Located near the cities of Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain, Ajman United Arab Emirates is the smallest of all the established emirates. Ajman UAE comprises the two jurisdictions of Masfout and Manama, situated to the north of the Masafi-Dhaid main artery. Though the biggest draw in the area is Sharjah, Ajman encompasses some interesting attractions and sites for tourists. One of the main attractions in Ajman UAE is the long expanse of powdery white sand beach, stretching for almost 20 miles and situated along the Persian Gulf Coast.
Prominent in any Ajman travel guide is the eighteenth century fort located in the heart of the city. The fort has been rejuvenated and turned into the local museum where the area’s history can be examined in more depth. Once serving as the Ruler’s palace, it became Ajman’s cardinal police station in 1970. Tourists visiting the museum are privy to old manuscripts, odes to traditional daily life in Ajman as well as many ancient artifacts and old weapons once used in battle. The museum is situated near many excellent restaurants and the coast and is near a number of excellent Sharjah hotels if opting to be based outside of the city.
Ajman is essentially a port city great for shopping and dining. The small city maintains a certain charm the other emirates lack, mostly due to its small size which creates a more intimate feel than many of the large, bustling cities. Though in the past it’s held less appeal than the other emirates, Ajman United Arab Emirates does feature a handful of interesting attractions. The naturally formed creek diffuses the inland and remains a major focal point in the city. The section of Ajman called Masfout is an important agricultural area providing much of the local produce found throughout the region. Masfout is noted for its vibrant marble and is bordered by the Hajar Mountains creating a picturesque backdrop.
There is a wealth of history emanating from Ajman. An Ajman travel guide will often start a tour at the entrance to the town, shaped like an ancient watchtower, and then on to the city’s old fort. The Etisalat Tower is another city landmark hard pressed to miss. It’s designed in traditional mosque-style, painted turquoise and pink hues and enjoys a prestigious status with the very top resembling a giant golf ball. The increasing economic success of Ajman is noted by the charming, wide avenues and clean lines. An Ajman travel guide may also take tourists along the old waterfront area, Beach Rock Road, the Ajman Khor shoal, the Dhow Yard (a boat-building area) and Mowaihat, an important archaeological site on the city’s edge.
In a bid to increase lacking tourism, Ajman UAE developed one of the five star UAE resorts comprising a large hotel complex and shopping center. Aside from the shopping complex, Ajman UAE is also home to more than fifty local and international retail shops catering to a variety of tastes. Banks, commercial souks, the Ruler’s office and a number of private companies also line the streets, marking the city’s growing economic significance and bid to become completely independent. Though not quite as intriguing as Dubai or some of the surrounding cities, Ajman United Arab Emirates certainly makes an interesting day trip or overnight stay. With several things to do and see the small city is certainly interesting enough to warrant at least a brief visit while in the coastal area.
Source: Destination 360