Have a day out on a luxury boat in Dubai for only Dhs135 per person...
Sponsored: It’s finally fresh enough outside to enjoy Dubai from the water (and we recommend you do, as the city looks truly glorious from that angle)…
The weather is cooling down in Dubai (yay!), and we can think of no better way to celebrate than with a day out on a yacht (or on a whizzy speedboat).
Thankfully, we now have Charterclick in Dubai, which is like an Uber for yachts, and it means you can book an afternoon or morning out on a yacht in just a few clicks (you can read more about it here).
Keen to see Dubai from the sea? Go fishing? Have a birthday bash on a yacht with epic sea swims and barbecue grills? Well, you can, it’s easy to organise, and will cost you less than a brunch.
Here are six options to book, for all budgets and group sizes…
Plus we have a 5% discount for our readers – put ROCKTHEBOAT in as a code during checkout to get the discount. Also, if you’re paying with Emirates NBD, you’ll get 5% off until December 28 2017.
1. The fishing boat
Perfect for… an early morning fishing trip
Price: Dh1350 for four hours, and it fits 10 people so can cost Dhs135 per person (book it here).
The captain and crew on this boat are all professional fishermen, and so this is an epic option for an early-morning fishing trip. They will serve you up cold drinks and help you find the best fishing spots via GPS and fish finder (oh, and there’s a toilet on board too, which always comes in handy).
2. The speedboat
Perfect for… whizzing around and getting great photos
Price: Dhs1,695 for four hours, and it fits 11 people so can cost Dhs154 per person (book it here)
This luxury speedboat can take you on a tour from the Dubai Marina past the Palm Jumeirah, the Burj Al Arab, all the way down the Dubai Canal until the Burj Khalifa – it goes fast and so is an exhilarating ride. (A guide will point out the major landmarks, so this is also perfect for those new to Dubai.)
You’ll get some amazing photos of Dubai’s many icons, all while listening to your favourite tunes: the boat has a great sound system with six speakers and an amplifier that you can plug your phone into. Towels and water are provided, and you’ll be able to stop off at swimming points for a refreshing dip.
Side note: This boat has a booking period of four hours only (not three, not five, just four).
3. The small-but-perfectly-formed-yacht
Perfect for… small groups or romantic days out
Price… Dhs1,676 for four hours, and it fits 9 people so can cost Dhs187 per person (book it here)
The crew on this 28-foot-yacht will serve you juice as you cruise around the city, and there’s also a fully air-conditioned cabin inside with a small kitchen (so you could self cater a romantic meal). There’s a great sunbed area up the front for those who just want to soak up the vitamin D.
If you want to really impress your partner, this option makes for the perfect romantic day out. It also comes with fishing equipment, so makes for a perfect boat for small fishing trips (morning out with mates anyone?).
4. The BBQ boat
Perfect for… family days out
Price… Dhs2,800 for four hours, and it fits 12 people so can cost Dhs233 per person (book it here).
This yacht comes with a grill for barbecues, as well as two fully-equipped and comfortable cabins, and so it’s perfect for a family day out (where some people can snooze, and others can grill). The onboard team will provide you with soft drinks and water, and there’s a strong sound system too.
It’s a powerful vessel, and can go at 27 knots, making it perfect for a full day of sightseeing, with swimming and eating in-between.
5. The medium-sized party boat
Perfect for… birthday celebrations
Price… Dhs4,000 for four hours, and it fits 21 people so can cost Dhs191 per person
This 48-foot yacht comes with a grill for barbecues, and has a lot of room indoors and out, so one group of people can chill inside while the others lay outside to catch some sun.
There’s a sound system that means you can play your own tunes, as well as three cabins so that some guests can have a siesta mid-fiesta.
6. The large party boat
Perfect for… big bashes and events
Price… Dhs10,000 for 4 hours, and it fits 32 so can cost Dhs312 per person (book it here)
This big boat can hold a party of 32, and even with that amount there’s enough room for people to freely walk around. There’s a grill, the on-deck team will serve you soft drinks and there’s a state of the art satellite system to keep you connected.
There’s a TV with DVDs, three bedrooms and a fully-equipped kitchen. This 75-footer is the perfect party boat, for everything from engagement parties to big birthday bashes.
Need more convincing to get out on the water? Check out nine reasons to see Dubai from a boat here…
Also, there’s a competition running at the moment that means you can win a free yacht cruise! Here’s how…
1. Book a yacht through CharterClick.com
2. Shoot some pictures OR make a video about your trip
3. Send your content to them (you could send it to them here), so they can post it for others to vote
4. Whoever gets the most likes – wins the same yacht and duration as was originally booked by them. Voting will be held on Charterclick’s Facebook page. Submissions are until October 31 2017; while voting is from November 1st to 15. T&Cs apply.