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Umm Al Quwain

Umm Al Quwain is the second smallest and the least populated emirate in the UAE. It covers an area of approximately 720 sq. km. which is equivalent to 1 per cent of the UAE's area.

 

he emirate has rich coastal mangroves on the coast of Arabian Gulf and many islands that lie to the east of the mainland. The biggest island, Al Seniah, is home to Arabian gazelles, falcons and turtles.

 

Umm Al Quwain provides facilities for numerous recreational activities; from sailing to skydiving. Traditional activities such as dhow building and sports such as falconry and camel racing are also popular in the emirate. Dreamland Aqua Park, the UAE's largest water park and resort attracts several visitors.

Accommodation

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Vida Beach Resort

Situated on the foreshore of the Arabian Gulf and with dreamy beach access, Vida Beach Resort Umm Al Quwain is a beachfront retreat designed for anyone looking to connect, disconnect, recharge, or discharge while remaining within close proximity to Dubai. A beachfront escape with a boutique feel for the modern traveler.

Attractions

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UAQ National Museum

UAQ Museum is built inside a fort that once was home to the emirate’s ruling family. Among other features, the museum is home to artefacts unearthed at Ed-Dur. Ed Dur (or Ed Dour) is one of the largest archaeological sites in the UAE and is listed among the most important lost cities of Arabia. You will also find exhibits showcasing the history of war in the region at the UAQ Museum, especially old cannons.

The museum is located in the old Souq area of the emirate known as Madeena Al Qadeema – The Old Town. The area still retains the traditional look and feel of the city. Some buildings in the area are more than 150 years old and the museum is still one of the best-maintained structures.