Driving into Ajman city from Sharjah brings you into the
Corniche, with a fine sandy beach on one side and the city
spread out on the other. Within Ajman city the gleaming new
Etisalat Tower is an instant landmark to navigate by.
Note the broad new avenues, particularly the one from the
Sheikh Khalifa Hospital to the Al Humaidiyah Road: these
are recent and speak of the economic well-being of the city.
Not far from the old waterfront are the Ajman Centre -- a
trade fair and exposition favourite -- and the Ajman Chamber
of Commerce and Industry Tower. Not to be missed is the dhow
building yard, the biggest in the Emirates.
From building traditional dhows to the larger trading boums,
the yard also crafts the speedsters that take part in the
Dubai Powerboat meets. The mosque built for the Late Sheikh
Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi by his son and the current Ruler
of Ajman, H.H. Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, is another landmark,
as is the Ajman museum, housed in the old fort.
The emirate's mountain villages are Manama near Dhaid --
which is the nearer -- and Masfut which is next to Hatta,
a part of the Dubai emirate. Manama, which literally means
the "sleeping place", also has a small old fort
worth visiting while Masfut is known for its colourful marble.