About Ajman, UAE
Ajman lies along the Persian Gulf, and is the smallest of the seven United Arab Emirates. Ajman is the capital city and has a population of over 238,000 people. Ajman is best known for its various historical sites and its beautiful beaches. The coastal beach is lined with gorgeous palm trees, while the city itself offers a distinct skyline consisting of high rise buildings. Restaurants, malls, and souks make up the paved waterfront path of the corniche. Today, Ajman has a fast-growing economy which is bolstered by the strong numbers seen within its tourism sector.
Popular Destinations in Ajman
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Ajman? Ajman boasts many interesting travel attractions, each offering a diverse experience for visitors. Some of the most popular places to visit include:
Ajman Museum: Initially established as Ajman Fort, the Ajman Museum now operates as one of the most history-rich centers in the area. It previously served as a police station, and was even one of the ruler’s palaces in a previous era. Two cannons, a grand gateway, two watch towers, and two wind towers make up the fort’s major archaeological features. Visitors can view various elements of the exhibit and explore archaeological treasures in the area as well. Additionally, impressive Emirati weapons are on display for guests’ viewing.
The Red Fort: This magnificent fortress was constructed during the rule of Sheikh Humaid bin Abdulaziz Al Nuaimi, and its name reflects the red plaster used in its wall construction. Initially, the Red Fort had only two towers but a third tower has been added to the grounds after the Fort was restored for the third time. Sandal wood beams decorate this fort and allow it to maintain its ancient heritage, even more so than other historical places in the area.
Dhow Yard: This is a go-to destination for all those interested in power boats. TheDhow Yard is the world’s largest dhow building center, and can build 20 to 30 unique boats at a time without the use of blueprints. Generations of skill and knowledge about building these vehicles have been passed down through present day. Traditional tools are used to craft these powerboats, which are driven in the Dubai Powerboat Meets. Those looking to access the Dhow Yard will find themselves along the northern side of Ajman Creek during their travels.
Mowaihat: For archaeology fans, Mowaihat offers invaluable insight into the early ages of Northern Emirates’ Umm al-Nar occupation. This tomb’s original discovery was actually accidental; it was initially uncovered during a sewer pipe installation. A rescue excavation unearthed unique finds including human remains, copper implements, stamp seals, beads, and ceramic vessels of hand painted soft stone.
Dreamland Aqua Park: This park offers a welcome respite from the United Arab Emirate’s scorching sun. Here, lush gardens, a giant wave pool, a kamikaze river ride, wading pools, and other aquatic-themed rides accompany an impressive replica of a roaring volcano and animated wild animals. In total, 25 attractions beckon the adventurer seeking a cool, shady spot to relax and enjoy.
Seneyah Island: Located a short drive from Umm Al-Quwain, the Gulf is the main attraction at Seneyah Island. Burgeoning with animal and plant life, Seneyah Island is a breeding ground for all living things. Visitors can find various species of birds, deer, and Al Qaram trees which are native to the UAE here.
Hassa Budweid Castle: Hassa Budweid translates to ‘white stones’, which are what make up the stairway leading to this impressive fort. It is shaped like a tower, and located in Manama’s eastern enclave. The Castle was originally constructed in 1976, and even though only about 40 years old, its architecture is quite similar to that of many other castles in the surrounding region.
Luxury Lodging in Ajman
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Ajman? Ajman is home to an exclusive collection of five-star hotels, which are perfect for private jet setters . Here are some of the top recommendations for a luxurious stay:
- Ajman Saray
- Fairmont, Ajman
- Kempinski Hotel, Ajman
- The Ajman Palace Hotel
Airports In or Nearby Ajman For Private Jets
Travelers can find a handful of world-class airports in or nearby Ajman. All of these airports have the capability to facilitate private flight charters and cater to the aviation needs of the elite:
Sharjah International Airport (SHJ): Located less than 12 miles away from Ajman, Sharjah International Airport hosts a passenger terminal with an area of 1,350,000 square feet. It is the third largest Middle East airfreight hub. The airport has a single runway, 12/30, which features an asphalt surface.
Dubai International Airport (DXB): Dubai International Airport is located less than 20 miles away from Ajman and approximately 2.9 miles east of Dubai. It is the third busiest airport in the world and can serve more than 70 million passengers annually. The airport consists of three terminals, its third terminal being the largest airport terminal in the world. The airport has two asphalt runways in the 12L/30R and 12R/30L directions. The Government of Dubai also provides various services to facilitate VIP flights to the airport. This is perfect for private jet charters.
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RKT): Located 47 miles away from Ajman, this international airport is home to aviation training, aircraft maintenance and cargo facilities. The airport has two passenger terminal buildings and a single asphalt runway in the 16/34 direction. Ras Al Khaimah International Airport also has a VIP terminal as well as a lounge that caters to discerning international travelers who own private jets.
Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC): Al Maktoum International Airport is located approximately 23 miles southwest of Dubai and less than 51 miles away from Ajman. The modern airport has the capacity to handle up to 260 million passengers each year. Al Maktoum has three passenger terminals and one asphalt runway in the 12/30 direction.
Fujairah International Airport (FJR): Fujairah International Airport is a public airport operated by the Department of Civil Aviation. Located approximately 72 miles away from Ajman, the airport handles two million passengers each year and has one asphalt runway in the 11/29 direction. The airport is also designed to handle all types of aircraft.
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