a population of around 36000 Umm al-Qaiwain is
the least populous of the seven emirates. Like
Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain is seeking to bring in money
from the wealthier emirates through domestic tourism.
A wonderful waterpark attracts thousands of visitors
to this little emirate every day and has added a new
facet to the economy of the emirate whose main industries
were fishing and agriculture.
More than any other place in the UAE, Umm al Qaiwain
provides a glimpse of what life throughout the UAE was
like not so long ago. There are no high rise buildings
in the city centre and the pace of life is still unhurried.