Ajman is conveniently located close to four international airports, which connect the emirate to hundreds of destinations across the world. These are Sharjah International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.
Citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia do not need a visa to enter UAE. Citizens of 45 other countries (including the US, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and many EU countries) are granted a free tourist visa upon arrival in the UAE, which is valid for 30 days. If you do not fall into one of these categories, you will need to arrange a visa and a sponsor before you travel. For more information, contact your local consular office or visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
If you would like to hire a car during your stay in Ajman, comprehensive insurance is essential and must include personal accident coverage. You will also need a copy of your passport, a valid international driving licence and a credit card. There are several car rental companies in Ajman including Thrifty Car Rental (+971 6 748 1288). Prices start from 100 AED per day for a small car.
The most pleasant time to visit Ajman is from November to March, when average temperatures range between 30°C and 14°C, perfect for beach days and alfresco evenings.
From June to September the weather is hot and humid, and summer temperatures can hit a sizzling 48°C and humidity well above 60 per cent. Many hotels drop their rates significantly during this time.
During the month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast between dawn and dusk, there are restrictions on eating and drinking in public during the day and restaurants are closed until after sunset.
Despite turmoil in the wider region, the United Arab Emirates has been ranked among the safest countries in the world, thanks to its political stability and very low crime rates. Pickpocketing and crimes against tourists are a rarity in Ajman, but always exercise a healthy degree of caution when out and about.