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“Abu Dhabi Outdoor Water Adventures” 4 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Abu Dhabi Outdoor Water Adventures”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

It was a beautiful morning on the water today... For those hours on the boat and in the water, I actually forgot it was over 110 degrees fahrenheit and super humid out. Highlight of today??? We were treated to a natural encounter ala "SeaWorld style" show - the bottle-nosed dolphins were out and they were playing in the shallow waters, diving, jumping and spinning out of the water nose first... What a treat!!! Thank you Noukhada Adventure Company!

I'm an avid diver so I must share the snorkeling/diving in Abu Dhabi is not world class. However, the time spent out on a boat and in the water exploring is peaceful and truly lovely. It's a refreshing break from the heat and the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether you are kayaking or snorkeling, it's a treat to be out in the natural waters. Noukhada Adventure Company makes great efforts to educating locals and expats in conservation of our mangroves and waters. Again,... thank you Noukhada Adventure Company!

Visited May 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“An informative and interesting trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Our group of 5 joined the evening mangrove tour, leaving the E48 launch point near the Eastern mangroves hotel. In this heat, I wouldn't recommend taking a trip earlier than this as there is little to no shade when out on the water. Our guide was fantastic, so passionate and knowledgeable about the preservation of the mangroves and the wildlife there. Unfortunately we chose a trip at low tide and couldn't paddle through the smaller mangrove channels as the water was too shallow. Do make sure your trip is at high tide to make the most of your trip. Our group each took single person kayaks and it's pretty hard going paddling for two hours! Great workout!

Highly recommended as a break away from the fast paced city!

Visited May 2014
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“Enjoy the outdoors? Then its worth the trip.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Went on the mangrove tour on Fri. May 2nd at 10am, E48 launch point. Our overall experience was really good but for an experienced kayaker, this is a basic kayaking experience... with knowledgeable tour guides. Will do this again when we have other international friends visiting us in Abu Dhabi, perhaps we will try the full moon tour.

The tour - Our guides were very informative and social. The two men were open to answering questions and telling us about their experience in Abu Dhabi! Knowing what we know now, we would take a tour in the evening (when the tide is higher) so that we can go into the smaller channels. The guide stopped three times and explained local mangrove facts and local mangrove history. They also told us about the plants and how they have adapted to desert life. Be advised that the guides will have water bottles for you, but we would also suggest bringing your own.

Coupons - We went in a group of three to the mangroves tour and we used a coupon from The Entertainer book. The book has two for one coupons inside.

Facilities - There are none, so be sure to go to the bathroom before you arrive

What to wear - When I called, the lady said to wear closed toe shoes, but when we got there, you had to walk through this clay shore and my running shoes were disgusting by the end. I would highly recommend wearing sandals, or water shoes. You will also want to consider wearing a bathing suit as your bum will get wet and you will have the opportunity to swim.

Transportation -
Taxi - If you take a taxi there, be sure to print off the instructions online (with pictures) and get a driver that can understand where you are telling him to turn. There are no taxies to take you back, you may have to walk to the closest hotel, or make friends and have someone drive you to a taxi location.
Driving - Be sure to print off the directions (with pictures) from the website, they are very helpful! If you are driving there, there is lots of parking available but be sure bring dry clothes (bottoms) so you don't wet the car seats.

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“guide was very informative and friendly; great exercise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

We took a. kayaking tour through eastern mangroves at high tide. We learned about history, geography and cultural influences of the mangroves and wildlife. We enjoyed a rest on the beach and a cool swim. The guide, Pearson, made the trip!

Visited April 2014
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“something a bit different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We tried the Friday morning tour 10am, to the mangroves , it was 150 each and we loved it, living in UAE so long we missed not trying this sooner. Not loads to see but supporting any projects trying to do good is worth it. It was a great upper body workout and not too achy this morning. Would definitely do again.
Bastion was a great guide

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