Deep Sea Fishing Trips in Dubai

Prices & Services.

SERVICE

PRICE

NOTES

Weekday Private Trip

1400 AED/4 Hour Trip (Sunday – Thursday)6.30am – 10.30am OR 2.00pm – 6.00pm

Weekend Private Trip

1800 AED/4 Hour Trip (Friday & Saturday)6.30am – 10.30am OR 2.00pm – 6.00pm

Weekend Sharing Trip

400 AED/4 Hour Trip (Friday Morning Only)Available on Friday Morning Only (6.30-10.30am)

Additional Hour (optional)

250 AED/extra hourAn extension of the trip beyond 4 hours

2 Way Transfers (optional)

180 AED/car (max 6 people)To/from anywhere in Dubai or Sharjah

BBQ Preparation of Caught Fish (optional)

350 AEDCleaning, filleting of fish and BBQ prepartion of the fish along with some bread and salads.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Do The Tours Begin & End?

If you opt for the additional transfer cost of 180 AED we will pick you up from anywhere in Dubai or Sharjah & drop you back.

If you don’t, the trips will begin and Dubai International Marine Club, located right next to Barasti Bar & Le Meridien Mina Al Seyahi.

Location of the Boats

How Do I Book & Pay for a Trip?

Option 1: Fill in the Form to the right

Option 2: Send an email to web{at}absea.ae

(Specify date + time)

Option 3: Call us at +971 52 899 63 01

Once we establish availability we will send you a payment link by email.

You can settle the due payment by credit card.

Final Step: We will issue a formal confirmation that includes the location of the boat, the number of the captain and other details.

Where Do We Fish? How?

We fish approximately 20-30 km offshore, away from the coastline at special fishing spots which our captains have been researching over the years. They are saved in our GPS and once we arrive at the location we use the fish finder to look for schools of fish.

Normally we will start the trip with 1-2 hours of trolling trying to catch the larger predators.
Once we are either tired, bored of trolling, caught too much or caught nothing – we will switch to bottom fishing.

For Trolling = we use yuzuri lures and fishing spoon lures.

For Bottom fishing we use squid or sardine.
Sometimes we also work with hand lines as they provide good sensitivity for spotting the bite but usually we work with rods.
All equipment onboard is riyobi Japanese rods.

Keeping the Catch?

We are only allowed to come back to port with a maximum of 15kg or 6 large fish, otherwise we will be fined by the government.
We practice a catch and release policy as far as possible.
Naturally, you are welcome to keep some of the catch, and take it with you but with sport fishing, the goal isn’t to catch fish for consumption srictly, but rather to enjoy the act of fishing itself.
As with the law, you can keep a maximum of 6 large fish or 15kg in total.

Live Cooking FAQ

When you purchase the live cooking option, whatever fish you catch (naturally within 1-2 kg) will be cleaned, gutted, filled, salted & cooked on a small BBQ.
The fish will be served with some Arabic bread, hummus & rice.

Its not a fancy event, and we do the best given the space restrictions onboard our boat but the freshness of the fish is incomparable to any restaurant and our captains have good experience with this kind of preparation.

Food & Drinks FAQ

You are absolutely welcome to bring any food or drinks with you that you wish.
Onboard we will only have water & soft drinks (unless you specifically order the BBQ option onboard).
There is an ice box onboard for storage.
You are also allowed to bring special kinds of drinks 🙂

Is Swimming Allowed?

You are allowed to swim, but not in the open ocean. We can facilitate swimming inside the lagoon once we are back in port, but this will be counted as part of your total time, so it will either eat into your 4 hour trip or you will need to get an extra hour.

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What Boats Do We Use?

In Dubai we have 2 boats: ‘Avorora’ & ‘Arabella’
Both the boats are 33 Foot SilverCraft Motor Yachts
Located in Dubai International Marina Club

All Trips Include:

  • Maximum 7 people per trip
  • Experienced Captain & Deck Hand
  • GPS + Fish Finder onboard
  • Ice Box, Water, Soft Drinks, Towels
  • Trolling & Bottom Fishing Rods + Bait
  • Washroom & Cabin onboard
  • Parked at Dubai International Marine Club

What Do We Catch?

  • Common Catch
  • Barracuda
  • King Fish
  • Sharrie
  • Hammour
  • Sultan Ibrahim
  • Occasional Catch
  • Cobia
  • Travelly
  • Tuna
  • Jaesh
  • Sultan Ibrahim

The fishing season in Dubai generally lasts from November until May.

There are different fluctuations across different seasons, but different fish are more likely to be caught in different months.

For example January & February has an increase chances of catching Cobia.

April & May has an increased chance of catching Tuna.

More Information

Deep Sea Fishing Trips in Dubai

The City of Dubai lies almost entirely along the coast and fishing has historically been an important activity for the local people.
Today, fishing is a popular pastime for visitors and residents of Dubai.

Booking a fishing trip is a great way to spend the day and relax away from the stress and tension of work or a great way to spice up your vacation.
Our boats are docked in the Dubai International Marine Club, behind Barasti Bar– transportation to and from the boats can be provided if needed.

Deep Sea Fishing in Dubai

You are probably wondering what you are likely to catch during your fishing trip, the ‘staple’ of the catch while in Dubai – grouper, barracuda, king fish, sheri, and if you are lucky some travelli.
The fishing in Dubai gets a little slow during the summer months, roughly from May until October and the best time to fish is therefore October to March.
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Sea Fishing in Dubai: 101

Fishing in Dubai happens to be one of the most popular activities to participate in, especially for anyone who loves to be on the water.

Dubai has recently become a renowned destination for port fishing, hosting some of the finest fishing related events in the entire world. Gorgeous weather, adventure, fun, and waters full of fish make a deep sea fishing trip in Dubai unforgettable.

No matter if you are a beginner fisherman or a professional angler, the warm Arabian waters are full of all types of fish, including cobia, king fish, small shark, hammour, Sultan Ibrahim, sherry and barracuda. This makes it no surprise that fishing in Dubai has become such a popular past time for natives, as well as tourists.

Fishing Trips in Dubai

When you book Dubai fishing trips with us, you will have an experienced captain leading your journey on a motor yacht. You can also utilize the professional fishing equipment or bring your own.
Keep in mind that deep-sea fishing trips will be dependent on the current weather conditions in Dubai and will be subject to approval from the Dubai Coast Guard. During the trip, tourists should also carry their passports with them.

The bottom line is that if you want exceptional fishing conditions on the beautiful waters of the UAE, then booking a fishing trip in Dubai is for you.
Please note, during a fishing tour dubai – it is very important to protect yourself from the sun. and constantly hydrate yourself.

Where To Fish?

Most common deep sea fishing trips occur about 16-18 miles away from shore.
Thats is where the biggest fish are caught and its worth the bumpy ride there and back.

Seasons & Timing

The best time to go deep sea fishing in Dubai is early morning, starting off around 6 AM. In the winter months (Jan-Mar) there is quite a decent catch in the afternoon slot (2-6pm) aswell.
These are the 2 slots during which we run our Dubai fishing trips.
Undeniably, the best time of the year to fish in Dubai is January until May, with the January to March subset being a highlight within that season.

Contact Information & Location

ABSEA YACHTS & BOATS RENTAL LLC
Berth C-29, Dubai International Marine ClubDubai,Dubai37459
Phone: +971528996301
25.091823 N 55.144975 W

Common Catch

Trolling

Barracuda & King Fish
These 2 are the staple larger fish catch in the UAE and is something that can be consistently relied on. Normally, the season for this type of fish is between November & May.

Trevally, Cobia & Blue Fin Tuna
These 3 types are somewhat common but more rare than the 2 above and are usually only caught between January & May.
Cobia is pretty much only seen in January, February & March.

Bottom Fishing

Sherri (Emperor Bream)
This is one of the most common types of fish in the UAE and is pretty much all year around with bottom fishing. Usually quite small.

Sultan Ibrahim (Goat Fish/Red Mullet)
Another very common fish type which is caught all year around and can be considered a part of the local staple diet. Rather small but delicious fish.

Hamour (Grouper)
Hamour is a very popular local fish but is more rare than the sherri or sultan Ibrahim. Its also bigger and arguable tastier with less bones and more fillet.

Jas & Mackarel
These 2 types of fish are much less common but none the less sufficiently common to get a mention and are often caught.

Bait & Useful Items
The most common & effective bait used in the UAE for bottom fishing is squid & small shrimp.
Naturally for trolling, the best kind of bait to use is ‘rapala’, an artificial fish mock-up.

Useful Items to Take With You for a Deep Sea Fishing in Dubai are:

  • Sunblock
  • Long Sleeve Shirts/t-Shirts
  • Warm Clothing in Winter Months
  • Sea Sickness Pills
  • Snacks