FISHING TOUR - Activities



Deep sea fishing is an extremely affordable, yet highly unappreciated, activity in Dubai. Most visitors and residents tend to focus on the bars, restaurants, malls, and events. But, being a coastal city, Dubai has a thriving fishing community and culture.

In fact, historically, fishing was one of the three key elements of local industry, along with pearl diving and the dhow trade. If you’re a water sports lover, a Dubai trip is not complete without a deep sea fishing excursion. If you love water and the breath-taking sea view, why not elevate the experience by adding fishing to it? Though there are no hard and fast rules, you can still manage to enjoy fishing if you take care of a few things.

In this article, we’ve discussed some pointers that will help you turn your fishing trip in Dubai into one you’ll not soon forget. Make the most of your deep sea fishing tour with SeaRide Dubai.


Deep sea fishing Dubai - what to wear

It’s wise to check out the weather before you venture out for deep sea fishing in Dubai. Whatever the weather may be, you need to keep the following handy to have the best experience during a deep sea fishing tour.

Rain gear / coat: Fundamental for shielding you from anything wet, from storms to ocean spray

Light apparel: Shorts, a t-shirt, or a light long sleeve shirt will keep you cool under the Dubai sun

Hat: This will assist to keep your head cool and protect your eyes from the sun

Polarised sunglass: These are an unquestionable requirement; polarised sunglasses shield your eyes from the glare of the water and help you to see your catch


Choosing the right boat for fishing trips Dubai

Obviously, the right boat ensures the best deep sea fishing experience. There are many companies who offer fishing charters in Dubai — such as SeaRide Dubai. Do this one thing and you will find the rest of your fishing trip in Dubai will fall into place automatically.

Contact SeaRide Dubai today for more information about our fishing charter offers.


Deep Sea fishing UAE - what equipment to use

It might go without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: make sure you’re equipped with the right fishing tools. SeaRide Dubai’s fishing trips are operated with private boats that are already equipped with fishing equipment, an experienced crew, and safety equipment.


Use the best lures and bait for your fishing trips in Dubai

The appropriate lures will help you make the most of your fishing trip in Dubai. There are artificial lures available in the market that will help you bag a prize fish. It’s important to find the right lures and bait for the type of fish you’re trying to catch.

Some of the most common fish found in along the Dubai coast include fluke, bluefish, flounder, striped bass, blackfish, porgy, barracuda, sherry, hammour, cobia, king fish, queen fish, sea bream, emperor bream, grouper, small sharks and other types of big pelagic fish.


Avoiding seasickness while out on your fishing trip in Dubai

Another essential tip is to avoid seasickness. If you suffer from motion sickness, you are, most probably, going to experience it on water as well. But don’t let that hold you back!

Using the right medicines and preventative measures, you can make your fishing trip in Dubai far more comfortable. Ask your deep sea fishing charter company for more ways to avoid sea sickness while out on the water.


When is the best time to go on a deep sea fishing trip in Dubai?

Without a doubt, the best months for fishing in Dubai are January to May, closing off just before peak summer kicks in. When summer hits, the catch drops significantly. Typically, the deep sea fishing season starts up again in October.


Shore fishing vs. deep sea fishing

Deep sea fishing in Dubai is the obviously superior format. Being further offshore increases your chances of catching bigger fish and is surprisingly affordable if you choose the right fishing charter company.

However, shore fishing is quite common, and some people enjoy success with it, but it requires different equipment and far more patience.


How to Choose a Charter?

If you decide to opt for a deep sea fishing experience in Dubai through a fishing charter company, here are some important questions to ask before you book a trip.

Will we do trolling and bottom fishing or just bottom fishing?

Trolling consumes more petrol and thus many charters save money on it. Speak to your charter company to find out if they accommodate trolling, as with trolling, you stand to catch the largest fish.

How far from the shore will we go?

If the answer is less than 15-20km, you should seek a different deep sea fishing charter company. Some charters try to save on petrol costs by ‘deep sea fishing’ in sight of the Palm Island… but this defeats the entire purpose of the experience.

What boat do you use?

You want something that is at least 30 feet and has a washroom onboard.

Speak to SeaRide Dubai today to work out the ideal deep sea fishing package for you.

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