Mangroves in Khor Al Beidah in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain, UAE.

A mangrove – in Arabic “qurm” (قُرْم) – a shrub / small tree growing in coastal saline water, adapted to low oxygen level, high salinity, temperature and moisture changes (becuse of tides). Mangrove forest move carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and play important role in shoreline protection (e.g. they prevent erosion, filter pollutants). They are natural environment for many species of birds.

In UAE the largest magroves forest are in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (Saadiyat Island, Jubail Island, Marawah Marine Biosphere Reserve, Bu Sayeef Protected Area, Ras Gharab, Eastern Corniche, Ras Ghanada), but they are also present in other regions: in Umm Al Quwain (photo gallery below), Ajman (Al Zorah Natural Reserve), Dubai (Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Jebel Ali Marine Sanctuary), Ras al Khaimah(RAK City – Al Qurm, Al Rams), Sharjah (Mangrove and Alhafeya Protected Area in Khor Kalba).

Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates (UAE)   

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∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Umm Al Quwain

See also:

Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary: Sanctuary | Birds

Mangroves in Khor Kalba


UAQ emirate & city: Emirate of Umm Al Quwain | Umm Al Quwain | Mosques of Umm Al Quwain | Umm Al Quwain City at nightUmm Al Quwain Airport and abandoned plane

UAQ beach & sunset: At the seashore | UAQ Sunset | Umm Al Quwain Sunset | At Al Medfeq BeachSunset at Green Belt Beach

UAQ nature: Date palms | White plumeria | Desert farms

UAQ in black&white: Lemon | Doors

UAE on | UAQ on

16 thoughts on “Mangroves

  1. I have never been near a Mangrove tree, but have often seen them on nature shows on television. I think this would be a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing all the photos. Glad to hear from your comments with picpholio that this is a protected area.

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  3. Oh wow! I live near the Okefenokee Swamp here in the United States and we have many Mangroves there! They are sooooo beautiful! these pictures are AMAZING as I’ve never seen a Mango so deeply submerged! Beautiful! Thank You!!! 🙂

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