Cruising through the waters of Gulf in a leisurely style provides visitors a different pleasure. The joy of visiting Dubai does not complete without dhow cruise. Dhow cruise is a excursion on wooden boat decorated with colorful lights and reflects the real charm of traditions of Dubai with Arabic ambiance. In Dubai, there are two areas where Dhow Cruise is common. One is Dhow Cruise in Creek while the second is Dhow Cruise in Marina. A lot of visitors are in the dilemma about the difference between dhow cruise creek and dhow cruise marina.
Dhow Cruise Creek is the way of spotting the old Dubai, old dhows and Abras and Dubai Marina is relatively modern area in Dubai. Cruising along both places has its own charm and definitely a worthy experience on its own.
Sights and views- The area where Dhow Cruises are allowed to sail in the Creek is short and limited. The excursion begins from the historic Dubai Creek on the aquamarine waters of Arabian Sea. Many historical buildings comes your way ranging from the National Bank of Dubai and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry buildings, elucidated souks and palaces, Sheikh Saeed’s House, the place of birth of Sheikh Rashid to the heritage village near Shindagha. Bastakiya Area followed by Souk and heritage Village has a very historical vibe and for a moment, it will make you forget that you are in current times. From the Bur Dubai side, half of the length of route is taken up by a promenade.
On the other side, Dubai Marina is modern construction and has plenty of architectural elements. Dhow Cruise along Dubai Marina will allow you to enjoy the attractions of modern Dubai and host of international five star hotels with their influential architecture including Jumeirah Beach Residences, villas of the Palm, attractive Atlantic Hotel, beach resort and also a view of the well known building, the Burj Al Arab Hotel. The skyline of modern Dubai looks fascinating at night and bridges with passing trams above you give memorable experience.
Ambiance- Cruising along Creek as well as Marina provides different ambiance. As the creek covers the old Dubai, it has very hustle bustle with barges going to the ports, traffic and ambiance of business. Contrary to this, Dubai Marina provides the ambiance of enjoyment, fun and views of leisure vessels, private yachts and fishing boat.
Cost- Dhow Cruise in Marina is a lot more expensive than cruising along Creek. The cost is probably double of what they cost in the creek. As the price of Dhow Cruise Marina is high, its services are also of high quality.
Both areas of Dhow Cruise have their own exclusivity and charm. It depends upon your choice and preference what you like the most; old Dubai or modern Dubai. Enjoy the sightseeing views of modern and old Dubai in the comfort of traditionally adorned Dhow Cruise.