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The Famous Fishing Spots in Dubai

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Burj Al-Arab, Dubai

Dubai, as we hear the name, we tend to picture the skyscraper with stunning architecture. Dubai is famous for its architectural wonders, but that is not the only thing. It has a lot to offer for recreational and fun activities. It has everything from desert safaris to water sports lovers. The length of 72 kilometers of coastline and the strategic location of Dubai calls for the water sports activities like fishing. Fishing has been a popular leisure activity traditionally as well. The nearness to the coastline is one of the reasons for the love of fishing in Dubai people.

Though to prevent people from overfishing and abstain from misusing natural resources, there are rules and regulations for the government to abide by the people. The citizens are required to get a yearly license with the Dubai municipality. It ensures that everyone follows safety standards, rules and regulations as well.Following the above simple guidelines, residents can indulge in recreational and leisure fishing activities. In the case of tourists, they need to hire certified tourist guides.

 Benefits of Sailing with Certified Operators

Hiring certified sailing and fishing experts offer only one but multiple advantages. They have programs and itineraries depending on the customer’s preference and provide all the necessary equipment and accessories. Professional tourist guides have an idea about the top spots for fishing and can offer a better experience for the individual wanting to have some fun fishing trips in Dubai. As per the needs and requirements of the visitor, tailored offers are there.

Famous Fishing Spots in Dubai

Some of the famous fishing spots in Dubai are as follows:

  • Al Maktoum Bridge

One of the famous fishing spots in Dubai is around the Al Maktoum Bridge, which is over Dubai Creek. Tourists and visitors can find their perfect spot in and around the bridge. It’s an approved fishing spot by Dubai municipal corporation.

  • Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah Beach is another famous fishing spot in Dubai. Though there are plenty of beaches, along with fishing at Jumeirah beach, enjoy local cuisine and seafood at nearby eateries. Along with fishing and food, enjoy the scenic view of nearby rocks, but remember to be careful near the slippery rocks nearby.

  • Dubai Creek

If you are a beginner fishing enthusiast looking for a fishing spot in Dubai, then Dubai creek is the one for you. It’s a fun place as apart from fishing, you can soak in the shopping therapy nearby or spend good quality time with your loved ones at the nearby Creek park. The water near Dubai Creek has abundant fish making it a great place to begin and enjoy your fishing adventure.

  • Al Garhoud Bridge

Enjoy fishing at the Al Garhoud bridge sitting across its sandy beaches. After parking the vehicle, walk across 50-60 meters to reach the fishing spot. And enjoy fishing with family and friends and spending quality time together.

  • JBR( Jumeirah Beach Residence)

Enjoy fishing at JBR, one of Dubai’s most preferred fishing spots, opposite the prestigious Sheraton Hotel, JBR. On reaching the JBR beach, park your vehicle and climb the rock to reach the spot for fishing. JBR Beach fishing is unique, providing an exceptional experience fishing across the rocks, although it can be difficult as the stones are sometimes slippery. Thus to avoid slipping on the rocks, take a fishing rod of at least 4 meters. Due to its popularity, it buzzes with people, especially during weekend summer nights.

  • Ajman Beach

If your love fishing on the rocks and want to avoid the crowd at JBR beach, Ajman Beach fishing spot is the one for you. Avail of the free parking spot at the service road and walk up to 100 meters to reach the fishing spot. It’s wiser to bring less equipment and fishing accessories to the Ajman Beach fishing spot because of the rocky place. And it becomes difficult to handle add-on accessories.

 There are several fishing spots spread across the whole of Dubai. With its long coastline, Dubai naturally attracts its residents and visitors alike to go fishing.

 Best time for fishing

Though fishing is carried out all around the year in Dubai, the best period for fishing is from winter ending till summer starts. During this time, visitors can avail the opportunity to catch every type of fish. Also, this season is apt for visiting a hot country like Dubai. All other times, try visiting the fishing spot before dawn and after dusk.

 During winter, fish swim near the surface, thus easy to catch, whereas, during the summer month, they swim to the deep -this time is appropriate for deep sea fishing. Fishing is a recreational activity all-around year enjoyed by tourists and residents alike. It’s the reason for the plenty of fishing spread across Dubai.


Kossi Adzo is the editor and author of He is software engineer. Innovation, Businesses and companies are his passion. He filled several patents in IT & Communication technologies. He manages the technical operations at

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