Dubai Fishing

The lukewarm and shallow waters around Dubai act pretty much as a lavish plankton buffet for the vast baitfish schools during the winter months, attracting a colorful variety of game fish straight to the Arabian gulf. Some of these fish you may very well be familiar with already - Cobia, Kingfish, giant Barracuda and a few other trophy fish rally along the city's coastline practically all year round. Other coveted species, however, are almost endemic to the Emirates, making a fishing trip out of Dubai literally a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for many. Feel the thrill of hooking a massive Arabian Grouper (Hammour as it is locally called) - one of Dubai's most popular restaurant fish, or put out the lures for the likes of Blacktip Trevally, Emperor Bream, or the infamous 'Sultan Ibrahim' (Golden Threadfin Bream). Because how many of your friends can say they've caught Sultan Ibrahim before?

Known For

Burj Khalifa, Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai Aquarium, Burj al-Arab, Jumeirah Beach, Palm Island, Dubai Creek, Indoor ski park, Atlantis Resort & Hotel, The World Islands, tour to Hatta Mountains, Deira Souks (markets), Bastakia Quarter, Dessert Safari tours, Wild Wadi Water Park

Rules & Regulations

Fishing permits are needed for all recreational fishing in Dubai. Please note that some Dubai fishing charters include permits as part of their overall fishing packages. For more info, please consult the ‘Amenities’ section of any particular charter or ask for a free quote.

Dubai Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.