THE PEARL JOURNEY
Dhow cruises into a rich past.
Before there was oil, there were pearls, 13 types in the Arabian Gulf in 30 different colours. Board a traditional pearling dhow right in front of the hotel, taking a seat majlis-style as we set sail for the mangroves. Enjoy Arabic coffee and dates as the crew sing traditional seafarer songs and your guide explains the emirate’s pearl diving history. Then try your hand at shucking oysters – taking home the first pearl you find.