Ajman Holidays

"The smallest of the emirates, family-friendly Ajman's golden coastline and gateway into the Arabian Desert creates a watersports and adventure-seekers paradise"

Located just north of Dubai, Ajman is the smallest of the seven emirates and offers visitors the chance to enjoy the great outdoors; there are many local reserves and nature projects that are home to Arabian animals such as the iconic horned antelope, the oryx as well as leopards, gazelles and desert lizards. Fantastic snorkelling conditions offer the possibility of seeing green turtles, reef sharks and even the largest fish in the ocean, the whale shark, in their glorious natural habitat. The majestic desert and surrounding mountain ranges promise fun and adventure for thrill-seekers and explorers while the emirate's proximity to Dubai and Abu Dhabi make it a great base to take in the famous shopping and nightlife on offer at Ajman's glamorous neighbours.


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Ajman Travel Guide

At A Glance:

  • Airports: Sharjah International Airport (SHJ)
  • Avg. Flight Time: 7 Hours
  • Avg. Temperature: 30°C
  • Avg. Transfer Time: 45 Minutes
  • Time Zone: GMT +4
  • Currency: Arab Emirate Dirhams (AED)
  • Language: Arabic
  • Population: 490,000

Ajman inFocus


The smallest of the seven emirate states which comprise the UAE Ajman sits on the north-western coast just north of Dubai, between the emirates of Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. The magnificent, rugged Hajjar Mountains form the backdrop to Ajman's short but golden coastline.


Ajman has an arid desert climate that makes it sunny and hot throughout the year. It only gets around 12 centimetres of rain per year, meaning that you won’t have to worry about getting wet during your holiday. The best time to visit are in Spring and Autumn, when the temperatures are around 25 to 30 degrees and it is not outrageously hot. In the summer they can scale 42 degrees, making it difficult to explore all the wonders that the area has to offer.

History & Culture

Ajman is a relatively new emirate - the first official acknowledgement of Ajman as an autonomous state was in 1820 - and is ruled by the Al Nuaimi tribe. Ajman Fort is one of the UAE's most historic landmarks and has been transformed into a fascinating museum full of artifacts and exhibitions detailing the region's history and culture.

Family Activities

In recent years there has been significant investment and development across the emirate, Ajman City is now the fifth-largest city in the UAE and is a popular destination for families due to it's laid-back and friendly atmosphere and proximity to the UAE's magnificent outdoor environments and it's glorious coastline as well as to popular hotspots such as Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. It's easy to get around on foot, by bike or car and is lacking the heavy traffic of some of its neighbours. The UAE has become something of a magnet for cyclists in recent years and Masfout in the emirate's rocky interior has become a popular base for off-road mountain bike adventures against the backdrop of the spectacular Hajar Mts.

Tours & Attractions

Despite its size, Ajman is rich with natural diversity and its landscapes vary from golden sandy beaches to mangrove forests and rugged mountains. The spectacular flocks of pink flamingoes are the stars of the show at the Al Zorah nature reserve but bird-lovers can identify about sixty different species. The Hajar Mts. provide spectacular hiking opportunities and intrepid visitors will marvel at the hidden wadis and the surprisingly lush plateaus and possibly spot endangered species such as the iconic Arabian Leopard. The tropical waters off Ajman's coast are rich with a diversity of marine life including almost thirty species of sharks and the glittering inhabitants of the native coral reefs.


About 90% of Ajman's population call Ajman City their home and as a consequence it has the most developed infrastructure in the emirate. The year-round sunshine makes the city's 16km stretch of beach and the popular Corniche perfect for a leisurely stroll. There are museums, souqs and shops to enjoy whilst traditional camel-racing is a popular local pastime and the new Al Zorah development brings premium golfing to Ajman.


Ajman has a collection of local souqs (markets) and larger malls offering bargain-hunters the chance to show off their skills! Haggle like a local in one of the charming souqs - try the Saleh Souq, an atmospheric which forms part of the heritage path leading along the Corniche to Ajman Museum. The nearby Gold Souq is a trove of jewellery for all occasions, whilst the Ajman City Mall is an all-day family-friendly shopping and entertainment venue.

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