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Dubai Deep Sea Fishing

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Being one of the Gulf countries, and having a rich fishing culture, it is no wonder that Dubai is indeed a highly popular fishing destiantion, as well as being a commercial and touristic centre of the Persian Gulf region. The locals of Dubai mainly engage in deep-sea fishing, but due to the growing fame of its wide variety of fishes, Dubai, as anglers’ paradise is in the limelight again, more and more fish-lovers are arriving from all around the world to try deep-sea fishing in Dubai.


You can catch such kinds of fishes in Dubai not found anywhere else in the world. Here are the very best fishes of the region. Fishes include the kingfish, the Sherii or Shere, Cat Fish, Hamour, Milkfish, White circle and the Red circle. They are the tastiest fishes of the region. Some can see hordes of sharks and barracudas while going to the sea for deep-sea fishing in Dubai. As some of these fishes are seasonal, so it is important to note the time we are preparing to go out to try deep-sea fishing in Dubai.


If you want to do deep-sea fishing in Dubai, first apply for a fishing permit. You can do it before your actual travel. You can also apply these permits online. Sometimes while applying for permit, they also ask some questions regarding the types and number of fishes you are intending to catch. Also watch out, as inside Dubai at most places deep-sea fishing is not allowed. Always ask where there is permission for deep-sea fishing in Dubai, as these regulations might change from time to time. Some fishes, which are normally moving in the deep-sea areas might come also closer to the shore at times, when you can have the chance to catch some, even if at times and places you do not have the permission for deep-sea fishing in Dubai.


Be informed on kind of fishes you can catch and prohibitions. The best times to go fishing is generally at early morning hours before the actual sunrise, or in the evening, an hour before sunset, until it gets totally dark. Some fishes can be the best caught at night when there is full moon. 


You may try deep-sea fishing or on-shore fishing at some beaches in the downtown of Dubai, but it is not that much likely because of the high traffic on and off–water. Famous fishing spots of Dubai are the Al Mumzar Beach resort area where you can get the chance to go out to the sea for deep-sea fishing. This is the area of the Imperial suites, or Garhoud Bridge and Jadaff areas. If you want to go for deep-sea fishing in Dubai, be prepared also to go out of Dubai as well. Best fishing places include Ajman and Umm Qwain, both having great beaches. Due to their more relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy fishing a little more over here, than within the downtown of Dubai. Both areas are quite close to Dubai. However, if you have a rented car, it will not take more than half an hour for you to get there.


Deep-sea fishing in Dubai has gained fame these times. However, as many people try to fish without licence or trying to catch prohibited species, the government is not setting up harder rules regarding deep-sea fishing in Dubai. If you want to get to know more on your possibilities, do not hesitate to ask around, either in Dubai or on different fishing forums on the internet.