Dubai Cruise Etiquette for Beginners

When we hear the word “cruise”, the first things that comes to mind are the waters, swimming, and tanning. But cruise package also comes with exciting activities aside from getting tan or wearing your bikinis. It can also mean a serene and romantic dinner while cruising around the city, like what Dubai Marina Dhow cruise offers. Which is why proper etiquette should be observed at all times.

So whether you are going for a Dubai morning desert safari tour or a cruise, following these silent rules will make the tour a memorable one without the hassle.


  1. Do not be late

This is a no-brainer tip but others need to be reminded anyway. Be sure to get on the departure area on time. Cruise tour operators are strict with time since there are guest that are already boarded and waiting for the cruise ship to sail. They also follow a strict turnaround time so they don’t usually wait for latecomers. You’re lucky if they spare a few moments just for you. So save yourself from embarrassment and arrive at least 20 minutes before the schedule.


  1. Dress appropriately

Yes, cruise may mean bikinis and shorts, but in Dubai there are clothing rules you need to follow. Be sure you are dress appropriately for the occasion. Something that is modest and not to revealing can work. The cruise ship may offer area for some casual clothing like jean and shirt, but for formal occasions, you should dress accordingly. Check out the cruise ship’s dress policy the day before so you would know exactly what to wear.


  1. Watch the kids

If you are bringing the kids, be sure to keep an eye on them. The cruise have security and guards that would patrol the ship but with the number of guests they need to watch, they may not be able to watch out for your kids. Keep your little ones by your side at all times and ask them to behave as not to disturb other guests.


  1. Do not get drunk

Getting drunk in Dubai is a serious crime, whether you are in land or in water. So keep your alcohol in check. If you have low alcohol tolerance, it would be best to avoid alcohol completely while you are on a cruise. Getting drunk would not also disturb other guests but it can also get you into trouble with the authorities.