Ajman’s culture is steeped in exceptional hospitality. It is an inherited tradition borne out of the austere natural environment and the resulting emphasis on receiving and providing for guests.
The smallest of the seven Emirates, Ajman lies on the west coast just north of Dubai. Its coastline is rimmed with luxury hotels, each with their own private stretch of uncrowded white sands, making Ajman a perfect destination for a relaxing beach break.
While times may have changed and the complex codes of hospitality of the forefathers may no longer be practised, sincere generosity is still shown throughout everyday life in Ajman today.
Located in the plains at the foothills of the Hajar Mountains to the east of Ajman, Manama is about an hour's drive from city centre. It has a quiet, residential feel, making it a popular getaway for city dwellers.
Known for its fertile agricultural land and high-quality marble, Masfout is in the south of the UAE near Hatta, a 90-minute drive from Ajman city. Its elevated altitude brings cooler temperatures and the rugged backdrop attracts outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.
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Flights from the UK to Dubai take around 7 hours, it’s then a 30-45 minute drive to Ajman.
Ajman is a year-round destination as sunshine is virtually guaranteed whatever the month. Between December to February temperatures average in the mid-20sºC, rising up into the 30s from March to April and again from October to November. While the scorching temperatures between May-September may be too much for some (usually in excess of 40ºC), it’s one of the few destinations when it’s cheaper to visit during our school summer holidays, whether travelling with children or not.
During Ramadan, it is forbidden to eat, drink or smoke in public places (including hotels and those offering all inclusive) between sunrise and sunset; and no live entertainment is permitted. Hotels usually provide a private area where non-Muslims can eat during the day. Alcoholic drinks are not served in hotels (including those offering all inclusive) on dry days and other days stipulated by the government. Alcohol may be available in hotels after sunset. Please ask for more details at time of booking.
Alcoholic drinks are only available in licensed hotels in Ajman and the legal drinking age is 21.