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UAQ to open new fishing port next month

Authorities in Umm Al Quwain have announced the ongoing development work at the new fishing port in UAQ Khor (Creek) is to be completed in October this year, Khaleej Times has reported. The new facility is to have 72 floating docks and a spacious car parking, in addition to all fishing requirements, tools, spare parts, and a maintenance workshop. "The new port is an alternative to the old one, known as 'Al Farda', which collapsed in the last few years as a result of not being maintained or developed for 35 years now," said Hussain Al Hajiri, Head of the UAQ Fishing Society.