Deep Sea Fishing in Dubai is one of the most underrated tourist activities in the city, since most residents and visitors tend to fixate more on the events, restaurants, and bars. However, being a coastal city, Dubai is teeming with a thriving fishing culture and community- one which catches the fancy of avid fishing enthusiasts. In fact, most people are unaware of the fact that along with the dhow trade and pearl diving, fishing was the third key element of local industry!
If you have a thing for water sports, you have got to book deep sea fishing trips in Dubai! If you want a great vacation in your upcoming holidays, Dubai is the place to be. The shallow and warm waters of the Arabian Gulf offer the most optimal conditions for the growth and development of Plankton. Top-notch fish species such as Barracudas, Cobia, Spanish mackerel, Bonito, giant Trevally, long tail Tuna, Dourado (dolphin), Queen Fish, and Kingfish can also be caught in specific areas of the sea in a stroke of luck.
A lot of tourists visit Dubai from the start of October till the end of May for fishing excursions. During this period, the city undergoes temperatures ranging between 25 and 30°C, which is considered a relative winter spell and perfect for fishing. While Deep Sea fishing is one of the most enjoyable things you can do in the city, it needs a minimum of 4-hours.
Your budget dictates the type of deep sea fishing tour that you book, running the gamut from luxury fishing to shared boats. A fishing tour package often includes full insurance, ice fresh towels, soft drinks, captain & crew, and fishing equipment – safety equipment, snorkeling equipment, bait, and fuel. Depending on your booking company, you can ask for boat facility to and from chief areas such as the Royal Mirage Lagoon, the Jebel Ali, the World Islands, the Burj Al Arab, the Palm Jumeirah, the Atlantis, and the Marina.
A Fun Excursion for All
However, deep sea fishing isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. While you can bring your kids onboard, they should not be given controls of the fishing rods as they are not strong enough to reel in the bigger fishes that hog the high seas. Only people with the necessary stamina and strength to tackle bigger game fish would really enjoy this activity, as game fishes may weigh in at about 20 KGs. Not to mention, you should be quick on your feet, as caught fishes can escape from your hands right before your eyes. However, since you will be fishing under the supervision of experts, with the most topnotch quality gear provided to you, deep sea fishing will prove to be much less stressful for you.
Once onboard your chartered vessel, the instructors will drill you in the information needed on reeling in the catch, attaching the tackle, and handling the fishing rods. So rest assured, even newbies can join in on the fun!