Fish Market Deira in Al-Ras area, Dubai

Fish Market Deira in Al-Ras area, Dubai

Fish Market Deira in Al Ras area, Dubai Address | Contact numbers | Email | Websites | Services and Facilities | Shops

Address: Al-Ras Area, next to Deira Corniche

Hours: Every day of the week:
Morning hours: 6:00am – 1:30pm
Evening hours: 4:00 pm – 11:00pm.
During the Holy month of Ramadan:
All sale sections: 5:00am – midnight

Phone: 800 900 (Toll-free) 

Email: Na


Direction: View direction of Fish Market Deira – Dubai on google map.

Shops and Stores at Deira Fish Market, Dubai

  • Bird and ornamental fish shops
  • Pet shops
  • Poultry shops
  • Food stuff shops
  • Grains and dates shops
  • Vegetable and fruit shops
  • Kitchenware and flower shops

Facilities at Deira Fish Market, Dubai

  • Auction area
  • Parking Spaces
  • Truck Yard
  • Rental services
  • Scientific trips
  • Fisherman’s house
  • Tourists

General Instructions for Deira Fish market

  • No dealing with unlicensed porters and fish cutters. Dubai Municipality is not liable to them.
  • Licensed porters must wear uniforms and carry Dubai Municipality ID cards.
  • Public parking spaces designated for shoppers only.
  • Don’t use parking spaces reserved for fish and food trucks, penalty will be raised those whose use the parking.
  • Truck owners must load and unload fish and food in designated areas only.
  • Fish Selection Guidelines will verify the Fish freshness. If you have any suspicions, please check with the market management or call the toll-free number: 800 900.
  • No littering or throwing cigarette butts on ground.
  • No parking allowed inside the market after 10:00pm.
  • Shoppers’ cars are not allowed in the auction market area.

How to select the fish in Deira Fish Market, Dubai?

The following guidelines must be followed before any purchase of fish:

  • Avoid buying, if the fish has an unpleasant or pungent indicates badly-handled and rotten dish.
  • Before purchasing please check the cut fish. if the condition is:
    Good: the meat is very firm, the colour is bright and translucent and the cut pieces are somewhat moist
    Poor: the meat is soft and of whitish colour, with signs of dehydration.
  • Fresh fish can be identified by looking at its eyes. It should be bright, shiny very clear and not bulging out.
  • Most fresh fish can be identified by the colour of the gills. If  the fish gills is,  Pink colour: It is very fresh; Grey colour: unpleasant smell; Mullet and the White Grunt’s gills turn green: Rotten.
  • Fresh fish meat is hard and bounces back when you gently press. Bad fish meat is soft and does not bounce back when pressed.
  • Fresh fish remain straight, when carried in the palm of the hand. When held from the head, the tail does not bend downward, except for large fish and eels.
  • Fresh fish scales are tight and stuck to the body, while bad fish scales are loose and crack easily.
  • Bad shrimp can only be identified by smelling its head, which emits an unpleasant odour. Fresh shrimp does not smell.
  • No all Frozen fish are bad. They can retain their nutritional value and natural flavour, provided that they are handled correctly from the time they are caught until they are frozen.

Fish Market Deira – Auction Area

  1. Total parking space in Auction area: 55
  2. All fishes are arriving from Dubai and other Emirates in the authorized trucks
  3. Once Dubai Fishermen Cooperative Society schedules the entry of the truck, the bidding and auction process will begin.

Auction Hours (for selling fish):

Hours:  Every day of the week:
Morning hours: 8:00am – 10:30am
Evening hours: 3:30pm – 8:00 pm.

How to use the Auction Area – Parking Spaces in Deira Fish Market?

  • Dubai Fishermen Cooperative Society is prohibited non licensed trucks for bidding.
  • No Fictitious brokers and mediators allowed into the auction area.
  • Required permit and parking number must be obtained from the Dubai Fishermen Cooperative Society officer.
  • Entering and exiting to the auction area at the specified times only. Don’t enter the market before the specified time to avoid obstructing traffic.
  • Avoid Random parking in front of the auction area entrance gate.
  • Fees should be paid according to the size of the truck.
  • Park the trucks in the designated parking space in the auction area.
  • No Cornering or reserving more than one space in the market.
  • Tampering with fish weights while unloading them from trucks is not allowed.
  • Throwing away fish leftovers after the auction finishes is not allowed.
  • Removed all the displayed fishes, when the drainage sewers are opened.
  • Throwing fish water in auction area or in any parking lots.
  • No Private parking is allowed after 10:00 pm.
  • Only Thukher Card holders are only allowed to enter the auction area after auction hours.

Light Transport Truck Yard – Fish Market Deira

Location: The Deira Fish Market has an adjacent yard for light transport trucks, next to the Hyatt Regency Dubai.

Phone: For booking a parking place in the yard by calling,

Area Management Office: 04/2724111
Fish Market Management Office – Deira: 04/2264549
Call Centre, toll-free number: 800 900

Truck Yard Opening Hours: Saturday to Friday: Around the clock.

Facilities at Truck yard:

  • Mosque
  • Parking for 900 trucks
  • Cafeteria
  • General facilities

Light Transport Truck Instructions:

  • Display the access card to the security guard.
  • While parking the truck, Card must be placed at the front of the truck.
  • Park the truck in the authorized place.
  • No Sleeping or lodging in the truck or parking lots or yards.
  • No littering or throwing cigarette butts on the ground.
  • Tampering with public facilities in the yard (restrooms) is prohibited.
  • The management is not responsible for lost items inside or outside the truck while parked.

Photo gallery of  Fish Market Deira in Al-Ras area, Dubai


Fish Market Deira is one of Dubai Municipality’s public markets. It offers fresh and dried fish daily, especially fish from the Arabian Gulf region, such as Hamour (Grouper), Kanaad (narrow-barred Spanish mackerel), Sharri, Zabedi, Longtail Tuna, Pomfret (Angel Fish) and Safi (Rabbitfish). It also sells fresh and frozen meats and holds fish auctions.

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