GLS / 1963 / Umm Al-Quwain / United Arab Emirates
This photograph was taken on a trip to Umm Al-Quwain when I was based in Sharjah.
The town of Umm Al-Quwain is not far from Sharjah, and at the time was quite small.
Umm Al-Quwain was one of the Trucial States and is now a member of the United Arab Emirates.
Like all the Gulf Sheikdoms,
Umm Al-Quwain owes its original existence to a creek which provided harbourage for
fishing boats and trading dhows.