Saw a write up in a local adventure magazine about the crab night, sounded good so booked for a night at this hotel.
On arrival reception good, took ID cards but no payment or card swipe, pay up on leaving.
Resort is about 12(?) years old and in need of a major revamp, certainly showing its age.
Brochure says it has the best beach in the area, but it is small and not that good, beware of strong tidal current.
Staff friendly and reasonably well presented, service not too bad.
Highlight was the crab evening, they take you out at night on a boat across the lagoon until you reach shallow water (about 0.5m) all hope over with spears and underwater lights to catch crabs, fairly easy and once the basket is full back to the resort for a crab meal.
Noted many Indians and Russians staying there, we were the only Europeans.
To sum up probably OK for a weekend for families with young children?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a tropical garden in Umm AlQuwain, Flamingo by Bin Majid offers views of the mangrove islands, a private beach area, an outdoor pool. Umm AlQuwain Museum is a 10-minute walk away. All rooms at Flamingo by Bin Majid face the pool, the lagoon and the mangrove islands beyond. Some have a seating area with a sofa and each is air-conditioned. Guests can enjoy many water activities such as fishing, crab hunting, snorkelling, and Flamingo tours. The Waves Restaurant and Bar serves international food, including vegetarian dishes. Dinner buffet is served on the beach, and the café and pool bar has a variety of light snacks and refreshing drinks. Dubai International Airport is a 60-minute drive away. Free private parking is available on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Flamingo Beach Hotel Umm Al Quwain
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