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“fabulous way to enjoy the outdoors in Abu Dhabi” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Noukhada Adventure Company - Day Tours

Noukhada Adventure Company - Day Tours
PO Box 73373, Abu Dhabi 73373, United Arab Emirates
+971 50 721 8928
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Ranked #9 of 108 Activities in Abu Dhabi
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Noukhada Adventure Company provides sailing and kayaking in Abu Dhabi. These can be as tours, lessons, experiences or rentals. We are best known for our kayak mangrove tour. The three main main launch points are at 'E48' (Eastern Mangroves), Yas Beach and Emirates Palace Marina. We now launch into the Al Rahba mangroves to the north of Abu Dhabi. We also offer the snorkel safari.
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Perth, Australia
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“fabulous way to enjoy the outdoors in Abu Dhabi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Went on a mangrove tour which was wonderful. A brief overview on how to paddle before setting out. Everyone has to wear a life jacket (it's hard to fall out). Saw lots of wildlife (a couple of exotics escaped from some sheikh's menagerie) and loved exploring the mangroves on a peaceful morning. I highly recommend this tour. Once you've got some experience, you can hire the canoes out on your own for much longer (for the same price as a tour)

Visited March 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“A great, eco-friendly, informative way to spend a weekend morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

This was a great opportunity to participate in an eco-friendly activity within a natural habitat in the UAE at an affordable price. A peaceful retreat from a busy city. Would recommend this to residents and tourists alike. It's nice to see that Noukhada Adventure Company is trying to educate people about the importance and preservation of the mangrove habitat.

Visited March 2012
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Bay Village, Ohio
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“A breath of fresh air in the big city!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

The Mangrove tour was the highlight of my trip to Abu Dhabi. We paddled along narrow waterways, pristine beaches, and even disembarked a couple times to explore the flora and fauna. We spotted herons, flamingos, blue crabs, and the signs of a number of desert foxes! The tour had a very similar feel to tours I had done in Florida, except more remote - there were no houses along the waterways - just the distant Abu Dhabi skyline. We only encountered two small motor boats while out, so all we heard was the birds and the swishing of the water under our paddles.

Our tour guide was very friendly and made the small group feel very comfortable. It was a great value, especially with the 2-for-1 Entertainer book coupon!

Tip: The launch location is remote. You will need to either rent a car or hire a taxi to wait for you to take the tour.

Visited February 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“A different view of Abu Dhabi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

It is really wonderful to get away from busy and noisy streets of Abu Dhabi and just paddle through the mangroves. Staff is excellent, friendly, and helpful!

Visited November 2011
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A unique trip with nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

This has to be one of the higlights of our trip to Abu Dhabi. Kayaking through the mangrove nature reserve was something special. We saw flamingoes (in the distance), countless herons, crabs and fish, and even tracked a red fox to his den.

In our experience the trip was professionally organised, safe and well equipped. We all had separate single kayaks - very stable and manoeuvrable. 2 hours of paddling can be tiring as some of it may be against the tide - pre-teens may be better sharing a kayak. Choose a calm, day, slap on the sunscreen and enjoy the peace and the environment. (Note - no changing facilities - go dressed to get wet)

Visited February 2012
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