Ajman is centrally located on the western coast of the UAE, around a 45min drive from Dubai. It is ruled by His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi.
Ajman has a strong maritime tradition which includes shipbuilding, fishing and trading. The Ajman Free Zone and an influx of people from Dubai, Sharjah and abroad has driven the emirate's economic growth in recent years. Ajman City is now ranked third among the emirates for industrial development, and also has the third largest property market in the UAE.
The high Musfoot mountains, southeast of Ajman City are particularly appealing to tourists. The Al-Manama region, directly east of Ajman city, is a region of desert sands and mountains rich in magnesium and chrome, with fertile valleys that support agriculture. And its traditional dhow (sailing ship) building yard, is the largest one still operating in the World.