The Suwaidi Pearls Farm in RAK

  • Publish date: Thursday، 18 March 2021
The Suwaidi Pearls Farm in RAK

Besides the heat, the sand and the uprising of architecture, skyscrapers and technology, UAE is also known for its pearl business industry as pearl diving in the UAE goes back to more than 7,000 years ago specifically the city of Ras Al Khaimah as it was a booming trade post because of the pearl industry.

The UAE pearl diving business provided income and was the basis to founding some cities in the UAE such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Aside from history, UAE is now known for its modern aesthetic leaving tradition behind.


However, you can still live the experience with “The Suwaidi Pearls Farm” which was founded in 2005 by Abdulla Al Suwaidi, the farm is located in Ras Al Khaimah due to its relevance in the history of the pearl industry.

You will be able to live the experience and witness pearl diving and the culture of beloved UAE, you’ll be taking a traditional pearling boat to reach the cultured pearl farm.

After going through a timeline of the history of pearling, from where it was done to the life-risking process of pearl diving, the tour brings you into the present day, and to the extensive work that goes into pearl farming today.

Tours will take you through the 5-step processes used, which have allowed Suwaidi Pearls Farm to cut down the cultivation process from 18 to 12 months.

The expert team will take you through the process of seeding, where experts insert a round bead made from mother-of-pearl shell, along with oyster tissue, to allow a layer of nacre to grow around the bead, and forming a pearl in the course of time.

At the end of the tour, guests will get to take part in an oyster opening experience. A handful of matured oysters are kept in an aquarium, and guests can choose which one they’d like to have opened in front of them, in the hope that they’ll find a precious pearl inside.