Dubai Pearl Diving Tour
A unique experience of nature's wonders only provided by travel & culture Services Dubai.
Pearl Diving the centuries-old tradition of Emirati culture. This activity involves finding the precious pearls from the sea. Travel & Culture Services is pleased to offer special Pearl Diving tour for the tourists visiting Dubai whether on holidays or on business. The tour is offered in association with Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG) and Jumeirah Group. The tour is conducted in the waters off Palm Jebel Ali.
We will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to Jabel Ali to board on your dhow tour to a secluded protected cove where you will learn the merits of fetching oysters from the bottom of sea in search of naturally-grown pearls.
You might not find pearl as it is more a learning experience than the treasure hunting. The tour is conducted on a marred seemingly ancient wooden decks of the 60-foot sailing dhow anchored in a slight chop.
offering of traditional diving clothes, fish and rice dishes cooked aboard
for lunch and through the sharing of pearl stories from yesteryears.
Any pearls collected by guests will be kept as souvenirs, he said
In about 5 - 6 hours you will return back to hotel after having learnt a lot about the historical pearl diving which no one does any more in the area.
Cost US$ 330.00 Per person Please contact us for more details and booking
More about Pearl Diving
Pearl diving was tradition cash resource for UAE. it was done country wide by locals in the villages and towns. Unfortunately, very few people now do it. Pearling served as the financial lifeblood for Emiratis in the 1800s. The pearls were used to trade for goods around the world.
The local pearl industry collapsed when Far East (Japan) pearl farmers created the cultured pearl by manually inserting a foreign bead in each oyster to produce fine pearls faster than Arabian pearl divers could find them.Almost overnight, the once elusive and very expensive pearl became affordable for everyone and the Gulf-based pearling economy crashed.
Back in the day before cultured pearls cornered the market, scores of Emirati pearl divers would spend weeks aboard a dhow at sea and up to 300 divers per day would explore the depths of the sea in search of the elusive pink pearl, the most expensive of a range of colours, including the infamous black pearl, from 100 oysters that were found only one pearl could be found.