The first-of-its-kind on Yas Island, the new Emirati adventure takes off from Yas Marina and presents guests with an authentic Arabian pearling experience. Named after the fabled “prince of pearl diving”, Serdal – the expedition will take you on a unique and educational Emirati adventure, experience the celebration of the UAE’s pearling history and live out the traditional art of pearl diving in the Arabian Gulf.

Get your treasured pearl on a Serdal Pearl Diving Expedition. 


The authentic Arabian pearl expedition is going to take you on a traditional dhow from Yas Marina and journey towards a dive site. During the trip, you will listen to traditional pearl diving stories and sing along age-old Emirati songs.

You will learn the traditional pearling methods and be shown how to harvest real oyster shells from the depths of the Arabian Gulf. On the scenic return journey, you can learn techniques used by the boat’s “nokhada” or captain, to open their oysters and find the hidden treasures lying within. 

The Serdal Pearl Diving Expedition can be enjoyed by participants of all ages, and those who are good swimmers can participate in the pearl diving portion of the trip.

Set out to sea every day of the week. Complimentary refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

  • 400 AED per adult
  • 200 AED per child below age of 12
  • Minimum of 10 guests required to operate the boat



Contact & Directions

Serdal Pearl Diving Expedition
Yas Marina, Yas Island

To book an expedition, please contact