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Try fishing in the Arabian Gulf, which is very famous and known for its deep-sea fishing. Prepare yourself and hop on board and cruise away into the Indian Ocean. Deep-sea fishing requires deep waters and is usually done at places with a minimum depth of 30 meters, which is considered deep sea fish territory.
Learn from the experts, as they guide you and teach how to use top-quality equipment to capture the biggest fish. Later you can grill your catch.
Enjoy your fishing expedition in a 33 Foot Motor Yacht which includes grouper, barracuda and many more. The 33 foot is a locally manufactured motor yacht fitted with outboard engines and has many other facilities, such as a washroom and cabin, as well as all necessary fishing equipment, cool boxes & space for fishing
There are two options:
- 1-hour fishing speed-boat
- 4-hour fishing speed-boat.
How to reach: It is a 20-minute drive to Jumeirah 5, Fishing Harbour 3, near Burj Al Arab, where the ship is docked from Bur Dubai. Cabs/Self-drive is preferred as other options take up a lot of time.
Note: You have to report at least 30-minutes before departure.
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How to reach Deep Sea Fishing in Dubai?
The deep sea fishing activity is at Jumeirah 5, Fishing Harbour 3, located near Burj Al Arab, where the ship is docked. By bus, you can take bus number 8 from Gold Souq station (which is situated at Palm Deira subway station) to the Ibn Battuta Mall, which is the nearest bus station of Jumeirah beach. Similarly, one can take the F16 feeder bus from the Burj Khalifa Dubai Mall Metro Station and reach the desired location. By car, it takes only 20 minutes drive from Bur Dubai to the Jumeirah 5, Fishing Harbour 3. Travellers mostly prefer cab/self-drive options.
What is the duration of this activity?
There are two different options provided for tourists. They can choose either one of them. They’re as follows: • 1-hour fishing speed boat • 4-hour fishing speed boat If you’d want to do some serious fishing, you can go for the 4 hours duration, which gives ample amount of time to explore the variety of sea creatures. However, to get a first time experience in deep sea fishing, you can choose the 1-hour duration, which is sure to amuse you at the end. Please remember that fish hunters are requested to reach the destination at least 30 minutes in advance to complete the formalities (if any).
Will we get an instructor for doing Deep Sea Fishing in Dubai?
Yes. You will be accompanied by an instructor along with a well-trained crew. Deep Sea Fishing in Dubai is one of the adventurous activities among tourists. To give them the best fishing experience, the tour operators have dedicated their instructors to guide throughout the journey. If you’re a fresher in fishing, they will teach you the basics, help you with the equipment and make you catch a fish successfully. Here, the instructors are experts, having thorough knowledge about the locations, sea creatures, and the climate. Moreover, they are extremely approachable, where one can ask them any queries and get clarified immediately.
What species of fish can we catch?
The most commonly caught fishes are: Barracuda – It is a large-size predator fish, well known for its dangerous look and aggressive behaviour. It is a saltwater fish, usually hunts its prey independently. King Fish – It is also called as King Mackerel, migrated from the Atlantic Ocean to this place. It is equally famous for having high mercury content, which attracts commercial and recreational fishing industries. Sharrie – It is one of the deep sea creatures, very hard to catch. One can find it in different sizes and colours, which makes it unique from others. Hammour – This brown spotted reef cod fish is the best seafood for fishers. It lives in groups and can be spotted easily.
Can we bring kids along with us?
Yes. Tourists can bring their kids to do some deep sea fishing in Dubai. However, they are requested to bring kids aged 6 years or above due to safety reasons. Since it is difficult to handle toddlers and running kids in a floating environment, the tour operators recommend kids to be a minimum of 6 years old. There will be adequate protection kits for children to ensure their safety. Upon wearing the lifejacket and safety gears, the kids are sure to get a whole new experience in their lives. This amazing journey will guarantee them a lot of surprises and excitements, which can be remembered lifelong.
In what waters will we do Deep Sea Fishing in Dubai?
There are several serene locations available to do deep sea fishing such as Dubai Creek, located beyond Jebel Ali free zone, Dibba, near the Maktoum Bridge, and the East Coast called as Dorado, etc. Considering the geographical location, the waters are totally saline where sinking is relatively difficult. The fishing location may vary depending on the weather conditions and the water behaviour, and is subject to the Dubai Coast Guard’s approval. The deep seawaters and breathtaking locations have become a favourite spot among fishing enthusiasts around the world.
Is this activity available on weekends?
Yes. This fascinating activity is available on both weekdays and weekends. One can plan his trip anytime in a year and enjoy the thrilling ride. Except for the mating seasons, the activity is conducted in full swing and fish hunted at different locations within the fishing zone. If there is an adverse climatic condition or unusual sea disturbance, the activity can be stopped temporarily or cancelled for the day.
What are the things that we need to carry?
You are required to bring a towel and a pair of clothes. If you’re allowed to swim, you will need the towel and dry clothes to change. Then wear comfortable footwear in order to avoid sliding from the boat. If you’re planning the deep sea fishing in Dubai during the summer season, you need to carry sunscreen and a sunglass to protect your hands and eyes from the Sun rays. Finally, don’t forget to grab your latest camera as there are plenty of stunning locations surrounded, followed by rare aquatic species found while fishing, so it is a must-have.
How far will we go for fishing?
The fishing place is nearly 20 – 30 km away from the dock, where you can find many fishing spots surrounded by a variety of fishes. It generally takes 1 – 2 hours of travel from the starting point to the real fishing area. If you feel bored, tired, or caught too much of fishes before reaching the end time, then you will be taken to the next spot. All the locations are saved in the GPS, and once you arrive at the location, the instructors will help you use the bait and start indulging in fishing.
Do we need to know swimming in order to do this activity?
It is not mandatory to know swimming in order to do this activity. Perhaps, it is an added advantage if you know swimming. This activity is specially brought for both swimmers and non-swimmers, where they can enjoy fishing unlimitedly and get the best holiday respite. There are lifejackets available within reachable distance, where one can wear it just in case. If the water surface is calm without much disturbance, then you will be allowed to swim with or without lifejackets. It promises an ever-lasting impression among tourists, especially fishing enthusiasts, as it gives close encounters with the fishes.
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