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Discovering the Best of Ajman

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Discover the charm of Ajman with our guide to the city's top attractions, culinary hotspots, and vibrant nightlife. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, we'll also help you find the best recreational activities to enjoy, and offer advice on making lasting connections with the friendly locals.

Welcome to Ajman! If you're planning to move to Ajman, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Ajman has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Ajman.

Ajman, the smallest of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates, is a hidden gem that offers a variety of attractions for both tourists and locals. One of the most popular sites is the Ajman Museum, housed in an 18th-century fort, which provides a fascinating insight into the emirate's past. The museum showcases a range of exhibits, including archaeological artifacts, traditional weapons, and tools, offering a glimpse into the region's rich history and culture.

Another must-visit is the Ajman Dhow Building Yard, the world's largest dhow building yard, where visitors can witness the traditional craft of dhow building. For nature lovers, the Al Zorah Nature Reserve is a haven of mangroves, pink flamingos, and other wildlife. The Ajman Corniche, with its beautiful sandy beaches, restaurants, and cafes, is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. The Ajman City Centre, a large shopping mall, offers a variety of retail outlets, a cinema, and food courts.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Ajman is vibrant and diverse, offering a range of options from traditional Emirati cuisine to international fare. One of the most popular restaurants is Bukhara, known for its delicious Indian cuisine and traditional decor. For seafood lovers, the Fish Market offers fresh seafood cooked to your liking. The King's Grill Restaurant is another favorite, offering a variety of grilled dishes in a cozy setting.

For a taste of the nightlife, the Offside Sports Lounge is a popular spot, offering a range of beverages, live sports screenings, and a relaxed atmosphere. The Blazon Lounge offers a more upscale experience, with a variety of cocktails, premium beverages, and a sophisticated ambiance. The Cosmic Bowling in Ajman Hotel is a fun place to spend the evening, offering bowling, billiards, and a bar.

Recreational activities in Ajman are varied, catering to different interests. For those who enjoy water sports, the Ajman Marina offers a range of activities including jet skiing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The Al Zorah Golf Club, designed by the famous Nicklaus Design, is a must-visit for golf enthusiasts. The club offers a world-class golfing experience amidst natural mangroves and flowing water.

For a more relaxed experience, the Ajman Beach is a popular spot for sunbathing, swimming, and picnicking. The Love Lake, a heart-shaped lake surrounded by landscaped gardens, is perfect for a romantic stroll or a family outing. For those interested in horse riding, the Ajman Equestrian Club offers riding lessons and hosts regular horse shows. The Ajman Fish Market is not just a place to buy seafood, but also a cultural experience where you can witness the local way of life.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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