Dubai fish and vegetable market

Dubai’s busiest fish market near Shindagha Tunnel is worth a visit. At the break of dawn (we went there before 6 am), the place is bustling with sellers and traders luring every single customer to their catch of the day. Mind you, they do sales talk in languages you can imagine – German, Japanese, Tagalog, English – depending on how they see you! 

Dubai, being situated in the Arabian Peninsula is abundant with so many kinds of fishes. The Dubai Fish Market has an incredible array of local fish, crabs, shrimps, you name it at very affordable prices and very fresh, some are still moving. It’s so cheap I wish we have a huge freezer to store fishes so we won’t be waking up early every Friday morning!


~ Can you believe this is sold at 10 dhs/kilo ($2.7)? or a bargain of 15 dhs/2 kilos! ~

If you haven’t been to a real, wet fish market, be prepared, though – it is an eye opener to your senses. The smell is, well, fishy but what can you expect from a fish market? After a while, your nose will get used to the smell and you won’t mind roaming around looking for the perfect fish to grill!

Next to the Fish Market is the Vegetable and Fruit Market. I can’t believe the veggies are better than the ones in Carrefour!


~ I bought a lot of leafy greens ~


~ neatly arranged watermelons ~

The fruits:




~ monkey or not, this bunch of bananas are to die for! ~

It’s just so amazing to see that there are lots of fruits and vegetables available than in the markets of Japan and the Philippines (two places I lived before). Dubai is desert land but because of its location, we get lots of fresh produce from neighboring countries in Mediterranean, Europe and India. Some veggies and fruits are locally produced as well, using state of the art greenhouses.

I had a great time in the market, will be back again soon!




  1. melbs says

    It’s like fruits paradise! I loooove watermelons. that’s the only thing which makes summer in Tokyo bearable are they expensive? :)

  2. says

    Looks rather neat compared to our fruit and veggie markets. I´m one of those people who hates fish markets, that smell is simply awful! And since I don´t eat fish, it isn´t a place I go often. :)

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  3. says

    Thanks for sharing your visit to Dubai fish and veg market , your post is unique in a sense that most of the blogs posts on Dubai are about marvelous constructions over there or some mega events being held in Dubai. As the people form all around the world are residing in Dubai due to its great charm , similarly you can get vegetables and fruits harvested in different parts of the world in Dubai.

  4. Mohamed says

    I sell and export best Nile Perch fillets from Lake Victoria in Africa, great watermelons. If need it to import to any where in the world, please feel free to contact me at: 254-716-558-448 or at my email at: Please only from serious payers.

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    I am dealer of fresh orange i am from Pakistan
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  1. […] I am really impressed with the quality of food here. Defiantly disappointed with the lack of recycling. I have not seen one blue trash can and every single restaurant uses plastic bottles of water. Speaking about the water, it is like chlorine here. There system is not stable for the growth the country at all.  Which brings me back to their food. How fresh their fruits and vegetables are.  Where does it come from? The climate here for sure is not sustainable to grow such produce and the water would most likely kill it.  Since Dubai has such great neighboring countries, much of the produce comes from the Mediterranean, Europe and India and is sold at this bustling Fish Market near Shindadha Tunnel. […]

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