The Jumeirah Group is offering a fantastic experience for tourists staying at the Dubai Beach Hotel this spring with the launche of pearl scuba diving excursions off the coast of Jebel Ali.
Some of the worlds best pearls have been found in the waters of the Arabian Gulf over past centuries and from 2nd March, 2012, guests enjoying scuba diving holidays in Dubai at the Jumeirah property will be able to learn about the ancient tradition of pearling.
Holidaymakers will meet at Jumeirah Beach Hotel and they will be transported by bus to Palm Jebel Ali. They will then dress into traditional clothing and board traditional dhow boats where they will be taken to the shallow waters of the Gulf to collect oysters using traditional pearl diving methods.
There will be plenty of activities aboard the boat such as story-telling and singing, and passengers will be served a fish and rice dish for lunch. The experience enables the visitors to dive three to five metres beneath the surface of the ocean and if they find any pearls, they can keep them as a souvenir from their scuba diving holidays in Dubai.
The pearl diving excursions are being operated in partnership with the Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG) every week from Tuesday to Saturday and they enable foreign tourists to understand more about the traditional pearl diving industry during Dubai holidays.
The Jumeirah Beach hotel is one of the Jumeirah Groups most luxurious Dubai hotels with 598 elegant rooms and suites and 19 beachfront villas.
Guests can take advantage of facilities and activities including 20 gourmet restaurants and stylish bars that offer a wide selection of international cuisine and premium drinks; sailing trips and snorkelling and scuba diving adventures at the Pavilion Marina & Sports Club; complimentary access to the Wild Wadi Water Park; and the activities at Sinbads Kids Club will help make Dubai holidays even more fun for children of all ages.
Shaped like a breaking wave with its arc of shimmering glass, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel is located in the citys renowned Jumeirah beach area, just 15 kilometres from the city centre.
The hotel is set upon 36,300 square-metre of pristine private beach and there is a purpose-built coral reef located two kilometre off-shore where scuba diving and snorkelling enthusiasts can explore the waters of the Arabia Gulf throughout their holiday time ath the hotel.
The Jumeirah Group provides luxury holidays for tourists and scuba diving gurus with its collection of hotels and resorts across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the Maldives, Frankfurt, London, Mallorca, New York, Rome, and Shanghai.