United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir said their Cricket World Cup campaign was a positive one, despite going winless.

The UAE came close to beating Zimbabwe and Ireland to start their tournament and were buoyed by several standout individual performances.

Their tournament came to an end with a six-wicket loss to West Indies in Napier on Sunday.

Shaiman Anwar (311 runs at 51.8) passed 50 on three occasions at the tournament, making a memorable century against Ireland in Brisbane.

Amjad Javed (170 at 34) proved he was a more-than-handy tail-ender, with three 40-plus scores.

Tauqir said: "Consistently, Javed's done very well throughout the tournament. Shaiman Anwar was very consistent. There were a few positives.

"I think overall our bowling department was pretty consistent in every game. I think it's a little bit of fielding and the batting department that needs a bit of improvement.

"But we take a lot of positives from the whole event, and it was overall a good learning experience for us. We have thoroughly enjoyed this tournament."

When asked to pinpoint a memorable moment, Tauqir lamented Nasir Aziz's drop of Kevin O'Brien in Brisbane - the Irish big hitter adding 26 runs following the substitute fielder's mistake - as a crucial blow to the UAE.

"I think overall the whole tournament has been very, very special for the whole team," Tauqir said.

"We really enjoyed the whole tournament. But I think one moment that would have changed the game was I think Kevin O'Brien's catch that got dropped.

"If that catch would have been taken, I think we would have definitely won that game.

"But overall, we have definitely enjoyed the whole tournament."