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Guide to Deep Sea Fishing in Dubai

Deep sea fishing
Deep sea fishing

Deep Sea Fishing is quite an underrated activity in Dubai as most visitors and residents focus on the bars, restaurants and events - meanwhile living in a coastal city - Dubai has a thriving fishing community and culture.

In fact, fishing was one of the 3 key elements of local industry, along with pearl diving and the dhow trade.

When to Fish?

The absolute best months for fishing is January - May, with January - March being a particular highlight.

In the summer, both the enjoyment and the amount of catch drops significantly, and broadly speaking the season starts up again in October.

Shore vs. Deep Sea

Deep Sea Fishing is naturally the obvious winner. As you for further away offshore, you increase your chances of catching bigger fish however it is naturally more expensive since you either need to own a boat or hire a charter.

Shore fishing is quite common and some people have good success with it, but it requires different rods and more patience.

What Can You Catch?

The most common catch is:

  1. Barracuda
  2. King Fish
  3. Sharrie
  4. Hammour
  5. Sultan Ibrahim

Occasional catch

  1. Cobia
  2. Travelly
  3. Tuna
  4. Jaesh
Deep sea fishing boat
Deep sea fishing boat

How to Choose a Charter?

If you decide to go down the path of deep sea fishing through a fishing charter, here are some important questions to ask before you book a trip.

1. How many crew members will be onboard?
There should be at least 2 crew members since one will not be enough to operate the boat (trolling) and assisting you with the rods/catch.

2. Will we do trolling and bottom fishing or just bottom fishing?
Trolling consumes more petrol and thus many charters save money on it, but larger fish can only be caught with trolling.

3. How far from the shore will we go?
If the answer is less than 15-20km you should probably stay away. Some charters save petrol costs by ‘deep sea fishing’ in sight of the Palm Island but this defeats the purpose.

4. What boat do you use?
You want something that is at least 30 feet and has a washroom onboard.

What To Bring?

Here are some items that are important for a happy Fishing Trip:

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Hat/Cap
  3. Long sleeve shirts/t-shirts
  4. Food/Snacks
  5. If you are experienced, you should probably bring your own jigging rods.
  6. ‘Drinks’
  7. Extra pair of clothes - with the splashing you might get quite wet
  8. Seasickness tablets
  9. Swimming trunks (can be very refreshing)

Happy Fishing!


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I love your tips for choosing the right fishing charter. I agree that finding one with at least 2 crew members on board is a must. My wife and I have never done it before, so the more help we have, the better.
Mark Carey
Dubai is one of the famous place for fishing. There are many angler come fishing in there.
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Fishing is always a royal game and it make more colors when comes the name Dubai. I love this country and never thought to go to deep sea fishing in Dubai. So I would like to advice that before go t deep sea fishing take your best type of equipment. Check this article for more info
Thank was wonderful reading . wanted to ask why type of fishing rods to use while deep sea fishing thanks
Such a nice place to go fishing, this is so perfect, A lso the view is very nice and calm it's so very relaxing
zawraq marinetech
Thanks for the guide. It was really helpful. If you are looking for marine fishing equipments.
Alex Brown
You gave me some great tips on choosing the right fishing charter. It is imperative to find one with at least 2 crew members on board. The more help I can get, the better since my wife and I have never attempted this before. I also found some tips at Deep Sea

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