Conditions are ideal for water-skiing, wind surfing, kayaking and jet-skiing. Sailing and canoeing through the clear, quiet waters to the deserted islands and exploring the mangrove swamps inhabited by a variety of seabirds, fish and insects offers a unique adventure for any visitor. Pink flamingos, jumping fish, turtles, numerous crabs and rays can all be seen in their natural environment.
The Umm Al Quwain Aeroclub
Not far from dreamland, is the first uae aviation club and was set up under the patronage of sheikh mohammed bin rashid al mualla. easily recognised by the vintage antonow-2 bi-plane and the enormous iljuschin-76 cargoplane on display, the airport has 6 spacious hangers, a 1.800m runway, with n-vfr lighting, a spacious coffee shop etc. etc.. the club is world-known for its skydiving and parachute championships and has hosted the asiana championship 2005, boogie 2005, 2006 and soon the 2007 one. further, it solely provides the opportunity for flying, hot air ballooning, skydiving single & tandem!, parachuting and paramotoring in the u.a.e.. training and lessons are given throughout the year and friendly advice is offered from experienced gcaa certified instructors and pilots. the aircraft available include microlights, gliders, cessnas and a plane for aerobatics. the skydiver section recently got a brand-new "airvan" as drop-platform. this is the perfect place to fly and learn to fly!, away from the main u.a.e. airports and over some of the arabian gulf's deserted beaches and enchanting lagoons. flying enthusiasts meet here on thursdays and fridays and anyone is welcome to drop in.
Falaj Al Mualla Garden Park
Few Meters away from UAQ bridge in Emirates Road or Outer Bypass Road. Family Oriented place that offers a never before facility in the Emirates - Swimming Pool for kids and adults - with toilets and changing rooms. Open to all residents with a very minimal fee of Dhs. 2 per person with free use of pool. Timings: 8am -11pm Sunday-Wednesday Pool only for women and kids / 10am - 12mn Thursday - Saturday Pool open for families. Aside from kids playground, bbq areas there is also mini grocery, bikes rental, tricycle ride Dhs 2, quad bike ride Dhs. 50 per 1 hour.
Avid birdwatchers can enjoy the wonderful wildlife at Khor al Beidah and other popular sights lie to the south and east of the town. Al Sinniyah Island is also visible from the corniche. The shallow tidal lagoons and mudflats create the perfect feeding, nesting and resting habitat for several species of heron and plover, Greater Flamingo, gulls and terns.
Between November and March, hundreds of Great Cormorants are regularly spotted flying just a few feet above the sea, as they move from one sand bar to another. Coastal flats and dune tracks around the lagoon to the south east of the promontory provide excellent mountain hiking terrain, varied enough to suit any age and ability.
Al Sinniyah, the largest of the islands, is a marine sanctuary covering 90 square kilometres. This was once the original settlement site but now shelters huge colonies of cormorants, other seabirds, gazelle and al qaram trees, and dugong sea cows and turtles can be seen in the shallow waters surrounding the island.