Taking a ferry cruise is a great way to view Dubai's fascinating skyline and architecture from the water. Dubai Ferry runs 90-minute mini-cruises between Al Ghubaiba station in Bur Dubai and Dubai Marina, passing by Madinat Jumeirah, the Burj Al Arab and Port Rashid. Trips depart at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 6pm.

A minimum of eight passengers is needed for the latter two to depart.

Other options include an afternoon-tea trip up Dubai Creek at 3pm and a one-hour sunset cruise to Jumeirah Beach at 5pm. Ferries connect with the Dubai Canal route at Dubai Canal station.