FISH MARKET IN DUBAI
UPDATED FEBRUARY 2022
Note you can also now buy oysters, supplied from Dibba Bay Oyster hut at the fish market itself! I asked them to shuck 2 oysters for me to eat on site!. AED 8 each. Fabulously fresh.
If you want to eat in the area, you can eat at Dibba Bay Oyster hut itself open from 12pm, or at Azeema Seafood just behind the fish market but it also has a great outdoor terrace with shade, both places open from about 12pm.
Oysters now available
Which Fish Market in Dubai am I talking about? There are a few, this fish market is based in Jumeirah and has recently become a covered fish market with air conditioning.
Where is this fish market
It’s now called Souk Al Bahar for Fish, nowhere near Souk Al Bahar in Downtown, but along the seaside at the Fishermans Harbour in Um Suqueim 1. There is free parking available.
What can you expect to buy
All kinds of fresh fish, shellfish and seafood. Think squid, red snappers, sea bass, different types of prawns, lobsters and crabs.
Can you have your fish cleaned at the market
Yes you can for a very reasonable price. It’s in a section behind the fish market but it gets very busy, so be prepared to wait. Take your own ice box, they will clean your fish, fill with ice and then it’s easier for you to take your fish away.
Can I eat my fish there at the fish market itself
There is provision to have your fish prepared, spiced and cooked at the section just passed where you have it cleaned up. So you can take it away like this or you opt to eat it there. The ac room is very basic though. It’s a good place to wait while your fish is being cleaned.
* Need some fish recipe ideas? then check out our RECIPES here.
Jumeirah Fish Market
TOP TIPS FOR WHEN YOU VISIT THE FISH MARKET
- On Fridays it’s closed between 12pm and 1pm
- Take cash
- Take an ice box; they will provide the ice
- Dress appropriately. It’s in Dubai and it is a Fish market. So no designer bags/shoes or skimpy bikinis