A world apart from the thrusting modern cities further down the coast, Umm al Quwain is something of
a welcome quiet backwater in amongst the frenzy of the rest of the UAE. The Emirate is the least populous
of the UAE, but still has a number of attractions including the enormous "Dreamland Aqua Park"
on the outskirts of town.
I don't recall if I visited Umm al Quwain during the 1980s whilst living in Dubai, and visiting in 2010
didn't bring back any memories. It was however an interesting place to explore, and I was amazed
at how different it was to the rest of the UAE.