Tourism

  • The beaches of Umm Al Quwain are charming & romantic by all means & standards, since they provide idyllic relaxation. Umm Al Quwain is in fact situated on land protruding into the gulf waters to the north which provides the city with a fresh breeze. It’s lovely creek also helps in making it the pearl of the gulf
  • The touristic features & assets of Umm Al Quwain varies from historical museums, islands with mangrove forests, leisure, recreation & sports, hotels & beaches
  • Hereunder is a sample of things to do & enjoy in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain:
    • Umm Al Quwain National Museum: Umm Al Quwain National Museum situated in the fort of Umm Al Quwain. This fort has a popular & symbolic meaning for Umm Al Quwain people as it represents the ruling place & the defensive arm of the city which is obvious from its general features & its architectural design. The former mentioned museum was built in the year 1768
    • Islands Surrounded by Mangrove forests: To the east of the main land peninsula lies a unique stretch of coast line consisting of sandy islands surrounded by mangrove forests & separated by a series of creeks. The largest of the seven islands is Al Sinniyah followed by Jazirat Al Ghallah & Al Keab, all of which are visible from the old town. Tucked in between these & the coastal plains are the smaller islands of Al Sow, Al Qaram, Al Chewria & Al Harmala. The Madaar creek running between the islands provides a navigable waterway for fishermen. The creek separated Al Sinniyah Island from Umm Al Quwain city. Mangrove & Qaram trees grow in the island & it is rich with special birds & lots of oysters on its beach line.
    • Al Dor Historical City: Along the beach & beside the city of Umm Al Quwain, the remainings of the oldest historical city in the region is visible to people which was prosperous around 2000 years back in the south east of Arabian Island which is called Al Dor. The excavations done through British, 
       
      French, Belgium & Danish archeologists had revealed a lot of  historical discoveries like stone houses, graves, porcelain plates & Egyptian & Shami glass. 
    • Leisure, Recreation & Sports: Umm Al Quwain Government supports all sporting activities  & lots of clubs had been built to support these sports & activities, as:
      • Water Skiing, Wind Surfing, Kayaking & Jet Skiing: The calm water in the lagoon provides some of the best & most interesting sailing in the northern emirates where the conditions are ideal for water skiing, wind surfing, kayaking & jet skiing.
         
      • Dream Land Aqua Park: The best aqua park in the UAE & GCC region spreads of 62 acres of lush green on the exotic coast line of Umm Al Quwain
      • Happy Land City: Happy Land City in Umm Al Quwain can be considered one of the most important that is specialized in games & scientific discoveries in addition it is a specialized recreational & educational center for children. Happy Land City is located in the city commercial center in King Faisal Road which makes reaching their very easy either if you are coming from inside or outside the emirate. It had been build on 30000 sq.ft with the latest modern technologies & it consists of more than 100 single & multi games. Happy Land City also has an artistic corner for children which help in developing their creativity in dealing with colors. A theatre is also there were lots of recreational & educational presentations are held on in addition to lots of scientific, literature & social contests. Happy Land City also includes an area dedicated for parties (i.e.. birthdays) in addition to a computer lab.
         
      • Marine Club & Riding Center: Umm Al Quwain Marine Club & Riding Center is situated on a large stretch of shaded beach overlooking the lagoon where water enthusiasts can enjoy jet skiing, wind surfing & speed boats driving while the riding club has now more than 40 horses & a team of qualified instructors. Marine Club & Riding Center also includes a port for ships, jet skis & sailing boats. The lake is considered an ideal location to enjoy rowing with sailing boats, water skiing, wind surfing. For amateurs calm water is a very good place to learn & train for any water sport.
      • Umm Al Quwain Aeroclub: Umm Al Quwain Aeroclub provides wide range of activities as sky diving, piloting (provides PPL – Private Pilot License) & helicopter flying.
      • Umm Al Quwain Shooting Club: Umm Al Quwain Shooting Club offers a wide range of selected variety of facilities with modern indoor & outdoor shooting ranges with great emphasis on safety & security.
      • Umm Al Quwain Motor Racing Club: Umm Al Quwain Motor Racing Club offers dune buggy racing & drag racing karting where participants can experience the speed, thrill & the exhilaration of the off road racing in the emirate
      • Hotels & Beach Resorts: Accommodation in Umm Al Quwain city is relaxed & casual. All the hotels & resorts have beach frontage & swimming pools.
      • Arabian Cultural & Sports Club: The Arabian Cultural & Sports Club was built in 1/10/1971 where the club had contributed in all the contests, festivals & competitions since it had been built till the last season where it achieved lots of good ranks. The club also gives a great attention to the cultural side, where there is a library that includes several 
         
         
        types of books where club visitors can use & benefit from. The club top management gives a great attention also to the cultural committee & the library. 
        Lectures, contests & yearly competitions for learning the Holy Quran are being held also in the club. The club had contributed in lots of cultural contests & competitions where the club’s cultural team achieved lots of prizes, very good ranks among other clubs
      • Emirates Motorplex: In 1999 the Emirates Motorplex had been founded in the United Arab Emirates & specifically in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain where it hosts races for different kinds & types of cars & motor cycles. Since the former 
        mentioned date & the achievements always in place. The club became famous for hosting & arranging the drag race which is a very famous race locally & regionally in the area. The name of Emirates Motorplex had really become a well known brand in lots of forums & contests. 
      • Camel Racing Track (Al Labsa): Same as all the other emirates the camel race is considered as one of the 
         
        races that is really popular. Umm Al Quwain has its own race course / track which attracts lots of this sport lovers & fans in Al Labsa Area. It is located beside the road towards Fallaj Al Mualla, races starts in the early morning during the holidays & it increases specially during the winter season. A main race is held yearly where valuable prizes are being set for.    
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