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Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey

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Address: Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa By Anantara Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St | On Sheikh Zayed Road (Salaam Street Before), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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+971 50 221 1055
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Educational and fun

I highly recommend this trip, it was most enjoyable and educational at the same time. My two teenagers were both captivated by the stories of the ancient Arabian pearl fishing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 1, 2016
Jennymic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this trip, it was most enjoyable and educational at the same time. My two teenagers were both captivated by the stories of the ancient Arabian pearl fishing traditions and our guide Mizan and his trusted colleague were both very charming hosts. It was well worth the expense and we all left feeling very chuffed with our pearls!... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

My friend and I planning to go on a Dhow Cruise. We search on the internet and we end up in the Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey website. And we are amazed with the website it's really interesting, so we decided to booked. The pearl journey is located in Eastern Mangrove hotel and the team welcomed us on the lobby and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

We arrived at the 4* Mangrove Hotel, where you get a cup of arabic coffee and figs. After that Nadir and Mizal have let us to the traditional arabic fishersboat with one engine. We had a lovely boarttrip through the mangrove, where we have seen birds and other animals. After a while they serve some arabic food and coffee, enough... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

It was a very relaxing boat ride along a protected canal in AD that's lined with Mangroves. It was interesting to learn of the pearl diving heritage of the region that was a prominent source of income and employment before the discovery of oil, and the efforts at reviving pearling. Mijan was a great guide, very friendly and personable and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our mixed group of local and European friends decided to go on that relaxing cruise by traditional dhow. We all were really surprised and it exceeded our expectations. First of all even you get to learn about UAE history it is not boring at all, guides are engaging and funny. The surroundings are just mesmerizing as boat cruises throughout remote... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were greeted by friendly and helpful staff at the hotel and led to the Jalboot. Shoes off we boarded the boat and the traditional culture embraced us and began to teach us wonderful things. Joy captained the ship and took us out into the Mangroves as Mizan, supported by Nadir, taught us about the history of pearl diving and... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2015

Okay, if you're expecting some type of deep adventure into pearl diving, then this is not it. The experience takes you out on a short boat ride into the mangroves and then stops. They serve you food and drink and explain the history of pearl diving to you as it was before this area became rich in oil. They have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2015

First of all, this is the only tour in the entire country where you will get to do something like this. It starts of with a kind greeting at the lovely hotel marina. Then you take a tour along the canal alongside the mangroves while Mohammed gives a summary of the history of pearl-diving in the UAE. Very insightful! After... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2014

Regarding the very expensive price (same as one Abu Dhabi helicopter discovery tour), this "jouney" was disappointing. The guide was friendly and he knew about his topic. But the concept of the tour itself is not good. You don’t discover anything from the Mangrove, you just make 800m boat trip along the motorway (!). Ok, you will open an oyster,... More 

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2014

My boyfriend took me on the tour yesterday and from the moment we arrived I was impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of the tour staff, especially Mohammad our tour guide. We took the cruise into the Mangroves where Mohammad told us all about the heritage of pearl diving. It was interesting and informative. We then got the chance to... More 

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