Water activity

Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

From US$ 99.50 per person

Take control of a sturdy boat and cruise along the coastline of Dubai with an escort-guide. Stop to admire iconic landmarks such as the Burj Al Arab hotel, and hear anecdotes about the city as you enjoy 1.5 hours on the water.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Captain your own boat and cruise along the coastline of Dubai
  • Reach speeds of over 60 kilometers per hour
  • See iconic monuments such as the Burj Al Arab hotel from the water
Full description
Experience what it is like to captain your own boat on a thrilling adventure along the coastline of Dubai. Reach speeds of over 60 kilometers per hour and pass famous landmarks as you set sail from the heritage fishing harbor near Jumeirah Beach. Listen to stories about the city from your escort-guide along the way. Cruise past famous beaches and iconic buildings, such as the Burj Al Arab hotel, and marvel at the manmade island of Palm Jumeirah. See the distinctive Atlantis the Palm hotel and stop to take photos of luxury mansions and upscale developments. Take control of a boat that is safe, sturdy, easy to drive and cannot be tipped over to enjoy a unique adventure on the water for all the family.
  • 1.5-hour guided tour along the Dubai coastline
  • Life jackets
  • Refreshments
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Dubai Harbour - Marina Zone C - Dubai

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Shoes

Know before you go

  • No boat license is required
  • Maximum 2 guests per boat
  • The total combined on-board weight must not exceed 225 kg (495 lbs)
  • You must be 18 years or above to drive the boat
  • No shoes are allowed on the boat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 126 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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The weather unfortunately didn't allow us to have the full experience as the waves were too choppy for us to safely take the little boats out so unfortunately we had to remain close to shore which was a little disappointing but we understand we have no control over the weather. Despite this our guide did his very best to ensure that we had fun. We would highly recommend.

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November 9, 2021

Really great from start to finish! Armin, our guide, left nothing to be desired. Those who wanted to drive more calmly could do so, and those who wanted to jump over the waves could do so too. Armin tried very hard to make it an unforgettable experience for everyone. If you want to jump over the waves, you should make sure that you get really soaking wet - understandable. The guide takes photos of you, ie you can put your mobile phone aside and just enjoy it :-) we would like to do it again at any time.

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October 9, 2021

We had the best captain, who showed us all the beautiful places on the water. Also employee Ali was super helpful and nice. We couldn't find the location immediately, Ali had all the patience to explain to us where we had to be and to pick us up at another location. Because we were late for our previously booked activity, we were allowed to participate in the next activity but a little later, which gave us some free time. Ali guided us to a very nice beach nearby and some eateries to pass our time. Great people.

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January 10, 2021

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