From sleepy fishing village to energetic modern city, Ajman’s transformation has been remarkable. And while many changes have taken place over the last half a century, the emirate has retained its rich cultural traditions and preserved its heritage.
In Ajman’s coastal city you can barter in the souqs, visit a dhow-building yard, explore a museum, witness the local passion for Arabian horses at a stud farm, or cheer one-humped Arabian camels to victory at a camel race.
Meanwhile, at the inland enclaves of Al Manama, east of Ajman, and Masfout, in the south of the UAE, you can explore castles and forts, and understand the essence of local life in laidback villages and towns.
Ajman is lucky to have a wide selection of heritage sites in various corners of the emirate. Ajman Museum is located inside the city, whereas the Masfout Castle and Manama Museum can be found in their respective towns, about an hour's car journey away.