Al Mina Fish Market

Al Mina Fish Market, Abu Dhabi: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Al Mina Fish Market Reviews: 4/5

Al Mina Fish Market
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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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HHamza
140 contributions
Sooo fresh
Feb 2021
Just love to go there to eat the best fresh seafood,, we buy the sea food from the market & then we used to go to Shader to do for us the fish & lots of times we dinned there but then we discovered one called eskandarany who’s much better than Elshader so now , we enjoy having a nice fresh seafood lunch @ least one a week
Written February 19, 2021
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bougainville30a
London, UK269 contributions
Good vibe and local tradition...
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 October 3, 2020
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Mohamed E
Cairo, Egypt75 contributions
A nice food and memories
Dec 2019
I liked the idea of the place , it is well organized and clean compared to similar markets in several cities , the options available there are great and the idea of buying then cooking is nice , recommended for foodie travelers you should go there , better to divide your portions to be cooked in several ways.
Written July 13, 2020
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John D
Cricklade, UK68 contributions
Great fun and fabulous fish
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 February 29, 2020
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hitchthehiker2000
Nice, France126 contributions
Unforgettable experience
Jan 2020 • Friends
Still intact from the traditions of the past, yet, getting into a modern stage, as we speak, with multiple projects on sight, to develop this area into a touristic one, as it is not get into that point luckily and again...yet! I have been to many, many fish markets in my life but this one is the absolute best!!! not commercial! sooo clean!!!!no fish smell at all!!! Rich and fresh products from the arabian golf still available by mass such as kingfish, tuna, baraccuda, local clams ans mussels, seabreen, seabass, squids... great to catch a fish and cook it at home but if you decide to consume on sight, the extra charges might change your mind since the restaurants aligned as a beuatiful promenade, will charge you for cooking and service, fyi.

Written January 26, 2020
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Mellisa Naf
23 contributions
Need more cleanliness
Jan 2020 • Family
Very nice place to shop for seafood. Everything available. But need little bit cleanliness. Price is reasonable.
Written January 2, 2020
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N. Yeran Yan
4 contributions
Very colorful place in Abu Dhabi
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 January 1, 2020
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johnandlizb
Leamington Spa, UK920 contributions
A bit of fun in-between other stuff in Abu Dhabi
Oct 2019
The fish market was truly amazing and open to the public - although it's not really a tourist ‘destination’ ! People were very happy to talk to us and let us ask them about their ‘fish’ and take photos. Amazing variety of seafood - from sharks and giant prawns to sea bass.
Written October 31, 2019
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Gonçalo Duarte
Lisbon District, Portugal481 contributions
The real thing get along with locals
Aug 2019
all restaurante get their fresh fish. see choose bargain - buy and near by they will cook, grill it for you. everybody will try to get your attention for a deal. interact with the locals if taken photos as for permission.
Written August 24, 2019
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Vikas Singh
Hyderabad, India3,890 contributions
Great place to buy fish
Aug 2019
This is excellent place to buy all kinds of sea fish including Crab, Lobsters, tiger prawns and even sharks. For a small fee you can have the fish cleaned as well. There are a few restaurants that can cook the fish as well for you for a small fee. Even if you don't want to buy wish it is a great market to explore
Written August 23, 2019
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