Sunday, 4 December 2011

Dubai Deira – Enormous Fish and Fruit & Vegetable Market, near Port Rachid

After the Tokoy fish market, which is the biggest in the world, this is the second largest fish market we have ever seen. Half of an enormous hall was for the fish traders and the other half for fruit farmers. On the fruit and vegetable side, you enter a world of colours with bananas, grapes, dates, pineapples, oranges, apples, peaches, far too much to name it all. This in combination with all the decorations of the rules of the UAE makes it very special. A friendly trader offered us a taste of sweet bananas, and off course we were obliged to buy something, which he than sold at five times the price. We were dragged into this with our eyes wide open. When fishermen offered us something we had already learned our lesson. Luckily we started at the fruit side, can you image us carrying a tuna or lobster to the hotel. The fish was the daily catch and the filets looked excellent. For the first time we saw crab with blue legs. All well known fish like shrimps, scallops, shells, lobster, turbot, squid, and many other were all for sale. The friendly fisher who was posing with a large fish had the intension to sell this one to me, he even recommended me taking it to the restaurant next door. They would surely prepare for us. They had me once with the fruit, twice was pushing it a bit. All people were very open and friendly, top.

Na de Tokio vismarkt, die de grootste ter wereld is, is dit de 2de grootste die wij ooit hebben gezien. De helft van een enorme hal was voor vishandelaars en de andere helft voor fruit- en groenteboeren. Langs de kant van het fruit en groeten, kom je binnen in een wereld van kleur: bananen, druiven, dadels, ananas, appelsienen, appels, perziken, veel te veel om op te noemen. Dit in combinatie met alle vlagjes van de leiders van de UAE maakt het geheel zeer speciaal. Een vriendelijke man bood ons een proevertje van zoete bananen aan, en hierdoor waren we het toch verplicht iets te kopen, wat hij ons dan verkochte aan de vijfvoudige prijs. We liepen er met beide ogen open in. Toen de vissers ons ook dingen begonnen aan te bieden, hadden we ons lesje wel geleerd. Gelukkig zijn we gestart aan de zijde van het fruit, zag je ons al naar het hotel lopen met een tonijn of kreeft? De verse vangst van de dag en de filets zagen er uitstekend uit. Voor het eerst zagen krab met blauwe poten. Alle bekende vis zoals garnalen, schelpjes, jacobsnoten, kreeft, tarbot, inktvis, en vele anderen lagen er te koop. Een aangename visser poseerde voor ons met een zeer grote vis, die hij dan voor een prijsje aan mij wou verkopen. Hij beveelde mij zelfs aan de vis mee te nemen naar het restaurant om de hoek, zij zouden die wel voor ons klaarmaken. Ze hebben me 1 keer liggen gehad bij het fruit, 2 keer zou een beetje teveel van het goede zijn. Alle mensen waren vriendelijk en open..

Dubai Deira Fish Fruit Market
Dubai Deira Fish Fruit Market
Dubai Deira Fish Fruit Market
Dubai Deira Fish Fruit Market
Dubai Deira Fish Fruit Market
Dubai Deira Fish Fruit Market
Dubai Deira Fish Fruit Market
Dubai Deira Fish Fruit Market
Dubai Deira Fish Fruit Market
Dubai Deira Fish Fruit Market
Dubai Deira Fish Fruit Market
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20 comments:

  1. I love the local market. I tend to visit those when I travel :) Sorry about you making that expensive purchase. These locals tend to figure out who the tourists are .hahaha

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  2. You arrived at Dubai from Abu Dhabi, cool market visit and shots ! really like to see more of the streets !

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  3. Ja, diese Märkte sind immer ein Erlebnis. Die Gerüche und Eindrücke der fremden Länder sind einmalig. Auf den Fischmarkt gehe ich nicht sehr gern, aber die Fotos sind fantastisch...
    Liebe Grüße Karin

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  4. So very different to our local supermarkets yet all is still attractively presented.

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  5. I see ice on one of the displays. I was wondering if there as any refrigeration or air conditioning in there as Dubai gets very hot. How does the fish stay fresh? There certainly isn't a shortage of food in that part of the world.

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  6. Amazing variety and quantity of food! Thank you for this post as it takes us on a wonderful visit to the market, one which I don't have an opportunity for here in Charleston. Have a splendid day:^)

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  7. so impressive! could you pls bring me the whole dates-stand back?:-)))

    the fish+seafood is also wow; is it all local/fresh or imported?ENJOY!

    as a real watermelon-junkie I just love the first shot:-)

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  8. Those fresh seafood looks good, especially when arranged in that way (prawns). However, the banana incident is not so nice.. The trader shouldn't pull off that kinda trick. Maybe coz they know you guys are tourists..

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  9. Thanks for showing us this wonderful place! I bet everything is the freshest possible! We have blue legged crab here to eat, but I have never seen the actual crab, how very interesting, the rest of him is white!

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  10. That is a lot of food, will it all be eaten? Very nice photo's.

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  11. Oh, I love the fish pic! My friend, Mary, was in Dubai a week ago before starting their cruise.

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  12. Very good photos! So good I can even smell the fish!

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  13. I love to visit those markets. You did a wonderful job capturing all the scenes.

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  14. So enjoying all of these photos of Dubai. What an amazing place. See they are selling stingrays.... to eat???? hmmm. would have to think about that.. Hope you are having a wonderful trip

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  19. I have not tried any dish with a sting ray. Those fish are fresh, would love to cook some if only I know how.


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