Noukhada Adventure Company
Noukhada Adventure Company
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Exercise, education and environment, the three E philosophy of Noukhada. Noukhada Adventure Company provides tours, rentals, lessons, membership, teambuilding and educational experiences using human or wind powered watercraft (kayaks, canoes, dragonboats, SPs and sailboats). As the pioneer of kayak tours in Abu Dhabi we are best known for our Eco and Mangrove tours. The main main launch point is the Eastern Mangrove Marina but we now also operate from Jubail Island south.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Mansour Fazil
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
Eco-friendly, fun and full of surprises..loved it completely....dont have to be a professional..its all for wholesome fun !!!..AWESOME.

The launching station lies just 15 minutes from the City and with the provided map from their excellent website, it was easy to find.
As we went out onto the perfectly flat sea, the sun was rising with a golden glow. It was clear this was going to be an excellent start to the day. And it was.

Paddling through the Mangroves was serene, the gentle dip of the paddles in water and friendly, leisurely conversation with the guide. The mangroves were abundant with tiny crabs and although there were some birds to be seen, most were only heard. It will be a miracle if the Mangroves survive the continuing development of urban Abu Dhabi. So if you want some advice, get out and see them now.

The trip I was on took 1.5 hours which is enough for arms not used to paddling.

Overall, excellent value for money and a great start fo the day
Written December 5, 2020
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Vacation01183873082
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
I booked this experience for me and a friend on the sunset session and it was fantastic from start to finish! Dale made booking by phone easy and was very helpful making sure we were fully prepared for the session and knew where to find them.

When we arrived, we were given life jackets and a bag for out phones - this was great as I wanted to take pictures but was worried about it getting wet!

Joseph was our guide - he was friendly and entertaining, but also very knowledgeable about the mangroves. The temperature and sunset was perfect at this time, and I loved the glow of the kayaks with the light inside as it got dark! So peaceful and relaxing, although I would love to come back later in the year when there are more wildlife too so I can have both experiences!

Definitely recommend; you get more time than most of the others and so much more information! Thanks again Noukhada for an amazing experience!
Written September 24, 2021
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Sarah
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
We had a great time kayaking with the Noukhada Company! Osep was our guide. He was friendly and offered to put my phone in a waterproof bag and hold our backpacks while we went out. We were guided through the channel and he told us about the birds we were seeing and gave us some information on the channel we were kayaking through. He guided us through the mangroves and we stopped in some shade so could tell us about the eco system there and how the sanctuary worked. It was so interesting!
On the way back we stopped at a little beach to swim in the salty water for a bit. He offered us some water bottles and then we headed back. The whole experience was about 2 hours. I'm so glad we had his guidance through the mangroves and also his insight, especially for the first time. I'd definitely recommend using a guide if you're kayaking through the mangroves for your first time, and I would absolutely recommend this company!
Written April 7, 2022
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SE18Dweller
London, UK468 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We did the sunset kayak which left pretty much on time. My wife and I shared a kayak but there are single kayaks for those on their own. It started slowly as we waited for everyone to set off and catch up but once we got going, the pace wasn’t tough at all, which our main guide Joseph set. James followed up to make sure everyone was kept together.

As you may expect, some people could figure out how to ‘steer’ and propel themselves easier than others but I don’t think anyone was left to struggle. There were several other groups from other companies out at the same time but there’s space for everyone. We bypassed what I think was intended as the rest point on the way out - not that we needed it - as it was pretty busy. We did a brief stop in the mangroves for a quick overview of them but we weren’t stationary for more than 5 minutes before taking a short route through the mangroves, back out on to the main river section and headed home. We did stop at the rest area for around 10 mins to get out of the kayaks and stretch the legs before heading back to home. All around, we were out for nearer 2 hours than the planned 90 minutes.

If there’s a negative to the experience, it’s that there is a single set of toilets in the building you walk through to get to the marina, which is where everyone who has been out of the sea goes to dry and change. It’s nothing to do with the companies running their businesses from the dock and it’s not really big enough for all the businesses there. As such, they could all do with some better changing facilities but otherwise it was a nice experience, fun and highly recommended.
Written May 21, 2022
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deborahsuzanne
Washington DC, DC40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Really enjoyed my kayaking experience today! So many egrets, herons, and other aquatic birds were about. Tide was high so we could kayak within the mangroves as well as alongside. Our guide Joseph was perfect - especially highly skilled in dealing with some kids whose parents had not taught them how to behave properly. Lovely way to get to know Abu Dhabi's natural heritage.
Written February 21, 2024
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chiara p
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
One of the best experience in the UAE. We booked a private tour at sunrise and everything was beyond expectations. A very relaxing and exciting kayaking experience during the quietest time of the day, sunrise. Definitely will go back or send friends.
Written March 28, 2022
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Nour A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
I was very worried in the beginning of the trip because it was my first time ever kayaking but I quickly started to become more relaxed because of how friendly and amazing our guide Joseph was. I will never forget how great this first experience is. Water was calm and navigating through the mangroves was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. Highly recommend this trip and many thanks to Joseph!
Written July 16, 2021
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Johannes H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Awesome Kayak Experience in Abu Dhabi's Eastern Mangroves. We booked the sunset tour and were not disappointed. Our guide Jess was super friendly and experienced. We learned a lot about the mangroves and the animals that live there and we can only recommend the tour to everyone. Preferably with Jess, of course! 😀🤙
Written September 22, 2022
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SWarren
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo

I highly recommend the sea kayaking course with Noukhada Adventure Centre. It’s well taught by Roger an experienced instructor . His patience & structured instruction ensure you get the most from the course & that you are equipped for the lengthy paddle (14km). Don’t worry about the capsizing exercise - Roger manages to makes this fun too. The training can be split over two days. Listen to the instructor & take his advice on your capabilities. This way you will enjoy the paddle as it can be tough depending on the tide & weather conditions . It’s great fun & hugely rewarding . Go for it.
Written November 20, 2020
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Nicola B
Clarkston, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We did a morning (10am) 2 hr guided tour.3 of us .. myself and teenagers (13 and 15). We all loved it. Good pace, went through the mangroves off the main waterway and our guide informed us along the way of the local area/ habitat.

We also stopped for some water and swimming on the way back.

I am glad we did a guided tour as I wouldn’t have know about the tides or gone right into the mangroves otherwise as he navigated us through the shallow water as the tide went out.
Would definitely recommend this trip.
Written April 9, 2022
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