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In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

The new attraction on Jubail Island, located between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island, opened to the public on January 30 and will be one of the newest ecotourism attractions in the UAE.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

Abu Dhabi’s new Mangrove Walk on Al Jubail Island. All image courtesy: ITP Media Group

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

Opened on Thursday, 30th January 2020.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

Highly anticipated project of Modon Properties.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

The walk spans an area of 1 million square metres.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

Mangroves lined up on each side of a winding boardwalk.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

There are three routes, with the longest 2 kilometres and the shortest 1 kilometre. It takes about 35 to 90 minutes to cover the longest route.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

The Mangrove Walk is also home to birds, fish and crabs, with rangers serving as guides on the park and its marine life.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

It has six educational sections – The Floating Platform, Power of the Sea, Roots of the Mangrove, Viewing Tower, Salt Collector and Beach Tower -- and will soon be hosting interactive tours for children.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

Kayaks are available for hire.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

Al Jubail Island, located between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

The walkway is open daily from 8am to 6.30pm.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

It's free of charge and will allow you to take a stroll through the mangroves, explore the natural landscape and go wildlife spotting.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

If visitor numbers exceed the maximum number you will have to wait for some visitors to leave before being permitted entry into the walkway.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

Mangrove Walk is a ecological site.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

There is a café on site selling hot drinks and some food but no food or packaging will be permitted along the Walkway to help preserve the local ecosystem.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's new attraction Jubail Mangrove Park

The attraction is also set to close in the summer months, however an exact date is yet to be announced.