Suwaidi Pearls

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are among the most famous among them. Millions of tourists visit these 2 Emirates every year from all over the world to catch a glimpse of iconic buildings and opportunities for a shopping extravaganza. However, there are lots of other gems that are not to be missed in the country. Ras Al Khaimah doesn’t attract hordes of tourists like its more famous counterparts. But there are excellent sites to be seen here. One such gem lies amongst the places to visit in Ras Al Khaimah. It goes by the name of Suwaidi Pearl Farm. Let us learn more about Suwaidi Pearls.

About Suwaidi Pearls

The United Arab Emirates consists of 7 emirates. Suwaidi Pearls is located in the fishing village of Al Rams in the foothills of the kingly Hajar Mountains, the Suwaidi Pearl farm offers you an exquisite opportunity to explore a key aspect of the country’s past pearling industry.

For many decades, Ras Al Khaimah has been at the forefront of the UAE’s pearl cultivation activity. Fishermen would dive deep into the designated zones to collect oysters that would provide them with the pearls. The port of Ras Al Khaimah was among the busiest in the region owing to this activity.

Suwaidi Pearls was set up by a local entrepreneur named Abdullah Al Suwaidi in 2005 to honour the memory of his grandfather who used to be an important pearl farmer of this region. Its doors were opened to the public to allow the latter to gain insights into one of the major cultural heritages of the land, the pearl cultivation industry. Visitors can go on a 6 Emirates Tour to explore the other emirates of UAE. Those emirates also have a lot of cultural places to visit.

 What to Watch Out For in Suwaidi Pearls

  • Start by having a look at the different types of pearling boats. Jalboot, Shouai, Baggara, and Sanbook – these were the main pearling boats, the Jalboot being the largest.
  • Get to know about the techniques used by the early pearl divers to protect themselves while diving deep. Nowadays, though, pearls are cultivated in a planned manner in designated areas of the sea, so that divers don’t have to go deep to collect them. This evolution that has happened is also something to learn about.
  • Check out the rich biodiversity of the region. Moreover, there are mangrove forests around the farm that make for a stunning visual attraction. The serene location, coupled with a real-time experience of the exquisite heritage of the local pearling lifestyle, makes for an unbeatable combination. Also, get to know about how these oysters from whom the pearls are extracted contribute to a thriving marine ecosystem at what is the world’s exclusive Arabian pearl farm.

Tour Timings at the Suwaidi Pearls Farm

The tours at the Suwaidi Pearls farm are held twice a day in the morning and evening. You may also include the lunch (for the morning tour) and dinner (for the evening tour) options in the package if you want. The timings are as follows:

Morning Tours

  • Including lunch Slot 1: From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM | Slot 2: 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Not including lunch Slot 1: From 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Slot 2: 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Evening Tours

  • Including dinner: 05:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • Not including dinner: 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Suwaidi Pearls Farm Package Details

  • Visit to the pearl farm and gain a comprehensive understanding of this age-old trade engaged in by Emiratis for millennia.
  • Getting to see the last of the pearl divers and also hopping into a pearling boat to catch some live action.
  • Knowing about the thrilling adventures faced by the pearl divers over the ages and how they overcame the challenges with their most basic boating equipment.
  • Getting to savour delectable Arabian coffee, tea, and dates throughout the tour. Water is also available, as are soft drinks upon request.
  • Deep sea fishing is also available for enthusiasts, should the weather permit.
  • Lunch or dinner if availed of is one of the best veg and non-veg buffet restaurants, including seafood. Get to taste lip-smacking cuisine like meat/chicken barbeque, grilled seafood, Emirati rice and prawn/mutton dishes, salads, and an array of desserts.

Sounds very interesting, doesn’t it? And it indeed is! Hence, gain some excellent knowledge about the heritage of the land you are visiting while also getting entertained. Along with visiting this place, you can also visit the Jebel Al Jais for more adventures in the Emirate. So, please book your tour in advance.

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