Fishing trips off the UAE coast for a as little as Dhs100
Time Out Dubai staff
Online company FishFishMe helps keen fishermen and women find and book fishing trips in the UAE, Oman and around the world from its bases in Dubai and Malaga, Spain. ‘Fujairah is by far the best fishing destination in the UAE,’ explains the website’s managing director and keen fisher Abdullah Alshalabi. ‘There you can do big game fishing and land big fish such as dorado, yellowfin tuna, sailfish, amberjacks and marlins. Dubai is also good during the winter season, from October to April, and you can expect to catch kingfish, barracuda and a local fish called sheirri. Sharjah is good too – we’ve caught kingfish, queenfish and cobia in really good sizes.’
For those with concerns about the impact of fishing on the UAE’s aquatic ecosystems, Alshalabi explains, ‘We ask customers to not keep more than they can consume. We encourage them to return the fish if they have caught more than ten. We encourage people to do the sensible thing.’
Fishing trips can be organised across the Emirates, at sites in Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Fujairah, as well as over the border in Oman at locations including Dibba, Salalah, Khasab, Muscat, Quriyat and Masirah to name just a few. Trips from Dhs100. For more information and to book visit www.fishfishme.com.