Jumeirah Group launches a traditional Pearl Diving experience
Released on: February 20, 2012, 9:20 am
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and
a member of Dubai Holding, is launching a traditional Pearl Diving
For hundreds of years, the world's finest pearls were found in the waters of the
Arabian Gulf. Starting March 2, guests of Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, visitors and
residents of the United Arab Emirates will have a chance to learn about and
experience the ancient pearling traditions that were once the main source of income
for inhabitants of the region, before the discovery of oil in the region led to a
gradual shift from a pearl-dependent economy to one that flourished as a prosperous
trading and petrol exporting hub.
Dressed in traditional clothing, participants board an authentic dhow boat off the
shores of Jebel Ali and use original pearl diving methods to collect oysters in the
shallow waters of the Gulf. The Pavilion Dive Centre at Jumeirah Beach Hotel is
running this exciting cultural activity in partnership with the Emirates Marine
Environmental Group (EMEG).
Participants meet at Jumeirah Beach Hotel and are transported by bus to Palm Jebel
Ali where they are briefed and provided with traditional diving clothes to change
into prior to boarding the dhow.
On board the dhow, guests will take part in activities such as singing and
story-telling and will be served typical Emirati fish and rice dishes for lunch.
They will dive to depths of around three to five metres and people who find pearls
will be able to keep them as a souvenir, making the dive an ideal activity for those
looking to honeymoon in Dubai.
The activity takes place from Tuesday to Saturday every week; participants leave
Jumeirah Beach Hotel at 9.00am and return at around 3.00pm.
About The Pavilion Dive Centre:
The Pavilion Dive Centre has been taking people to dive sites in Dubai, Oman and
beyond for over 10 years, and all Pavilion Dive Centre instructors are PADI (The
Professional Association of Diving Instructors) qualified. As an accredited PADI 5
Star Career Development Centre and National Geographic Centre, The Pavilion Dive
Centre ensures the highest quality facilities and training for students.
About Jumeirah Group
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai
Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts, including Dubai
hotels, 5 star
hotels in London, 5 star hotels in New York and hotels
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al
Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and
Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the
Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany;
Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes
Hotel in London and Jumeirah Essex House in New York. Jumeirah Group also runs the
luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah
Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management;
and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.
For further information please contact:
Director of Corporate Communications
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
PO Box 73137
United Arab Emirates
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