Ajman is an appealing, palm-lined Emirate, and is the smallest of the seven United Arab Emirates. Its beautiful, long beach is its primary attraction, and it is known for a low-key, tranquil atmosphere. Ajman’s culture is founded on exceptional hospitality and locals are dedicated to offering guests a positive impression of the region. Neighbours in Ajman still enjoy life together, rather than living side-by-side and never even knowing each other's names. The genuine welcoming nature of Ajman’s people truly defines this enjoyable holiday destination.
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Activities and Attractions
The city's centre is home to the second largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates, which is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Opened recently, this mosque can be toured by holidaymakers throughout the year, provided they are respectful of those who are visiting the mosque to pray. Approximately 30 kilometres north of Ajman is the Al Badiyah Mosque, which is much smaller than the Sheikh Zayed. However, it is historically significant, as it is the oldest mosque in all seven Emirates.
Boat Trips to the Gulf of Oman
A popular activity among holidaymakers visiting Ajman is a boat trip to one of the numerous islands in the Gulf of Oman. Those who are fishing fans should definitely place this activity on their itinerary. Oman is a wonderful region for fishing and an interesting area for a day trip from Fujairah.
Once used as a fort in the 1700s, as well as a police station in the 1970s, Ajman Castle is now a beautiful museum. It is dedicated to illustrating various aspects of Ajman’s history, and features an assortment of archaeological artefacts, tools, weapons and photographs.
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The Hajar Mountains
An excursion to the Hajar Mountains is a great choice for holidaymakers who enjoy adventure. Once home to wild wolves, hyenas and Arabian leopards, the mountains now offer safe, modernised hiking trails on which visitors can escape the summer heat. The Hajar Mountains also offer fantastic photo opportunities for those interested in picture taking.
Al Zorah Nature Reserve
The Al Zorah Nature Reserve is the perfect place for animal lovers, and boasts 1,000,000 square metres of natural mangrove forest. It is a haven for marine and bird life, and visitors may also see egrets, pink flamingos, and a variety of mammals. Private, sandy beaches and beautiful turquoise lagoons are also popular features of the Reserve. An impressive 18-hole championship golf course is situated on the property as well.
Safe waters, clean beaches and year-round sunshine make Ajman ideal for watersports such as kayaking, jetskiing and windsurfing. Natural mangroves, clear lagoons and Ajman’s pristine sandy beaches make it the perfect playground for visitors of all ages.
Shopping and Dining
When visiting Ajman, holidaymakers typically choose to shop as the locals do in the classic souk, where one can find souvenirs, curios, pashminas, textiles, clothing, jewellery, spices and oils. A high number of vendors are present each day, and visitors can easily spend an entire day wandering among the warren of small shops, bargaining for the best prices on a vast array of items.
Dining is also a fun activity in Ajman, and for a small area, it certainly offers a broad selection of fare. The Golf Flower Bakery sells excellent falafel sandwiches, soups and snacks. In the centre of the city is the al-Meshwar Restaurant, which is a good size eatery located within an attractive building, featuring a ground-floor café and a full-service restaurant on the second floor. Here, holidaymakers can choose from high-quality Lebanese dishes, traditional local fare, and Asian cuisine.
The city is also home to a franchise of Sadaf, which is a highly popular Persian restaurant chain. Street vendors selling snacks and juice can be found near the city's beaches as well, and most resorts have on-site restaurants.
Ajman is home to an arid, subtropical climate. Hot temperatures and sunny blue skies can be anticipated throughout the year, and heavy rainfall is very rare. November to March is the most pleasant time frame in which to enjoy a holiday in Ajman, with June through September being the hottest and most humid time of the year.
Arabic is the official language of Ajman, but one may also occasionally hear French, Farsi or English.
A sojourn in this beautiful Emirate offers a friendly atmosphere, relaxing environment and interesting things to see and do. Anyone searching for a tranquil area in which to enjoy a holiday will not be disappointed with Ajman.