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Bateaux Dubai

Nominated for Best Romantic 14 Comments

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Tourists going to the Creek might see brightly lit old-school designed dhows lining the pier, but one sleek boat stands out from the rest: the Bateaux Dubai. The floating restaurant is understated but serves up excellent food across a range of contemporary and international cuisines, and does it in style. Designed with glass walls and ceilings, and a classy interior, diners get a view of the Creek not often seen while they go through a well prepared four-course meal – canapés, a starter, main course and dessert. Service is impeccable, with staff members more akin to those in a five-star hotel than a cruise boat on the Creek. Dinner cruises depart at 8.30pm and last two and a half hours. Bateaux Dubai is a treat – serve it up on special occasions and see Dubai in a different light.
Open daily 8.30pm-11pm daily, boarding starts 7.45pm. Al Seef Road, opposite the British Embassy, www.jaresortshotels.com (04 315 4777).

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Posted by: Scott on 20 Feb ' 13 at 05:43
  • Best for: Romantic

Took my girlfriend for a romantic evening. The whole experience was brilliant, standing out on the deck between courses together was a nice extra. The total bill wasn't cheap, but it was worth every penny.

Posted by: Brian on 23 Dec ' 12 at 12:03

Just tried to book and was told that the prices are 470 for unlimited package and 350 for food only versus 345 and 245 in your article - and the lady on the phone ad no recollection of the prices you mention. Most disappointing, as had asked friends to join based on the prices you quoted...

Posted by: Lynn Kirkwood on 24 Jan ' 12 at 06:25
  • Best for: Romantic

Having celebrated New Year's Eve onboard we all had a wonderful time the service was excellent, tables set so nice and food gorgeous. The view from on deck on the Dubai fireworks was Superb-well worth the money. Going back for Afternoon Tea in March let see how that fares.

Posted by: Anon on 06 Nov ' 11 at 15:26
  • Best for: Romantic

I planned a night on Bateaux for my husband's birthday. It was a lovely evening and great excuse to throw on a pretty dress and take a cruise on the creek. The boat is lovely with dimmed lighting, soft music, dark wood and enough space in between tables, perfect romantic setting. Food was excellent, everything we ordered was delicious. Upon entering, we were given fruit juice while shown to our table. Once seated we were served mini canapes. Shortly after, arrived (in intervals) soup then bread basket, appetizer, then main course and after was dessert. Just as the cruise was ending, came coffee/tea and a small plate of chocolates. Needless to say we were stuffed by the end. In between courses we strolled out on deck and took photos and chatted. I don't understand the scathing review written by the Time Out staff. My only complaint was that staff had to be flagged down a few times for drink orders, it would have been nice if they came to our table to check and see if we needed anything. Would go back!

Posted by: Carolina on 03 May ' 11 at 14:01
  • Best for: Romantic

What an incredible experience!
Dinner on Bateaux Dubai was an unforgettable experience and I can just recommend it.
The romantic atmosphere, the very good service and the mouthwatering food are unique!

Posted by: Rebecca on 16 Feb ' 11 at 07:46
  • Best for: Romantic

One word - AMAZING....
I went for the valentines special, and at first, I must admit, I thought it was a little pricey at just under AED 1000 for 2, BUT, the food was out of this world, we had a bottle of champagne and the service was spot on. Even though we had our champagne, the servers kept offering the other beverages which were included, beers, wine (which was really nice).
I also received a rose and some chocolates, plus a AED 250 voucher off jewellery!

In all, if this was 'Come Dine With Me' I would give it a 10!!

Posted by: Eileen on 16 Jan ' 11 at 17:46
  • Best for: Romantic

A Dubai must. A creek cruise with first rate food, service and atmosphere.

Posted by: Sarah on 01 Apr ' 10 at 08:54
  • Best for: Romantic

I have been on this boat about 6 times now and it has been 5 star everytime. The staff are amazingly friendly and the food is fabulous (despite the small choice). I would definitely reccommend to anyone who has family visiting Dubai as the sites are fabulous.

Posted by: Essam Buzz on 03 Feb ' 10 at 15:42
  • Best for: Romantic

wow it was amazing , i loved the place its very romantic very exellent service
i made the booking from out side UAE and was for birthday event ,everything was arranged and under control
we had amazing camera shots and we enjoyed the food .onnly one point that you dont have a big selections for food
but i enjoyed anyway

Posted by: ibrahim on 03 Nov ' 09 at 00:05
  • Best for: Romantic

perfect in every way, but it became really expensive

Posted by: Esh on 18 May ' 09 at 08:44
  • Best for: Family friendly

Posted by: sai lamri on 22 Feb ' 09 at 17:36
  • Best for: Romantic

Posted by: sai lamri on 22 Feb ' 09 at 17:35
  • Best for: Romantic

Posted by: Ryan on 19 Jan ' 09 at 13:40
  • Best for: Romantic


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