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Mangrove Kayaking Tours, Abu Dhabi Overview

The Mangrove Kayaking Tour is a guided tour in the still waters of the Eastern Mangroves of Abu Dhabi. One can paddle around the mangroves on a kayak, while exploring the calm waters and mangrove tunnels and observing its diverse terrestrial and marine life.

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How To Reach Mangrove Kayaking Tours

The mangrove kayaking tours depart from the Eastern Mangroves Promenade. The promenade is located conveniently close to the Abu Dhabi International Airport, and can be found on Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street in Abu Dhabi. One can drive by car or take a taxi to reach here.


During the tour, one can catch a glimpse of the variety of terrestrial and marine life in the mangroves, and understand their importance in the coastal system. One can enjoy seeing Abu Dhabi from a different perspective as they explore the lush mangroves, while being surrounded by the spectacular views of the mangroves and the Abu Dhabi landscape.

The kayaking adventure includes all the equipment required such as paddles, life jackets, and the kayak, as well as an expert guide with vast knowledge of birds and marine life in the area. One can also choose from single, double or three-seater family kayaks.

Things to Carry

It is advisable to carry cash, plenty of water and snacks for the kayaking tour. In order to avoid sunburn, one must ensure to carry a sun hat or cap, a pair of sunglasses and wear plenty of sun-block, having a high SPF. It is also important to dress in suitable clothing, which may get wet during the tour, and sturdy footwear. It is best to avoid wearing flip-flops or slippery sandals. One can also bring mobile phones or cameras with them, as most tour guides bring waterproof bags for electronics.


Kayaking is a fun and enjoyable activity, even for those with no experience. It is easy to learn, and instructions are provided by the accompanying experienced guides. The guided tour lasts for a total of 2 hours, and is suitable for people with all levels of experience.  

The tour starts with a safety brief with the guide, followed by moving into the waters in the Eastern Mangroves Promenade. During the tour, one can stop at the beach to rest and enjoy the complimentary fruit salad and water to refuel. Following this, you will paddle through mangrove bay, full of marine life and breathtaking views.

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One can join in the kayaking adventure from a number of tour operators, such as My Abu Dhabi Holidays, Al Mahara Diving Centre, Sea Hawk, Noukhada, Off Road Adventure Tours, Rayna Tours, Emirates Tours and Safaris and more.

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