Ajman

Information

Type of the vacation

Family, Beach

Population

372,923 as of 2014

Area

259 sq. km

The Emirate of Ajman is located on the Arabian Gulf , with a coast length of about 16 Kilometers , between the Emirates of Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain . The Emirate covers an area of about 259 square kilometers , equivalent to 0.3% of the total area of the country , without counting its islands . It has a population of 206,997 according to the census of December 2005 . Ajman City , the capital of the Emirate of Ajman , is located on the coast of the Arabian Gulf . Ajman City is also the residence of His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid al Nuaimi , the Ruler . It accommodates all the government departments , companies , banks , commercial markets and the port of Ajman , which is located on the Creek , that passes through the city .
Although Ajman has become a modern city , that provides modern services and facilities , it has maintained its old traditional character , which enables the Emirate to occupy a privileged position , that combines the achievements of the modern age with the authenticity of the ancient past . The charming beaches of Ajman provide fresh air , far away from noise and pollution . They attract many sea lovers to do different activities

Local Currency

The local currency is the dirham, which is pegged at AED 3.67 to 1 US dollar.

Rulers

H. H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi is the Ruler of Ajman. As the 10th ruler of the emirate of Ajman, he succeeded his late father Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi on 6 September, 1981. He received his early education in Dubai in 1940 before proceeding to Cairo, Egypt, to continue his higher education. Soon after, H. H. became involved in the political affairs of the emirate and became the Deputy Ruler of Ajman. He held this position from 1960 to 1981. He is considered the founder of the new emirate of Ajman.

History

The Al Nuaimi tribe, who migrated to the region around 1775, formed Ajman. The first recognition of Ajman as an autonomous state was in 1820. The reign of the former Ruler of Ajman, late Sheikh Rashid Bin Al Nuaimi lasted 53 years, from 1928 to 1981.

Economy

According to Ajman Annual Economic Report 2014, the economy of the emirate of Ajman grew by 5 per cent as GDP at current market prices increased from 15,690 million dirham in 2012 to 16,441 million in 2013. The contribution of various economic sectors to the realised growth tend to vary. Where the construction, real estate and business services and financial corporation sectors grew at a rate of 8 per cent in 2013 compared to 2012 which was higher than the average growth in the emirate. Also, the wholesale, retail trade and repairing services sector grew at a rate of 6 per cent in 2013 as compared to 2012.

 Geography
Ajman is the smallest of the seven emirates and covers an area of 260 sq km. The emirate is located on the Arabian Gulf Coast in the northern area of the UAE.

Main regions of Ajman are:
• Ajman city – It comprises the Ruler’s office, companies, banks and commercial markets in addition to the Ajman port, which is located on the natural valley which passes through the city.
• Al Manamah city – It is about 60km from Ajman and is known for its landscapes and high mountains which are rich in magnesium, chromate and rocks.
• Masfout city – It is about 110Km to the southeast and is known for its agricultural activities, mountains such as Dafta and Leshan and wide valleys such as Ghalfa.
Ajman Port and Ajman Free Zone are two key players in the economic growth of the emirate.

Landmarks

Some of the major landmarks in Ajman are:
• Ajman Museum
• Masfout Castle
• Masfout Gate
• The Red Fort

Continuing is the Ajman development stalled by the  2007-8 Economic crisis  and once recording again undergoing a period of growth. Tourist attractions in the emirate, including hotels , shopping and cultural destinations are growing rapidly. Tourist attractions include the Ajman National Museum situated at Ajman Fort, the Red Fort and the museum in the inland enclave of Manama.

Ajman’s corniche is a popular evening and weekend destination for families and features a number of fast food outlets, coffee shops and stalls. It is home to the ‘Outside Inn’, a popular watering hole with expatriates, as well as to a number of hotels, including the Ramada, Ajman Palace, the Kempinski, Ajman Saray and the luxurious Fairmont Ajman.

Population
Ajman’s population increased by nearly 12,000 from the last census. The census book ‘Ajman in Figures 2011′ issued by the Secretariat General of the Executive Council of the emirate of Ajman estimated the population at about 262,186. Nearly 16 per cent of them are Emiratis.

Nature and environment
Ajman has a coast and a few sandy beaches. Parts of Ajman are characterised by the rugged Hajjar mountain range.

Sheik’s Palace

University

Institute of Medicine

Opera Theatre

Theatre of Drama

Exhibition Center

Mineral Springs

Track of Racing Camels(Dromadrom)

City Park

Bingo Club

Culture

16-kilometer white beaches of this resort (by the way, at all other resorts sand yellow) attract vacationers from all over the peninsula and the world. Those who are tired of the rhythms of modern life will find here a true rest from the bustle and hubbub of civilization. Ajman is a quiet provincial town, not rich in entertainment. There is a shopping area, cozy restaurants in the central streets. However, the entertainment from here is most often sent to Dubai, and for shopping, even in Sharjah.

Ajman Characteristics

The climate in the emirate is dry, transitional from tropical to subtropical. The best season for a trip is from October to May. Average monthly temperatures range from + 20ºC to + 35ºC (maximum temperatures are up to + 50ºC). Precipitation is about 100 mm. Per year, in the mountains – 300-400 mm., Mainly in the winter months. Sometimes it does not rain for several months.

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