Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Ajman is the smallest of the seven emirates and is centrally located on the western coast of the UAE. A soothing blend of old and new, the simple and sophisticated, Ajman combines an ancient heritage that extends through long years of history and a modern-day outlook. Historical records illustrate that Ajman’s history goes back in time to the 1800s. The emirate was established by the Al Naim tribe who took the land as a permanent residence in order to look for natural resources to help them settle down. Due to its central geographical location between Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain, and its nearness to Dubai, Ajman has witnessed a significant expansion in industry, trade and infrastructure in recent years.
The city of Ajman, the capital of the emirate, lies on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, and thrives on commercial and tourist developments, with attractive beaches and historical, architectural attractions. The souks of Ajman are renowned for their excellent bargains while the Ajman City Centre houses a variety of local and international brands. Ajman Fort is located in the centre of the city and is surrounded by the Ruler’s Office, various companies, banks and commercial centres. Although not as old as its neighbouring emirates, Ajman pays a lot of attention to preserve their past for future generations.