We spent a little friday delight out on the mangroves yesterday morning getting a little taste for some Donut Boating but don't confuse this with the consumption of those rounds sugary things it's just a boat shaped like a donut. Tucked away behind The Eastern Mangroves Hotel Belevari Marine host these boats for hire as a fun eco way to explore the Mangroves. The boats hold up to 6 people  with a circular table for eating and  a cooler  for drinks and it's own shaded parasol for the sun. `it is battery charged which means it is completely silent and can be captained by almost anyone capable enough to endure a 5 minute operation and safety instruction. 

I can't  even begin to tell you how tranquil this was it's really a nature experience with the lapping water herons flying above and fish spotting below in the shallow waters. We took a picnic of pastries berries and juices with a small speaker and headed out for a blissful hour - one thing for sure the pace of the boat is slow - like taking a stroll and time melts away very quickly as you take in the views and concentrate on not much else -water and nature seems to have that calming effect.

Defiantly a must for out of towners looking to do something a little more unusual or frequent visitors who have not experienced this or even as an alternative for pregnant ladies who are simply not allowed to kayak the mangroves (perhaps I am using myself as an example here). I dare say sunset would be magical, a little takeaway pizza from Carluccios perhaps a cheeky bottle of wine (not that I am instigating breaking the law)  the glistening light on the water and some romantic music - take note fellas perfect little date night escapade ...just sayin!!!

Donut Boats can be hired between the hours of 9am -10pm as per the rates below 

  • 1/2 HOUR - 200AED /1 HOUR - 300AED /2 HOURS - 500AED

Apparently it does get busy so advanced booking is recommended either early morning or sunset are popular options so be mindful of this 

Mobile : +971 56 480 0427 for bookings

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