It’s early morning on the east coast of the UAE. You’ve been waiting for a bite for half an hour and have watched the mountains in the distance emerge from the fog. But, just as your grip loosens slightly, there’s a sudden tug on the line. You swing the rod high and the reel whirrs into life as a behemoth of a dorado, glimmering yellow and bright green, leaps up and back into the water with a crash. You brace on the side of the boat as the rod bends double. He’s well hooked, and it’s going to take some fighting to bring him onboard. Sound like fishing as you imagined it? Forget measly catches and exhausted, overfished waters, the big fish are out there – you just have to find them.
Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa provide boats for four hours, maximum seven people. Call 04 883 6000 for details. Find out more about sea fishing in the Arabian Gulf.
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