The smallest of the seven emirates, Ajman is a charming settlement hugging the Persian Gulf’s coastline. It also lays claim to two tiny enclaves in the Hajar Mountains.
Once an important Bronze Age community, modern Ajman is the antithesis of the bustle and energy of Dubai. Situated along a natural creek, Ajman is home to many historical sites, an enchanting museum and the largest dhow building yard in the world.
The traditional way of Arab living has been well preserved here, providing a pleasant blend of the old and new.
Ajman, the charming Emirate, is located on the Arabian Gulf coast in the Northern Emirates that covers an area of 260 square kilometers. The emirate of Ajman consists of three cities; Ajman City which is the largest city that comprises the Ruler’s office, companies, banks and commercial markets. in addition to, the Ajman port, which is located on natural valley passes through the city. The other two cities are Al Manamah city and Masfout city which are distinguished by their rare nature and rich agricultural environment.
Ajman combines both the inveterate heritage that extends through many years of the Emirate history and the magnificent present that builds its renaissance in persuasion of achieving the highest level of development and progress. Based on its geographical location amid the emirates of Sharjah and Um Al Quwain, as well as, its proximity of the Emirate of Dubai, an industrial, commercial and architectural renaissance representing in the immense development of infrastructure , commercial exchange and the increasing rate of the estate investments throughout the last years has been lunched. Due to the increasing number of ships at the port of Ajman, which contains the largest maintenance workshop for ships, Ajman’s directions have been obviously noticed which aim to achieve inclusive growth in all fields of the region that has never seen before.
Al Manamah region:
Al Manama region is located about 60 km to the east of Ajman. The road through Sharjah and Fujairah passes opposite it. Al Manamah includes a valley, which is full of gravels and sands, and has the advantage of captivating nature with high mountains that are rich of natural minerals and building stones. Also, it is famous with its fertilized valleys that provide a lot of crops.
Masfout is situated approximately 110KM away from Ajman to south east. Masfout consists of Muzairah and Sabeegah areas and is famous for agriculture due to its fertile soil, wide valleys and moderate climate which enable it to be an attracting center for tourism. The high mountains such as “Daftta” mountain, “Leeshen” mountain and “the white” mountain give more magic to this magnificent mountain region. In addition, it is famous with the wide valleys such as “Gulfa”, “Al Sawamer”, “Masfout”, “Al Khanfareyah” and “Al Defda’a”‘s valley.
The emirate of Ajman contains various hotels that annually attract thousands of tourists. Most of these hotels have a charming scope of view on the wide white-sandy beach of Ajman which recently has been expanded to be one of the most important landmarks of the emirate. Also, Ajman city includes a lot of superb eastern and western restaurants and various international coffee shops , as well as, the modern shopping malls that are spread all over the Emirate.
This fort was the presidential and political authority headquarters and the frontline. The fort is supported in safeguarding the Emirate by the towers spread in around the Emirate.
This proudly standing historical landmark is a record of the deep-rooted heritage of the ancestors. It was a noble gesture of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Ajman to have given the fort as a gift to the people of the UAE when he issued a decision to transform it into a comprehensive museum to become home to archaeological artifacts, handcrafts and components of social life of the past. The aim is to introduce the ancestors & risqué; history, life style and hardships they experienced to make a living to today s generation.