The smallest of the established United Arab Emirates, Ajman is located near Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. A port city with attractive, spacious areas and broad clean streets, Ajman has a more intimate feel about it than its larger neighbouring cities, offering some unique shopping opportunities and great dining venues while maintaining its own individual charm.
Many of the hotels in Ajman are situated close to the fine white sandy beaches or the busy commercial areas, providing both convenient facilities and comfortable accommodation.
Top Things in Ajman
One of the main attractions of Ajman is its beach. Stretching for approximately 20 miles along the Persian Gulf Coast, the beaches are covered in luminous white sand. Ajman has one of the largest dhow building centres in the area; pay a visit and learn how these huge, traditional wooden boats are built. Basic tools and skills that have been used for centuries are still in use and it is fascinating to watch the skilled workers.
If you like to sightsee then visit the museum in the 18th century fort, built from both local materials and tree trunks brought in from East Africa, and read about the history of the area. The original fort was destroyed in 1820 but then was rebuilt and later refurbished. There are some interesting old manuscripts, antique artifacts and weapons used in battles that took place long ago. Sights to check out include the old waterfront area and the Ajman Khor shoal, Beach Rock Road and Mowaihat, an important archaeological site just outside the city.
The Ajman National Museum provides visitors with the opportunity to
explore the early history of the Emirates, with archaeological displays
and historical documents.
The Ajman UAE Shopping Centre and Hotel Complex
Ajman is home to a five-star resort featuring a large hotel complex and diverse shopping centre. In addition to all that is offered within the shopping centre complex, there are also over 50 local and international retail shops that cater to a wide variety of tastes and budgets. The complex also features several good restaurants, including Bukhara for fine dining, Café Kranzler for all-day dining and Hai Tao, which serves Cantonese and Szechwan fare.
Key to the Ajman tourist experience is the variety of hotels on offer, including cheap hotels in Ajman. Ajman caters to all tastes, ranging from expensive to budget; from spa treatments to just the basics. Ajman accommodation is located conveniently near the shopping complex and business centres and along the gorgeous stretch of beach. For those seeking a bed and breakfast experience, Ajman also features a B & B resort.