The tradition of pearl diving and its cultural impact has long been a source of pride in the UAE. Pearls have always been associated with beauty, longevity and perfection and the warm waters of the Gulf produced highly prized, colourful pearls.
In the economically depressed emirates of the early 1900s, it was an important source of revenue with more than 1,200 boats carrying over 20,000 men each pearling season.
To witness some of this history you can visit The Pearl Museum that only hosts small organised groups and holds a private collection of pearls remarkable for its size.
– Richelle Fosberry, Mojo PR