The Yellow Boats Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi




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The Yellow Boats Abu Dhabi

The sight-seeing yellow boats also known as Rigid Inflatable boats, (RIB) let you sail along the coast of Abu Dhabi. It is considered the best sightseeing boat as it gives you a breathtaking panoramic view of the landscape and the coast while you cruise on the boat. All you need to do is hop inside the boat, sit back and enjoy the picturesque views from there.

TimeFrom 10 AM ( time slots based on availability)
Boat typeRib boat
Child policy5 - 11 years ( below 5 years are now allowed)
Cruising areaEmirates palace, corniche, presidential palace, Etihad towers etc.
Not suitable forPregnant ladies, people with back problems, dizziness.

  • 99 / 75 Minutes of Speed boat ride ( depends on the option selected )
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of  Emirates palace, corniche , presidential palace , etihad towers etc.
  • Water & soft drinks prior and after the tour
  • Transfers option : private transfers ( if booking is made with transfers )

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What To Expect?

Yellow boats are everything you need in Dubai. A perfect water activity, that is fun and adventurous and also allows you to see some great locations of Dubai. As you have an experienced person serving as the captain of the boat, you don’t need to worry about your safety too. Just hop in, hit the waters, and feel the thrill! Just the thought of sitting in an inflatable boat, right over the water, rushing gustily through the serene waters, is so exciting. It is sure to pump up your adrenaline rush.

It's not just the thrill of rafting through the water but also the beautiful panorama of the landscapes you can enjoy, that makes the cruise so memorable. As you sail through, you will witness two different worlds coming together: On one hand, the contemporary architecture of towers like Emirates Palace, Maya Island, Yas Island, etc. and on the other hand, the contrasting world of Fisherman’s Village and Heritage Village.

Major Highlights of the ride

  • 1 hour of the cruise on a Rigid Inflatable Boat on the Abu Dhabi coast
  • A panoramic view of the landscape, including the coastline and the corniche.
  • A breathtaking view of the skyline of Dubai from the waters.
  • A cruise across the Lulu Island, Abu Dhabi.

Other important details

  • Starting point of the ride: The ride begins at Abu Dhabi, Marina.
  • The return point is the same as the departure point, at Abu Dhabi Marina.
  • A minimum of 4 people are needed to do the tour.
  • Food and drinks are not included in the package.

Cancellation Policy

  • No cancellation charges apply if you cancel the bookings before 24 hours of the trip
  • A cancellation charge of 100% shall apply if you cancel the bookings within 24 hours of the ride
  • In case, certain guests fail to arrive on time or don’t show up at all, no refund requests shall be entertained

Child Policy

  • Children under the age of 5 years are not allowed on the boat tour
  • Children in the ages 5 to 11 years are eligible to pay child rates
  • However, anyone above the age of 11 years will have to pay standard adult rates


Q. Does the yellow boat ride happen in just one place? Are there different options with places?

The yellow sightseeing boat ride starts at Abu Dhabi, Marina. It has different options or packages depending on which area you want to explore. There are mainly three different packages namely, The Yas tour, the Corniche tour and the Maya Island tour.

Q. Is the yellow boat ride or Rigid Inflated Boat ride worth it?

Of course, it’s worth it. It ranks in the top 10 things to do in Abu Dhabi. It’s a uniquely amazing experience to cruise past the serene waterways of Abu Dhabi and witness the marvels of architecture and the beautiful skyline. You also get to enrich your knowledge about the history and culture of the place. It’s a highly thrilling and educational tour.

Q. Will we have a guide on the tour?

Of course, you will have a guide on board who will enlighten you with many interesting facts and capsules of knowledge on the history, culture and heritage of Abu Dhabi.

Q. What languages can the guides speak in?

The guides are well-versed and fluent in English. They can also speak some regional languages.

Q. Are we going to watch the important and iconic buildings too?

Yes, you will get to witness many iconic attractions of Abu Dhabi, including the heritage buildings. Whatever comes on the way while cruising, you will happen to catch a glimpse of it.

Q. Are transfer services, i.e., pick-up and drop-off included in the package?

No, the pick-up and drop-off services are not a part of the tour by default. You can opt for this separately though, while making a booking for the yellow boat sightseeing ride.

Q. Is it safe to sail in the boat even if I don’t know how to swim?

Yes, it is 100% safe for both swimmers as well as non-swimmers. Because this is not an activity where you need swimming skills. Moreover, we abide by proper safety measures and we also have an expert skipper on board who will also be sailing and directing the boat. So, there is nothing to worry about.


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