The Arabian Peninsula Partnership

The Gospel for every person and a church for every people in the Arabian Peninsula amongst indigenous peoples

04 Juli 2017


Umm al-Quwain is both a city and an emirate in the United Arab Emirates. The name means "the mother of two powers," one power being the sea and the other the land. Umm al-Quwain is a relaxed and peaceful emirate.

Archeological digs show that this city goes back over 5,000 years and there are tombs that go back to the time of Christ. Its unique lagoon today hosts fishing and speedboats, but in the past, other travelers came here to exchange goods from around the Gulf and the world. They were also known for their shipbuilding. Fishing boats still fill the harbor.

Islam is the dominant religion and there are no officially-recognized church compounds in Um Al Quwain unlike most of the other emirates. In this emirate you can find many from the Baluch tribe and some of them live in poorer areas. The Ali tribe is probably the largest tribe that lives here.

Prayer Requests

• Pray that the power of the Holy Spirit would convict the people of Umm al-Quwain that Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

• Pray that Sheikh Saud, the ruler of the emirate, would allow for his own people and others to worship the Lord Jesus freely. Pray that the church would be established.

• Pray a blessing on Umm al-Quwain, a blessing for their work on the sea and on the land. May the inhabitants acknowledge that Jesus is God, the Creator of the seas and lands, and the One who provides for their daily needs.

Umm al-Quwain, UAE