Umm al-Qaiwain (Arab, source of strength) – emirate as part of the UAE. The capital is Umm al-Qaiwain. Area – 777 km², population – 69 936 people.
In the south it borders with the emirate of Sharjah, in the northeast – with the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah. In the northwest is the Persian Gulf coast with a length of 24 kilometers. The territory extends to a depth of approximately 32 kilometers.
The independent sheikh Umm al-Qaiwain was founded in 1775 by the Arab clan al-Mualla. The UAE joined the UAE on December 2, 1971.
– Included in United Arab Emirates
– Adm. Umm Al Quwain Center
– Emir Saud bin Rashid al-Muallah
– Date of foundation December 2, 1971
– Area 777 km² (6th place)
– Height 52 m
– The population of 69,936 people. (7th place)
– Density of 90.01 people / km² (6th place)
Umm al-Quwain has no international airport. If you fly here on vacation, then land at either Dubai Airport or Sharjah. From Dubai airport go 50 kilometers, from Sharjah Airport about 40 kilometers.
Umm al-Quwain has no public transportation system whatsoever. That is, there are no buses, no minibuses, no trams. But there is a taxi, prices are even cheaper than in Dubai.
There are only 6 hotels here – 4 hotels are classified as 4 stars, and 2 hotels with 3 stars. Not a single “five” there. We have to admit a fact – Umm al-Quwain has the weakest development of the tourism industry among all the UAE emirates.
The tourism industry is stimulated by the free sale of alcohol. Of course, walking around the city while intoxicated is prohibited!