Umm Al Quwain is the most ancient emirate in the country. Archeological traces show strong evidences of the emirate's relations with Mesopotamia that existed during the 3rd millennium B.C. The tiny emirate of Umm Al Quwain is about 20 minutes' drive north of Ajman.
Umm Al Quwain has beautiful beaches. Windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing can all be enjoyed at Umm Al Quwain Marine Club on Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Moalla Rd. The Club also has a popular horse-riding centre.
Umm Al Quwain Fort, which was home to the Ruler of the emirate, guarded the entrance to the old town. Later it became a museum. The emirate boasts of 6 other forts.
Dreamland Aqua Park, a water park and a recreational resort is another landmark in the emirate.
Umm Al Quwain is distinguished by its several islands: Al Sinniya, Jazirat Al Ghalla, Al Keabe, Al Sow, Al Qaram, Al Humaidi, Al Chewria and Al Harmala. The most famous is Al Sinniya, which is about 90 sq km from the city and is blessed with several environmental privileges.
An air tour from Umm Al Quwain Aeroclub will give you a bird's-eye view of these locations.
Falaj Al Mu'alla, an enclave of Umm Al Quwain, is an attractive natural oasis, about 50 kilometres southeast of Umm Al Quwain City on the road E55 to Al Dhaid. It has a camel racetrack as well.
The emirate is also home to a number of archaeological sites such as Tell Abraq (dating from the Bronze Age), Alokaaab Island and Ed Dur, a site with significance in the first century AD.
Find more about Umm Al Quwain through the official tourism website of Umm Al Quwain.