The 10 Best Things to Do in Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates

July 16, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Discover the best top things to do in Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates including Dreamland Aqua Park, Ajman Museum, Umm Al Quwain Fort, Ajman Beach, UAQ National Museum, Ajman City Centre, Umm Al Qwain Open Beach, Ajman Fishmarket, Ajman China Mall, Abandoned Ilyushin IL 76.
Restaurants in Umm Al Quwain

1. Dreamland Aqua Park

Al Raas St | Next to Barracuda Beach Resort, Umm Al Quwain 655, United Arab Emirates +971 6 768 1888
Excellent
35%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 294 reviews

Dreamland Aqua Park

A dream destination for family fun! An oasis of palm trees and green turf, one of the largest water parks in the region featuring : Over 30 thrilling rides and attractions suiting all age groups, multiple restaurants and food outlets to suit all tastes, a mini Zoo attraction for Kids, Tennis, Volley Ball and Basket Ball Courts, team building activity zone and conference room, pool bar and VIP lounge, jaccuzi, cabana rentals and overnight camping facilities and much more!!!

Reviewed By samo7913 - United Arab Emirates

Had fun the park, but was very crowded , the games were attractive and fun, unfortunately, there was unpleasant smell in the surroundings, the locker room smelled very bad and was mixed , there was no separate locker rooms for the women, the washrooms were not clean, hope they consider the remarks .
Its recommended to avoid it in public holidays and weekends .

2. Ajman Museum

Al Bustan Masfoot St, Ajman, United Arab Emirates +971 6 742 3824
Excellent
46%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Ajman Museum

Reviewed By Krzysztof D

The entry to the museum and fort should be free. I’m sure the emirate is rich enough to maintain this delightful piece of history and allow visitors to enjoy it for free. The authentic fortress is now surrounded by glass-and-steel skyscrapers, which makes is even more interesting. Not to be missed when in Ajman or Sharjah.

3. Umm Al Quwain Fort

Umm Al Quwain Bazaar, Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates +971 6 765 0888
Excellent
29%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 37 reviews

Umm Al Quwain Fort

Reviewed By Inam K

Overseeing the old city and the port creek, the mud fort with rounded towers and tall walls house the small museum of the little Emirate of Umm Al-Quwain. The exhibits are just reflecting the local history and culture, especially the artifacts from the nearby archaeological site of Al-Dur.

4. Ajman Beach

Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 326 reviews

Ajman Beach

Reviewed By Charles K

Bikinis and Abayas together... Marvelous and all friendly... Mostly German and Russian women... There Should be more chairs on the beach, maybe a business could start there

5. UAQ National Museum

Old Town Corniche Rd, Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates +971 6 765 0888
Excellent
25%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

UAQ National Museum

Reviewed By VnJosey - India

A small but very well preserved museum. It is well maintained and gives a small glimpse into the history of arabs in UAQ in olden times. Just next to this museum there is archeological museum also free of entry. It is an artifact display contains historical coins, pottery even a skeleton etc and is really interesting.

6. Ajman City Centre

Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Jarf, Ajman, United Arab Emirates +971 6 743 2888
Excellent
25%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 128 reviews

Ajman City Centre

Reviewed By Sweksha T

Its wonderful, almost all the necessary outlets like careefour, centrepoint, Vox cinemas, Onetime store, money exchange, foodcourt, Damas, Puregold, BaskinRobbins, Bodyshop etc, All the shopping addicts can visit here and get a complete to-dolist done. I enjoy going for late night movie shows, its so fun.

7. Umm Al Qwain Open Beach

Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Umm Al Qwain Open Beach

Reviewed By flowerMalta - Malta

We went to Umm Al Quwain as part of a day trip organized by us. The first beach we saw in Umm Al Quwain was next to the old town. It was full of litter and plastic and we did not even stop by. Good thing we decided to head to Umm Al Quwain Hotel next to the harbour for a coffee. The beach next to it was just amazing- perfect. There is a rugged hut restaurant (I think it's called Kite Beach) with a mini zip line, swings for kids, and the beach there is amazing. Would definitely return. They have decent coffees and shakes and I'm sure I saw them serving food.

8. Ajman Fish Market

Rashideya 1, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Excellent
65%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Ajman Fish Market

Reviewed By MosseTurku - Turku, Finland

As you're in UAE and most probably enjoying fish for food at some stage, you should visit this market to see how your food is brought ashore. This market is run by the fishermen themselves so the fish is as fresh as it can be. There's a lot of fish stands selling more or less the same fruits of the sea. It's no problem although you don't know what to do with the fish. There's a big stand with tens of persons that prepare your fish in the format you want. Note that there's different lines form women and men. Then you can take the prepared fish and outside the fish market you'll find several places where they cook or grill your fish. Overall an incredible place.

9. Ajman China Mall

China Mall Shk Ammar Bin Humaid St, Ajman, United Arab Emirates +971 6 748 8980
Excellent
19%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
34%
Poor
13%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 46 reviews

Ajman China Mall

Reviewed By Anne_Prinita - Ajman, United Arab Emirates

You can spend an entire day here if you like shopping! You get almost everything here, from electronics, food items, clothing, footwear, fashion accessories, handbags, makeup, costume jewelry, toys, household articles etc. Most of the stuff are not of great quality, but they are cheap and fancy.

10. Abandoned Ilyushin IL 76

Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Abandoned Ilyushin IL 76

Reviewed By Maluza86 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Just an abandoned IL-76 airplane...however the backstory is shrouded in mystery so worth a look if you are in the general vicinity or passing through Umm Al Quwain. Who knows, if enough people review this attraction, the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain may actually make it an official tourist attraction site, refurbish it and people will come. No different than some of the other quirky sites people visit...HQ and the car museum in Abu Dhabi, etc. This could easily become a 5-star attraction.
A little history from a google search of abandoned airplane Umm Al Quwain...
"How did this plane finally end up abandoned in Umm Al Quwain? According to the book 'Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible', the book by Doug Farah on International Arm's Dealer Viktor Bout’s life: “In one celebrated case, his operation boldly spirited away a decrepit Ilyushin plane that had been consigned for use as a Soviet war monument. Former Russian aviation official Valery Spurnov recounted a tale of Bout offering one of his pilots $20,000 to fly a shuddering wreck out to a desert landing in the Emirates, where it was promptly turned into a highway-side billboard.”
The airfield at Umm Al Quwain closed down around five years ago. In 2012 Viktor Bout was sentenced to 25 years in prison, Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Now the Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane slowly rots in the sun, a fading reminder of the arms dealer once referred to as “the merchant of death”.

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