Ajman might be the smallest of the seven emirates, but this port city’s natural beauty knows no bounds. Minarets mingle with modern office towers, swathes of powder-white sand pop against the piercing-blue Persian Gulf, and all are drawn to the relaxed cafes and coffee houses along the coastal corniche.
Traditional dhow boats glide up to the pier of the Ajman Fish Market where fishermen empty their heavy nets and arrange the day’s catch in tidy rows right on the dock, or piled high in baskets. Mingle with locals wending their way through over 100 stalls selling just-snagged fish, meat, bright produce, sugar cane, fresh squeezed juice and even pet fish.
This 18th-century fortress with sand-hued towers and high walls, was the city’s first line of defense and the ruler’s residence until 1970. Wander the grounds today for a historical glimpse into traditional life through dioramas, photographs, manuscripts and a weapons exhibit.Learn More
Time travel across thousands of years of Islamic history beneath the golden dome of a thoughtfully restored former souk. Opened in 2008, this well-curated museum has over 5,000 artifacts on display from the Islamic world including coins, pottery, wood carvings, manuscripts and scientific instruments among them.Learn More
Observe the ancient craft of shipbuilding at the world’s largest active dhow yard. These wooden Arabic vessels with long thin hulls and lateen sails are still prevalent in the Persian Gulf for transporting goods and fishing. For centuries, the word-of-mouth craft—no blueprints are used—are constructed by hand using traditional tools.
In 1986 a construction crew laying a sewage pipe stumbled upon a remarkable find: a circular tomb dating back to 2000-2,500 B.C. in the the UMM Al Nar period. Upon more digging, signs of an ancient and important civilization—ceramic vessels, beads and copper tools—were also discovered. The site itself is a draw for those with an interest in archaeology, and any of the recovered artifacts are on display at the Ajman museum.Learn More
Start the day with a complimentary breakfast before heading out for a round of golf at Al Zorah Golf Course. The concierge will take care of tee times, transportation and any other needs.Learn More
Dine on fresh seafood just steps from the source at the Asian-influenced Safi restaurant with uninterrupted views of the glorious gardens, pool and sea.Learn More
Soak up the sun at one of the hotel's two outdoor pools trimmed in swaying palm trees. Or settle in on a sunlounger beneath an umbrella at the hotel's private sand beach.Learn More