Dubai Travel Guide: Why JA Bateaux Dubai Should Be On Your Must-Try List

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Many people are booking their flights to Dubai because of the many unique things they can explore in this amazing city. One of the newest attractions you should absolutely not miss is traveling through the Dubai Creek in a luxurious cruise line – JA Bateaux Dubai.

This two and a half hour dining and sightseeing experience is the best way to discover the city. It is available every day and the vessel can even be booked for private charters.

Here are key reasons why this splendid dinner cruise should be part of your itinerary the next time you visit Dubai.

Luxury Onboard

Be amazed by JA Bateaux Dubai’s concept and ambience as you board this glass-encased boat. The space is beautifully appointed, with a luxurious dining room and key areas for meetings, conferences, parties, receptions and other events. It also features two outside decks that you can visit throughout the cruise to gaze at the spectacular waterside views.

Furthermore, it is a fantastic option if you are planning to have an intimate dinner. The luxury vessel has a dedicated events team that can help put together the magical cruise experience that meets your specific requirements.

Friendly staff will meet and greet you as you enter and guide you to your table. Most tables are located on an elevated central podium or near the window to make sure that diners will enjoy an unobstructed view of Dubai.

Those who have experienced it claim that you won’t feel like you are in a boat, but rather more like in a superb floating restaurant. And if you are lucky, you may even enjoy live entertainment.

A Four-Course Gourmet Dining Experience

As you enjoy the different sights along the Dubai creek, you will be served a four-course gourmet dinner.

You can choose between the House Beverage Package amounting to AED 520 and the Soft Drinks Package amounting to AED 415. Rest assured that both packages offer delectable meals, which include canapes, a la carte gourmet dinner, and a non-alcoholic welcome drink upon your arrival.

Children ages five to 11 years old can also join the cruise at a lower rate (AED 265) which includes soft drinks.

The best things about the menu? There are vegetarian dishes. Moreover, they offer an excellent variety of beers, wines, and spirits, but are charged on consumption depending on the package you choose. Also, they use only animal ingredients that are humanely sourced and products that are eco-friendly.

First Course: Soup

You will be served their Chef’s special soup of the day. If you are lucky, you’ll get to taste their famous tasty and creamy vegetable soup.

Second Course: Starter

You can choose from the following:

  • Avocado and Prawn
  • Smoked Chicken Breast
  • Baby Beef Carpaccio
  • Mezza Chaud-Froid
  • Truffle Risotto
  • Raw Vegetable Chat and Paneer Tikka

Third Course: Main Course

The main course includes:

  • Roasted Barbie Duck
  • Beef Tenderloin
  • Corn-fed Chicken
  • Pan Seared Cod Fish
  • Over Roasted Eggplant
  • Lamb Three Ways

Fourth Course: Dessert

Satisfy your sweet tooth with:

  • Chocolate Sable
  • Fresh Sliced Fruit
  • International Cheese Platter
  • Chocolate Fondant
  • Passion Fruit Bavarois
  • Blackberry Panna Cotta

Take note that you can take breaks between courses. You can roam around the decks if you want to as you enjoy the different sights of Dubai.

A Sightseeing Adventure

Get to see the Old and New Dubai as you traverse the waterways of the Dubai Creek. Expect to see dhows (wooden boats) as they unload goods, and the historic old neighborhoods.

You will be passing by some must-see Dubai destinations. These include the Deira Clock Tower, Sheikh Saeed House, Floating Bridge, Dubai Courts, Dubai Heritage and Diving Village, Gold and Spice Souks, and the Grand Mosque. You can use the cruise map given to you as your guide.

There is no better way to discover Dubai than to experience this evening cruise with dinner. And remember, there is much more to this cruise. They also have different offers wherein you can enjoy lunch cruise with your colleagues or friends, celebrate special occasions or host events and meetings in a memorable venue.

The Captain’s Table, for instance, allows you and seven other companions to have uninterrupted, panoramic views of Dubai Creek. This is a great option if you want to celebrate your birthday or any special celebration with your family as this includes a special gift and lots of treats. You can otherwise choose to receive a complimentary dinner cruise on your birthday if you bring three paying friends.

Without a doubt, JA Bateaux Dubai is something that shouldn’t be missed. So if you are planning to visit Dubai anytime soon, make sure to book this experience now!


Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain. Grundner oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivates its unique blend of “Heartfelt Hospitality” and “Casual Luxury.”