Kayak 4 Conservation [Abu Dhabi]

Kayak through the mangroves of Abu Dhabi and fish out the trash you see.

About the Activity 

Did you know: Mangroves can store up to 4 times more carbon than tropical forests. By restoring mangroves to good health, we also restore our local biodiversity. Afterall, mangroves are home to bees, birds, turtles, rays, and fish.

Unfortunately, mangroves and their inhabitants are facing numerous challenges, one of which is litter. Let’s do our part to protect them!

Join us to kayak through the mangrove forest to an island and learn about the cultural and ecological importance of mangroves, the threats they face and how we can work together to ensure their resilience. Contribute to research on the amount and type of single use plastics and other waste entering the marine environment throughout the year. Data is reported directly to the Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi to provide the researchers and policy makers with insights around the current situation, help them in making better decisions, and formulate new regulations and provide recommendations to leaders.

Who can participate?

No experience is necessary, although a reasonable level of fitness is required. Volunteers will need to be able to kayak several kilometers and carry bags of litter.

We welcome volunteers of all ages; However it is not suitable for babies and volunteers under 18 can only attend when accompanied adults.


3 hours

Act now

Please prepare for this activity by attending the Masterclass: How we can Protect our Mangroves


Please email us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +971585323400

Which area of Impact does it contribute to?

We must sustain our mangroves, so they can sustain us.

With your help, we can achieve and surpass our objective to:

  • Understand the source of plastic waste and analyse 2,000 kg of litter to support a policy on single-use plastics and help create a thriving circular economy in the UAE.
  • Reduce plastic leakage into nature by 50% by 2030.

Join the mission to Lose the Litter.

local_offer Registration fee for non-members: AED 350.00
Abu Dhabi
Reem Park
Date & Time
Thursday, 09 December 2021 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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Saturday, 16 October 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Friday, 12 November 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Saturday, 29 January 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sunday, 12 November 2023 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
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Sunday, 20 February 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Saturday, 12 March 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Saturday, 09 April 2022 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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Sunday, 22 May 2022 06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
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Sunday, 09 October 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sunday, 21 January 2024 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Sunday, 11 December 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sunday, 29 January 2023 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sunday, 19 March 2023 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sunday, 17 September 2023 07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration Full
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Ratings & Reviews

23 Reviews

Thanks to Emirates Nature WWF for organising this fun, productive and rewarding activity. it was an amazing morning, learned a lot of new and important information about mangroves and the role they play in absorbing carbon. We managed to collect rubbish from the beach, although it wasn't but the Leaders of Change done a grand job. Thanks to Emirates Nature WWF for putting this and other events together and as always thanks to Arabella who is very knowledgeable, approachable and answers all of our questions. Massive thanks Arabella and Emirate Nature WWF.

I had the incredible opportunity to participate in the "KAYAK 4 CONSERVATION [ABU DHABI]" event organized by Emirates Nature WWF, and I'm eager to share my enriching experience. Venturing into the mangroves for the first time was truly enlightening. The comprehensive guidance and support from the professional ENWWF team, particularly Arabella, made it a unique and insightful journey from start to end. Despite initial fears of water and personal concerns regarding my inability to swim, let alone kayak on my own, their encouragement transformed my perspective. The exhilarating experience of kayaking, one that I had never encountered before, not only boosted my confidence but also ignited a newfound appreciation for the importance of plant and ocean life. It was a humbling reminder of the challenges that marine life faces, further motivating me to understand and contribute towards their conservation.

I had a great Sunday morning in this beautiful and natural environment. Arabella is approachable and enthusiast : she nicely drives the group while sharing her passion for nature, making each of us more conscious of the privilege to be part of this mission. The overall organization is a "freedom in a frame" concept : leaving us enough freedom to enjoy the moment, and a defined frame to help us measure our contribution to nature. I appreciate that!


Please note that events may be cancelled or rescheduled due to updated safety guidelines from the government. We will try our best to keep you informed of any changes as early as possible. Thank you for your understanding and support.