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 purposes. 

A premium Dhow cruise radiates classic elegance unlike any other. Cruising along the historic Dubai Creek, it offers a sumptuous dinner along with a relaxing sailing experience. Here are some things that make a premium Dhow cruise a cut above the rest:

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

With all these exciting qualities, sailing on a premium Dhow cruise is undeniably a great experience.