A really nice tour, which could actually be upgraded to 5 stars by some improvements
- the duration of the tour was given as 3 1/2 hours, which led me to the assumption that when I was picked up at 19 o'clock, I would be back at the hotel at 22:30 o'clock.
Important information when you need to get to an early plane the next morning. But the tour lasted 5 hours in total - the boat trip is 90 minutes as announced. The pickup was on time and worked well both there and back, but the boat trip didn't really start until 9 pm.
But the boat was an ice cave, all guests froze terribly. The children put on the hoods of their hoodies, the women wrapped their scarves or stoles around them, I had a cashmere jacket with me because I know the air conditioning problem, and then I put on my rain jacket to keep the wind off the air conditioning a little. I even took out my headband. The food was really very good, buffet, so that I was also very well served as a vegetarian. The dance interlude was very nice, a kind of copy of the dance of the dervishes, partly also with electric lighting of the skirt, which gave a nice effect. It is certainly a little bit adjusted to the tourists, but that doesn't matter if it entertains well.
Then why did I devalue so much? On the one hand because of the in my opinion unnecessary icy cold, but also because the windows were so dirty and smeared, almost milky, that in places you couldn't see through at all, let alone take pictures. And last but not least: the lighting in the boat was just too bright to really see much outside....So I noticed that most of the guests were more dedicated to food than to the illumination of Dubai
I found this very sad, because I had experienced this differently, better during various Dinner Cruise journeys (e.g. in Vietnam and in China). You don't need so much light for the food, and there may be some guests who don't make this boat trip ( only ) for the food, but to see the illuminated skyline