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14th September 2020

Whilst we are living in a desert, did you know that you can get to see a load of greenery at Abu Dhabi Mangroves? The mangrove forest is home to over 60,000 species of birds and marine life. If you keep a careful lookout, you might even be able to see some dolphins or Flamingos!  

There are several really cool different ways to see these, so there really is no excuse not to see these magnificent wonders. Whether you are seeking a bit of fast-paced adrenaline, or something a bit calmer, we have it covered! Here are our

Speed through the mangroves on a personal speedboat!

This is definitely one of the more exciting and thrilling ways to see the Abu Dhabi Mangroves. Guests are able to captain their own boat and take in the natural surroundings at speed.
The flat lagoons make for easy sailing, with the boats being small enough they can get to even the most remote waterways! Go on an adventure and explore the little waterways.If you fancy a break, you can pull up to a deserted island and take a dip in the water!
Tours last 90minute and cost AED350 per boat

Take a leisurely cruise on a kayak

If you fancy something a bit slower paced, why not take a guided kayaking tour of the mangroves? Your guide will take you to some hidden gems, moving at the perfect pace to take in the absolutely stunning surroundings. Especially now that it is cooling down a bit more, this would make a great excursion to do in the mornings or evenings.
Prices for kayaking start from AED 168.

Have a go at paddleboarding

If you are good at balancing, you can try paddle boarding either. Just be careful not to fall in! Take a guided tour and gently navigate the winding waterways whilst standing. Just be warned, you need to have stability and balance to succeed with this!
Prices start from AED 168

Take a peaceful boat cruise

If the summer sun is too hot for strenuous activity, then you can sit down and let someone captain a boat for you. Seating 7-10 people, this educational trip is great for families. Learn all about the amazing ecosystem of the mangroves whilst looking out for any wildlife! With this option, you can relax, completely chill, sit back and take in  your surroundings, without having to do any work.
Prices start from AED300 per boat.

Discover the local fauna with some bird watching

If being on the water isn’t really your thing, why not see the mangroves from the safety of land, at the Al Jubai Mangrove Park. The new park features three different routes and 6 different educational systems, which tell you all about the different creatures, animals and flora you can see! A casual walk on the longest route will take between 35-40 minutes. The perfect way to get in your daily exercise.

Take a relaxing stroll at Al Jubail Park

Home to over 60 different species of birds, the Abu Dhabi mangroves is a must go for anyone interested in bird watching. There are several different spots where watchers can set up camp and relax for the day, keeping an eye out for a heron or even some flamingos.  This is definitely a very relaxing and peaceful activity where you can just forget about the business of work and take in Abu Dhabi’s natural wonder.

The mangroves are a must see for visors and residents of UAE alike and a great way to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and be at one with nature and relax for a few hours.   As you can see, there are plenty of amazing ways to see Abu Dhabi’s natural beauty, catering to everyone from the adrenaline junkies, to those looking for some peace of calm and serenity.

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