Treasures and tradition – find out how pearl diving in Dubai still uses traditional methods

Over 7,000 years ago, there were only a few brave people that decided to settle in this tough but mesmerising landscape, but on the seabed of this Arabian Peninsula, there was a bounty to be found, the elusive Pearl.

The Adventures programme explored Pearl diving in Dubai using age-old techniques still used today.

Major Ali Alsuwaidi, from the Emirates Marine Environmental Group, said, “For me, it’s very important to keep this traditional because I want to pass it, you know, to the new generation. And I want them to know how our grandfather and how our father is suffering to do this very difficult job especially to dive 20 or 30

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