Discover the pearls of Ajman Immerse yourself in the emirate’s history and culture

Ajman is an exciting new tourism destination in the UAE. Located just 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the emirate is bursting with natural beaches, lush mangroves, activities, sports and more. Ajman’s great value for money, small size and range of accommodation options make it ideal for visitors looking to discover a new destination in the Middle East.

Ajman has a number of historical sites that showcase the emirate’s culture. The Ajman Museum, housed in an 18th-century fort, is a good place to start. As well as containing artefacts dating from 3000BC, it also exhibits weaponry and manuscripts, and has an area dedicated to the pearl industry.

The museum is across the street from the emirate’s renowned Souq Saleh, where visitors can browse in the shops and buy souvenirs. Head to the souqs in the evening, when they really come alive, and experience how the locals shop.

The Amina bint Ahmad Al-Ghurair Mosque is a place where visitors can admire Ajman’s impressive architecture. The mosque’s stunning white and gold design is resplendent and its ornate structure ensures it stands out in the city skyline.

Stay in Ajman

There are a number of luxury hotels across Ajman, many with private access to the emirate’s natural, white sandy beaches. The Ajman Hotel is located next to the marina and boasts an array of rooms and suites. It has four restaurants and there’s even the chance to dine on the beach under the stars. Its five bars, in addition to a pool bar and a bowling alley, give guests plenty of places to kick back and relax.

Just along the coast is the Hotel Fairmont Ajman, home to 252 rooms and suites as well as a spa and fitness centre. The hotel’s eight restaurants and lounges showcase the best of world cuisine, while the private beach and pool area are the perfect places for your guests to soak up the Arabian Sun.


Pearl diving was a manual job, and the equipment used by the divers to protect their nose and fingers are on display at the pearl diving exhibit in the Ajman Museum.

Did you know? Pearl divers in the heyday of the industry would dive up to 10 metres on a single breath in search of pearls.

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