Why You Should Visit Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Ajman - United Arab Emirates
Ajman - United Arab Emirates. Photo by Dovi on Unsplash

While Dubai and Abu Dhabi are hotbeds for tourism, Ajman, the smallest of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, is often overlooked. Still, overlooking this emirate would be a mistake, given its rich cultural practices and protection of its ancient heritage. Here are the top reasons to visit Ajman.


A bustling promenade overlooking the sea, Marsa boasts an array of restaurants and cafes. In addition to traditional Arabian coffee, you’ll be able to taste an array of delicious local cuisine, from Ragag (bread) to cardamom and Luqemat balls coated in date syrup.

The Al Zorah Nature Reserve

If you love basking in nature, then the Al Zorah Nature Reserve is a necessary stop on your trip. This nature reserve is home to flamingos, jumping fish, and beautiful plants and scenery. There is also a guided kayak tour if you’re interested in exploring this nature reserve’s tranquil waters.

The Heritage and Museum District, Old Ajman

A historic trading port, you’ll be able to learn about the history of Ajman as well as its ties to Mesopotamia, India, and China by visiting the Ajman Museum. What’s more, this museum is housed in an 18th-century fort, transporting you back to history.