The huge Jubail Mangrove Natural Park is one of the youngest attractions in Abu Dhabi: it opened in early 2020 on the island of Jubail of the same name. This is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the ecosystem of the mangrove forest: to see the dense thickets of evergreen plants, the intricacies of their roots and animals, birds and fish living in these plant labyrinths.
In the park Al Jubail Island, visitors get acquainted with the ecosystem of the mangrove forest, observe in the clear water fish and crustaceans, birds (herons and flamingos are found here). About all the inhabitants of the mangrove forest willingly tell the park staff. There are three routes: 2 km long, medium – 1.6 km and short – 1 km. The most leisurely walk will take an average of up to 90 minutes.
Jubail Mangrove Park Ticket Price
Entrance for adults — 15 AED, for children over 7 years old — 10 AED.
How to get there
By taxi from the center of Abu Dhabi in 20 min. (45–55 AED).
Address: Abu Dhabi, Al Jubail Island. GPS coordinates: 24.5451874, 54.4832174. Website
Activities at Jubail Mangrove Park
• A tour of the garden sides is the beginning we recommend to explore what the garden hides in its arms.
Surrounded by captivating views translated by these lush trees and spacious greenery.
On one of the spread chairs you can sit back and look more at the beauty of the garden.
•The garden’s exceptional view of Farida Creek deserves enough time to see the stunning view that will captivate you.
•You’ll find a flowing stream that you can spend a good time there, and the most fun is having boats with rowing pedals that you can rent and take a trip around.
•An atmosphere full of activity and enthusiasm, Abu Dhabi’s Jubail Mangrove Park provided suitable spaces for exercise, as it is possible to walk and run in the paths that have been allocated for it.
All routes connected by educational hubs. A floating platform with a network under your feet to examine the fauna and flora in detail. Observation tower for the best shots from a height; promenade with a boardwalk terrace. It is planned to launch kayaking with excursions around the park. There are cafes and bathrooms, children’s playgrounds.
On-site policies prohibiting food on the go to prevent pollution. At the same time, the number of visits is strictly limited. If the park is full, new visitors will have to wait in line. For a visit, it is better to choose the time of high tide. The park also has an information center for children and an observation deck where you can take first-class photos.
It is forbidden to swim, fish, litter, smoke, come with pets, ride bicycles / scooters / roller skates.
Detailed information is available on the official website of Al Jubail Island. The best time to visit is the tide, there is a service to monitor it. From Abu Dhabi Airport to Al Jubail Island is about a 20-minute drive.