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.
Abu Dhabi’s new Mangrove Walk on Al Jubail Island. All image courtesy: ITP Media Group
Opened on Thursday, 30th January 2020.
Highly anticipated project of Modon Properties.
The walk spans an area of 1 million square metres.
Mangroves lined up on each side of a winding boardwalk.
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.
The Mangrove Walk is also home to birds, fish and crabs, with rangers serving as guides on the park and its marine life.
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.
Kayaks are available for hire.
Al Jubail Island, located between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island.
The walkway is open daily from 8am to 6.30pm.
It's free of charge and will allow you to take a stroll through the mangroves, explore the natural landscape and go wildlife spotting.
If visitor numbers exceed the maximum number you will have to wait for some visitors to leave before being permitted entry into the walkway.
Mangrove Walk is a ecological site.
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.
The attraction is also set to close in the summer months, however an exact date is yet to be announced.