AjmanUnited Arab Emirates

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Visit Ajman

Visit this emirate on the northwest coast of the U.A.E. to enjoy its easygoing charm, picturesque sunsets, sweeping beach, shopping and architecture.

Miles of pristine beaches, dolphin-spotting, historic architecture and traditional markets attract visitors to laid-back Ajman. Located on the northwest coast of the United Arab Emirates, Ajman is the country’s smallest emirate.

For many people, a highlight of Ajman is spending time on the picturesque beach, a 10-mile (16-kilometer) stretch of white sand lined with palm trees. Swim in the warm Persian Gulf water while staying alert for dolphins, which frequently approach the shore. Along the coast you’ll find private beach clubs, mostly owned by hotels. For a fee you can use the facilities, such as lounge chairs, sun umbrellas, swimming pools and water sports equipment.

Stroll along the Corniche, the waterfront boulevard, which is a great place for picnics and barbecues and to enjoy spectacular sunsets. Watch local fishermen bringing in the day’s catch at the Ajman Fish Market. Buy some fish and then take it to a nearby food stand to have it cooked on the spot. Visit the Dhow Yard to see the craftsmanship of dhow boatbuilding. It is reputedly the world’s biggest boatbuilding yard.

Learn about local history at the Ajman Museum, located in the heart of Ajman town. Set in an 18th-century fort, the museum features interesting displays of ancient weapons and tools, photographs and archaeological findings. Ajman town is a great place to shop, offering both traditional markets and modern shopping malls. Bargain with local vendors at the Ajman Gold Souk or browse the shops of Ajman City Centre, which also features an entertainment complex.

Investigate the grand architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in the Al Jurf district, and then relax in the nearby Al Jurf Family Park. Visit the exclave of Masfout to see castles and a 19th-century mosque.

A convenient way to get to Ajman is to fly to Dubai and then make the 30-minute drive by bus, taxi or rental car. With Ajman experiencing almost constant sunshine and blue skies, you can enjoy its attractions year-round.

Where to stay in Ajman

Ajman showing heritage architecture

Rumailah

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Visitors to Rumailah enjoy its beaches, and if you want to do some exploring, Ajman Beach is worth a stop.

Rumailah
Al Jerf 2, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Al Jerf 2

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Though Al Jerf 2 may not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like City Centre Ajman and Ajman China Mall.

Al Jerf 2

Top hotels in Ajman

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel
Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi St., Ajman
Rs5,980
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24

Located in Ajman, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Ajman Museum, Ajman Beach and Ajman Free Zone. Safeer Mall is 2.6 mi ...

4.2/5Excellent! (165 reviews)

"Beautiful location and hotel. Great breakfast. Hot water not working on day 1 . AC was too cold unable to change the temperature. Cupboard door unable to slide it and hotel staff unable to fix it. Staff member was very apologetic. Staff very friendly. I would go back."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2019

Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel
Fairmont Ajman
Fairmont Ajman
5 out of 5
Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi St., Ajman
Rs7,710
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23

Located in Ajman, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Ajman Museum and Ajman Beach. Sharjah Mega Mall and Sharjah Aquarium ...

4.4/5Excellent! (165 reviews)

"It was a short stay in Ajman for Eid holiday but Fairmont made it so special for us, many thanks for Ayshan (frontdesk) for her wonderful assistance from checking in upto a hassle free checking out. Definitely will go back to this hotel as I dont have to do long driving to escape the hustle and bustle ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jun 2019

Fairmont Ajman
Crown Palace Hotel Ajman
Crown Palace Hotel Ajman
4 out of 5
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road, P.O.Box 210, Ajman
Rs3,000
per night
Jan 19 - Jan 20

Situated in Ajman, this spa hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from City Centre Ajman and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Ajman Beach.

2.9/5 (77 reviews)
I love de hotel

"Nice hotel to stay"…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2019

Crown Palace Hotel Ajman

Popular things to do in Ajman

Dubai Mall
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Dubai Mall

4.5/5(878 reviews)

Take a trip to see the largest entertainment and shopping destination in the world.

Burj Khalifa
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Burj Khalifa

4.5/5(698 reviews)

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Gold Souk
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Gold Souk

4/5(420 reviews)

The ultimate destination for jewellery lovers, this enormous indoor collection of stores displaying precious metals and stones is famous the world over.

Dubai Creek
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Dubai Creek

4.5/5(559 reviews)

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BurJuman Mall
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BurJuman Mall

4.5/5(74 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir when you visit BurJuman Mall, a popular shopping spot in Dubai Coast. Amble around this culturally rich area's riverfront and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Mall of the Emirates
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Mall of the Emirates

4.5/5(535 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Mall of the Emirates, a favourite shopping spot in Dubai. Amble around the area's beautiful beaches or seek out the ski slopes.

Reviews of Ajman

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 14, 2019

We went for a relaxing holiday, where we knew we would be left alone. If that was what we wanted , rather than someone trying to sell you experiences or adventures,. If you want any of these you can ask at reception, and they will gladly arrange.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 26, 2019

Quiet, relaxing place

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 13, 2019

Good got beach holidays but otherwise nothing much