Umm Al Quwain exhibits far more topographical diversity than the other emirates in the UAE. Umm-al-Quwain is the fastest growing spot for extreme sports. It has numerous places worth visiting.
The Dhow Building Yard
The dhow building yard where craftsmen still manufacture traditional boats is another site that should not be missed. In the old town, around the fort, you can see the charming old coral stone houses still display features of the original architecture and intricate sculptured plaster work.
The Aquarium is located in the headland of the new port. It is the part of the Marine Research Centre. It showcases the vast variety of sea creatures. It also includes rays, snakes and corals.
Islands of Umm Al Quwain
Islands of Umm Al Quwain lie to the east of the mainland peninsula. It sandy islands with dense mangrove thickets; the islands are separated from one another by narrow creeks.
In the inland, the road to the Camel race track at Al Labsa affords interesting glimpses of the surrounding terrain. The dunes in this area, interspersed with wooded dales, provide a challenging terrain for off road desert drivers or as they are commonly called “dune bashers”.
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