Waters lapping idly against your boat, the smell of the sea in your lungs, sultry breezes ruffling your hair, your fingers trailing in the cool water… a Dubai dhow cruise is refreshingly relaxing. You can enjoy it after wrapping up your Dubai meeting tours or you could simply take a break from all the sightseeing and shopping and follow a lazy dhow trail- the experience is equally gratifying.
If you are making a dhow cruise in Dubai booking with exploration on your mind, then make sure you chose a good Dubai boat tour company. I suggest this because the famed Dubai Creek is a tourist’s delight, offering a marvelous assortment of attractions.
Beginning with the dhow itself, which is as much a part of Dubai’s history as is the Creek, you will step into a world where the difference between old and new will be hard to discern.
The Chamber of Commerce building is as modern as they come, with its steel and glass facades and angular lines. Perched on the banks of the Creek, the towering building acts as a catch hold for the sun’s rays.
The ancestral home of Sheikh Zayed is by contrast an older edifice and constructed nearly a century ago along traditional Arabian concepts. The structure is actually a fort with four watchtowers flanking each corner and is located within the grounds of the Al Ain Museum. Some Dubai/UAE dhow cruises allow tourists to step off and have a look around the museum for a while.
At the Heritage Village, you will get to see a more pronounced glimpse of Dubai’s past. Dhow carvers, scented souks, traditional dress and local wares all jostle with one another for attention.
Wander around a bit, soak in the sights and sounds of a Dubai long forgotten, but do not forget to inform your dhow cruise company of your sightseeing plans and expectations.