decorations and a small rock waterfall.
  • The table that carries the open dinner buffet is shaped in the form of a ship.
  • The delectable dinner buffet is catered by no less than five star Mövenpick Hotel.
  • It has the widest range of onboard entertainment, which includes a live singer, Egyptian Tanoura Dance show, horse dance and comedy puppet shows.
  • It cruises past splendid views of old town Al Bastakiya, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House in
  • Al Shindagha, and Heritage Village among others.
  • Rustar dhow is also available for exclusive events like weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate events, and other private functions.
  • Its safety measures include emergency exits, security cameras, a fire alarm system, life jackets, medical kit and fire extinguishers.
  • The Rustar dhow is equipped with state-of-the-art GPS, radar and other modern navigational equipment.
  • Rustar dhow is voted as the best dhow cruise in Dubai, and is the only one accredited by the
  • government as a five star in its category.
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