Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
Umm Al Quwain is one of the seven emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates. It is located between Ajman and Ra's al Khaimah. The capital's name is the same as the emirate's - Umm Al Quwain. The name Umm Al Quwain comes from Umm Al Quwatain which stands for "Mother of two powers".
Get in and around Umm Al Quwain
There is no airport in the emirate itself, but it is close to some of the big emirates which do have an airport. So that means that you can get to Umm Al Quwain either by taxi or to rent a car. There is no public transport in this empire so the best went to get around it is with a taxi or a rented car.
Explore Umm Al Quwain
Although it is not such a big empire there are a number of things that are worth seeing. First it has the world's biggest aquapark Dreamland. Another place that is fun especially for kids is the Happyland. The Umm Al Quwain Museum is a great place for the ones who want to visit museums. It used to be the fort which once served as a defence of the old town, but now it is turned into a museum. At The Aquarium, you can see a great number of fish and other sea animals. There are also a number of clubs where you can have lots of fun and also a number of parks if you just want to relax in a beautiful surrounding. Finally, another very interesting things that you can see in Umm Al Quwain are the camel races which are held once a year.