Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Let the nightlife begins!

Been to a floating restaurant? 

In Dubai, a floating resto is mostly known as Dhow cruise. They are usually queued along the Creek's shores waiting for people to take a pleasurable ride, have some fab on-board entertainment and a luxury dinner.

I've been in Cleopatra Dhow cruise, a two-deck traditional wooden boat sails around the Creek for two hours. It was an enjoyable experience  and very relaxing plus very affordable and best for small groups. They offered a buffet menu which I believe an Arabic (probably Egyptian) delicacies along with unlimited soft drinks and some entertainment, like  a Magic show, an Egyptian Tanoura dance and some funny Horse show.

But what I wanted to experience is, of course, the world's largest floating wooden restaurant -- the Rustar Dhow. Yes another world record from Dubai, UAE! It is a royal boat with three decks made using teak wood and took two years for its completion. It is 51 meters long and can carry up to 400 passengers.
Rustar Dhow - exterior
Rustar Dhow - exterior
Rustar Dhow - exterior
The regal interiors have conventional Arabic style. Live entertainment, delicious cuisines and soft drinks are available.

Rustar Dhow - interior
Rustar Dhow - interior
Rustar Dhow - interior
Rustar Dhow - interior

Also, I want to try the Bateaux Dubai, an anti-reflective glass-shelled boat. This fascinating and looks very high-tech boat is created by Seine Design, France.
Bateaux Dubai - exterior
Bateaux Dubai - exterior
Bateaux Dubai - interior
Bateaux Dubai - interior
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