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Navigating Dubai's Inner Circle - A Palm Cruise Adventure in 2024

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Dubai offers so many options to tourists that it gets tough to choose from among them. From the Burj Khalifa to water parks to "desert safaris" to cruise rides, you name it, Dubai has it. Dubai Cruises are a top-rated tourist attraction, and generally, the most famous ones set sail near the Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah Island. Among these are many different cruise types that tourists can choose from. Opt for a Dhow Cruise on the Creek, or take a Dhow Cruise to the Dubai Marina instead. Also available are the Show Cruise on the Canal and the Bateaux Cruise on the Creek. One very well-known cruise service is the Palm Inner Circle Cruise

What is the Palm Inner Circle Cruise In Dubai?

Among the most popular cruise services in the city is the Palm Inner Circle Sunset/Dinner Cruise, which sets sails from Palm Jumeirah, one of the most beautiful and vibrant areas in all of Dubai. The largest human-made island in the world, Palm Jumeirah, built in 2001, is home to several high-profile resorts, including the Atlantis Hotel, a landmark. The cruise is a super gorgeous double-decker glass boat (yacht), and it has a very romantic cruise dinner in dubai and an alluring set-up along with soothing background music to help those aboard relax. The dress code is casual, allowing passengers to enjoy the cruise in comfortable wear. The cruise runs twice a day, once during the sunset (at 4 pm), and then during the night (dinner time at 8 pm).

When is the best time to ride on the Palm Inner Circle Cruise?

Typically, November and the months following it up to April (November-April) are the ideal time to visit this cruise. The temperatures usually do not exceed 20°C, and the open deck dinner lets you see the magnificent Dubai skyline in all its glory. Moreover, the gentle sea breeze provides the perfect ambience for comfort and great photographs. The best pictures of Palm Cruise Dubai scenery are probably obtained at the Atlantis Hotel and the Marina skyline.

What route does the Palm Inner Circle Cruise take?

The Dubai palm cruise tour starts from the east trunk of Palm Island and moves along to the western trunk. It then crosses under a bridge and finally stops at the starting point on the east trunk. Also, it stops at the Atlantis Hotel for a while, allowing those aboard to take pictures of the iconic landmark. The whole trip takes an average of 2 hours, give or take a few minutes. Since hotels near the shoreline of the Palm Jumeirah, the entire ride is filled with the beautiful sight of their lights, especially during nighttime. Atlantis the Palm, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, and the Kempinski are the most prominent hotels. Tourists also get a sneak peek of the Sheikh's Palace, and the water villas at the 101 Lounge of Only and Anantara the Palm are hard to miss. Each building is unique, with specialised architectural precision and fantastic creativity. 

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The Dinner on the Palm Inner Circle Cruise:

The quality of the yacht used for the inner circle dubai is quite good, and it can accommodate around 80 people in one go (staff included). The food served during the dinner is from Barrel 12, a well-known Palm Jumeirah Island restaurant. Additionally, the cruise is unique because it is one of the few where alcoholic drinks are available and served. 

The Cruise Menu: The dinner on this cruise consists of a main course, salads, soups and bread, and desserts. The items served are listed below:

Main Course

  • Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
  • Steamed Basmati Rice
  • Rosemary Roast Potato with Confit Garlic Cloves
  • Singaporean Vegetables
  • Kadai Vegetables
  • Lamb Shepherd's Pie
  • Grilled Spice Rubbed Fish

Soup and Bread:

  • Egyptian Lentil Soup with Spices and Olive Oil
  • Arabic Bread
  • Artisanal Bread Rolls


  • Fingerling Potatoes with Honey Mayonnaise and Forum Vinegar
  • Hummus
  • Babaganoush
  • Basil Pesto Pasto
  • Lebanese Fattoush Salad with Cucumber and Tomato
  • French Dressing
  • Asian Tuna Salad
  • Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar


  • Umm Ali
  • White Forest Cake
  • Assorted Cupcakes
  • Assorted Seasonal Fruit Salad
  • Coconut Pudding
  • Fruit Platter
  • Live Pasta Station


  • Water
  • Juices

Hot Beverages:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The Timings and Itinerary:

Sunset Cruise: 16:00 pm (4 pm)

Reporting Time for Passengers: 20:00 pm (8 pm)

Departure of Cruise: 20:30 pm (8:30 pm)

During the ride, the cruise sails through Palm Jumeirah, and the passengers enjoy the buffet-type dinner on board.

Return Time: 22:30 (10:30 pm)

What's the cost of the Palm Inner Circle Cruise In Dubai?

The cost excludes any alcohol served and is 85 USD. Alcohol is additional, and the bottle or the glass levies charges. For children aged 0-2 years, dining is free of cost. 


The best time to embark on the Palm Inner Circle Cruise is during the twilight hours, witnessing Dubai's skyline transition from day to night. The dinner experience on this cruise is a culinary journey of exquisite flavours complemented by breathtaking views, making it an unforgettable highlight of your Dubai visit. 

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