How do I book a yacht in Dubai? How much is booking a yacht in Dubai? These and similar questions are often asked by tourists visiting Dubai. As one of the world’s leading tourist destinations, Dubai attracted more than 16 million tourists. This was a 5.09% increase compared to 2018.
Crowds of tourists flock to Dubai every year where they spend their money shopping, and on entertainment. For the year 2019, visitors spent more than $30 million in Dubai.
One of the best ways to spend your day in Dubai is to book a yacht. From the deck of the boat, you can see Dubai’s landmarks, the beautiful coastline and enjoy a delicious meal onboard the vessel.
However, first-time tourists in Dubai don’t know where or how to book a yacht for a morning, afternoon, or sunset tour. In this post, we explain the ABCs of yacht rental in Dubai.
A. Have a Plan
With its renowned landmarks including the world’s only seven-star hotel, Burj Al Arab, Dubai has so much to offer. Built in the Arabian Desert, Dubai excites tourists with its skyscrapers, and beautiful coastline.
Before booking your flight to Dubai, have a plan. First, find out if you need a visa to enter Dubai. Most passport holders are eligible for a visa once they arrive in Dubai at no cost. However, other people need to apply for a visa before departing.
If you require a visa to enter the UAE, apply for one via travel agencies, hotels, tour operators, or approved airlines. All visas are usually valid for 60 days from the date of issue. This is in exception of the 48 hours and 96-hour Transit visa. Remember, check your country’s travel advisory in regards to COVID-19 travel requirements.
Next, time your trip strategically. The best time to visit Dubai is between fall and spring or winter months – November to March. During this period, the weather is pleasant, especially the cool and breezy evenings. However, this is also the tourist season so expect to find more crowds.
Visiting Dubai in summer means finding yourself shopping at an indoor mall during the whole trip. This is because temperatures can reach up to 125 degrees. When it comes to clothing, tourists, especially female tourists can wear regular clothes. However, the only time tourists can wear a traditional hijab and abaya is when visiting any mosque. This means while on the yacht, ladies can relax on the deck and sunbathe while wearing swimwear. In Dubai, swimwear is permissible at public pools, waterparks, spas, and beaches.
Lastly, take into consideration the people you’re traveling with. Does someone in your party have limited mobility? Not all yachts have mobility helpers. It’s worth looking into this before booking a yacht.
B. Learn Boating Safety Tips
Taking a yacht cruise to the open sea is an exhilarating experience. The powerful sound of waves and the feel of saltwater on your skin is a rewarding feeling. However, many people are not aware of boating safety tips. If you don’t want to be stuck on the shore and watch others sail off, follow these tips and learn how to stay safe aboard a yacht.
First, follow the safety instructions closely. Our yacht rental Dubai company will walk you through a series of safety instructions. This will happen before you set foot on the yacht. The instructions will include an overview of the emergency procedures.
For example, what to do in case of a fire, or someone going overboard. You should also take precautions to postpone the cruise if the forecast predicts otherwise. It’s safe to stay off the water than risk lives.
Every yacht has a life jacket available for each passenger on board. This is regardless of how old they’re or their swimming experience. If you’re unable to swim, are physically impaired, or are elderly, you should wear a life jacket at all times.
C. Book a Yacht
Want to take heaps of Instagram worthy snaps of key landmarks in Dubai? Well, you can take snaps of Atlantis, Burj Al Arab, Cayenne Towers, Dubai Eye, Palm Jumeirah while on a yacht. Not only that. You can take in the marvel of Dubai Lagoon, Gold Souk even witness the merging of old and new Dubai as you cruise through the Business Bay.
Renting a yacht is a great way to enjoy hours on the open water. Numerous yachts boast cutting-edge designs. The fleet can range from a 36ft to 155ft yacht that can carry 8 to more than 500 cruisers. When it comes to booking a yacht in Dubai, you’ve the option of getting in touch with a reputable agent or broker.
When you do so, give the agent your requirements. For example, you need to inform the agent of the date you want to charter the yacht. This allows you to know if the particular date is fully booked or not.
You can also inform your agent of the type of yacht you want. If it’s a day charter, the group size is important. This is because each yacht has a maximum passenger size. Ideally, you should also give the agent an idea of your budget. This makes it easier for the broker to give you the price range, fee choices, and more.
If you feel safer behind the screen, a few clicks or taps on your computer, smartphone, or tablet gives you access to our website. Cozmo Yachts offers a wide range of boats for you to choose from.
Our fleet of luxury yachts includes a 45FT Sealine, 50FT Azimut, 52FT Al Shaali, 55FT Carbevali, and 75FT Fairline. We also have the 101FT Gulf Craft and the 124FT Rodriguez.
Contact us today!