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Fishing is deeply rooted in local culture, and a visit to the bustling Fish Market offers a tasty insight into everyday Emirati life.

With a huge array of fresh fish and seafood for sale, Ajman’s bustling Fish Market is popular with visitors and locals alike. Haggling with the friendly fishmongers is expected, and you can get your fish filleted, spiced and grilled on the spot at one of the simple stalls.

Follow your nose – and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street – to the Al Rashidiya area near the creek. The market is open daily from 7am - 1:30pm, and 5pm - 10pm with a spirited auction each evening from 6pm.

Not sure what to buy? This handy guide produced by the Emirates Wildlife Society, in association with the World Wildlife Fund, will help you choose more sustainable species.


  • Popular market
  • Great prices
  • Basic restaurants
  • Open everyday
  • Lively auction at 6pm

Getting to the Fish Market

Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Musherif Commercial. Parking is tricky so make sure you get there early!

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