Floating Restaurant – Best Experience Ever

Dhow Dinner
Our week-long holiday in Dubai was nothing short of exciting. Dubai is an extraordinary place, and a visit to this Emirates city would prove it. Wherever we looked, we found something that is unique or one-of-a-kind. Be it the Burj Khalifa, the Palm Islands, the Dubai Mall or the tall skyscrapers on Sheikh Zayed Road, everything about Dubai amazed us. The desert safari tour was also a memorable trip. But what really stands out as the best in our entire holiday is having dinner on the floating restaurant on dhow cruise. On the last evening of our trip, we booked a dhow cruise on the Dubai Creek. While Dubai has some of the best sit-down and gourmet restaurants all over the city, there is nothing that beats the experience and the ambience of a dhow cruise. The dhow cruise is a double-decker boat that was used for transporting goods in the past by the Arabs. It is an important part of Dubai’s history and so is the Dubai Creek. The Creek divides Dubai into two, one side being Bur Dubai and the other being Deira. It is on the Creek where the Arabs first settled in Dubai. Today, both sides of the Creek house some of the most iconic buildings of the city and at the same times preserves few things from the past too. We got a chance to view the beautiful monuments and buildings along the Dubai Creek while we sailed on the floating restaurant. The floating restaurant was decorated with lights, and this definitely enhanced the ambience as well as the beauty of the boat. The lower deck was fully air-conditioned while the upper deck was open-air. Luckily, we got to sit on the upper deck where we enjoyed the gentle breeze along with the beautiful sights of the vibrantly-lit city. From the moment we stepped into the dhow, the staff took great efforts to make us feel comfortable. They welcomed us with a refreshing welcome drink. The soulful music played on the boat enhanced the mood quite well. As the dhow set to sail, we enjoyed the beautiful sights of the city. While we enjoyed our welcome drinks, dinner was announced by the staff. Dinner was a delicious buffet spread with the choicest dishes. We enjoyed the juiciest kebabs and some mouth watering dishes of Arabic and international cuisines. The hummus, the pita bread, the chicken curry and all the other dishes were excellent. The meal was one of the best we had during our Dubai holidays. Although the dinner in the floating restaurant was super delicious, this was not the only best thing about our dhow cruise tour. The Tanura dance performance meant for our entertainment was equally amazing. The Tanura dance really enthralled us with his grace, ability and performance. We enjoyed this dance performance while having a cup of the yummy Arabic coffee. Our Dubai trip was a memorable one but what really stands out in the entire trip was the dinner at the floating restaurant. It was a great finale for our Dubai trip. It helped us to unwind and relax after the days filled with sightseeing, adventure activities and shopping. We returned from Dubai with warm memories of the evening.

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Shivam Khandelwal
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