Crab Hunting in Abu Dhabi: Places and Time

As the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has a unique geographical environment, with a large number of islands and rich seawater resources. These resources provide a large amount of aquatic products, including a huge number of crabs.

So, how do we enjoy crabbing in Abu Dhabi? When and where can we catch crabs?

This article details the locations and times for crab catching in Abu Dhabi. I hope you can enjoy a wonderful crab catching experience.


The best time to crabbing is typically during low tide, especially when it coincides with dusk or dawn.

Crabs tend to be more active during these times as they forage for food along the shore.

Check here for the Tide table in Abu Dhabi


  • A container and a plastic bag at least.
  • Beach Shoes (optional, you can also wear slippers).
  • A flashlight or headlamp if it’s night.
  • One of following tools:
    • Gardening Gloves
    • Fishing net
    • Trident

Beach Shoes on Amazon

Headlamp on Amazon

Gardening Gloves on Amazon

Fishing net on Amazon

Trident on Amazon

Place 1 for Crab Hunting in Abu Dhabi

Al Shati St, Al Sader

Place 2 for Crab Hunting in Abu Dhabi

The second place for Crab hunting in Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi is close to Seashore villa mousqe.

Crab hunting in Abu Dhabi

Place 3 for Crab Hunting in Abu Dhabi

Bahya Sea, New Al Bahia

Place 4 for Crab Hunting in Abu Dhabi


Taimoor Iqbal says: Reply

Are these all places free of cost ? And can we do night camping there ?

歪麦 says: Author

This places are free to go.
I am not sure if we can camping there. thanks.

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