Most frequent questions and answers
WHEN BOOKING A YACHT…
We have 4 different sizes of yachts you can choose from. Decide which type of yacht you desire, and for how many person you need the yacht charter. You can contact our Charter Specialist hotline on +971 557 288 888 to request a booking and receive yacht chartering advice and any current special deals.
We do a Private Cruising and Fishing Trip or combination of both. Also we can provide yacht charter for special occasions like birthday party, anniversary celebrations, romantic evening, or destination wedding, sunset and sunrise crusing, corporate meeting etc, Please call us for more details.
A regular cruise from the Dubai Marina and around the Palm Jumeirah takes two (2) hours. Since our rates are on a per hour basis, you can request for a longer cruise especially when you want to swim or snorkel in the seas of Dubai after seeing all the iconic landmarks like the Burj Al Arab, Atlantis and The Palm. The 4 hours trip is enough to give you a complete tour and a little time to swim.
Fishing trips run for minimum of four (4) hours. It takes at least an hour to get to the deep sea where the fishes are abundant. Fishing also takes longer as we need to check the fishing gear, patiently wait for the fishes to bite, and eventually cook and eat your catch onboard the yacht.
There is a standard routing in all cruising trips from the Dubai Marina Yacht Club. It starts from the lagoon, and in a two-hour trip, sails past the private beaches of Jumeirah beach residences towards the Burj Al Arab and around the Palm Jumeirah crescent where Atlantis The Palm sits. For fishing, the boat goes to the deeper waters of the Arabian Sea.
Please call us to check availiblity and confirmation of your booking. Once you have chosen a yacht you want to book, you can secure the booking by placing a 50% deposit against the allotted charter.
Booking in advance is always ideal. During the peak season from October to early May, we recommend that you book ahead at least 3 to 4 weeks before your trip. Let us know all your requirements so we can prepare a great trip for you.
Yes, minors under 2yrs are permitted but must remain within the Saloon or Cabin area accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 9 are required to wear life jackets throughout the charter.
We have our own water adventure sports providing company called SEA RIDERS and during our charters, We can supply water sports such as wakeboarding & wake surfing if you would like to add activities to your Charter.
ON THE DAY OF CHARTER
All guests MUST bring with them Valid I.D. Passport for individuals coming from outside of UAE and Emirates I.D for Residents. Failure to comply may result in you or guests being refused entry to the vessel.
Please call in advance and inform the office what time you are due to arrive. We will have one of our Captains meet you and your guests at the front of the yacht club or the Marina Mosque or behind marina mall and escort you to the vessel.
Al Ali Yachts operate a luxury pick up service with Limousine at convenient price and if you wish to bring your own vehicle you have the following parking options;
Valet parking is available at the front of the Yacht Club AED50 per vehicle Roadside parking is subject to availability
The Marina Mall Parking will be available till midnight without any charges.
Please arrive 20-30 min prior to your charter. The Yacht Club has dining facilities if you care to have lunch or a quick drink prior to your charter. Please make the operations team aware when you arrive.
DURING YOUR CHARTER
You may extend your charter IF we are in a position where there is availability following your charter. We advise this is pre discussed as a possibility with your Charter Executive/ Captain. Payment for the extension must be with the Captain in cash during your charter.
Your Charter will commence taxiing through the infamous Dubai Marina, once out in the Arabian Sea you will travel around the iconic Palm Jameira, see sights such as the Atlantis Hotel and the One & Only Royal Mirage, from there across to the 7 Star Burj Al Arab and Jameira Beach Hotel, before heading back past the Sheik Mohammad’s Island. Time permitting we will rest the vessel for you and your guests to anchor in the sheltered waters and relax with the back drop of Dubai.
Sure. Inform your charter Executive of the same and we will have one of our crew assist transporting the food and beverage to the vessel on the day. We have glasses on board. Any cutlery and crockery will need to be supplied by the client unless Al Ali Yachts are providing the catering.
The Coast Guard inform our office if a weather warning has been issued. In this instance you will be notified immediately and have the following options presented to you;
Continue with your charter with an alternative and safer route plan (if permitted).
Reschedule the charter for a later date.
Cancel the booking free of any cancellation charges (only in the event you are unable to reschedule).
This is subjective, we advise to minimize the risk of discomfort during your charter, eat a meal (no fruit) ideally bread and stay on the top deck facing the direction the vessel is moving in. The Captain will assign seasickness tablets prior to the charter for those commonly affected by motion sickness.
We currently operate 6 yachts:
36ft – up to 10 seating capacity (70% maximum capacity as of JULY 2021)
48ft – up to 11 guest capacity (70% maximum capacity as of JULY 2021)
63ft – up to 22 seating capacity (70% maximum capacity as of JULY 2021)
77ft – up to 29 seating capacity (70% maximum capacity as of JULY 2021)
101ft – up to 50 guest capacity (70% maximum capacity as of JULY 2021)
Yes, we do have fishing equipment available. However, we request our guests to inform our reservation executives that you would like to do fishing during your cruising trip so that fishing equipment, live baits and other fishing needs can be prepared for you.
We will supply ample glassware on all our charters. If you have ordered food with alaliyachts, our caterers will supply all the plates and cutlery needed. If you choose your own food please bring plates and cutlery with you.
Yes. All vessels will come with adequate ice, water, soft drinks and juices. And BBQ as on Add ons. You can do fishing and live bbq with catch option available on 63ft and 77ft yacht.
In accordance with the strict regulations of the Dubai Port and Custom Authority, all our cruising yachts undergo regular preventive and predictive maintenance. All the gauges and other systems onboard are calibrated, and fire and safety equipment are checked for validity.