The Abu Dhabi Peal 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.
Our location is at the marina of the Eastern Mangroves Hotel – Abu Dhabi. Visitors can park at the Main Entrance parking area.
Our tours schedules are as the following: (please note we also take special requests and we can always arrange a different time that suites the clients’ requests.
Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey tours schedule:
- Scheduled Tours (every day – 7 days a week)
- a) 1st tour available at 09:00
- b) 2nd tour available at 11:00
- c) 3rd tour available at 15:00
- d) 4th tour available at 18:00
- e) 5th tour available at 20:00
*Note: Please note that the boat can take a maximum of 18 guests per tour so for number groups we can always organize a different timing for every 18 pax during the day. We also take appointments, so guests are free to choose the time they want the tour starts!
- During the Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey tour the guests 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.
- 7 days prior to the booked date – full refund
- 4 days prior to the booked date – 50% cancelation fee
- 2 days prior to the booked date – 100% cancelation fee
- Special requests: 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 chef who can make you a delicious meal or salad. Another creative package requires a special arrangement and of course all based on bookings.
Here are some of our best signatures packages that we have sold to guests who were asking for a special and unique program:
- a) Marriage proposal: If a man wants to propose to his lady, we can arrange it so that we surprise the lady. As soon as she opens the oyster she will find that her official engagement ring is actually inside the oyster along with the real pearl
- b) Pearl Date: For couples only, where the guests will enjoy a romantic sail on the jalbot mainly during the evening hours. The couple will start opening the oysters, searching for pearls and have their own dinner on the jalbot
- c) Pearl Dive The guest will dive into the water with an Emirati expert pearl diver, search for pearls then open them on the jalbot in order to collect their own pearls