Umm al-Qaiwain

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أم القيوين
Umm al-Qaiwain
Umm al-Qaiwain (United Arab Emirates)
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Coordinates 25 ° 33 '  N , 55 ° 33'  E Coordinates: 25 ° 33 '  N , 55 ° 33'  E
Basic data
Country United Arab Emirates


Umm al-Qaiwain
Residents 32,800 (2005)
Telephone code (+971) 06
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Umm al-Qaiwain ( Arabic أم القيوين 'Mother of two forces'), often spelled Umm al-Quwain or Umm al-Qiwain as a transcription of the dialect pronunciation , is the capital of the emirate of the same name, Umm al-Qaiwain , one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The city of Umm al-Qaiwain lies between the cities of Ajman and Ra's al-Khaimah on the Persian Gulf along a bay on a peninsula that is lined with islands on both sides. This bay, called Chaur al-Badya, offers bird watching and some of the best sport sailing opportunities in the UAE. The city is roughly divided into the old town Lazima in the north of the headland and the new town to the south. Compared to other cities in the UAE there is still a lot of old buildings and few high-rise buildings. There are seven fortresses in the city, one of which has been renovated and now houses a museum.

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