Crab Hunting
In Umm Al Quwain, UAE

Crab Hunting in Umm Al Quwain is one attraction that is not for the faint-hearted.

Though hunting your own catch and eating it later on, nicely barbecued, gives a thrill not many Dubai Attractions can match.

We have presented information about Dubai Crabbing in a very friendly and easy-to-read manner.

This hunting activity takes place in a town in Um Al Quwain, an emirate located on the West Coast of the United Arab Emirates.


Crab Hunting Best Prices

Standard Rates ex-Dubai:

  • Adults: AED 335 [approx. US$ 92, EUR 65, GBP 58]
  • Child: AED 265 [approx. US$ 72, EUR 52, GBP 46]   

Useful Tips, Do's and Dont's, and Important Information:

  • The crabbing tour operates daily from 4PM to 11PM.


  • Pickup is provided from any location in Dubai, Sharjah or Ajman.


  • From Dubai it takes between 1 to 2 hours to reach the swampy mangroves in Umm Al Quwain, where the hunting takes place.


  • You hop aboard a Dhow boat, & are served refreshments, as the boat glides it's way through the thick dense lagoon.


  • The captain turns off the engine and slowly everyone jumps into the water, and starts wading through the waters with a torch in one hand and a spear in the other.


  • There are skilled guides along with each team for proper guidance.


  • Once groups of crabs are sighted, spears begin to be poked in, to catch whatever you can lay your spear on.


  • Some of the boats are glass bottomed, so they provide a good view of the sea-creatures in the lagoon. Crabs, squids and other fishes.


  • After the hunting is over, you are taken to the Flamingo Beach Resort, where the barbecue dinner is organized, and you'll be able to eat whatever you've caught.


  • You are expected to have your own swimwear / beachwear, though water-resistant footwear is available on hire.




If a hunting tour is booked directly with Flamingo Hotel, excluding transfers to and from Dubai, the cost would come down by as much as 50%.

Hotels to stay in Umm-Al-Quwain to enjoy crabbing:




  • Barracuda Beach Resort
    Near Dreamland Aqua Park, 18km north of UAQ roundabout on the E11.
    Studios from AED 600, two-bedroom chalets from AED 900.
    Get The Best Deal for the Barracuda Beach Resort...


  • Umm Al Quwain Beach Hotel
    Opposite KFC, Al Muroor Road
    Doubles from AED 850, including breakfast.
    Get The Best Deal for the Umm al-Quwain Beach Hotel...


This video on Dubai Crab Hunting, courtesy GulfNewsTV, shows exactly how this activity is done.


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