Guests can enjoy an international à la carte menu, a mesmerising view of the Dubai Creek and live music, along with a host of other facilities, during the two and half hour journey
While on a night stroll along the Dubai Creek, you may notice a glass-enclosed, air-conditioned luxury vessel cruising on the calm, peaceful waters. This magnificent beauty is the Bateaux Dubai, a boat that offers sightseeing, a selection of beverages and live musical entertainment on-board. The evening cruise commences boarding at 7.45 pm, departs at 8.30 pm and lasts for two and a half hours.
Upon boarding, guests can select their four-course dinner from the international à la carte menu, which is then freshly prepared by a team of chefs in the vessel’s fully fledged kitchen on board. The specially designed seasonal menu offers a choice of seafood, poultry, meat and vegetarian options, along with salads, local Arabic delicacies and desserts like the famous bitter chocolate fondant. Guests can also select the finest luxury beverages, fresh juices, soft drinks and other drinks to accompany the cuisine of their choice.
Special occasion packages are also offered and guests can enjoy the 360-degree view on the outdoor deck as the vessel seamlessly cruises on Dubai’s famous waterway. The cruise experience on Bateaux Dubai regularly features among the top ten Dubai restaurants on TripAdvisor.
The boat comprises three sections, namely the two-tiered outdoor deck, the indoor prestige lounge and the indoor middle lounge restaurant. Larger tables take up centre stage in the middle lounge restaurant, whilst smaller, more intimate tables for couples and small groups are situated along each side of the vessel next to the windows.
The licensed venue can be privately chartered on an exclusive basis for up to 200 seated or 300 standing guests, to cruise at any time of the day or evening. Flexible seating, décor and theme arrangements can also be organised to transform tailor-made private charters into a variety of unforgettable events, such as cocktail receptions, special occasion events, wedding parties and birthday celebrations. The prestige lounge at the front of the vessel can also be hired for smaller events hosting up to 50 guests, or cocktail receptions before the meal commences in the middle lounge restaurant.
Bateaux Dubai is also a good venue for corporate meetings, incentive events, press conferences and product launches. Within the comfort of Bateaux Dubai, up to 100 delegates can benefit from a choice of classroom, U-shape or theatre-style seating, tea breaks and lunch. A variety of technical equipment and set up arrangements can be facilitated in the boat.
Measuring 56 metres long and 13 metres wide, Bateaux Dubai was created by Seine Design in France. The vessel has been stylishly decorated with wood, glass and steel to create a sophisticated five star ambiance. Full length glass windows allow for optimum views towards the outside, while also welcoming light in daytime. Bateaux Dubai is moored opposite the British Embassy in Bur Dubai and is managed by JA Resorts & Hotels.