It all started in the year 2000, when Mr. Suresh K Lalgee and his wife Mrs. Bharti Kanani both from the United Kingdom, visited Dubai on a holiday and fell in love with the city. They were walking down Dubai's famous creek when they decided to rent a dhow and bring down a group of their close friends and family to celebrate their wedding anniversary...thus started their business venture into Dubai and the tourism industry.
RIKKS CRUISES LLC
The cruise division, Rikks Cruises LLC (trading name Rikks Floating Restaurant LLC) made a humble beginning with one wooden dhow. Today it owns five dhows that cater to various requirements, budgets and group sizes; from an intimate gathering of less than ten people to a small group of 25 persons, or a large event of 200 plus passengers.
Our five dhows are finished in a traditional Arabic style but with modern conveniences. Each of these is unique and distinctive in its own way.
'MV Dolphin' is our largest dhow that can seat up to 200 persons. Seating is divided between an air-conditioned lower deck offering full creek views and an open-air upper deck.
'Pride of Dubai' is luxuriously finished with intricate detailing on the exterior and interior. Our second largest dhow has a capacity of 120 seated passengers.
'Hazza' our third dhow, is perfect for smaller groups who want to hire the boat exclusively for up to 75 seated passengers.
'Venus' our fourth dhow is a masterpiece with a traditional Arabic structure, look, and feel, can accommodate 75 seated passengers.
'Pearl Dubai' our smallest but most precious dhow and is especially designed for the Day trips on the magnificent creek, as well as Honeymooners who want privacy and beauty.
Aboard a Rikks cruise, you can enjoy the fun and excitement of cruising in just the way that suits you best. Tailor-made options based on individual/group requirement are available at competitive rates.
Our scheduled-departure dhow dinner cruise is operated daily from 20.30 to 22.30 hours.The relaxing two-hour cruise along Dubai Creek (and our new and exclusive location at Dubai Marina) includes an international buffet meal with unlimited water and soft drinks. Additional beverages including regular and premium wines and spirits may be purchased on cash/credit card payment basis. Transfers to and from the hotel are provided gratis.