Ali Alsaloom is excited about the new venture, Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey, which is a 45 minute to one hour journey sailing on a traditional dhow, experiencing arabic snacks and opening oysters to find a pearl. The boat departs from the marina next to the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Giving visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience and greater understanding of the Arabian Gulf’s ancient pearling industry, the trips start at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa and last up to 90 minutes.
Numerous dhow and abra rides are available around the capital for those looking to see the sights but few involve a UAE history lesson, the traditional songs of the pearl divers and an oyster shucking that might reveal a pearl. If this sounds intriguing, book a journey on the Abu Dhabi Pearl at the Eastern Mangroves.