Fish market in the Dubai and Sharjah are clean, organized, centralized, do not use digital weighing scale, vendors wear uniforms mostly Pakistani men and ONLY MEN never find any women in the fish market selling fresh fish which I find the latter a bit odd.
I already featured here the Dubai Fish Market and now that we live in Sharjah, we now go to the Sharjah Fish Market often, it is opposite the bus station in Rolla area and still a popular place to get the fresh catch.
The fish market gets busy during weekends and a lot of our Pinoy fellas come here too. Some vendors speak the Tagalog names of the fish they sell which they learned from Pinoy customers.
This is our suki (patron), my mom said it is always good to have a trusted vendor because you get more discount and sometimes you get more for free. But having a suki doesn't mean that you will be complacent, sometimes some vendors hand are fast in slipping yesterdays stock to your shopper and its too late to know that you did not get one hundred percent of what you paid for. When buying fish and seafood be sure to check that the eyes of the fish are still clear and the body is firm with pink gills, smells good (fishy) and trust your instinct that what you see looks fresh.
For so many years this same old type of weighting scale is used, I have doubts about it that I am not getting the right weight as compared to the digital or normal weighting scale but everyone in this place still use this until now.
I think these are baby sharks because they look like sharks, do you eat sharks? Me? A big NO. Some of our favorite fish include milk fish or bangus, tilapia, hasa-hasa, tambakol, and tuna, we also like prawns, crab, and squid.
Opposite the Sharjah fish market is the meat & poultry, fruit and vegetable, and date fruit markets where you can get fresh meat and produce.