About Us

Indian Association Umm Al Quwain is engaged in the service to the large Indian community living in Umm Al Quwain under the sanction of Emiri Decree from the Government of Umm Al Quwain. Since inception we have completed 34 years extending commendable Charity services, Social Welfare activities, Development programs for children, women and needy people associated with the association. Over the years Indian association have proved, both to authorities and public, to be a healthy organization promoting social harmony, values and development. We believe, these achievements are indebted to the kind support of all our well wishers like you. IAU is now gifted by own premises in Umm Al Quwain by the grace and benevolence of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Moalla, Member of supreme council and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain. We take this opportunity to express our gratitude to His Highness and all authorities of Umm Al Quwain.

We have a two new blocks constructed one as an office and the other as an auditorium. Consular service facilities, Sports and Recreational facilities for the children and enrolled members are conducted on a regular basis. The project was completed on time due to the whole hearted contributions of members and kind well wishers. We take this opportunity to thank all our well wishers our supporters and to those who was kind enough to contribute substantially for the success of Indian Association Umm Al Quwain.

Umm Al Quwain

Umm Al Quwain means "Mother of the Powers" referring to the Emirates long seafaring history. It was traditionally been known for its fishing - and still is one of the UAE's main fish suppliers - as well as for agriculture in fertile oasis of Falaj Al Mualla. This Emirate, UAE's second smallest member, covers 750 square kilometers and lies half way between Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.

During November to March,the average temperature is 26C at daytime and 15C at night (79F to 59F), but it can rise over 40C (104F) in the peak of the summer and the humidity levels. The rainfall is minimal and averages 42 mm a year. The coastline experiences cooling sea breezes during the day.

Al-Sinniyah island, close to the town of Umm al-Qaiwain is home to the UAE's largest Socotra Cormorant colony, with over 15,000 pairs making it the third largest colony in the world.Arabian gazelle have been introduced to Sinniyah and appear to be prospering. Marine life is remarkable for its abundance and diversity. Blacktip reef sharks patrol the outer shoreline, while green turtles are ubiquitous in the inner leads in particular. Between Al-Sinniyah and the mainland is Khor al-Beidah, an expansive area of sand and mud flats of international importance for its waterfowl. Although not formally protected, the island of Sinaiyah, along with Khor al-Beidah, is one of the largest areas of undisturbed and varied coastal environment remaining anywhere in the UAE.

Federal aid has helped the Emirate. It has electric power, good street lighting and a Highly Equipped broadcasting station. It has a seaport used mainly by fishermen and smaller vessels. Due to small traffic this lagoon is quite a pure place for water sports on weekends as the water is clean and free of dangerous currents.