Whether you live in Dubai, Bahrain or Qatar you are most likely only a few miles from the sea. Having fresh local fish can be a highlight to living in this part of the world, and as we know it is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

Supermarkets have pricey, imported fish, which can make them an expensive option for most home cooks and fisherman and savvy businesses are catching on fast.

Here are some interesting options we are seeing popping up in the region:


Fish Transporter

This innovative service is the brainchild of young Bahrainis who wanted to offer the freshest seafood to customers and help support local Bahraini fishermen. Customers can make an order online or by phone and have the fish delivered straight to your door.


Tel: +973 340 4727

 Al Sayadeen

Al Sayadeen, translated as the Fisherman’s Restaurant in English, is a real deal seafood buffet. This simple eatery is based at Muharraq Wharf and offers customer’s fresh seafood dishes cooked in a variety of different ways each day. We particularly enjoyed nibbling away at the steamed crab while looking out at the blue blue sea.

Tel: +973 1734 0555




Bu Qtair

This Keralan fish hotspot is the place to go for fresh seafood in Dubai. Head to this small cabin in Jumierah to order from whatever local fish they have in that day. Normally there is a type of grouper and shrimp, marinated in the spicy ‘special’ sauce. Be prepared to sit on plastic stools in the garden, use your fingers and dig in.

Our top tips are to bring hand wipes, a tablecloth and some candles, to really create a special atmosphere!

Address: 4 D Street

Souq Al Bahar 4 Fish

Another gem in Jumeirah, we hear this recently opened fish market is the easiest place to stock up on seafood. No more heading to the fish market or supermarket. Open from 6am-1pm and 4pm-10pm, with adjusted times on Fridays.

Address: 8d Street (behind Jumeirah Beach Road)



We hear L’wzaar in Katara cultural village is the place to get fresh fish in Doha. If the website is anything to go by we imagine this place to be right on the spot.


If there are any interesting fish restaurants or initiatives in your neighbourhood do let us know to add here!


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