Fish Market Deira

Fish Market Deira

General directions:

  • Fish safety is a must  by referring to directions of choosing fish in case of suspicions please contact the market management or contact on toll free (contact centre) 800900.
  • Strictly prohibits throwing rubbish and cigarettes butts on the ground.
  • Do not deal with porters and unlicensed fish chopper (the Municipality will not take any responsibility).
  • Please make sure to park in public parking which is specified to customers and do not use truck’s parking, and vehicles carrying fish and food supplies to avoid fines.
  • It is strictly forbidden to leave your own cars after 10pm.
  • Owner’s of trucks should load fish and food supplies in specified places.
  • It is strictly prohibited to enter with customer’s vehicles in auction field parking.

How to choose fresh fish:

  • The best and more safety method in buying fresh fish is to buy fish alive, but if you didn’t find one please follow the following procedures:

  • The general smell of marine animals specifically fish gives good indicators to its quality( stinky or rotten smell) indicates that the fish is not fresh and might be spoiled so stop buying them.

    When you buy any piece or slice of a fish you must check it from several ways:

    • Good quality: meat is solid and the color is bright and transparent and the slice is kindly wet.
    • Bad quality: meat is soft and elastic and the color is slightly white with signs of drought.
    • You can identify fresh fish by looking on its eyes, so you can see it’s bright and glamorous and very clear not sunken or protrudes.
    • You can identify most fresh fish by the color of its gills where the color is pinky (very fresh), then tends to redness then red then gray, where the stinky odor spread. In contrast “bory” fish (AlByah) and “AlNaqroor” when it rotten, the gills’ color turned into green.
    • Fresh fish which comes to the market always have shiny color.
    • When you press on the fresh fish’s meat you notice that the meat is solid and strong, where as spoiled fish is soft and by pressing on it, it will not get back to the way it was before (in balance way).
    • Mostly fresh fish when you carry them by your hand it stands straight and when you hold the head of the fish tail will not bend except for big fish and sea serpent.
    • Fish scales are strong and solid whereas spoiled fish (are not solid and quick to separates)
    • Whereas the spoiled shrimps can only be recognized by smelling from the head producing stinky smell whereas the fresh one is without a smell.
    • Not all frozen fish are always considered as a bad quality, sometimes frozen fish can keep its nutritional value and its natural flavor in condition of using it in rightful way after getting out of the water and until it preserved by freezing.
    • Directions of using auction parking fields:

    • It is strictly prohibited to bid up on fish trucks to unlicensed from Dubai corporative society to fisherman.
    • It is strictly prohibited to enter brokers and illusionary mediators in purchased and selling operation in auction field.
    • Should receive license and parking number from Dubai Corporation Society to fisherman.
    • You have to stick on opening and closing field hours, entering and existing field on time, and do not enter the market before specific time to avoid internal traffic jam.
    • Avoid random standing before entering auction field.
    • Pay specific charges (fees) according to truck size.
    • Stand in specific parking in the field.
    • Do not monopolize or reserve more than one parking while entering.
    • It is strictly prohibited to manipulate of fish weights during loading from trucks.
    • It is strictly prohibited to throw fish waste after auction.
    • Remove all displayed fish in the field while opening sewage. Do not throw the mixture of water.

    Working Hours:

    • Throughout the week Morning 08:00 - 01:30 / Evening 04:00 - 11:00
    • Ramadan Timing (All ٍSales Divisions) 05:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Ramadan Timing (Fresh Fish Selling Division) 06:00 am - 01:00 pm and 03:30 am - 10:00 pm


    Daira Cornish near fish market. It is designed for light trucks in the city and to reserve parking in the field please refer to field management office or Daira fish market office or toll free contact center 800900.

    Auction hour (selling fish):

    • Morning hour from 08:00 to 22:30
    • Evening hour from 15:30 to 20:00


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