Dubai Sunset Boat Tour
As the sun sets over the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf, experience what it’s like to drive your own boat on a 60-minute guided adventure. Discover Dubai’s iconic coastline and enjoy photo opportunities of the chic Kite beach and the glamorous Burj Al Arab. Reach speeds up to 50km/h as you explore the edge of The World Islands, the incredible artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map. Enjoy a spectacular sunset over the water before returning to the marina for freshly grilled Arabian prawns and sparkling juice.
Meet at our HERO HQ at the Fishing Harbour 2 in Umm Suqeim. Our Guides will be eagerly awaiting your arrival and will welcome you to our departure point from the rustic and thriving fishing village. HERO HQ shares the harbour with local fisherman, fishing boats, a diverse fish market, and the authentic fishing dhows known as “lanshs.” Enjoy a quick stroll around the harbour to get a look into Dubai’s ancient fishing trade and cultural roots. Take a few shots and learn a bit about this traditional sea community.
Cultural awareness and knowledge
Our HERO Guides will get you kitted out with a life jacket and give you a quick and entertaining safety briefing. The briefing includes everything you need to know to ensure a safe and fun adventure at sea. The Guide will make sure you are comfortable on your assigned user-friendly HERO boat and will give you a chance to have a test spin. Once you are happy and confident with driving the boat, you will follow your Guide out the harbour and into the great blue waters of the Arabian Gulf.
Follow your Guide out of the Fishing Harbour on a thrilling adventure along Dubai’s chic Kite Beach. This long white and trendy beach is where residents and visitors to Dubai flock to get a taste of the exciting beach-holiday atmosphere amid trendy cafes and quirky food trucks. Kite beach is renowned for its range of activities including kite surfing, beach tennis, beach volleyball, and kayaking. The beautiful mosque in the backdrop makes this a truly captivating Middle Eastern scene. After taking in the stunning views of this fascinating beach, you continue the journey towards the stylish Burj Al Arab.
Chic and trendy Kite Beach
Famously known as the only 7-star hotel in the world, this lavish landmark in Dubai is known for its distinctive sail-shaped silhouette and glamorous interior. Similar to London’s Big Ben and Paris’s Eiffel Tower, it has become an iconic symbol of modern Dubai. Standing on a triangular man-made island, Burj Al Arab is normally not accessible to the public. HERO boats get up close with a unique waterfront view for the ultimate shot of this architectural wonder! You may even get a glimpse of a helicopter landing on its roof-top helipad or a celebrity sunning themselves on the terrace of the exclusive resort beach club.
The world’s only 7-star hotel
As the setting sun transforms the blue sky to beautiful shades of oranges, reach the edge of The World Islands. This artificial archipelago of 300 islands was constructed in the rough shape of the world map and is located 4 kilometres off the coast of Dubai. Described as an imaginative investment dream, The World Islands offer the ultimate exclusivity and privacy. Get a view of the coastline of this reinvented Earth and take a unique selfie at the edge of The World and beyond! As the last light falls, travel back towards the coast with a spectacular view of Dubai’s iconic skyline in the foreground!
Man-made islands in the shape of the world map
As your adventure comes to an end, return to the harbour for a delicious seafood delicacy of freshly grilled prawns in a lemon butter and garlic dressing. Enjoy a glass of sparkling juice as you toast to the end of your exciting boating adventure. Walk away with adventure stories and amazing photos to share with friends and post on social media.
Freshly grilled prawns and sparkling juice
As the only self-drive boats in Dubai, our boat tours give travellers the control to create their own thrilling experience along Dubai’s coastline. The HERO OdySea Boat Tours are more than an experience; captaining your own boat is an achievement. We encourage travellers to ‘Be a HERO’ for the day and drive their own boat!
A HERO is someone who is admired for their courage and outstanding achievements. By conquering the ocean, we hope to inspire travellers to ‘Be a HERO’ in other areas of their life. Part of our HERO mission is to protect the ocean and marine conservation is very important to us.
When you book a boat tour online, you will receive a complimentary HERO aluminium water bottle to reduce the use of plastic.
Use the PROMO CODE: “BEAHERO” when you book online and get it for FREE!
- No boat license is required.
- Dress Code: Comfortable, Beach Wear
- Sunscreen and water is provided but guests are welcome to bring their own.
- Sun glasses are recommended.
- Guests are asked to arrive 15 minutes before tour time.
- Tour lasts 60 minutes on the water (90 minutes total)
- Sparkling date juice and Arabian prawns will be served at the end of the experience.
- Drivers must be over 18 years old.
- Children over 6 years old can ride as passengers.
- Passengers over the age of 18 can take turns driving the boat.
- Maximum 2 people per boat.
- Hotel transfers are not provided.
- 1 time slot is available daily at sunset
- Walk in bookings are accepted subject to availability.
- Due to health concerns, pregnant women are not permitted.
- An inflatable safety vest is provided to all guests during the safety briefing.