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Tour Includes

During this Pearl Journey you will experience

Arabian Hospitality

Experience the warmth and efficiency of Arabian hospitality the moment you start your journey.

Sail on our traditional Jalboot

The sleek lines of the Arab pearling dhow make it one of the world’s most graceful sailing crafts. The sailors from this region were renowned throughout history for their prowess, and your our guide will explain how the Emirati forefathers dedicated their lives to pearl diving.

Mangrove View

Enjoy an exclusive, up-close view of Abu Dhabi’s Eastern Mangroves. This unique ecosystem is home to herons, egrets, flamingos and other sea birds who feed on a diverse variety of fish.

Demonstration of pearl diving

Discover the secrets of pearl diving and how crews were able to survive in the middle of the Gulf for up to four months at a time.

Oyster opening demonstration

See how an oyster shell is opened with a maflag – an authentic oyster knife — then learn how to find a pearl inside — a pearl that you get to keep as a souvenir of your journey.

Traditional snacks onboard

Try locally made gahwa — Arabic coffee — and dates while sitting on traditional Arabian majlis-style cushions.

Individual Booking

Coming alone or with your family or friends, we welcome you 7 days a week from 9 AM to 7 PM to experience one of the most unique Edutainment tour in the region – Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey.
Walk in or contact us to guarantee availability.

Group package

If you are planning to have a group of guests or your company organizing team building activities Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey welcomes companies and private groups to experience our unique journey at the special group rates.
Contact us for more details and offers.

Exclusive & VIP packages

Create your own event in a unique atmosphere of the Pearling traditions: marriage proposal, anniversary celebration or an exclusive VIP tour. Just contact us & we will be happy to arrange a very special package for you & your guests to get the most memorable experience.

Our Mission

To passionately train and guide newcomers to the Gulf through immersing them in Arabian culture and building friendly bridges with its people to enhance intercultural understanding. We look forward to providing our clients with a lifetime cultural visa to Arabian hearts, minds and lifestyles.

Our Vision

To maintain our cultural consultancy leadership role by fostering a deeper and more incisive understanding of the Arabian culture throughout the world.

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What people said?

As an Emirati I felt so proud to experience this special pearl tour and I truly recommend it to all Emiratis and of course expats who wants to know more about our history, heritage and culture, Ali and his team are really doing great job and every detail is just so enriching for the soul, heart and mind to learn more about our beautiful culture and the history of the pearl diving industry in the region.

Al Darmaki, J Museum Dept. Director, Shk. Zayed Center for Research and Studies

A breath taking tour, the moment you open the oyster to search for the pearl is the best feeling ever, a great tour to experience with the family and friends. thanks to the great pearl journey guides, thank you all.

Laura Pat, Marasy Co Group

I’ve never experienced such a tour before, this is truly the best cultural program to try when visiting Abu Dhabi, highly recommended.

Alan Park

This is Excellent program. My team had an amazing experience and they really loved the part of searching for the pearl.Definitely worth to try and I highly recommend it.

J. Patt, CEO, MIRA

It was a beautiful experience with the oysters then a pearl. The crew were so charming and cheerful. I would love to come again with my family and friends.

Jara Onar

Great experience! So much fun to get your own pearl! Also, don’t forget to actually eat the oysters. Great boat tour & great tour guides! A must!

Jasmin

It’s really an amazing experience.

Luina

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When can i book a Pearl Journey tour?2019-07-22T13:18:00+00:00

Tours are conducted on a daily basis for groups or individuals, from 9 am to 7 pm. Evening tours are also available upon request but need to be booked ahead of time.

How much does it cost?2019-07-22T13:17:18+00:00

There are many option please click here to see our price list .

How many people can the jalbot take?2019-07-22T13:16:41+00:00

The jalbot can take a maximum of 20 guest max per tour.

Can i take the tour alone?2019-07-22T13:16:03+00:00

Yes, we also offer one-on-one tour.

Where will the jalbot depart and arrive?2019-07-22T13:15:41+00:00

The jalbot will depart from the Eastren Mangroves , You can park your car at the hotel valley (Anantara Hotel or Jana Hotel) or in the parking lot, ask at the Concierge about the Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey and they can guide you to the Marina area.

How long does a Pearl Journey tour take?2019-07-22T13:15:20+00:00

Each tour takes approximately 60 minutes but for full boat it takes around 90 minutes, the tour includes a live educational show on the history of the pearl and its culture in the UAE and the Gulf region, and then the process of opening the oysters takes place.

Will the guests receive any refreshments or snacks on the Pearl Journey tour?2019-07-22T13:14:45+00:00

Yes, the guests will be offered to drink water and juice, including Arabian coffee and Karak tea. Dates, and some traditional snacks.

Is the jalbot a real boat?2019-07-22T13:14:06+00:00

Yes, the jalbot is a real and authentic traditional dhow that was used for pearl-diving in the Arabian Gulf region during the earlier times. At the same time, it is decorated like an Arabian Majlis style.

How will the guests be able to find the pearls?2019-07-22T13:01:10+00:00

Each guest is given the chance to search for a pearl after we open the seashell in front of them with the oyster knife (oyster opener tool). Every guest will be searching the seashells until they find the pearl. Each guests will discover his/her own pearl because we make sure that we have enough seashells that are with pearls. So in case a guest doesn’t find a pearl in the first seashell that they open then they will receive another seashell till they find their pearl.