The Middle East's first shellfish farm, producing gourmet oysters. Grown in the pristine waters of Northern Fujairah, UAE.
Dibba Bay Oysters are farmed in the pristine waters of Dibba, Northern Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates. We are the first farm in the Middle East growing gourmet oysters locally for our home market. The nutrient rich waters off the Gulf of Oman, combined with our team’s dedication to rear a remarkable product, make Dibba Bay Oysters a world class and distinctive product.
Our locally farmed oysters have a very positive affect on their surroundings, helping to increase bio-diversity and improve the local ecosystem. The UAE currently imports over 80% of its food supply and oysters are no exception. While other oysters sold in the UAE are flown into the country as refrigerated freight, Dibba Bay oysters are transported straight from farm to local market in just a few hours, reducing carbon emissions and ensuring that you get the freshest oysters, straight from the sea to your table.
Our meaty and flavorful oysters have a distinct and delicious taste, and are loaded with protein and vitamins, including B12, zinc and vitamin C. They are particularly nutritious due to their high meat content, low fat and freshness. If you’ve only ever tasted imported oysters, we’d love for you to try Dibba Bay oysters and experience the difference. Support your local farm by buying a world-class gourmet product that’s also good for you!
Dibba Bay Farm was established in 2016 and was the culmination of several years of testing and planning. Although the Middle East is famous for Pearl Oysters, edible Oysters are a different species that have traditionally been thought to only thrive in colder waters, but with careful care and meticulous management our oysters are not just surviving but thriving in the warm and food-rich waters of Fujairah, enabling us to produce a world class and distinctive product.
The impressive health benefits of oysters come from its vast stockpiles of minerals, vitamins, and organic compounds. In fact, certain mineral varieties are in their highest content in oysters. Oysters clean the water, remove nitrogen, accelerate denitrification, enhance water clarity, promote eel-grass survival, and provide an excellent habitat for myriad juvenile fish and crustaceans. All this and they taste great and are good for you too!
Oysters are natural environmental engineers and enhance their surroundings and biodiversity. In their natural habitat, Oysters provide homes for mussels, barnacles and sea anemones. In fact, oysters are considered ‘keystone species’ due to their ability to filter over 50 gallons of water a day, improving the health of the marine ecosystem.