Bateaux Dubai

European fusion food served during cruise up and down Dubai Creek

  • Bateaux Dubai
There are many boats offering a night of food and entertainment on Dubai Creek, most of them serving buffets and complete with flashing lights and gaudy performances. Bateaux Dubai is an altogether classier affair. This is not an old wooden dhow, instead a long vessel with glass windows and relaxing viewing decks. There’s soothing music from a pianist, slick and attentive service, and an inventive set menu. Despite this being a mass-catering affair, the presentation of the dishes is actually very good. The views of old Dubai are also fantastic as the boat takes a trip along the creek. If you don’t like being stuck in one place, with lots of strangers, this isn’t the trip for you as you’re on the boat for at least three hours. However, if you are thinking of taking a cruise with food, this is recommended. Bateaux Dubai
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By Time Out Dubai staff | 26 April 2015

Location: Deira
Tel: 04 814 5553
Travel: Baniyas Road, opposite Emirates NBD Head Office
Cuisine: Contemporary European, International
Experiences: Alcohol available, Outdoor seating, Romantic, Great view, Floating/boat restaurant
Times: Open daily 8.30pm-11pm, boarding starts 7.45pm
Price range: Dhs500+
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
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  • Scott Feb 20, 2013 05:43 am
    Would you go back to this restaurant?
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    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.
  • Brian Dec 23, 2012 12:03 pm
    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...
  • Lynn Kirkwood Jan 24, 2012 06:25 am
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    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.
  • Anon Nov 06, 2011 03:26 pm
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    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!
  • Carolina May 03, 2011 02:01 pm
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    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!

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