Best fishing spots in United Arab Emirates

Best fishing spots in UAE
Best fishing spots in UAE

The United Arab Emirates has a handful of the most famous fishing spots all over the world. Being surrounded by ocean in three sides makes it a viable haven for a huge number of species and a go-to spot for deep waters fishing. Checking the following list of the best fishing spots in UAE will help you make the best out of your fishing trip in UAE.


Thanks to the merge of the Indian Ocean with the sea, the waters of Fujairah are home to a huge variety of sea creatures. The official fishing season starts in October and extends till March but you still can fish all through the year. The emirate is famous for its warm weather. Fishes you can find there include: Dorado, Sailfish, Amberjack, Yellow fin Tuna, Trevally, Striped Marlin, Barracuda, Rainbow Runner and the Long tail Tuna.

Ras Al Khaimah:

Ras Al Khaimahis so open to deep water fishing. Fishing season starts in October and extends to April, however fishes are spotted during other months even when weather is hotter. Most famous fishes in Ras Al Khaimeh include Barracuda, Kingfish, Sailfish, Areolate Grouper, Brown-spotted Grouper, Red Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna, Cobia, Queenfish, Fin bream, Goat fish and Coral hind.


Sharjah is one of the best fishing spots in Emirates. Kingfish is mainly the target fish in Sharjah waters. The official fishing season starts in September to April. The fishes you can fish there include Queenfish, Trevally and Cobia.

Abu Dhabi

This Emirate is a home for big fishes including Kingfish, Queenfish, Trevally, Cobia, Grouper and Sheri. The best time to fish in Dubai is from November to February.

Note that recreational hook-line fishing in Emirates requires a license. Costs vary across several places. For tourists, a short-term license can be issued through the assistance of fishing tour company. For license issuing, a copy of passport, valid residence visa and a passport-size photograph are required. In case you own your own boat you will have to have a boat license, photographs and rental contract.


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