Al Mina Fish Market
Al Mina Fish Market
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Fresh seafood is abundant in one of the country's oldest fish markets. Shop to your stomach's content, then take your sea bounty to one of the restaurants, where they will happily cook it for you.
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John D
Cricklade, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We went to the fish market just to take it in. Ended up buying some fish from one of the vendors. He then led us to a restaurant, where the fish was taken from us and a modest fee paid to have it cooked. The restaurant was basic but fine and served the fish after a short wait and provided water and a couple of other traditional dishes. All great value, super fresh and really interesting experience.
Written 29 February 2020
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bougainville30a
London, UK270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Arrived late in the evening and weren't sure if the place was still open or not.
To our surprise the market was full of people, both buying stuff and simply hanging out.
Authentic local atmosphere with great choice of seafood and fish of all shapes and colours, well organized and not too aggressive approaching the clients.
We were able to browse around and take a close look at the trade. Friendly sellers didn't mind us taking pictures at all which was nice.
Apart from various shopping malls spread around the city, that's where one can meet the locals, I guess.
We followed up having dinner in Gandofly, one of the most popular restaurants in the area. Lovely experience despite of the slow(ish) service and some of the flavours we're not that familiar with.
Come and see with your own eyes what Al Mina is like, your time won't be wasted!
Written 3 October 2020
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MapleLeafGirl123
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
This fish market is not too far from The Louve, it’s a must see must eat place. The Mina fish market just newly opened in July. Everything was fresh and clean. There’s room for over 100 fish stalls so it’s a difficult choice to make. The seafood was not expensive and very fresh. We bought 1/2 kg of prawns, 1/2 kg of squid and .7kg of a local fish. We paid 50AED for everything.

The seafood was brought over to Al Askan Darani Restaurant where they cleaned and cooked each dish for 15AED. It was a reasonable price. On top of this, we ordered a shrimp soup and a multi-seafood-crab soup; both with a creme base. They were similar to a western clam chowder soup but better. Taste was elegant and velvety. The soups were the best choice we made. The fish was grilled, squid made into deep fried rings and prawns nicely grilled. Free starter of humus and flat bread. We shouldn’t have ordered the two sides of Arabic rice; too much food for the four of us. Delicious. Wish we could eat here every week. Just perfect.

The man who served our table was courteous and friendly. Good service.
Written 16 September 2022
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N. Yeran Yan
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We visit there with my family. It is one of the most colorful places in Abu Dhabi. Even if you don`t like see producsts but you want see Eastern Market, want bargain for the price and see another Abu Dhabi visit here. We buy 2 fishes (to be honestly can`t remember names) and the price was 90 dirhams for both. But we bargain and pay for it 70 dirhams. Very nice place.
Written 1 January 2020
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rachaeldrinkwater
Dubai, United Arab Emirates103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Highly recommend

We took our 7 and 9 year old sons and they loved it. It’s really well organised and clean. Good toilets also! Make sure you take cash as it’s cash only. You can get your purchases cleaned to take home or take it to a restaurant in the market. We went to Gandofly where the tiger prawns we bought were prepared in the most delicious way. Would definitely go again.
Written 18 September 2022
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Gérald P
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Area is still under construction, so no much to see around the fish market itself. Inside this is a constant harassment by fish vendors and restaurants owners. This harassment lead us to leave the market without spending more than 15 minutes inside. Abu Dhabi municipality should implement policy to allow visitors and buyers to be let alone.
Written 9 April 2023
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QueenslandTommy
Burpengary, Australia1,600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I spent 30 minutes walking and admiring the variety of fresh fish available. the market is so clean & hygienic , the stall holders are very courteous , friendly , good English spoken with advice about purchasing the fish then taking it to a restaurant located close by for cooking. To one side there is a glass screen where to see fish being scaled , filleted and packed for customers , what a great service, well worth the visit.
Written 18 August 2022
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CheeseburgerParadise
Sydney801 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
As already written on this site, the site is newly renovated, very clean, air-conditioned, etc. I'll only add that, as of writing (late Oct-early Nov 2022), the whole area surrounding the fish market is being rebuilt so there are high white construction partitions blocking views of the sea and dhow harbour which spoils the experience of visiting the market. It's fine if you're only there for a fresh seafood meal but don't expect any 'ambiance'.....and that's in addition to the place being a modern construction in a warehouse/commercial area of the city so there's no old world charm either
Also, for those using public transport and/or taxis (without the Dubai Taxi App): at certain times of the day you might have to wait longer than is usual in the UAE for an empty taxi to come by.
Written 2 November 2022
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70ava
Beijing, China1,010 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A great place to watch what types of seafood is available fresh at the Gulf. Huge competition, nice photo opportunities and very reasonable and surprising prices. You can buy and let them clean for you at a dedicated place, or just bring it to one of the restaurants and they will cook it for you - you can either take it out or eat at the same restaurant (they will charge for the cooking and sitting). All in all prices are surprisingly reasonable and the experience is great. Oh, and it is super clean and modern.
Written 4 February 2023
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Finding Faris
Vienna, Austria63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Although the food was edible, it was not particularly impressive. Despite the many restaurants in the area, the staff were actively encouraging us to dine at their establishment, but once we were seated, they appeared disinterested. Unfortunately, it took an excessive amount of time for our order to be taken, and when our starters were served, two out of three were incorrect, but we chose to keep them. Regrettably, the main dish was not up to our expectations, as the fried calamari were overcooked. All things considered, I do not intend to return to this restaurant.
Written 23 February 2023
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