Suwaidi Pearls
Suwaidi Pearls
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
The Suwaidi Pearls pearl farm is located in the small fishing village of Al Rams, which nestles at the bottom of the majestic Al Hajar mountain range in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Established in 2005 by Mr. Abdulla Al Suwaidi, the world’s first Arabian pearl farmer. For the first time in history, the region is now farming Arabian Pearls in the surrounding seas. This historic development links the past to the future and is the defining journey from historic natural pearls to the pearls of the region today. Suwaidi Pearls had opened its doors to the public to share the unique cultural heritage of the pearling industry, explaining the historical evolution and inviting guests to see the underwater treasures of the natural lagoon. Rich in biodiversity and an area of outstanding natural beauty, all around are the gifts of nature. The area is a garden of paradise and a magical place that brings a serenity to the surrounding area.
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  • Mia0209
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom472 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding
    Our visit exceeded expectations and was the highlight of our recent trip to Ras al Khaimah. Our transfer boat to the the pearl farm was terrific as we viewed the stunning scenery; the majestic Hajar Mountains, the camels drinking water on the shoreline and the mangroves which are regularly visited by flamingoes. We didn't see any of the latter although there were plenty of camels. The pearl farm was located on a 2 deck traditional wooden boat, with the decks covered in beautifully decorated arabic rugs. Our guide Ombaid was excellent, taking us on the journey of how pearl farming evolved in the UAE and its importance prior to the discovery of oil. Then we witnessed how the pearls were farmed and subsequently graded. I cannot recommend this experience enough.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 October 2023
  • C588
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates213 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best experiences in the UAE.
    This is one of the most interesting tourist attractions in the UAE. Perfect in length (2 1/2 hours), relaxing, exciting (informative), demonstrating the heritage of the country in a very nice way. As a bonus you can see camels, turtles and a wide variety of birds on the way there. Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient. Really excellent.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 February 2024
  • juliekBucks
    360 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent trip, highly recommend
    Absolutely fantastic morning trip. So interesting. Would recommend to anyone. Facilities are 5 *. Staff are lovely. Please Suwaidi, advertise more, and get your communication sorted. Email is hopeless, WhatsApp is much more reliable, but nobody knows to use this. We loved it.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 April 2024
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Anish S
58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Great experience, very educational and also harvested a cultured Pearl. Obaid was very knowledgeable and i would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about the Pearl diving era of the Gulf. We also met the owner of the Pearl Farm, Very educational and informative day out. Perfect to escape the city bustle. The Dhow from the mainland to the farm is very relaxing. Staff are excellent.
Written 10 August 2021
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Shifaam
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The UAE pearling industry, which created a period of wealth back in days, relied on extensive expertise, from shipbuilding to sailing. UAE pearls were replaced by artificial Japanese pearls by the 19's & local Emiratis moved away from the pearl industry to the oil sector but still the past being remembered & celebrated, the Ras Al Khaimah Pearls journey was very informative tour give us the whole idea of the Pearl industry history. The tour last long for 4 hours including a lunch & boat ride to mangrove
Written 11 February 2020
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Hi meShifaam, Thank you for your review! Glad to hear that we're able to share with you the Pearl Industry History herein Was Al Khaimah. We hope to welcome you and rest of the group back again to our Pearl Farm. Thanks,
Written 12 February 2020
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Alice L
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I loved this tour. It was so interesting. The founder of Suwaidi Pearl Farm was friendly and fluent and interacted freely with the guests. The pearls at the small shop are expensive but so gorgeous. It is about an hour's drive from Dubai but definitely worth the drive. The farm is on a lake nestled in a beautiful part of UAE with a majestic mountain range in the background.
Written 3 February 2023
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tijana m
Belgrade, Serbia101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Wonderful and truly unique experience. If you would like to learn about pearl farming in a natural surroundings and beautiful scenery next to the water, this could be an amazing activity. 2 hrs experience including with boat ride to the pearl farm and back, this tour will boost your knowledge about pearls and farming. Obaid is so knowledgeable and it happened to be such a great story teller, that you will be interested to hear every single thing he has to share with you. History, past and the scientific elements about oysters and forming pearls. His conversational and speaking skills are fantastic and he will definitely turn your journey into memorable and enjoyable experience. Thank you !
Written 13 May 2023
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sparty_10
Birmingham, MI30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
This has been on my to-do list for a year. I’m glad I went. The group enjoys talking about the pearl history and how they farm pearls now - very educational.
I want to give it 4 stars based on all the trash in the water, but it’s not Suwaidi pearl’s fault. The city and companies need to do a better job keeping the area beautiful. It was such an extreme disappointment to see all the trash in the water.
Written 13 March 2021
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Antica Australis
Carcoar, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The Suwaidi Pearls tour experience is completely evocative and atmospheric - you become deeply immersed in the culture and traditions of Ras Al Khaimah (Julfar).

From the boat trip out to the pearling farm in the perfectly mirror-flat waters of the Gulf, the coffee & date biscuits served onboard to the incredibly interesting and genuine sharing of knowledge on the history of pearl diving.

This was hands-down the best tour we’ve ever had the privilege of experiencing, and is a truly wonderful way to explore and understand the significance of Ras Al Khaimah throughout the centuries.

Amazing and friendly team, Suwaidi Pearls you stole our hearts!
Written 31 January 2023
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Mia0209
Cheltenham, UK472 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Our visit exceeded expectations and was the highlight of our recent trip to Ras al Khaimah.
Our transfer boat to the the pearl farm was terrific as we viewed the stunning scenery; the majestic Hajar Mountains, the camels drinking water on the shoreline and the mangroves which are regularly visited by flamingoes. We didn't see any of the latter although there were plenty of camels.
The pearl farm was located on a 2 deck traditional wooden boat, with the decks covered in beautifully decorated arabic rugs.
Our guide Ombaid was excellent, taking us on the journey of how pearl farming evolved in the UAE and its importance prior to the discovery of oil. Then we witnessed how the pearls were farmed and subsequently graded.
I cannot recommend this experience enough.

Written 31 October 2023
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uaesue
Dubai, United Arab Emirates13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
The Pearl Farm is well worth a visit. It’s good to learn about the way the Emirates dived for natural pearls and how they have adapted to grow cultured pearls.
Obaid our guide is so knowledgeable and lead us through this wonderful experience, answering all our questions and involving us all in the process.
Written 12 February 2023
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Andrea G
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
I just like to thanks to this grate experience, the whole trip was amazing and beyond . Thanks to all the crew that was with us today . Thanks to mr Suwaidi. It was a pleasure to listen to such a vise man . Be happy and always happy . :)
Written 22 January 2020
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Thank you for your kind words, yesterday was a happy day, today is more happy day, tomorrow defiantly will be the happiest day ever. Thank you for your passion of pearls and looking forward to see you again. Kind regards
Written 25 January 2020
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C588
Dubai, United Arab Emirates213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This is one of the most interesting tourist attractions in the UAE. Perfect in length (2 1/2 hours), relaxing, exciting (informative), demonstrating the heritage of the country in a very nice way. As a bonus you can see camels, turtles and a wide variety of birds on the way there.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient. Really excellent.
Written 17 February 2024
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