The best big game fishing charters in Dubai

Published 27 juillet 2023

Especially popular in winter and spring, Dubai attracts sport fishing enthusiasts from across the globe. No matter how much experience you have, spend your days fishing in the best spots at sea. Learn more about Dubai sport fishing charters with Burgess.

One of the best ways to escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai’s busy city life is with a sport fishing charter on a superyacht. The Persian Gulf is home to some of the world’s best big game fishing spots, where warm waters attract myriad species, from king mackerel and barracuda to grouper and striped tuna. 

Why choose Dubai for a sport fishing charter? 

Admire the sights without having to encounter Dubai's busy city streets

As superyacht destinations go, Dubai is hard to beat. Flanked by the red dunes of the Arabian Desert on one side and some of the best fishing yacht charter opportunities on the other, the city of Dubai offers luxury shopping, a lively nightlife and a skyline dominated by renowned architecture, including the 830m-tall Burj Khalifa and the artificial island, The Palm. 

When is the best time for a sport fishing charter to Dubai? 

Persian Gulf, world's best big game fishing spots

Fishing in Dubai is good all year round, though the best time to embark on a big game superyacht charter is during the offshore sportfishing season in the winter when the weather is at its most comfortable, rarely dipping below 16°C or going far above 20°C. That said, those visiting in the summer months won’t be disappointed, as the Dubai classics, such as barracuda, tilapia and goldspotted rockcod swim in the waters all year. Early risers tend to be rewarded, with the best catches typically occurring in the morning. 

October to May 

During the winter months the Dubai waters are full of tuna and king mackerel

The winter months from October through to May form the ideal fishing season in Dubai for those keen on reeling in large pelagic species, such as king mackerel and tuna. If you choose to avoid the licensed vendors during your yachting holiday preferring instead to cruise straight to the best deep sea fishing hot spots with your own fishing equipment, just remember that having a licence is mandatory for any fishing trip in Dubai, even aboard private charters. 

June to September 

Al Garhoud Bridge, one of the designated fishing spots

Though less busy, the summer months of June to September are still suitable for sport fishing yacht charters, when the likes of sailfish and queenfish remain in abundance. It’s best to head to designated fishing areas that have been outlined by the Dubai authorities to ensure sports enthusiasts have a fulfilling experience while also preserving the ecosystem. These include Al Garhoud Bridge, Al Maktoum Bridge, Al Seif Road Dubai Creek and Jumeirah Beach. 

What else should I do on a yacht charter to Dubai? 

Embrace the beautiful landscape of the Sahara

A yacht charter in Dubai presents the perfect opportunity to not only cruise the crystal-blue waters of the Persian Gulf but explore what lies beneath. The United Arab Emirates boasts exceptional dive sites suitable for all ages and abilities, with most sites being relatively shallow and without heavy currents. On land, dune bashing and sandboarding across the desert plains will keep the adrenaline junkies happy, while designer boutiques in the Dubai Mall present high-end retail therapy. 

Visit the Burj Khalifa  

Witness the beauty of the Burj Khalifa, especially at night when its all lit up

The Burj Khalifa top floor view is one of the most iconic vistas, and a must-see experience when enjoying the ultimate yacht charter in Dubai. The 830m-tall skyscraper located in Downtown Dubai is the world’s tallest building. Designed by the Chicago-based architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the top floor enjoys a floor-to-ceiling-window observation deck, complete with outdoor terrace, gifting 360-degree vertiginous views of the cosmopolitan city below. 

Sky dive over Palm Jumeirah 

Admire The Palm from a different perspective

Take a leap of faith with a 4,000m skydive over Dubai’s famed Jumeriah Beach. Dubai's Palm Drop Zone is the premier skydiving location in the city, located in Mina Seyahi. Strapped to an experienced instructor, those brave enough to jump will drink in a stunning aerial view of the man-made, palm-shaped island surrounded by cool blue ocean. It’s a thrilling rush paired with undoubtedly the best view of Palm Jumeirah. 

Visit the Dubai Miracle Garden 

Take a lovey afternoon stroll through Dubai Miracle Garden

The Dubai Miracle Garden located in Dubailand is the world's largest natural flower garden, featuring over 50,000,000 flowers and 250,000,000 plants. Combining illuminated nightscapes with ten custom-built butterfly houses, visitors stroll down heart-shaped pathways and wander amid petal-powered castles in what can only be described as a wonderland in bloom.  

Discover more about a sport fishing yacht charter to Dubai with Burgess. Enquire now.

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