Dubai should be on every angler’s bucket list, whether as a stopover en-route to the Indian Ocean or further afield, a short weekend away or an extended stay with family or friends. There really is something here for everyone, including anglers. With the Burg Al Arab and the Dubai skyline as your backdrop this unique environment offers the opportunity to target a plethora of species on fly or conventional gear.

The main Dubai fly fishing target are the ever-present queenfish. Strong, aggressive and acrobatic, they make for a fantastic visual spectacle, from the first violent take to the final landing of the fish. Other species found throughout these waters include milkfish, golden trevally, yellow dot trevally, orange spot trevally, barracuda, cobia, and kingfish.

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As Dubai is one of world’s largest travel hubs, arranging a stopover en-route to your destination is straightforward. As a warm up to a Seychelles fishing trip, or wanting to break a long journey to New Zealand, airlines offer very attractive stop-over offers. Dubai is one of those rare destinations where you can go out fishing, safe in the knowledge that your non-fishing family or companion have plenty to do and see.

With the sheer number of flights in and out of Dubai every day, and departures from all the UK’s major airports, finding a flight to fit into your schedule for a long weekend away shouldn’t be an onerous task. Fly Friday evening, fish Saturday and Sunday morning before flying home Sunday night, ready for the office on Monday morning. We can arrange 24 hour hotel check in so no matter what time of day or night you arrive, you can go straight into your room.

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Longer stays open up a world of options alongside fly fishing. From hotels in the city’s heart to romantic days and nights in the desert, it is not difficult to “wow” your loved ones. Most of Dubai’s hotels are a short distance from the airport, and there is an enormous range of styles and locations. From the impressive Palm Jumeirah with its water park, private beach and Dolphin Bay to the small boutique hotels in the old part of the city, there is something for every taste and budget.

Splitting the city is Dubai Creek. North of the creek, you will find the Gold Souk, Spice Souk and the Deira Fish Market. The Corniche winds its way along the waterfront and is a beautiful place for a walk, as is the labyrinth of narrow lanes leading to the souks. On the south side of the creek, there are many historic sites, museums and buildings, art galleries and cafes. Away from the beaches and souks, Wild Wadi Waterpark is a popular family destination, as is Dubai Mall, the largest in the world.

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