The emirate of Abu Dhabi is known for its mangroves. Thousands of tourists opt for mangrove kayaking in Abu Dhabi every year to get a chance to spot some flora and fauna native to the region. And now, with the opening of Jubail Mangrove Park, Abu Dhabi they have something more to look forward to — a chance to walk through the mangroves and experience them up close.
The new Jubail Mangrove Park in Abu Dhabi brings a bunch of exciting attractions and activities for people of all ages. Here is everything you need to know about the capital’s newest attraction and park.
ABOUT JUBAIL MANGROVE PARK ABU DHABI
The Jubail Island Mangrove Park is a one-of-a-kind self-contained nature, educational and leisure facility in the capital. This natural mangrove sanctuary is home to a variety of marine life and avian species native to Abu Dhabi.
The park aims to instill appreciation for the significance of mangrove ecosystems and habitats among the masses, helping people understand why their conservation is important for the protection of biodiversity of the Abu Dhabi Coastline.
While there are several things to do at Jubail Mangrove Park for visitors, its highlight feature is the boardwalk – the Jubail Mangrove Walk Abu Dhabi that meanders through the dense mangrove vegetation. The project covers over one million square feet of area.
Where is the Jubail Mangrove Park in Abu Dhabi?
This mangrove sanctuary in Abu Dhabi is located within the parameters of Al Jubail Island. Connected to the happening Yas Island and peaceful Saadiyat Island via E12, Al Jubail Island is an island development with plenty of recreational and residential options close to nature.
HOW DO I GET TO MANGROVE WALK ABU DHABI?
To reach the Jubail Mangrove Park location it would take you approximately 10 minutes from Saadiyat Beach Club and around 15 minutes from Yas Public Beach. If you’re coming from mainland Abu Dhabi, the park is located approximately 20 minutes away from Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre.
You can use the Jubail Mangrove Park location plus code: GFWP+35 Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates for exact directions to the park.
What are the different activities at Jubail Mangrove Park, Abu Dhabi?
Mangroves cover around 15 sq.km of the country’s coastline and act as a “green lung,” or an area of natural parkland in an urban setting, that replenishes the oxygen in the air.
Visitors to the Mangrove Park Jubail Island have way have more than the scenery and fresh air to look forward to. Here is a list of all the things to do at the Al Jubail Mangrove Park, Abu Dhabi.
TAKE A GUIDED WALKING TOUR
Guided walking experiences have separate tickets. Throughout the tour, you are accompanied by a park ranger who fills you in on vital information about the area, it’s wildlife and environmental impact.
These tours are usually conducted in groups and are best for ages 5 and above. The Walking Experience with Ranger at park also includes stops along the way at the viewing tower, Salt Collector and other places.
The tickets for Jubail Mangrove Park Walking Experience with Ranger are priced as follows.
General Walking Experience with Ranger
Priority Walking Experience with Ranger
EXPERIENCE JUBAIL MANGROVE PARK KAYAKING IN ABU DHABI
Mangrove kayaking in Abu Dhabi was previously just limited to the Eastern Mangroves. You can now enjoy one hour of kayaking in Jubail Mangrove Park as well. Choose a double sit or single kayak to row around the open waters surrounded by the best of nature.
The best part is that you need no prior experience to enjoy this activity at the mangrove park on Jubail Island. All kayaking equipment is provided at the park. The Kayaking Experience tickets are priced as follows.
- Adults (aged 13 and above): AED 130
- Kids (aged 5 to 12): AED 100
GET A CHANCE TO SEE THE WILDLIFE
A typical stroll through the Mangrove Walk features encounters with the many animal species that inhibit the lush vegetation. Examples include several types of crabs, mollusc and migratory birds like the Western Reef heron as well as flamingoes. Sightings of these birds depend on the season, so time your visits wisely.
LEARN ABOUT THE MANGROVE ECOSYSTEM
The Visitor’s Centre allows visitors to know more about the importance of mangroves in the country’s eco-system. Additionally, dedicated viewing terraces enable them to get up close and take in as much of the spectacular scenery as they can.
OTHER THINGS TO DO AT JUBAIL MANGROVE PARK
Other than the activities mentioned above, here are the other things to do at Jubail Mangrove Park in Abu Dhabi.
- Sign up for sound healing sessions for AED 85
- Enjoy sunset yoga session for AED 85
- Try your hand at water colour painting sessions for AED 200
These sessions are conducted in partnership with the Blank Canvas Community. For availability of dates and slots, please check the park website.
JUBAIL MANGROVE PARK INFORMATION: TICKET, TIMINGS, CONTACT AND RULES
Before you head out to this Abu Dhabi Mangrove Park, make sure you book your visit online for guaranteed admission. Here’s all the necessary Jubail Park information you need to know.
JUBAIL MANGROVE PARK TICKET PRICE
You can get a general admission or priority admission ticket for Jubail Mangrove Park, Abu Dhabi. The ticket prices are detailed below:
- Payment for the tickets can be made on arrival (cash and cards accepted).
- To avoid waiting in queues, it’s best to get a priority admission ticket.
- The admission ticket allows you access to up to 2 km of boardwalk and three different routes.
- These tickets do not include a guided tour of the park.
- Children under 6 can enter for free.
JUBAIL MANGROVE PARK OPENING HOURS
The park is open every day of the week at the following hours:
- Mangrove Park Timings:
- First entry: 08:00 am
- Last entry: 06:00 pm
- Closing: 07:30 pm
For any further details about the park and its attractions, please get in touch with their representatives at Jubail Mangrove Park contact number: +971-2-546-8799.
AL JUBAIL MANGROVE PARK RULES
When visiting the Mangrove Park on Al Jubail Island, you need to be sure to abide by the following rules:
- You need to pre-book your visit to gain admission to the park.
- There are no lifeguards in the park, so be careful around the open water bodies.
- Diving into and/or swimming in the park waters is not allowed.
- Pets are not allowed.
- Please refrain from littering. Keep the park clean.
- The park have 24-hour CCTV surveillance.
- Smoking is not allowed.
- Food and beverages are not permitted on the boardwalk.
- Do not climb or lean over the railing.
- Do no sit or make your children sit on the railing.
- Cycling, skating, using scooters in and/or bringing toys to the park is not permitted.
- Please dress modestly.
- Children aged less than 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. All minors (aged below 18) must be escorted by an adult for admission.
- All bags and parcels will be subjected to a security check.
- All parcels and bags are subject to a security check.
- Items displayed, plants, wildlife must not be touched and/or removed.
Please note: the park management has the right to remove anyone who behaves inappropriately or does not abide by the rules listed above.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is the Abu Dhabi Mangrove Walk open?
Yes, the Jubail Mangrove Park along with the Qurum Walkway, or Mangrove Walk, is now open to the public. Besides the unique experience of eco-tourism in Abu Dhabi, there are a bunch of fun activities at the Mangrove Park for the whole family to try.
IS MANGROVE WALK ABU DHABI DIFFERENT FROM MANGROVE PARK JUBAIL ISLAND?
Mangrove Walk Abu Dhabi or the Qurum Walkway as it is officially called, is located inside the Jubail Mangrove Park. The boardwalk takes you on a unique journey through the park, winding through the various activity spots and attractions there.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT JUBAIL ISLAND MANGROVE PARK?
According to the park’s website, you can get the best visiting experience to the Mangrove Park when the tide is high. Normally, the tide is high from 01:00 pm and 03:00 pm everyday.
Are you excited to take a stroll through the Mangrove Walk in Abu Dhabi? Tell us about your experience in the comments once you get the chance to visit the attraction.
Till then, get yourself acquainted with Mangrove National Park in Abu Dhabi.
Besides Eastern Mangroves and the new Mangrove Park, there are other places, like Saadiyat Island and the Corniche where you can go kayaking in Abu Dhabi.
If you’re in the capital looking for interesting activities to make your visit a special one, there are a bunch of things to do in Abu Dhabi for everyone. Take your picks and make the most of your trip!
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