Sharjah Tourism Travel Quiz

Reel in a big local fish from open waters

Deep sea fishing spots are popular places to visit in Sharjah, with two gulfs full of a rich variety of species. Chartering a boat is easy, with numerous operators catering to experienced fishermen as well as families looking for a day out on open water. The waters of the east coast, particularly in the Khorfakkan area, is full of big game fish like marlin, sailfish, dorado and yellowfin tuna. Meanwhile, the Arabian Gulf shelters game fish such as kingfish, barracuda and trevally.

The fishing season in Sharjah starts in October and extends up to May, although the best months are November to February. Tourist places in Sharjah like the Khorfakkan Beach area is particularly popular during these times with several boats heading off into deeper waters.

How to get there

Sharjah has two gulfs to choose from and the fishing is particularly good off the east coast.
See on Google Maps

Popular Activities


Kalba Conservation Reserve

Kalba Conservation Reserve is home to remarkable landscapes, diverse ecosystems and activi…

Find out more

Big Red

Big Red is the largest sand dune close to the city, making it the ultimate spot for desert…

Find out more

Mleiha Visitor Centre

The Mleiha Visitor Centre located in the Central Region of the emirate, is home to many of…

Find out more

Ready to explore more?

Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the UAE, its largest city and its most family-friendly destination. Experience a Sharjah museum, a desert safari and a Sharjah beach — the emirate offers things to do for everyone.