Experience the warmth and efficiency of Arabian hospitality the moment you start your journey.
Embrace Arabia is a team of professional consultants with a unique depth of knowledge about the Arabian Gulf region and who can guide you to a greater understanding of the region’s lifestyles, customs and business practices. Every programme is a unique, thought provoking experience and one which creates lasting memories and delivers tips for future success.
Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey
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…
During this Pearl Journey you will experience
The sleek lines of the Arab pearling dhow make it one of the world’s most graceful sailing crafts. The sailors from this region were renowned throughout history for their prowess, and your our guide will explain how the Emirati forefathers dedicated their lives to pearl diving.
Enjoy an exclusive, up-close view of Abu Dhabi's Eastern Mangroves. This unique ecosystem is home to herons, egrets, flamingos and other sea birds who feed on a diverse variety of fish.
Discover the secrets of pearl diving and how crews were able to survive in the middle of the Gulf for up to four months at a time.
See how an oyster shell is opened with a maflag - an authentic oyster knife — then learn how to find a pearl inside — a pearl that you get to keep as a souvenir of your journey.
Try locally made gahwa — Arabic coffee — and dates while sitting on traditional Arabian majlis-style cushions.
"Unique"- By Tanja I
"First of all, this is the only tour in the entire country where you will get to do something like this. It starts off with a kind greeting at the lovely hotel marina. Then you take a tour along the canal alongside the mangroves while guide gives a summary of the history of pearl-diving in the UAE. Very insightful!"
"Great Experience" - By Inana & Tina
"Thank you for this great experience. The tour was very informative, with a very knowing guide. We know now more about the culture of the UAE. My daughter loves the pearl - we will go to a jeweler to make a nice ring."
500 AED Per Person
GROUP RATE (Above 10 people)
450 AED Per Person
Create your own event in a unique atmosphere of the Pearling traditions: marriage proposal, anniversary celebration or an exclusive VIP tour. Just contact us & we will be happy to arrange a very special package for you & your guests to get the most memorable experience.Book Now
Open Hours: Daily, from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM
Duration of the Tour: 60 - 90 minutes
Location: Eastern Mangrove Hotel & Spa by Anantara
Payment: Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer prior to the Tour.
*Booking is essential