United Arab Emirates

Tropical and close by

United Arab Emirates

Tropical and close by
Just fly to Dubai. From most major airports there are direct flights to this city. After arrival you simply take a taxi to Fujaira which is 130 kilometre which takes just over an hour. This port city is located directly on the Gulf of Oman and offers the perfect base for live bait & trolling on a variety of fish species. Sailfish, marlin, dorado, tuna, amberjack, barracuda, snappers, rainbow runner, etc. It is sincerely a walhalla to fish here all year round. You have a wide choice to stay in good affordable yet beautiful hotels in Fujairah and enjoy the continuous good weather. Temperatures here range from 24 to 40 degrees Celcius on average. Ideal for a week in the winter sun or a long weekend with the 'fish buddies'.
Fishing here focuses mainly on trolling and live bait fishing at the drop offs, reefs and other underwater structures. In addition, there is targeted fishing for dorado, barracuda etc. This is the real work for serious fishing that will bend your rod to the last inch and test you and your equipment. Are you ready for it?
Tuna, wahoo, barracuda, amberjack, sailfish, marlin, tuna, dorado, groupers.... All fish that reach from 20 to 30, 40 and sometimes even 50 kilos. Sailfish are caught here quite regularly as well so there is enough variety. You can vary as much as you want with light equipment on dorado, jigging on tuna and amberjacks or trolling for sailfish!
For the time being it is not possible to fish around and near the oil tankers. When this will change is not yet clear as the oil business is not at its best currently. Active spinning on mahi mahi and tuna is there for more challenging and the fishing currently focuses mostly on trolling and bottom fishing / jigging.
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There are several possibilities to stay at this location. We work together with three hotels:


1. The Ibis Hotel The hotel has a 3 star rating and is a short drive from the harbour in the heart of the city. It offers 180 comfortable rooms and amenities, plus free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, sports bar and coffee lounge. Guests can choose from a range of restaurants and bars, as well as taking advantage of a fitness centre with swimming pool and the conference centre at the adjoining Novotel. The modern, air-conditioned rooms feature a private flat-screen TV, safe and bathroom with shower and hairdryer.


2. The Fortune Royal Hotel is a 5-minute drive from the beach and harbour and offers air-conditioned suites with free Wi-Fi and views of Fujairah or the Gulf of Oman. It also has an outdoor pool and sauna. Rooms include a private bathroom, spacious seating area, flat-screen satellite TV, minibar and safe. Tiled floors, wooden furniture and warm tones define the classic décor. The hotel also offers 4 in-house restaurants serving Asian, Arabic and Indian cuisine. Some restaurants have facilities for private dinners and in others you can enjoy live music. The Arabic nightclub features live singers and belly dancers.


3. The 5-star Hilton Fujairah Resort features a private beach, an outdoor swimming pool, a wide range of water sports facilities and all rooms overlook the garden or the sea. In addition, it has a well-equipped fitness centre with a sauna and steam bath, and there is even a separate playground for children. You won't want to miss a thing here. The Breezes Bar & Terrace serves fresh fish and seafood dishes and the Al Ghourfa restaurant organises themed buffets. For a refreshing cocktail after a long day fishing, head to the Central Pub or grab a nice cold beer at the Fez Bar where you can watch sports on big screens at the same time.


It goes without saying that other arrangements regarding other hotels are also possible.


For fishing there are four very well equipped boats available at this location. The 'Yellowfin 1' of over 9 meters and the 'Yellowfin 2 and 3' of over 11 meters. And the “Yellowfin 4” at 12 metres. The boats are equipped with respectively two times 175 hp and two times 225 hp and the Yellowfin 3 and 4 have 2 times 250 HP 4-stroke engines together with the necessary safety features as well as marine radio, fishfinder and GPS make that you are on ultimate fishing machines. Perfect boats with plenty of room to throw and catch. The Yellowfin 1 is suitable for up to 4 people and the Yellowfin 2, 3 and 4 each for up to 7 people.


Fishing is done with Shimano Tiagra/TLD/Saragosa/Stella and Penn International reels and reels. So that is all quality material. There are light, medium and heavy sets available to satisfy every fisherman and fish any species you would like. There is also a choice between mono and braided lines from 30 to 80 lbs. The rest is up to you, but all stand up drills!


If you want to pop & jig it is advisable to bring your own equipment. These materials are not available as standard, but they will gladly take you to the best spots for this fishing.


The season for fishing literally runs all year round here. From April to October is the longtail and yellowfin tuna season. During the rest of the year dorado, amberjack, rainbow runner, sailfish and barracuda are present continuously and in good numbers. With an average temperature in winter around 24° C and in summer around 40° C it is a good place to be. But drink a lot of water on the boat between fishing and catching is important. Sunglasses, sun lotion and cap are a necessity here.


After arriving in Dubai you simply take one of the taxis to get to your hotel in Fujairah. This fishing trip is also ideal for midweek or long weekend plans. But you can also go a week or even longer. And a few extra days to enjoy Dubai are also easily arranged, making it an ideal location to go to with partners or children.


Depending on the choice of hotel, breakfast is included. On request we can also arrange lunch and dinner. On board all soft drinks and water are included. The starting price per person for 7 nights in a hotel based on two persons per room and 5 days fishing is 1.395,- euro per person based on 4 participants. This price depends on availability, choice of boat and period from booking to the actual trip.


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