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About Emirate of Ajman

About Ajman

Renowned as a home for safety, the Emirate of Ajman is smallest of the seven emirates of the UAE. It has an area of 260 square kilometers and is located on the Arabian Gulf coast of the northern part of the UAE. 

The Emirate of Ajman is a sun-drenched, laid-back destination in the UAE with thriving mangrove forests, rolling desert dunes, white-sand beaches and craggy mountain backdrops.

Ajman Historical Background in Brief

Constitutional monarchy of Ajman is headed by Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid al Nuaimi. The Nuaimi tribe is primarily a large Arab Bedouin tribe spread over the Arab States I the Gulf. 

Capital of the Emirate of Ajman, Ajman city is located on the coast of the Arabian Gulf. It is the residence of His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid al Nuaimi. It accommodates all the government departments, banks, big companies, commercial markets and the port of Ajman, located on the Creek.

Where to stay in Ajman

You can find several hotels and resorts in the Emirate of Ajman, some of which include:

The Ajman Palace: Set on its private beach, the Ajman Palace is a five-star luxury hotel. Besides known for its impeccable hospitability, the Ajman Palace is popular for having one of the largest ballroom in the Northern Emirates. 
For more information, visit: https://www.hmhhotelgroup.com/theajmanpalace/unitedarabemirates/ajman/theajmanpalacehotel

Kempinski Hotel Ajman: It is a five-star luxurious beach resort situated on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, bordered by plush green gardens. It is ideal for visitors looking for authenticity and a comfort stay.

Fairmont Ajman: The Fairmont in Ajman is a contemporary luxury hotel accommodation that is set midst Arabian Desert plain. The guests can enjoy the clean beaches during their stay in the hotel. 
For more information, visit: http://www.fairmont.com/ajman/

Ramada Beach Ajman: The hotel is an ideal accommodation for business travelers as it’s situated in the area with businesses and ministries. Guests can enjoy the scenic view of the Arabian Ocean from its guestrooms balconies. 
For more, visit: http://www.ramada.com/hotels/united-arab-emirates/ajman/ramada-beach-hotel-ajman/hotel-overview

Ewan Ajman Suites: The suites hotel is a comfortable accommodation that makes the guests to feel at home. It has 108 spacious hotel apartments that are equipped with kitchenette as well as dining area. 
For more information, visit: http://www.ewansuites.com

Activities to do in Ajman

We bring you a comprehensive guide to some of the fun activities to indulge in the Emirate of Ajman. 

Walking and hiking: The rocky terrain and wadis of the Hajar Mountains near Masfout offer its tourists and residents a lot of adventurous activities. It is highly recommended that you wear light clothes, apply sunscreen and use GPS.

Cycling and mountain biking: If you are looking for a thrilling time in Ajman, you must go for cycling and mountain biking in the rocky trails of the Hajar mountains. They are located in Masfout, 120km southeast of the Ajman city. 

Desert Safari: The safari trip is one of the best ways to explore the Arabian Desert. These tours include wildlife spotting, camel riding, falconry displays, henna painting, dune bashing and barbeque Arabic food.

Water sports: You can indulge in water activities like kayaking, windsurfing, banana boat rides, flyboarding and jetskiing. 

Dhow Cruise: Dhow building was one of the traditional industries of the region. The use of dhow was marine activities. It is bigger than a boat and small than a ship. Visitors can book for dhow cruise dinner with family and friends to get a view of the waterfront of Ajman.

Sightseeing in Ajman

Ajman offers its visitors a multitude of reserves and mosques to explore. 

Some of the sightseeing places in the emirate include:

  • Sheikh Rashid Mosque
  • Al Zorah Nature Reserve
  • Al Naseem Nature Reserve
  • Helio Park
  • Ajman Corniche

Shopping Malls in Ajman

Tourists and residents can shop at these shopping malls in Ajman:

Ajman City Centre: A social hub for local residents and tourists, the mall offers all the amenities such as car rental counters, dining, gift shops, currency exchange, etc. For more information, visit: http://www.citycentreajman.com/

Safeer Mall Ajman: It is one-stop destination for shopping with four anchor stores along with a hypermarket and family entertainment amenities. For more information, visit: http://www.safeergroup.com/safeermallajman.asp

Nour Al Kawthar Mall: It has over 900 retail outlets, restaurants and a lot of leisure spots. For more information, visit: http://www.mynkmall.com

Dana Mall: The mall has more than 200 retail outlets that cater to varying needs of the visitors.

Museums in Ajman

National museum in Ajman: Known as one of the oldest museums, Ajman National Museum is located in the heart of the city. It serves as a major tourist attraction as it showcases the past glory of the Emirate of Ajman.

How to commute in Ajman?

You can opt for private vehicles or taxis to get around the Emirate of Ajman. The nearest international airport to Ajman is Sharjah International Airport.