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Witness the beauty of Umm Al Quwain
April 28th, 2015

Are you a lover of excavating the hidden beauty of cities which are unknown? Absolutely a tour to Umm Al Quwain which is denoted as the hidden treasure out of the other Seven Emirate,  will be a real different excursion though it’s not reputed as such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. With regards to rich and powerful maritime tradition of the city, the name derived from the terminology “Umm Al Quwatain” which means “Mother of two powers”. The richness of vigorous coastal mangrove stretches along the sea shore of  Persian Gulf, in a way enhances the power of this city.

The panoramic coastal line sea breeze cooling the city during the day time as the climate of the city is comparatively different from other UAE cites. The temperature form November to March is average 26C0 in day time and 15C0 at night. In the peak time of summer it goes over 40C0  as humidity level is high.

Among the things to do in Umm Al Qwain, best hotel stays, Shopping and other attractions make it’s worth to visit this coastal city. My Abu Dhabi Holidays always tells you about the best holiday destinations. Don’t get late,read more about Umm Al Quwain to start your travel soon.

What are the visiting places and things you can do in UAQ?

  • Bird watching

Khor Al Beidah is a bird watching paradise for the visitors who are enthusiastic in watching Birds. In winter time more than 300 birds are coming here at their high tide roost. At the same time  views of thousands of flocks flying offshore make finest views. This marvelous experience please both your eyes and heart.

Al Sinniyah Island is another bird’s paradise in UAQ city. Coastal wetland which deposited mud due to tides makes a perfect nesting place to birds. This island is a marine sanctuary covers a large portion of the city. Annually around November to March large numbers of Great Cormorant birds are flying so close to the sea.

  • Play at Dreamland Aqua Park

This is the world largest aqua park and considered as to be one of the largest watery theme park in UAE. This will be a place for both Kids and Adults to enjoy water polo, beach volley, overnight camping. All the food stalls, restaurants, snake bars with the yummy foods  are available at Dreamland park. You can play and enjoy!

  • Visiting the Dhow Building Yard

This is a palace that showcase the architectural value of the city with old Coral stone houses which is unique a feature in the city fort .In the old town still you can view the sceneries of assembling traditional boats by the craftsmen. This is actually an interesting and one of the nice experiences that depict the carvings of plaster work in the city to the fullest.

  • Step to UAQ Aquarium

This is located in the cape of new port city.  Aquarium is a subsidiary of the Marine Research center which exhibit large number of Aquatic and Sea animals including Corals.

  • Visit Islands of Umm Al Quwain

Get lost in the beauty of Island of UAQ! Dignified island situated in the coastal line covered with the thick mangrove forest apart from the estuary. This make the island boundary separated from the creek. Madaar creek running across the small hinterland islands of Al Sow, , Al HumaidiAl Chewria, Al Qaram and Al Harmala.

  • Exhilarating Camel Racing

This is an attractive riding over the large dune stretches of the way  towards Falaj Al Moalla. It is really amazing to watch the Camel flocks having races and walking in the tracks Al Labsa. Depend on the climatic variations, opening dates and time for the visitors will change.  As this region comprises with desert dune area for perfect overnight camping Umm Al Quwain you can  enjoy a lot!


This is exclusively for your kids and little ones to enjoy with modern attractions such as video games, Jumping Castles and Restaurants. Happyland is an absolute land which brings temptation of Happiness to your babies in UAQ.

  • Umm Al Quwain Museum

The modernized Umm Al Quwain ancient fort has become Umm Al Quwain Museum. This fort secure the entrance to the old town covering big Sea. Evidences of archaeological artifacts and items in the UAQ museum are important antiques of the historic city. Especially the artifacts found excavations done at Al-Dur are also display in this museum. Ancient Architectural buildings and houses in the premises are  eye catching, you will love to go inside the fort as you feel going years back to the time.

  • Umm al Quwain’s Corniche

This beach is well-known for sailing, Water Skiing, Wind surfing, Jet Skiing. You can enjoy sailing in shallow water towards the desert land familiarizing the creatures of Sea birds, Aquatic animals in eco systems of natural habitats.

Apart from the above following  are some of the other palace to visit in Umm AL Quwain.

  • Palma Bowling Club 
  • Umm Al Quwain Marine Club and Riding Centre
  • Umm Al Quwain Motor Racing Club
  • Falaj Al Mualla Garden Park

Where you can do Shopping at Umm Al Quwain?

  • Lulu Hypermarket

No doubt, while your travel you will not forget to do shopping in Umm Al Quwain. Lulu Hypermarket is kind of a Supermarket for you to buy grocery items, fancy items, perfumes, cosmetics, clothing, food items, domestic equipment and electronic items in one place.

  • Salma Market

This is a very famous place to buy textile and clothing in Umm Al Quwain

  • Al manamah Hypermarket

This is another great place to buy grocery items, fancy items, perfumes, cosmetics, clothing, food items, domestic equipment and electronic items

  • Carrefour Express

What best Restaurants, Cafe and food centers in Umm Al Quwain?

Following are the places to buy variety of food collections. Have your choice and enjoy yourself!

  • Abu Shakra Restaurant– You can taste Emirati foods which are exclusive to UAE.
  • Wadi Al Neel Seafood Restaurant – Traditional Arabic seafood
  • SadafCafteria – This café is well famous for its Samoosas and Sandwiches
  • London Dairy Ice Cream – Enjoy creamy ice cream with flavored toppings
  • Al Foren Al Sakhen PastriesYou can buy best pastries, pizza, Arabic cuisine, Turkish Shawarma here.
  • Cafe De La Presse– Yummy French cuisine available in this café.
  • Barracuda– If you want  Alcoholic drinks, this is the best place to buy duty free Alcoholic beverages
  • Fresh NaryalPaniFresh juice including Coconut water, Mock tail and Cock tail
  • Al-Ramlah Cafeteria
  • KFC 
  • McDonalds 
  • Arabian Chicken Hut 
  • Cardoba restaurant and cafetaria
  • Baskin Robbins ice cream pallor

 What are the best Umm Al Quwain hotels for you  to stay?

  • Umm Al Quwain Beach Hotel

This is a beach hotel which consist facilities of Restaurant, Bar, Pub and Swimming pool. Full customer care and hospitality are some of the best offers from this beach hotel.

  • Dreamland Aqua Park 

You will love to spend the night in a wooden cabana in Dreamland Aqua Park as it’s a ultimate experience in a special overnight camping. Watery games , BBQ dinner, other food items and beverages are available in this hotel for you.

  • Barracuda Beach Resort 

A hotel situated viewing beach at the edge of UAQ lagoon. Facilities of Swimming pool, BBQ grill and Duty-Free liquor store availabl in this Resort

Flamingo Beach Resort 

This is a resort for you to stay, relax and enjoy watery sports such as bottom boat rides, snorkeling, diving, fishing, crab hunting and glass

Pearl Hotel 

This hotel is like a pearl which has the facilities of Swimming pool, Restaurant, Nightclub-bar inside provides duty free Alcoholic beverages

  • Palma Beach Hotel

This is a home to experience the desert with Conventional Arabian Hospitality in the Architectures of Traditional Egyptian designs. All the facilities of Swimming pool, Game parks, Food and beverages are available in this hotel as you want.

  • Royal Residence Resort Villas.

The room Service with Restaurants and unique Outdoor Activities assistance and guidance including rent a car with a driver facility to travel around the city while your stay Egyptian design

Don’t forget …Keep in mind.

As Umm Al Quwain is also one of the city belong to seven Emirates, you have to follow the law which is applicable for Entire UAE.

Driving Vehicles – Especially you have to have driving license to drive vehicles if it’s an offense driving without license. Apart from that driving over speed also prohibited in the country.

Liquor consumption –In the month of Ramadan eating and drinking in public places is not good as UAQ a Muslim city.

Wearing Cloths – In this city you have to conscious about your clothing and to wear proper cloths respecting the traditional values of the region.

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