Top 10 Places to Visit in Umm Al Quwain

Planning a visit to the United Arab Emirates? Then Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or even Sharjah are on your “must-visit” list, for sure. These are tourist destinations in the UAE that are famous the world over. Millions of tourists from all over the world flock to these places every year for their share of fun and thrills.

However, the UAE has more to offer than these already-renowned spots. Not many are aware of the attractions that one of the 7 Emirates of the UAE, Umm Al Quwain, has to offer.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Umm Al Quwain

The smallest and least-known emirate has its share of natural and other attractions. A few days spent here would be well worth it. So, get off the beaten track in the UAE and explore the unspoiled beauty of Umm Al Quwain, especially the top 10 places mentioned below.

1. Mangrove Beach

Located in the Khor Al Yafrah area, this is a fairly recent discovery. The crystal-clear waters and dense mangrove vegetation make it an eye-catching spot. The authorities have installed shacks, swings, barbecue areas, and cafes to make the spot even more attractive. Spend some time boating here and exploring the interesting plant and animal life. the views of the setting sun across the waters are also not to be missed.

2. Emirates Motorplex

Does auto racing make your blood boil? Are you an adrenaline junkie? Then the Emirates Motorplex is the place for you to be. Located on the UAQ-RAK Road, there are ample opportunities for bike and car racing on simulated tracks that perfectly replicate the original. Indulge in some off-road racing that is bound to make your pulse pound. If you love the speed, then consider dune buggy Dubai and quad biking Dubai.

3. Kitesurfing

Welcome to the emirate’s first kitesurfing school. This is located at the Kite Beach Center. Everyone can participate in this activity. The instructors are hugely experienced and are certified by the International Kiteboarding Organisation. The azure blue waters are sure to take your breath away. And why only kite surfing in Dubai? There are ample opportunities for other water sports in Dubai, like snorkelling and kayaking. After the sports, spend some relaxing time at the cabanas.

4. Abandoned Aircraft

It seems like a scene out of a war movie. This is an abandoned IL-76 Russian cargo aircraft, located near the Barracuda Beach Resort. At one point, this used to be a spot for skydiving. This plane was used by the Soviet Air Force from the 1970s until the 1990s. in the late 1990s, it operated as a charter plane in the emirate for a few years and was abandoned thereafter. Now, it serves as a photo opportunity for tourists.

5. Umm Al Quwain Fort and Museum

Once known as Fort Al Ali, this has now been converted into one of the coveted tourist attractions of the emirate: the Umm Al Quwain Fort and Umm Al Quwain Museum. Umm Al Quwain’s oldest historical building dates back almost 250 years. The Al Mualla royal family had built it. This museum in Dubai serves as a showcase of the chequered history of the emirate. Get to see old prisons, weapons, royal living quarters, military rooms, and other beautiful quarters. Also, check out the Umm Al Quwain Center of Antiquities.

6. UAQ Marine Club

Looking to have some active time by the sea? While your friends/family members want a more tranquil time,? Well, the UAQ Marine Club offers opportunities for both. You would have ample scope for some swimming or other water-based activity. Shacks and gazebos offer a lot of scope for relaxation as well. There are gaming areas for kids. A perfect enjoyment zone for the entire family.

7. Vida Beach Resort

Spend some peaceful time at the top-end Vida Beach Resort. Get unparalleled views of the sea as you chill out with a cold beverage in the shade. The chic hotel is also pet-friendly. Pamper yourself with some deluxe amenities here as you recharge yourself.

8. Falaj Al Mualla Garden Park

Situated a few kilometres away from the city, this is a garden filled with several sporting facilities. There is a pool here that allows you to indulge in several types of water games. The kids in the group can run around and play while you take peaceful walks in the beautifully maintained garden. A nice place for the whole family to relax.

9. Siniya Island

A must-visit place. Take a boat from Umm Al Quwain and head for this island, towards the east of the emirate. This picturesque place has natural beauty and provides a glimpse of the emirate’s flora and fauna. Mangroves and those trees would welcome you here, as would the spectacular Arabian Gazelle. There are also exciting archaeological sites to be seen here.

10. Labsah Camel Racing Track

Treat yourself to a classic Arabian traditional sport. There is a 4-kilometre track here where the camel indulges in some serious racing, leaving you wide-eyed. Authentic Arabian sporting this is taking you back to the days of the Bedouins!

So, add these places and activities to our list during your Umm Al Quwain Mangroves tour.


Umm Al Quwain offers a diverse range of attractions, from water parks to historical landmarks. Visit the Dreamland Aqua Park, Umm Al Quwain Museum, and Mangrove Beach for a mix of fun and culture. For adventure seekers, the Emirates Motorplex and Kitesurfing are great options.

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