Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Immerse yourself in the pearl diving culture of the Arabian Gulf during this education 2-hour experience from Abu Dhabi. Cruise around the islands and mangrove stands in the city on a traditional pearling boat to learn about the historical trade and the role it played in the city's development. Take the opportunity to find your own pearl, then snack on dates and traditional Arabic coffee.
  • 2-hour excursion aboard a traditional pearling boat
  • Learn about the history of the pearl trade in the Arabian gulf
  • Search for your own pearl as a souvenir
  • Snack on Arabian coffee and dates
  • Listen to traditional Emirati seafaring songs
Prior to the tour's departure time at 10am, make your way to the Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa, located among Abu Dhabi's mangroves. There, you'll meet your guide and group, then step aboard the traditional Emirati pearling boat called a jalboot, a specialized type of dhow (a wooden Arabian sail boat). Make yourself comfortable on the floor cushions, where you'll be greeted with some fresh dates and Arabian coffee for a snack. 
Listen to your guide's informative commentary on the Arabian Gulf's pearling history as you push out from shore. Search for sea birds or snap photos of the mighty mangroves as you sail through the serene channel running between the Al Hudayriat islands and Abu Dhabi. Watch an oyster-opening demonstration and search for a pearl of your own while listening to some Emirati seafaring songs. 
Your tour ends back at your departure point.
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