U.A.E.’s yacht hot spots
With the onset of the winter season, the mood feels merry, wholesome, and just right for a yacht charter in Dubai. Chartering a yacht is usually recommended around this time of the year, as the views and weather combine to add to the magic. With that in mind, here is a list of the newest yachting spots on the scene, encapsulating the city of Dubai during the holidays.
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Every aspect of a yacht trip is what makes it worthwhile. The location, amenities, and food all amount to a trip of a lifetime. The spots mentioned are long-standing contenders and every detail counts. Here is a list of great docks to yacht away into the sunset or to party.
Burj Al Arab
A 7-star hotel built on its own island with records is worth a yacht trip. The Burj Al Arab is the most iconic and easily recognizable for exuding grandeur and class. Frequent guests include diplomats, presidential heads of various countries, celebrities, and social media stars. The hotel boasts world-class hospitality, including butlers on demand for every suite, a tennis court, etc.
The private beach connected to the hotel flaunts a gorgeous dock for luxury yachts. A light trip around the hotel will have you admire the scenic views along the coastline. And along the dock, you might bump into a celebrity to share a moment with.
The World Islands
The islands started out as a real estate cash cow, which also turned out to become a tourist hotspot. As of 2022, some of the world’s most prominent personalities and business tycoons own properties on the islands, The clusters are shaped and named after respective countries and hence the concept of the World islands. 4 kms from Dubai’s coastline, this stunning destination of 300 independent islands is suitable for families and adults looking to enjoy their night out. With the Royal Island Beach Club, restaurants like Toro Blanco and fun activities, a yacht would be the right start to a whole day of adventure.
Palm Jumeirah Islands
The crown jewel of Dubai would be the Palm Jumeirah. Man-made and built to resemble a palm tree in aerial view, the experience of sightseeing on the island is unlike any other. Known for some of Dubai’s clubbing and beach gems, it makes for the ultimate party experience in Dubai. Home to the city’s most affluent, supercars and superyachts are a regular sight. If you charter a yacht, Palm Jumeirah is a “must-visit” for the high life.
Sir Bani Yas Island
A bonus feature from the capital city of Abu Dhabi, the Sir Bani Yas Island is a quaint, humble destination that promises vista views and clear skies. Perfect for winter yacht trips around the location, it stands 170 kms southwest of mainland Abu Dhabi. This spot is mainly for adventure junkies that enjoy flora and fauna. Some of the most exotic animals and marine life reside in and around the island and is a guaranteed fun experience.
Take your pick from some of the grandest 5-star resorts that nestle in gorgeous views and clear waters to dive into and enjoy water sports. A visit to this island will certainly not disappoint and leave you relaxed and calm.
Inspired by the grandeur and hype of Ibiza, Blue Marlin is one of the most attractive spots to sail at. With the sight of superyachts of famous sports heroes, partying is the norm, and nothing comes close to the scene at Blue Marlin. Undisputedly the best at what they do, discover Mediterranean cuisine and DJs that meet world-class standards.
While we mentioned some absolute winners to head to, a few more of these locations are honorable mentions to add a little spice to your itinerary:
- The Bvlgari Yacht Club, where the only way to show up is to show off in sophisticated opulence and style.
- Al Seef, where tradition meets modernity in the historic architecture and urban establishments to dine in or shop at.
- Dubai Creek and Canal, a subtle and relaxing course for your chartered yacht to set sail. Discover the city’s original trade route and pearl diving hub, and immerse yourself in the old city.
- Atlantis via The Palm Jumeirah, a stunning resort at the end of the island. Expect breathtaking views of the ocean ahead and the gentle breeze. A yacht to the city’s iconic landmark is set to impress.
- Pearl Jumeirah’s Nikki Beach is another party destination that made the list. Sunny skies, great music and the who’s who of the city make this an excellent yacht pit stop on your party tour by the waters.
With all the destinations listed, yachts add to the experience of going out and about. Generally seen as party mobiles for a great time on the waves, elevate your experience in the city with a party yacht to get to parties in any of these destinations. Some charter packages come with the option of booking a hotel for your stay and trip, the options are endless.
And because U.A.E.’s diverse cultures offer options for every preference, sail into sanctuaries or serene landscapes for just the right amount of rest and relaxation. Be it an intimate gathering of a handful of you or a large crowd of outgoing buddies, there’s one for everyone.
Watch for major events happening in the city at peak times of the year to optimize your yacht trip to all these destinations, as booking yachts closer to the dates of these events could become a hassle. Keep your calendars booked and ready, and let the fun begin.