It's Saturday morning and I am just back from somewhere I should have visited a long time ago.
Dubai Fish Market in Deira. What an amazing place this is! It is a covered, but open air, market about the size of a football pitch I guess. One very large section is fish and the other is fruit and veg.
The fish are stunning - so fresh. Gills glistening and eyes clear. Lots of variety from the local Royal Hammour (like cod) to Red Snappers, Mackerel, Tuna, King Fish, shark, prawns, Omani lobsters, squid and so much more.
The stall holders are all characters too, be prepared to be cajoled and gently pressured to buy their catch at every turn.
The price is stunning as well. Huge 3 to 4KG fresh fish for about US$8.00 enough to feed 4 people. Take the fish to the huge back room where they descale and gut it or even fillet it for you.
Along with the great veg section this is fantastic Dubai Saturday morning.
Menu for tonight is oven roasted fish stuffed with corriander and chilli accompanied with fresh and crunchy bok choy in butter and soy sauce with quick fried julienned courgette...