In the days before the systematized process of collecting cultured pearls from farms, divers would be obliged to forage below the water’s surface for the prized pieces of mollusk tissue. Because of its shallowness, the Persian Gulf was renowned as one of the world’s best spots to find pearls, and in the early 20th century the practice was an important economic engine for the region. Today, however, it exists as an enjoyable way for visitors to spend the day, a melding of history and the area’s natural beauty. Many companies offer diving tours direct from Dubai’s hotels, and though the prospect of finding a true pearl is rare, it’s still a lovely way to experience the sea.
Pearl Diving Tour
Dive into the Persian Gulf and find precious pearls