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Where the fishes are: Fishing spots in Dubai

Where the fishes are: Fishing spots in Dubai
What is it with fishing that holds strong attraction for people? Other than the fact that people fish for food, recreational or sport fishing has gotten men lured in hook, line, and sinker. They say it’s because fishing satisfies the primal urge of pursuing and catching. Fishing enthusiasts find thrill in the challenge of hunting an elusive fish and then feel victorious when the fish finally takes the bait.
Fishing aficionados can feel that adrenaline rush in Dubai. With over 500 different species of fish, Dubai is a renowned fishing destination with various fishing spots that have abundant marine life. Here are some recommendations of good fishing spots for you to choose from.
Al Garhoud Bridge and Al Maktoum Bridge are decent fishing spots. While it can get hot and humid during the summer, these sites are comfortable and teeming with fish. Quite popular spots, these bridges can get busy during weekend mornings with folks aiming to catch some barracudas and tilapias here.
The scenic Dubai Creek Park is also a good spot for some recreational fishing. Here you can comfortably sit and relax. If you get hungry or thirsty, there are shops nearby where you can grab a bite or a drink. The seas near the Jebel Ali Free Zone is also swarming with kingfish and hammour that it is worth a fishing expedition.
The Jumeirah Beach is a popular spot for fishing fans, too. Even though it is rocky, it is abundant with barracudas and Sultan Ibrahims. You can even see stingrays swimming about. Fishing on the rocks can be slippery and dangerous, so take extra care.
The best and biggest fishes, however, can be found deep sea. You need to hire the services of a fishing company and charter a yacht to go out into the Dubai waters. They have a professional crew to assist you and quality fishing equipment is provided onboard for a complete fishing experience. Deep sea, your choices are wider. You can snag yourself a sailfish, bluefish, fluke, striped bass, barracuda, Sultan Ibrahim, hammour, small shark, kingfish, and so much more.