The Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey experience is the first cultural and tourism product of its kind in the capital.
A unique edutainment (Education + Entertainment) experience to enrich people knowledge on the history of the pearling industry in the Arabian Gulf region, and how our forefathers dedicated their lives to collect thousands of seashells in hope to find a pearl… Our Pearl Journey will begin as you board the authentic "Jalboot" our pearling traditional boat. And be seated comfortably at our Arabian Majlis on the Jalboot, while being served some Arabian hospitality refreshments. This program is offered and managed by Emirati & International Cultural experts & guides.
Scheduled Tours (every day – 7 days a week)
a) You can make your booking at anytime between 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM.
b) As each tour take between 60 to 90 minutes
c) One jalboot (traditional boats) the boat will accommodate 20 pax maximum.
d) We also take appointments, so guests are free to choose the time they want the tour starts!
During the Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey tour you will experience:
a) A mangroves sea cruise journey.
b) Sailing on a traditional dhow (Jalboot)
c) Photographing Abu Dhabi Island from the sea.
d) Oyster opening demonstration.
e) Oyster opening by yourself (you keep the pearls you find).
f) Delicious traditional snacks and beverages on board.
Location: Our location is at the marina of the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa – Abu Dhabi. Visitors can park at the Main Entrance parking area.
a) USD 120 approx. AED 439 per Adult
b) USD 92 approx. AED 335 per Kid above 3 years and below 12 years of age
* Subject to availability
We offer creative, unique and special moment packages as well, where for example after opening an oyster and even cooking the oyster meat found inside the oyster, a special dinner on the jalbot will be served by the chief who can make you a delicious meal or salad. Another creative package requires a special arrangement and of course all based on bookings.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
For more infomation and for booking inquiries please contact us.
We reserve the right to cancel any part or the whole trip due to the government decisions, unpredictable weather conditions or force majeure. In such a scenario our refund policy would be applicable.