Umm Qarn is a village and district located in the northern portion of the municipality of Al Daayen. Umm Qarn is situated in eastern Qatar, about 35 kilometres from the capital Doha. The villages of Abu Thailah and Simaisma are nearby. The village hosts the municipal office and currently serves as the municipality's administrative seat. The settlement derives its name from local geographical features. The district's name, Umm Qarn literally translates to 'mother of flat shaped hill'.
As part of the Qatar National Master Plan (QNMP), Umm Qarn has been designated a Town Centre, which is the third-highest designation. Al Daayen Municipality is developing Umm Qarn as a retail and administrative centre for the municipality's northern settlements, such as Simaisma. Currently, the village already has a municipal office, the municipality's only primary healthcare centre, a civil defence centre, a police station and two primary schools. Officials have discussed the future possibility of constructing a Metro station in the village. Currently over 75% of the village's overall area is undeveloped and there are extensive plans to create new office and retail spaces near the existing government services complex. The government services complex will contain emergency and police services, a mosque and a primary health care centre. It is possible to find homes to rent in Umm Qarn and these are mainly villas both standalone and in compounds.