Although Ajman might not be as prominent as the other emirates in the UAE, it is one of the best and most beautiful places to visit in the country. Ranging from pristine white sandy private beaches, and being home to the emirate’s historical jewel, the Ajman museum, to kayaking tours and exploring the captivating Masfut, the emirate of Ajman is unique in its own way.
Major airlines such as Etihad, Emirates, Indigo now have regular flights bound for the UAE, so it’s now easier than ever to explore Ajman and the other surrounding emirates.
Take a Kayak tour through the Al Zorah Natural Reserve
Want to make your trip to Ajman more adventurous? Take a guided kayak tour through the Al Zorah Natural Reserve, a protected area of the mangrove forest in Ajman which covers almost two kilometres of the forest.
Being an important habitat for some unique migratory birds, such as flamingos, the Al Zorah Natural Reserve is one of the major tourist attractions in Ajman. Moreover, kayaking through the reserve is not only captivating for bird lovers, as they get to be close to an abundance of migratory birds, but also for commoners who simply wish to enjoy the enticing beauty of nature.
To make your adventurous journey more thrilling and tempting you can stay at one of the beachfront Ajman hotels that offer recreational facilities, including a golf course and yacht marina, towards the northern side of Ajman Creek that quarters the new Al-Zorah coastal development.
Explore the Ajman Museum
The Ajman Museum is a treat to the eyes of history fans! Once used as Ajman’s first line of defence, the 18th-century fortress now houses the United Arab Emirates’ most noteworthy attraction, the Ajman museum.
Raising the interest of the cultural history buffs is the particular small archaeological gallery in the museum that demonstrates a fortune of findings from nearby archaeological sites in Ajman.
Artefacts including pottery and funeral jewellery hailing from the Mowaihat site on the outskirts of Ajman city and dating as early as 3000 BC are also displayed in the archaeological gallery of the museum, paying homage to the ancient times that helped shape the emirate into what it is today.
Witness the stimulating camel race at Al Tallah
The UAE’s national and most renowned sport, camel racing, can be witnessed in Ajman at Al Tallah’s camel racing track.
Enjoy this thrilling race on Friday and Saturday mornings throughout February. Moreover, as a modern twist robot jockeys ride the camels, making this ancient sport more memorable, and the experience more delightful for the visitors
Dig into the Ajman enclaves of Masfut
A cherry on top experience for the hikers and trekkers, the Masfut is a major tourist attraction in Ajman. Home to a tiny watchtower of Masfut Fort straddled on the ridge above the town, the Masfut town is an enclave of the Ajman emirate.
Making its visitors experience a change of scenery from the dull, rock-pitted coastal plateau, to sand dunes and then to the Hajar foothill, a road trip to Masfut is a must.
Most importantly, do not miss out on trekking up to the Masfut to enjoy the mesmerizing views from the top, while you can still feel the rock formations under your boots. However, if you do not feel like walking the flatter trails also favour cycling. So take your mountain bikes out and cycle around the surrounding Hajar Mountain landscape to witness heaven on earthlike scenery.
Relax on the pristine white-sand private beaches in Ajman
Looking for a place to relax and laze around for the rest of the day amidst the chaos of Ajman city? Make a trip to Ajman’s coastline which houses the most luxurious resorts in the UAE, most of which have their own immaculate white sandy beaches, making it a perfect relaxation spot.
Alternatively, the non-visitors can also take advantage of the comfort and on-site facilities of these gorgeous private beaches by paying a day-pass fee, which would cost much less.