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 ~
~ 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!