An archaeological experience with a twist, the Hudayriyat Heritage Trail is a winding stretch of beautiful pathways and raised tidal boardwalks. It offers visitors the chance to stroll down a timeline of local history and learn all about the curious and intriguing facts of the recent and distant past. The trail includes a range of contemporary sculptures, alongside viewing platforms overlooking the Arabian Gulf.
The trail combines historical artworks capturing the beauty and significance — cultural, ecological and otherwise — of oysters, pearls, and pottery, burnt shark and dugong bones, along with historical fishing nets. Along the route are a number of educational nodes where families can learn about how the local Bedouins lived and adapted to the environment many years before modern technology.
Pearl Oyster Shells
The coastal shell middens on Hudayriyat Island are large collections of shells and bones left over from meals consumed by former inhabitants. They are usually located along sandy beaches nearby where the shellfish were collected and then discarded.
Dugongs are marine herbivorous animals found in warm coastal waters between East Africa and Australia, including the Red Sea, Arabian Gulf and Indian and Pacific Oceans.
With a relatively shallow depth that has significantly influenced it’s marine biodiversity, the Arabian Gulf has a unique variety of sharks and rays. Most common habitats are a featureless seabed of mud or sand that support numerous species of sharks and rays.
Coastal middens are of great cultural, scientific, educational and historic importance as they reveal information about former inhabitants and their survival tactics.
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Bathe in the sunshine and soak in the luxury of Hudayriyat Mar Vista scenic marina.
Enlivened by a long line of first-class restaurants, boutiques, and specialist attractions, the marina — with all its timber and rustic charm — is the perfect spot for some much-deserved rest and relaxation.
Comprised of 40 berths for up to 45ft vessels
Dock & Dine marina boasts a wide selection of food and beverage offerings.
Includes a paved pier walkway with viewing platform that allows visitors to take in the amazing scenery.