Deira Fish Market

The Deira Fish Market is by far the cheapest place in Dubai to buy fresh fish. It’s also an interesting and vibrant place to visit. Hundreds of traders offer a huge variety of seafood, caught locally and further afield. It also boasts sections selling meat, fruit, and vegetables.

The Deira Fish Market is located on the Corniche Road in Deira, close to the Gold Souk and Al Shindagha Tunnel. The Palm Deira Metro Station and the Gold Souk Bus Station are both within walking distance. There’s also a large public car park adjacent to the market.

Salesmen selling fish at Deira Fish Market in Dubai

The market is open daily. Opening hours are 5 am to 1 pm, and 5 pm to 11 pm.


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Deira Fish Market

United Arab Emirates

Nearest Metro Station(s): Palm Deira

Reviews and Additional Information

  1. A new fish and vegetable market is expected to open in August 2015. It will be located next to the Dubai Hospital in Al Hamriya and will replace the existing Deira Fish Market.

    The new market is currently around 50 percent complete. The two-storey building will cover 120,000 square metres. In addition to the fish market it will also house fruit and vegetable stalls, spice ships, supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants.

    • Are there any places in the market that will prepare the sea food?

  2. This is the best souk in Dubai in my opinion (but fish is my favourite food so I’m biased). Even if you don’t want to buy anything it is still a great place to visit. There are loads of exotic fish for sale, everything from sharks to gigantic shrimps plus lots I’d never seen before or even heard of. It is a fascinating place and well worth a visit.

    • We love eating fish. We can’t handle rich sauces and enjoy fresh grilled fish like in Europe. Do you think we can enjoy this in the top hotels together with a glass of wine?

      • Any restaurant in a top hotel should be able to cook fish how you want it. Try the Seafood Market at Le Meridien Dubai. They cook fish however you like; sauteed, steamed, deep-fried, or grilled.

  3. If you love markets you’ll like this place. It’s huge and has every type of fish you can imagine. It’s a great place for photography enthusiasts like me. The place is awash with colours and the workers are happy to be photographed. It’s a good place to buy too. Prices are very cheap.

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