Dubai is famous for its glitz and glamour and most tourists is attracted to Dubai due to its fascinating skyline, beautiful beaches, lavish shopping malls and much more. What if you want to catch some fish on your trip? Is Dubai the right destination for catching fishes? Yes, it is but it’s unfortunate that it rarely gets tourist attraction for it. Dubai calm waters are home to wide range of species of fish and other marine life. Dubai has a lot of great fishing spots that will help you to catch some fish. In this article, you will learn about top five fishing spots in Dubai.
Al Seif Road Dubai Creek
For those who want to explore the historic side of Dubai, Al Seif district is an ideal choice. It will take you on a trip to Dubai historic past so can dig deeper into Dubai culture and heritage. It has established itself as a Dubai heritage district. It is located near iconic Dubai creek and you can easily reach this fishing spot from Al Fahidi fort and Burjuman metro stations. Al Seif Road in Dubai Creek is also a great fishing spot but very few people know about it. It was once a coastal peal diving base but later turned into a hustling and bustling road giving you access to Dubai creek.
Al Makhtoom Bridge
Another great place to go fishing in Dubai is Al Makhtoom Bridge located in Dubai creek. You will surely find many fishermen casting their net near Al Makhtoom Bridge. Some of them might be doing it as a hobby while others might be doing it professionally. Just like other places in Dubai, you will have to get a fishing license if you want to catch fishes. It is not like one of those places that you might feel lonely as there is a lot of activity going on at Al Makhtoom Bridge at all times. If you are near the Al Makhtoom Bridge, you can easily jog to the place and start setting up your equipment to catch some fish. Make sure you follow all the rules and regulation set by authority so you don’t land into hot waters while fishing.
Jumeira beach is one of the most popular tourist spots in Dubai. Most tourists might visit it to take sun bath and relax on the beach but what they do not know that it is also a fishing spot. If you take the Dubai city tour, you might find many fishing spot but none as popular as Jumeira. That is why you will see many people catching fish at Jumeira. Make sure you have the license or permit if you want to go fishing on beaches otherwise, you might get into trouble. You are not allowed to go fishing in Dubai on beaches where people swim.
Popularly known for its surf beaches, Umm Suqeim area is also a hotspot for tourist. It is also a great place for families as it offers a host of activities such as paddle boarding, skate parks, kayak rentals and shaded ice cream stalls to beat the heat. If you are feeling hungry during your fishing session, you can easily grab a snack or two from nearest café and get back to work again after a short break. Umm Suqeim beach is also famous for its high tidal waves so if you are into surfing, it will surely bring a smile on your face.
Al Garhoud Bridge
Another bridge constructed on Dubai creek was Al Gharoud Bridge. Thousands of vehicles use to cross this bridge in the past but that number has come down significantly over the last few years. In fact, it was one of the main reasons behind traffic jams in Dubai but not anymore. Dubai authority solved this problem by building a new bridge and directing traffic in different directions to prevent any traffic jams and they succeeded. After the new bridge started functioning as planned, the old bridge was demolished. It offers a stunning look at night when the lights presents the view of waves and during the day when it presents the view of sand dunes. Soon, it turned into a fishing hotspot as fishermen and hobbyist start to flock the bridge to catch some fish.
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