Inside the UAE shellfish farm that harvests more than 10 million oysters

Dibba Bay Oysters takes pride in being the first and only shellfish farm in the UAE that produces gourmet oysters.

Bright white and orange buoys speckled with barnacles bob in the open water and act as markers for the 3,700 square-meter aquafarm. Within the next few months, it is set to expand to 4,200 square meters.

We have an abundance of algae bloom on-site and the oysters gorge on that,” said Ramie Murray, the seafaring farmer who set up the underwater garden in 2017.

“There is so much natural food and algae in the open waters here, which makes it the perfect environment to harvest fat, juicy oysters.”

The lanterns look simple but they play an important role in the harvesting process.