Although this city is now a remote province on the eastern outskirts of the Emirates, it boasts a rich history of the Kawashim and Al-Abu-Khurayban tribes with the British and with each other. A witness of that era is an 18th-century fort located on Aziz Street near the Al Hosn junction.
Its exposition presents creepy and amazing imaginative descriptions of medical procedures and religious rites, allowing you to make an interesting, albeit somewhat gloomy excursion into the life of the Bedouins of the coast a hundred years ago. In one of the ends of the fort is a working wind tower. For information: (06) 742 3824.
You can stay in Ajman at the four-star Safir Dana Resort Hotel (tel. (06) 742 9999). The emirate’s most expensive hotel is the five-star Ajman Kempinski (tel. (06) 745 1555). This hotel has excellent restaurants: Italian Sabella's Trattoria & Pizzeria and Bukhara, which serves North Indian cuisine. The open-air Cafe Kranzler is just a few meters from the sea. In the Chinese restaurant Hai Tao you can taste cheaper food in the patriarchal atmosphere of an old villa.
Buses from Dubai to Ajman (and other northern emirates) depart from the bus station on Al Ittihad Square as they fill up. In Ajman itself there is no bus station, no flight schedules, so it’s easiest to return from there by taxi.