The Emirate of Ajman is situated on the coast of
the Arabian Gulf, extending over a distance of 16 km, between the emirates
of Umm Al-Quwain and Sharjah. The area of the emirate is 259 square
kilometers, equivalent to 0.3% of the country's total area, excluding
the islands. The population was estimated to be 80,000 in 1992.
The town of Ajman, the capital of the emirate, lies
on the coast of the Arabian Gulf. lt comprises the Ruler's office,
companies, banks and commercial markets. The port of Ajman is located
along a natural creek (Khor) which penetrates the town.
The two major regions in the emirate are Masfout,
an agricultural area, lying at a distance of 110 km long at the South
east, and Manama located 60 to the east.
Lying on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, the city comprises the Ruler’s
office, companies, banks and commercial markets. The port of Ajman
is located along a natural creek which penetrates the town. History
is evident through the Emirate as in the example of the fine old watchtower
at the town's entrance, and the large fort in the town's centre.
Ajman is noted as the world's largest boat building yard and
even more as the biggest dhow building center. Here these ocean-going
vessels are built using traditional tools, manual skills with
the same techniques that has been handed down throught the generations,
all without blueprints. The yard also crafts the speedsters that
take part in the Dubai Powerboat meets
The archaeological site of Mowaihat is located on the oustkirts of
Ajman. At the time of its discovery, the Mowaihat tomb represented
indication of Umm al-Nar period occupation in the Northern Emirates.
Subsequent work has now identified major sites of this period on the
Gulf coast at Al Sufouh, Tell Abraq and Shimal. The material from Mowaihat
forms the bulk of the archaeological finds on display in the Ajman More......
This local history and heritage museum is housed in an 18th century fortress,
a symbol that reflects the region's rich heritage. On display are treasures
of former rulers, and the social ways and traditional professions of
Ajman Kempinski Hotel and Resort, PO Box 2025,
3025 Ajman ,
United Arabian Emirates,
Phone: +971 67451555.