Explore Jubail Mangrove Park This Winter

by Abu Dhabi Travel Planner Team

A serene sanctuary on the outskirts of the city

One of Abu Dhabi’s premier new destinations for outdoor exploration is set to re-open it’s doors to the public on 1 October 2020.

A fabulous addition to Abu Dhabi’s outdoor attraction line up, the one million square kilometre park on the outskirts of the city provides visitors with a unique opportunity to engage with the city’s vital mangrove habitats. From a series of raised boardwalk paths, visitors are invited to spot a wide array of marine wildlife from turtles to herons and gazelles that call the mangroves home.

This serene urban escape offers visitors three different boardwalk routes through the mangroves; the shortest loop is just 1 kilometre, ideal for little legs. For those wanting a longer stroll, you can opt for the 1.6-kilometre and 2-kilometre loops. Depending on how much you want to look at and stop along the way, the longer route takes 30 minutes to 90 minutes to complete – depending on how many stops you’d like to make.

The boardwalk can be accessed with both strollers and wheelchairs. Several rest nodes are conveniently placed along each route along with viewing platforms. An experience not to be rushed; take your time, relax and enjoy one of Abu Dhabi’s most unique new experiences.

We’d encourage visitors to see the park at both high tide and low tide. Whilst it does look much prettier when the tide is high, and the azure waters are flowing beneath your feet, low tide provides many interesting opportunities too. See the crustaceans and marine life that live beneath the mangroves, often a more interesting experience for the little ones.

You can check Abu Dhabi tide times here.

Trained rangers will be on hand to assist you on your journey around the park with history and wildlife information.

Other Facilities at Jubail Mangrove Park

In addition to the boardwalk, you will also find a coffee shop, information centre and washroom facilities.

New additions to Jubail Mangrove Park over the summer include;

  • Educational ranger tours (groups of up to 10 and VIP)
  • Kayak hire
  • E-canoe tours

And watch this space for news on some “Eco Domes” – luxury glamping on Jubail Island.

Jubail Mangrove Park Opening Hours

From 1 October 2020, the park will open daily from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm (last entry 6:00 pm).

Note that post-COVID measures now require visitors to pre-book to control visitor numbers and help with maintaining social distancing.

You can book on the Jubail Mangrove Park website here.

Entry Fees for Jubail Mangrove Park

Originally free to the public when it first opened in January 2020, there is now a small service charge to enter the park.

  • Adults 15 AED
  • Children 8-18 years old 10 AED
  • Under 7’s and People of Determination Free
  • Premium rates are also available that will allow you to “skip the line” 30 AED adults / 20 AED children
  • VIP Tours with a maximum of 4 people 75 AED Adults / 50 AED children
  • Kayak hire from 100 AED
  • E-canoe tours from 80AED

Enquires can be directed to 056 303 2423.

Where to find Jubail Mangrove Park

You will find the park on Jubail Island, just off the E12 Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Highway. Coming from Dubai direction, the exit is signposted just before Saadiyat Island.

From Abu Dhabi city, Jubail Island is just after you pass Saadiyat Island. Look for a small slip lane on your right that will take you back under the freeway.

Learn more about Abu Dhabi’s top attractions here

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