Umm al-Quwain

Umm Al Quwain is situated between Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah on the West coast.

The traditional occupation of this emirate has been fishing and date cultivation.

Umm Al Qaiwain’s attraction lies in its long clean beaches.

An enclosed lagoon and public horse riding stables.

Located 50 Km south of Umm Al Quwain is Falaj Al Mulla, the agricultural part of the Emirate. Seneyah Island.

One kilometer away from the town of Umm Al Qaiwain, is a natural reserve for a large species of birds, deer and Al Qaram trees.

Umm Al Quwain Fort

A fort which was once home to the emirate’s ruler and guarded the entrance to the old town, overseeing the sea on one side and the creek on the other.

It eventually became a police station then a museum. The museum now houses artifacts found at important nearby sites including Al-Dour and houses a collection of weapons that were used through the emirate’s history.

It is located near a Masjid (Mosque) in Umm Al Quwain Bazaar.

Old Harbour

An old harbor located in the old town overlooking the traditional dhow building yard where skilled craftsmen continue to assemble these traditional boats.

The harbor is surrounded by old coral stone houses that display features of the original architecture and intricate sculptured plaster work.

Islands of Umm al-Quwain

Islands that lie to the east of the mainland peninsula on a unique stretch of coastline consisting of sandy islands surrounded by dense mangrove forests, separated by a series of creeks.

The largest of the seven islands is Al Sinniyah, followed by Jazirat Al Ghallah and Al Keabe, all of which are visible from the old town.

Tucked in between these and the coastal plains are the smaller islands of Al Sow, Al Qaram, Al Humaidi, Al Chewria and Al Harmala.

The Madaar creek that runs between the islands provides a navigable waterway for fisherman even at low tide when the average depth is less than a few feet.

Al-Dour

Located roughly where the town of Umm Al Quwain is now, it is considered the largest pre-Islamic site on the Persian Gulf coast.

AL-Dour was an important trading port from about 200 BC to 200 AD.

Thousands of graves are found among the houses of Al-Dour. In some cases, the larger tombs contained the remains of more than one individual, perhaps a family.

There are two public monuments at Al-Dour, a small square fort with round corner towers and a small square temple dedicated to the Semitic sun god Shamash.

Dreamland Aqua Park

The largest water park in the UAE is located on the coastline of Umm Al Quwain; about 40 minutes’ drive from Dubai, with 250,000 m2 (62 acres) expanse of landscaped gardens and over 30 rides, slides, and attractions.

The Park is operated all year round with a daily capacity of ten thousand visitors.