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The coastal shell middens on Hudayriyat Island are large collections of shells and bones left over from meals consumed by the 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 its’ 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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The Hudayriyat Heritage Trail has been established to protect the important archaeological remains discovered on the island.

The shell middens provide direct evidence of the activities of pearl fishermen who previously lived there.

The remains of dugongs and sharks demonstrate the importance of marine resources for the community living on Hudayriyat.

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    Hudayriyat Mar Vista
    Hudayriyat Island was once home to Arabian pearl divers. Now, it’s transforming into a remarkable new community and lifestyle destination. Close to the heart of Abu Dhabi, Hudayriyat is a world away from everyday life.
    Hudayriyat Mar Vista is an opportunity to experience a new kind of living. To step out of the ordinary world and enter a diverse community united by a single vision, the dream of a world away. The distinctive wonders of nature.
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    Department of Culture and Tourism
    The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi manages the emirate’s culture, tourism, and Dar Al Kutub (National Library) sectors. The Department is responsible for the protection and preservation of the history and culture of Abu Dhabi, as mandated by the emirate’s Cultural Heritage Law, and works to implement a vision of creating a cultural capital rooted in heritage and history, a place where culture is a driver of social and economic development.
  • Modon Properties
    Modon Properties
    We deliver vibrant and culturally centred destinations. They are artfully designed and expertly constructed to delight citizens, residents, and tourists alike. Our remarkable havens, with their rich offering of leisure and recreational attractions, bear all the hallmarks of their locations’ proud heritage, being inspired by local history and culture. Offering a range of specially curated lifestyle experiences, these exciting developments welcome visitors to explore the distinctive wonders of nature.
  • Mawarid Hotels and Hospitality
    Mawarid Hotels and Hospitality
    Mawarid Hotels and Hospitality (MHH) is the destination management company of Mawarid International Development Company (MIDC) and the subsidiary of Mawarid Holding Investment (MHI). It is also the operator company of Hudayriyat Heritage Trail.

    MHH destinations sit within some truly unique indigenous landscapes. It is a truly immersive experience for our guests. We facilitate the opportunity to learn about the environment in which they are in.

COVID-19 Regulations

At  Hudayriyat Mar Vista, your safety is our number one priority. We have implemented important measures to ensure that you remain safe while enjoying your visit with us.

Precautionary measures taken at  Hudayriyat Mar Vista:

  • All attractions will be cleaned and sterilized at regular intervals.
  • Social distance markers are placed throughout.
  • Occupancy will be reduced across all attractions, taking into consideration government guidelines.
  • Temperature checks will occur at all sites and some may have additional thermal screening and/or sanitzation booths.
  • If any guest displays symptoms of COVID-19, they will be safely transported to a nearby clinic within  Hudayriyat Mar Vista and will be cared for by on-site medical professionals.
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    Wear a face mask at all times.

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    Adhere to regulations displayed at the entrance of each attraction.

  • Contactless

    Contactless payment methods are encouraged and available everywhere.

  • social distance

    Maintain social distancing of 2m from others.

    (family members excluded)