Located on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, Umm Al Quwain is one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE. With its natural beauty, cultural heritage and modern beachfront resorts, it's a charming, lesser-known destination that offers visitors a relaxing beach holiday.
Besides enjoying the warm, turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf from the comfort of your resort, there’s plenty to do in this small emirate. Families can enjoy a day out at Dreamland Aqua Park, one of the largest waterparks in the Middle East. Active types can explore the mangrove forests in a kayak. Visitors can also go birdwatching at the Khor Al Beidah wetland reserve, take drives through epic desert landscapes, and explore ancient ruins at the Ed-Dur archaeological site – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shopping options include authentic local products at the Old Souk, and international brands at the Mall of UAQ.
Plus, with Dubai less than an hour's drive away, visitors can easily combine a beach break with a visit to this bustling metropolis.