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Top Yacht Destinations Based in Dubai

From the World Islands to the heritage sites of the city, the places to go on a yacht cruise in Dubai are plenty. If you are planning a day out, and are looking for the best yachting destinations in Dubai. Here is a guide to help you out with that.

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Top Yacht Destinations in Dubai

Why is Dubai the perfect place to go on a yacht trip?

What makes Dubai the most sought after destination to go on a yacht trip, are the vast majority of sites to witness through a yacht. Home to some of the greatest landmarks in the Middle East and across the world. Not to mention, the largest man-made Islands, Dubai is the perfect place to go on a yacht trip and is the most desirable yacht destinations in the world.

Yacht destinations in Dubai

You can rent a yacht in Dubai to cruise to city’s top yachting destinations. Of the many places you can go to, we listed below the most popular locations people like to visit in Dubai.

Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeriah

An Island that needs no introduction, the Palm Jumeirah is the 7th largest man-made island in the world. Opened to the public in 2007, this 5.72 km² island houses several luxury villas, hotels, resorts, and a theme park.

“One of the greatest megastructures ever built, the Palm Jumeirah showcases the vision of Dubai.”

The island is one of the hotspots of Dubai, famous among tourists for its easy accessibility through yachts. Following are some of the highlights of Palm Jumeirah.

Things to know about Palm Jumeirah
Infrastructural information Top places to visit on the island
Total area of 5.72 km² Atlantis Resorts Dubai
4000 Villas on the Island The View at Palm Jumeirah
Close to 600 Hotels The Pointe Walk, World’s largest Fountain Show
Monorail to the Atlantis Riva Beach Club
The Lost Chambers Aquarium

The aforementioned are famous places on the island that tourists and residents enjoy visiting. You can get to the island by road or monorail services. Perhaps, if you want to elevate your experience of traveling to this magnificent island, you can always do so in a luxury yacht.

Palm Jumeirah is a great destination to visit during the new year, as it hosts an exceptional fireworks display and other entertaining events.

World Islands

300 islands off the coast of Dubai have been designed and built to replicate the world map. Yes, we are talking about the famous World Islands. These islands cover a total area of 55 km², making it one the largest artificial islands ever made.

Most of the islands are currently in the pre-development stage, with many developers showcasing their new development plans on the islands. Having said that, some of the islands have already been developed with modern hotels and resorts.

The World Islands are only accessible through the sea route. Therefore, if you are planning to charter a yacht, make sure to visit these developed islands to enjoy a pleasant experience in Dubai.

‘The Island Dubai,’ is a hotel located on the Lebanon island in the World Islands. It’s one amongst the famous spots people visit on their private yacht. If you are looking for peaceful time away from the hustle and bustle of the city, make sure to visit the World Islands.

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab Dubai

Leading the charts of world’s best 7 star hotels, the Burj Al Arab is one of the most expensive hotels in the world. Not only that, but this marvelous building is an iconic structure that represents the luxury, wealth and tourism of Dubai.

Around 4.3 Nautical miles from the Palm Jumeirah, the Burj Al Arab hotel sits on a man-made island. It’s accessible by a dedicated bridge that takes you straight to the hotel and can be reached by yachts as well.

Dubai Marina

One of the city’s most popular and expensive neighborhoods, the Dubai Marina is home to some of the best restaurants and high-end stores in the region. Not to mention, Marina as the name suggests showcases an array of luxury yachts buzzing with parties and other events.

If you are looking for some of the best yacht destinations in Dubai, Marina has to be on that list. You can cruise to this exotic neighborhood, dock your yacht and party with your friends and family while enjoying a view of high-rise buildings on both sides.

Bluewaters Island

A recent addition to the ongoing expansion of artificial islands in Dubai, Bluewater islands is home to some of the top fine dining restaurants in the city. One of the prominent tourist attractions on the island is the Ferris wheel.

At 260 meters tall, Ain Dubai is currently the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. You can easily cruise to Bluewaters island, and enjoy an evening on this little island.
Dubai Creek
At 14 kms long, this natural water in-let, takes you through some of Dubai’s heritage sites. The Dubai Creek is one of the most soothing destinations to visit in a yacht.

“If you wish to witness the history of Dubai, make sure to spend a good amount of time around the Dubai Creek area.”

A large number of tourist attractions are along the banks of the creek. With beautiful hotels, and parks. Closer to Dubai Creek, are two of the city’s most famous spots, the Gold Souk and Dubai Museum. You can cruise to the creek, and stop by these beautiful spots to imbibe the history of this Emirate.

Jumeirah Bay Island

Situated around 5.3 nautical miles (10 km) away from the Burj Al Arab hotel, Jumeirah Bay is a small island with properties and hotels by Bulgari. The Bulgari Hotel & Resorts Dubai, is a beautiful property with great amenities to offer.

If you are looking to spend a relaxing time by the beach, with a stunning view of the skyline of Dubai, make sure to cruise to Jumeirah Bay Island today.

Other destinations around Dubai you can cruise to on your yacht

Visit Atlantis Dubai in a yacht

If you reside in Dubai or are visiting the city, consider renting a private yacht to travel and explore some of the other exotic destinations around. To name a few popular places that you can cruise to, checkout the locations mentioned below.

  • Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Al Maya Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Emirates Palace Marina
  • Al Hamra Marina, Ras Al Khaimah
  • Ras Bu Aboud Beach, Qatar

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Home to Ferrari World and the iconic Yas Marina Circuit, the Yas Island is a must visit, especially for motoring enthusiasts. Moreover, the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is right around the corner. If you are planning to catch the race live, opt for yacht rental to witness the race in the most extravagant way.

Al Maya Island, Abu Dhabi (Al Halah Island)

Located off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Al Maya Island also known as Al Halah island, houses a stunning resort, perfect for a weekend getaway. The entire island is mostly empty, with development plans in the pipeline. Therefore, you can look forward to more such exotic hotels to come up on the island, making it one among the most sought after yacht destinations.

A yacht cruise from Abu Dhabi city, to Al Maya will cover a distance of 7.0 nautical miles (13 Kms), and will take about 20 mins to reach. Once you are on the islands, you can enjoy a pleasant time at the resort with splendid views of the sea.

Emirates Palace Marina

Undoubtedly, the most beautiful resort in the UAE, the Emirate Palace Resorts is a destination you must visit. Moreover, travelers planning to head to this location on a yacht can do so with access to a dock close to the resort. Therefore, if you wish to visit the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, make sure to rent the perfect yacht and cruise to this stunning location.

Al Hamra Marina, Ras Al Khaimah

North of the UAE, is the Emirates other famous tourist destination, Ras Al Khaimah. While many travelers drive to this location to visit the high rise mountains, some tourists prefer chartering a yacht to visit the beautiful beaches of Ras Al Khaimah.

Visitors can comfortably cruise to yacht destinations like the Al Hamra Marina, and visit the Ritz-Carlton shore restaurants, as well as other nearby resorts.

Ras Bu Aboud Beach, Qatar

Stadium 974 Qatar Beach

Starting this November, Qatar is all set to host the FIFA World Cup 2022. A large number of tourists will be flying into Dubai to stay in hotels and make their travel back and forth to catch the football event.

“Cruising on a luxury yacht to go watch FIFA in Qatar, now that’s a dream come true.”

The Ras Bu Aboud Stadium, also known as Stadium 974 will be hosting a number of different FIFA matches. This stadium is situated close to the Ras Bu Aboud beach, hence making it convenient for yacht travelers to access the stadium. Qatar has become the one among the most popular yacht destinations in 2022 due to the football season.

Best charter yacht destinations in and around Dubai

World's largest Ferris Wheel

Yachting in Dubai is a great choice for visitors and residents to explore the city’s coastline and neighboring regions. Cruising on a yacht gives you the opportunity to travel to the best yacht destinations in comfort with access to a plethora of luxury amenities. From gourmet food to entertainment facilities, everything you need for an enjoyable cruise is made available on a yacht rental.

Not only that, but you also get a dedicated crew to take care of all your onboard needs, and ensure your safety during voyage. Now that we have provided you with all the top places to visit on a yacht, enjoy a delightful experience in Dubai.

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