During this Pearl Journey you will experience
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.
To maintain our cultural consultancy leadership role by fostering a deeper and more incisive understanding of the Arabian culture throughout the world.
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.
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.
I’ve never experienced such a tour before, this is truly the best cultural program to try when visiting Abu Dhabi, highly recommended.
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.
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.
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!
It’s really an amazing experience.
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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.
There are many option please click here to see our price list .
The jalbot can take a maximum of 20 guest max per tour.
Yes, we also offer one-on-one tour.
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.
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.
Yes, the guests will be offered to drink water and juice, including Arabian coffee and Karak tea. Dates, and some traditional snacks.
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.
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.