Calling all fishing enthusiasts. Dubai's strategic and fortunate location on the map puts the city on the banks of the Arabian Gulf, which is abundant with barracuda, snapper, kingfish, grouper, longtail tuna and giant mako. Not surprising then, that deep-sea fishing is one of the most popular activities in Dubai. Sign up for one of the many guided tours for excursions lasting from a few hours to the entire day. Even if you don't catch the big ones, you'll enjoy a great day on the water snorkelling and soaking in the sun.