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Umm al-Quwain

Country
United Arab Emirates
State
Umm al Qiwain
City
Umm al Qiwain
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Though this city does not have any airport of its own, yet you can reach this place easily. There are airports in the nearby emirates of United Arab Emirates, from where you can reach this city. You can find airports in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Al Ain. From this airport, you can avail some internal transportation to get to Umm al-Quwain. You can avail buses and taxis from the various airports as a mode of communication. It is because of the presence of the airports that this city draws both national as well as international travelers.

By Car

Cars are very popular modes of Umm al-Quwain Transportation. Several private cars ply on the streets of the city. You can also hire a car to move about the place. Taxis are the best means of conveyance inside the place. These taxis transfer people within emirates and from emirates to emirates. Meters taxis are Large used in the emirate. It is recommended to take taxis from the stands to avoid any hassles. There are taxi stands at every emirate.

By Bus

Buses are also the huge favorite among the travelers. This public transportation is quite cheap. The bus services are quite frequent and make its easily accessible by the travelers in the city. Motor cycles can also be another option on the streets of Umm al-Quwain. Convenient Transportation in Umm al-Quwain will make your Umm al-Quwain Travel a worthwhile experience.

Key places to visit
Al Dur, Dreamland Aqua Park, Emirates Motorplex, Umm al-Quwain Museum


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Places to Visit

Al Dur

Al Dur is located along the coast near Umm Al Quwain. This famous archeological site contains the remains of a once important town in the region dating back 2,000 years ago.

Some of the items uncovered at Al Dur include tombs, stone houses, large storage jars, and glassware from Egypt and Syria. Some of the earthenware is orange with black painted decorations and is commonly found at Al Dur. Many of the artifacts that were excavated are in display in the Umm al-Quwain Museum.

This sprawling site is scattered over a large area with many single-room dwellings as well as large, multi-room structures. Both types of house were built of beach rock blocks found locally in the shallow lagoons. Thousands of graves are found among the houses of Al Dur. In some cases the larger tombs contained the remains of more than one individual, perhaps a family. Items found in the tombs include drinking sets, Roman glass, weaponry, pottery, jewelry and ivory.

There are two public monuments at Al Dur, the small square fort with round corner towers and a small square temple, dedicated to the Semitic solar deity Shams.

An abundance of coins have been uncovered at Al Dur, including foreign coins as well as hundreds of locally minted coins bearing the name of Abi'el.

Dreamland Aqua Park

Dreamland Aqua Park in Umm al-Quwain is a huge entertainment complex with over 25 attractions for children and adults making it an ideal family destination. Aquatic attractions include a lazy river, children's wading pools, black holes, twisters, crazy rivers, Kamikaze rides and a giant wave pool. Dreamland also has a multi-purpose facility that includes an amphitheater that can be used as a venue for musical concerts and other similar activities. Shaded palm gardens and a roaring volcano surrounded by replicas of wild animals add to the scenery.

Overnight camping, water polo, beach volleyball and go-karts are other activities that can be enjoyed while visiting Dreamland.

Emirates Motorplex

Emirates Motorplex is a facility offering car and motorcycle racing. It began in 1999 to offer an alternative to popular street racing activities.

Umm al-Quwain Museum

The fort of Umm al-Quwain once guarded the entrance to the old town by overseeing the sea on one side and the creek on the other. The Umm al-Quwain fort has been renovated and now houses a museum.

The museum displays artifacts found at important nearby archeological sites including Al Door. The exhibits provide a fascinating glimpse in to bygone period.

A wall that once surrounded the original settlement is scheduled for restoration.

Right Time to Visit

November - March

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