A truly enjoyable and relaxing evening awaits you at the canal city of Dubai Marina. Carved into a 4 km stretch of the Persian Gulf shoreline, it is a city modelled after the Italian city of Venice. It is here that you are invited to experience a truly exotic ‘Arabian Night.’ Sway to the rhythm of the Middle Eastern music; let the belly – dancers mesmerize you and take you back in time as you sit and relax on board a traditional wooden ‘Dhow’ or a cabin cruiser. The scrumptious five-star buffets served with unlimited beverages make it a deal impossible to resist. This is the Arabian Dinner Cruise with all its charm.

You are treated to some intriguing sights of this desert city in all its illumination in the night time. As you cruise down the Dubai creek for two whole hours, you are able to witness the bustle of Dubai city life, irradiated sky scrapers, five-star hotels and beaches, and let the soothing breeze off the Arabian Gulf wrap you in all its exotic warmth. It is a perfect blend of serenity and indulgence. Old-world charm blends with sleek modernity in perfect harmony to create an effortless fusion of ancient and contemporary. Truly iconic of Arabian Culture, the ‘dhows’ also have a story to tell, only if you take the time to listen. An evening out in the creek offers you perfect picture-taking opportunities as well.

The many cruises in operation will ensure you get to experience this unique voyage in all your convenience. Rustar Dhow Dinner Cruise, Bateaux Dubai Cruise, Dubai Marina Cruise are few of the options available for you. Whether it’s a romantic moonlight dinner on a teak wood vessel or a gourmet a-la-carte menu you are looking for, an Arabian Dinner Cruise will take care of it all. Enjoy the splendid architecture of Sheik Rashid and Sheikh Saeed, and savour the elegance of yore.

The glistening waters of the picturesque Arabian Gulf and the mesmerizing Middle Eastern atmosphere invite you to bask in the luxury of the various Abu Dhabi beach hotels on offer. Discover the legendary hospitality, explore the mouthwatering cultural cuisine, and take a dip at the shoreline infinity pool at Desert Island Resort& Spa by Anantara which is a place truly out of this world when it comes to luxury. Experience this island haven and let your spirit roam free whilst you relax and revel in the authenticity that surrounds this Abu Dhabi Resort.

Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.