1- When can you book a Pearl Journey tour?
Tours are conducted on a daily basis for groups or individuals, from 9 am to 6 pm. Evening tours are also available upon request but need to be booked ahead of time.
2- How much does it cost?
There are three packages, basic package cost 150 AED per person for sailing on jalboot, Guaranteed Pearl package has two options, one for 450 AED per person where the pearl is guaranteed and another one for 350 AED per person where you will be allowed only once to open the oyster to find a pearl. There is 25% discount for kids below 12 years.
3- How many people can the jalbot take?
The jalbot can take a maximum of 20 guest max per tour.
4- Can you take the tour alone?
Yes, we also offer one-on-one tour.
5- Where will the jalbot depart and arrive?
The jalbot will depart from the Al Zorah Marina(Ajman) You can park your car at the hotel valley or in the parking lot, ask at the Concierge about the Ajman Pearl and they can guide you to the Marina area.
6- How long does a Pearl Journey tour take?
Each tour takes approximately 60 minutes but for full boat it takes around 90 minutes, the tour includes a live educational show on the history of the pearl and its culture in the UAE and the Gulf region, and then the process of opening the oysters takes place.
7- Will the guests receive any refreshments or snacks on the Pearl Journey tour?
Yes, the guests will be offered to drink water and juice, including Arabian coffee and Karak tea. Dates, and some traditional snacks.
8- Is the jalbot a real boat?
Yes, the jalbot is a real and authentic traditional dhow that was used for pearl-diving in the Arabian Gulf region during the earlier times. At the same time, it is decorated like an Arabian Majlis style.
9- How will the guests be able to find the pearls?
Each guest is given the chance to search for a pearl after we open the seashell in front of them with the oyster knife (oyster opener tool). Every guest will be searching the seashells until they find the pearl. Each guests will discover his/her own pearl because we make sure that we have enough seashells that are with pearls. So in case a guest doesn't find a pearl in the first seashell that they open then they will receive another seashell till they find their pearl.