The smallest emirate among the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates lies on the Arabian Gulf coast along with the northern emirates. Its area is estimated at 260 square kilometers . It includes Ajman the capital , the biggest city and the two cities , Mesfoot and AlMenameh which are known for their rich agricultural environment.
Ajman combines both an ancient heritage extends through long years of the Emiratess history and a present hankering after attaining the most developed and modern images of development. Based on the central geographical location of Ajman between the two emirates Sharjah and Umm AlQuwain , and its nearness to Dubai , an industrial , trading and building uprising has developed greatly in the infrastructure, trade activity and the rising of the property investment average during the last years. With the increase of ships movement and trading exchange through Ajman seaport which houses the greatest ship maintenance workshop , the minds eye is infallible , Ajman orientation towards concluding a comprehensive development in all the fields which the region has not yet seen before.
The residents of Ajman are as those of the residents of the other emirates, originally Arabs belonging to tribes of known pedigrees. They are nicknamed by the names of those tribes and their bellies and thighs. The Ajman people are a combination of AlNaeem ( with their branches from Al Bu Khreeban , AlQeratiseh , Al hmeerat and Al Bu dhneen ) and Al Bu mheer , AlMezaree , Almetareesh , Alrmeethat , Alshewamis , Al Ali and AlSoodan and others in addition to those who have come to it during successive periods of time to settle in it as their homeland and to attain their sustenance from the sea by diving in it in search for the pearl and from building ships and fishing.
On 8 January 1820, Sheikh Rashid ibn Humayd Al Nuaimi signed the General Maritime Treaty with Britain, accepting a protectorate to keep the Ottoman Turks out. Like four of Ajman's neighbors, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain, its position on the route to India made it important enough to be recognized as a salute state.
On 2 December 1971, Sheikh Rashid ibn Humayd Al Nuaimi joined the United Arab Emirates.
The Gulf Medical University (GMU), previously Gulf Medical College, was awarded university status in July 2008 after an order issued by Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. This is the only institution with its own teaching hospital. Its Hospital Group is the largest healthcare provider in the UAE.
After the success of freehold property in Dubai, Ajman was the second emirate to offer freehold property. Ajman is currently the only emirate in the UAE offering investors of any nationality fully transparent true 100% freehold ownership on real estate, which in turn has attracted a huge number of investors (local and international) to this emirate. This in turn has prompted the Ajman government to initiate a number of development projects. New Ajman was the name given to the area being developed outside of the current Ajman city, located by the Emirates Road. New Ajman was supposed to consist of many new developments and projects envisioned by Chief of Municipality Sheikh Rashid Al Nuaimi. One of the first developments of New Ajman is called "The Emirates City", a brand new city located directly on the Emirates Road to be built from scratch and consisting of more than 100 mid- and high-rise buildings. A number of shopping malls, hotels and residential villas were also planned to eventually extend all the way to the 'Al Zoura' area, where beachside developments were planned. Almost none of these projects ever got started
How to reach
There are five national airports that you can select from where it requires you 30 minutes to reach Ajman from.
The airlines either offer luxuries services or cheap fares.
There are many coach services from Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Oman. Moreover minibus services are available within UAE major cities .
The journey takes 30 minutes to reach Dubai , two hours to Abu Dhabi and 10 minutes to Sharjah.
Ajman has many attraction site that have been successfully convey the reality of lives in ancient eras and showed the geniality of our ancestors of tackling climate challenges through simple design concepts.
Ajman Museum located at the heart of Ajman city , set back and take this virtual tour.
The Red Fort was built in 1910 and located in Manama city
Al Mareer Fort was built at the time of the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid (1928-1981) and located in Manama
Hassa Buweid Castle was built in 1976 and located in Masfut
Masfut Castle was built in 1965 and located in Masfut
The Village Mosque Bin Sultan mosque which was built, in 1815, from palm tree fronds and red clay and was the villages only mosque.