Located just a short drive away from Dubai is the small but mighty Emirate of Ajman.

Although spanning a short space of 300 km, the city is well worth visiting. Ajman is home to one of the best white-sand coasts in the region, making it the go-to destination for anyone looking for a relaxing and laid-back weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the neighboring Emirates.

Discover The White Sandy Beaches Of Ajman

Along with luxurious 5-star resorts, including Sheraton, Radisson, and more, Ajman is also home to other exciting activities like horseback riding on the beach, watersports, and camping.

Take a break from the drama of the city and head to Ajman for a relaxing time while still enjoying the luxurious style of the country.

Heading there soon? Here are the top 8 things to do during your visit to Ajman.

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The Top 8 Things To Do In Ajman

Al Zorah Natural Reserve, Ajman

1. Al Zorah Natural Reserve

Home to lush green mangroves and over 50 species of tropical birds, Al Zorah Natural Reserve is an oasis located in the Northern corner of Ajman. The mangrove forest is the perfect place to escape the hustle of the city and experience nature in its true form.

The mangroves can be explored through guided kayaking tours that take you into the depths of the forest. As you tour, you may spot one of the many bird species that call Al Zorah home, including pink flamingos enjoying their time in the forest.

The tours are safe and kid-friendly and are accompanied by a professional guide that tells you more about the forest and birds as you spot them along the way. Whether you’re traveling with friends or family, Al-Zorah Natural Reserve is well worth a visit.

Timing: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2. Ajman Stud

Located a little outside the city of Ajman lies a hidden gem that’s not known to many but is entirely worth the drive into the desert.

The Ajman Stud is a horse breeding farm owned by the Crown Prince of Ajman, Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, and is now open to the public with no entrance fee. This unusual location is home to over 200 spectacular horses that are sure to take your breath away.

The horses are bred for international competitions across the world and can be admired up close and personal at the Prince’s private stable. A visit to Ajman Stud is a dream come true for equestrian lovers.

3. Ajman Beach

Across the country, Ajman is famous for its spectacular white sand coastline and is known to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the UAE, which means that a trip to the city is incomplete without a beach day.

Given its popularity, Ajman’s coastline is lined with luxury beach resorts and hotels with beaches private to the property. If you’re in the mood for a relaxing beach vacation, you can book a stay at one of the many hotels, including Fairmont Beach Resort and Sheraton Beach Resort, to enjoy the hotels’ private beaches with all the necessary amenities like towels and changing rooms.

Ajman’s beaches can also be enjoyed with a day pass from any of the hotels or from the Ajman corniche if you don’t want to spring out the extra cash.

Regardless of the location, a day at Ajman’s beaches is sure to wash your worries away.

Ajman Museum

4. Ajman Museum

Once used as the city’s first line of defense, Ajman’s 18th-century fortress has now been converted into a historical museum, housing exciting exhibits and galleries that focus on the Emirate’s culture, traditions, and lifestyle in the olden days.

The multiple galleries of Ajman Museum feature various artifacts, including an archaeological exhibit that displays interesting discoveries from the city’s archaeological sites like the Mowaihal site, ceramic vessels, pottery from the pre-oil boom era, and official manuscripts from the founding of Ajman.

Visitors can also explore the one-of-a-kind, traditional-style fort building that includes two watch towers, two wind towers, and a grand gateway that welcomes guests into the building surrounded by two cannons.

The Ajman museum is the perfect place for history buffs who want to learn more about the city’s past and discoveries.


  • Sat to Thurs, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The View Restaurant, Ajman

5. The View Restaurant, Ajman

Located in the Caravana Beach Resort in Ajman, The View Restaurant offers a delicious menu throughout the day with international specialties, including sushi, pancakes, and more.

However, the most notable feature of this restaurant is the spectacular view from the table. As it is located right next to the beach, diners can enjoy a gorgeous view of the waves crashing on the shore while enjoying their meal, creating an exciting and romantic atmosphere perfect for a date night.

Caravana Beach Resort also offers visitors a unique horse riding on the beach experience. If you are a nature lover, this magical experience should definitely be on your list.


  • Mon to Thurs, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Fri to Sun, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

6. Marsa Ajman

Craving the hustle of the city? Head to Marsa Ajman for a vibrant and happening day out. Located on Ajman’s central waterfront, Marsa is home to the city’s best dining, leisure, and shopping venues paired with a spectacular view of Ajman’s coastline.

If you are feeling adventurous, head to Marsa’s unique cruise restaurant that floats on the water while you indulge in a gourmet menu.

With exciting activities and entertainment taking place every day, Marsa Ajman is the perfect place for a fun family day out.

7. Hiking in Ajman

Located just outside Ajman, the mountain towns of Manama and Masfut provide the perfect break from the city for thrill seekers.

Both locations are just a couple of hours away from the city of Ajman and can be conveniently accessed by car, making them perfect for a day trip.

Masfut, located 127 km southeast of the city, houses the famous Masfut Fort and Watchtower that is frequented by many, along with various walking, hiking, and cycling trails across the Hajar Mountains. The scenic drive to the location itself makes it well worth the visit.

Manama, located 72 km east of the city, is another popular hiking location, with multiple trails and a small fort and museum that is currently under development for the public.

Whether you’re visiting during the summer or winter, a hiking trip to the mountains is the perfect way to escape the shining sun of the city.

Ajman Dhow Yard

8. Ajman Dhow Yard

The Dhow (traditional boat) is one of UAE’s most traditional and famous features. For decades, Dhows have been used by fishermen, traders, and merchants to transport goods between the ports of the country. Back in the day, there were also used as pearling boats for pearl farming.

More recently, Dhows have been used mainly for tourist and leisure cruises and are an integral part of the country’s cultural scene.

At Ajman Dhow Yard, the world’s largest dhow building center, visitors can experience the lost art of building a dhow personally. The craftsmen expertly build the boats with traditional tools, without any machines, using their old-school techniques that have been passed on for generations.

This fascinating experience is a great way to learn more about Dhows and understand the importance of the craft in the country.