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    Dubai is considered the business hub of the Middle East, but it’s also becoming a famous destination for tourists. In the last 15 years, Dubai transformed from a desert city to the city of the future. In Dubai you can find the tallest skyscraper in the world (Burj Khalifa) and the biggest mall as well. Dubai is famous for its beautiful buildings, but it also has a great sea front. Tourists and locals can enjoy the warm weather and the sun all year-round. If you are a fishing enthusiast then you should try fishing in Dubai.

    Weather

    The weather is warm year-round. During summer (June-Aug) the weather gets very warm (reaches 45oC). The weather in December, January and February is cool and nice (temp between 20-12C). The months between September and May are all great for fishing.

    Top 4 fish

    Kingfish

    Kingfish

    The Kingfish (usually also known as King Mackerel) has all of the characteristics of a true sport fish, it’s fast, strong, and big with razor-sharp teeth. This strong fighter can grow up to 2m and 70kg, and  prefers to live in warm waters with a temperature ranging between 20C to 29C.When to fish for Kingfish in Dubai?All year-round

    Where to find Kingfish in Dubai?

    Kingfish can be found in depths between 12-45m, usually swimming over reefs and rocks that are not so far from the shore.

    How to fish for Kingfish in Dubai?

    Trolling is the best way to catch a Kingfish with various kinds of baits (live bait, dead bait, spoons, jigs or artificial lures).

    Cobia

    Cobia

    Cobia (or Back Kingfish) has a dark brown smooth body with a white belly. Cobia can grow up to 2 meters and weigh more than 60kg. It is considered a great fighter and it also tastes good. Cobia prefer to live in warm and tropical water temperatures.When to fish for Cobia in Dubai?You can catch Cobia all year long, however it is more abundant for the period between November and February.

    Where to find Cobia in Dubai?

    Cobia can be found at reefs, buoys or wrecks.

    How to fish for Cobia in Dubai?

    Cobia will feed on a variety of baits, but squid is the most common bait used for Cobia and bottom fishing is the most common fishing technique.

    Queenfish

    Queenfish

    Queenfish is a great and beautiful fish. They can grow up to 1.5 meters and weigh more than 15kg. However, on average they are around 80cm long and weigh between 6-8kg. Queenfish have a streamlined bodies with a strong tail that allow it to swim very fast, which make them fun to tackle.When to fish for Queenfish in Dubai?All year

    Where to find Queenfish in Dubai?

    Queenfish can be found both off-shore and in-shore. Usually near rocks at depth levels between 4 to 27 feet.

    How to fish for Queenfish in Dubai?

    Cut shrimp and squid are both good to fish for Queenfish. Bottom fishing is the most common way to fish for Queenfish in the Gulf sea.

    Grouper

    Grouper

    The Grouper is one of the tastiest fish ever, and comes in a variety of types and sizes. The Arabian Grouper (Greasy Grouper) that can be found in Dubai generally weighs between 5-40kg with a length of around 30cm to 100cm. When to fish for Grouper in Dubai?Groupers can be found year-round, especially in deep waters.

    Where to find Grouper in Dubai?

    Groupers inhabit deep coastal reefs. They live on the bottom of the sea.

    How to fish for Grouper in Dubai?

    Bottom fishing is the only way to catch this tasty fish using squid, dead or live bait.

    Fishing Season in Dubai
    - Excellent- Good- Fair
    FishJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
    Grouper
    • - Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
    • - Apr, May, Oct
    • - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
    Barracuda
    • - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    Kingfish
    • - Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
    • - Apr, May, Oct
    • - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
    Queenfish
    • - Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
    • - Apr, May, Oct
    • - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
    Cobia
    • - Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec
    • - Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct
    • - Jun, Jul, Aug

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