12 Instagrammable places in Ajman

Kanan Isazade 24 November 2020 1890 views 6 min. read

When we hear about the United Arab Emirates, two places that come to mind are Dubai and Abu Dhabi. But there are more than those two areas to discover in the United Arab Emirates. There are seven emirates in the country: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al Quwain. Today I'd like to talk about the smallest (by area) among them, the Ajman emirate. Where is Ajman? Ajman is located on the Persian Gulf and surrounded by the Emirate of Sharjah from north, east, and south. The emirate has just 260 square km area that makes it the smallest among all emirates, but the population is more than 500000, and it makes Ajman the fourth most populated emirate. What to do in Ajman? Ajman is rich with tourist attractions and Instagrammable places, and I will try to mention the best places to visit in Ajman in the following 12 sections.

1. Ajman National Museum

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If you are interested in museums and ask what to do in Ajman, one of the first places to see in Ajman that I can recommend to you is Ajman National Museum. The museum opened its gates to visitors in 1981, but the building was built in the 18th century. The museum is in Ajman Fort, and in the past, this fort was the first defense line of the city. After that, it became a royal residence and was used as a police office station before turning into a museum. It is one of the oldest constructions in the UAE and has both historical and cultural importance. There are two cannons, two watchtowers, and two wind towers in the fort. Besides, there are many artifacts and collections of various ages. The most popular among them is a cemetery with pottery and funeral jewelry dating back as far as 3000 BC. Further, you can take many Instagrammable shoots. Maybe, you will take your most liked photo on Instagram.

2. Ajman Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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Although there are many mosques in Ajman, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque has a unique place with its architecture among them. Mosque has four minarets and a single dome, and it covers 37000 square km. The 2500 worshipers can pray at the same in the mosque. Sheikh Zayed Mosque is one of the most famous places in Ajman, and every year thousands of people visit this holy area. 20-30 minutes is enough to discover all beauties and capture some Instagram photos there. The entrance is free for everyone, but don't forget to cover your hair and take off your shoes before entering the mosque. Where is Ajman Sheikh Zayed Mosque? It is next to Ajman University, 7 km away from the bus station.

3. Dhow Yard

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One of the most exciting places to visit in Ajman is Dhow Yard. It is one of the oldest dhow-making sites globally and one of the most well-known tourist places in Ajman. In the past, these boats had great importance for the local economy. Here they use traditional techniques and tools that are handled through the generations and dhows produced in Ajman, known as one of the best. Besides the classical dhows, they make modern fiberglass versions, too. They can make almost thirty per day. You can visit the Dhow Yard between 6 AM - 6 PM without paying any fee. Also, do not forget to take Instagrammable shoots. Many people take their most liked Instagram photos here. Where is Ajman Dhow Yard? It is on the northern end of Ajman Creek.

4. Al Zorah Nature Reserve

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as a nature fan? If you are interested in flora and fauna, one of the best places to see in Ajman is Al Zorah Nature Reserve. The nature reserve covers 195 hectares and hosts plenty of endangered animals, 102 bird species, various corals, fish, mollusks, and more. You can join tours to get more detailed information about the local biodiversity. Besides the fauna, it has a rich flora that attracts not only simple tourists but also researchers. Such as researchers, professional and amateur photographers love to visit Al Zorah Nature Reserve. Most of them took their most liked Instagram photos here. Also, tourists have many activities, such as kayaking, boating, windsurfing, and an area to play golf (Zorah Golf Club). The Nature Reserve is open for tourists between 9 AM - 6 PM. Is there any entrance fee? The entrance is free, but you will be obliged to pay something around 25-50 USD depending on the tour. Undoubtedly, that money is worth visiting one of the most famous places in Ajman.

5. Al Zorah Beach

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Are you searching for places to visit in Ajman with your family? If the answer is yes, we consult you to go to Al Zorah Beach, one of the best tourist places in Ajman. Besides clear water and smooth white sand, the beach is an excellent spot for relaxing. Not only residents but also tourists come here to get rid of noisy and crowded streets. The most well-known feature of the beach is mesmerizing sunset views. Do not forget to capture some Instagrammable pictures during sunset. Also, you may have a picnic with your family. You can go to the beach every day between 6 AM - 7 PM without paying any fee.

6. The Ajman Corniche

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If Al Zorah Beach is far away from you, you can prefer to rest in the Ajman Corniche. In addition to the features that Al Zorah offers, Ajman Corniche offers lively city life. It becomes more crowded and enjoyable on weekends and evenings. This area became many entertaining thanks to redevelopment that start in 2014. Since that day, they have enlarged the public space. Such as in most tourist places in Ajman, there is no entrance fee, but remember that it is available between 6 AM - 10 PM. Also, around the Ajman Corniche, you will find some well-known cafes, restaurants, and Ajman hotels. One of those famous places in Ajman is the five-star Kempinski Hotel.

7. Mowaihat Archaeological Site

Is there any destination to take some exciting Instagram photos for history lovers? Of course, there are plenty of spots for history fans, and one of those places to see in Ajman is Mowaihat Archaeological Site. Mowaihat became more attractive for archaeologists and tourists after discovering the ancient Umm Al Nar period circular tomb in 1986. That tomb dates back to 2000- 2500 BC and has many artifacts that establish the lifestyle of those times. After that, Legant University made plenty of studies here and wanted to prove that Ajman people had strong trading relations with Nasr, Delmon, Loristion, and Mohenjodaro civilizations.

8. Etisalat Tower

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It is unacceptable to talk about Instagrammable places in Ajman and not to mention Etisalat Tower. Etisalat Tower is a skyscraper that is located just two km away from the city center. Despite the building being new, it attracted everyone's attention. Undoubtedly, the architectural style of the tower played a crucial role in this. There is a large golf ball on the top of the tower, and you will notice it effortlessly. Many people come here to take a photo of this unique tower, and some of them are sure that it will be their most liked photo on Instagram.

9. Al Jarah Cultural Center

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Where can I take the most liked photo on Instagram about UAE culture? The best destinations to learn and capture some most liked Instagram photos related to UAE culture is Al Jarah Cultural Center. The cultural center will provide you with sources that will enlarge your knowledge about the past and today of the UAE. Also, the cultural center has an attractive building that would be exciting to see. You can visit the center between 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and it is entirely free. In the end, I have some tips for you: join a tour to get more detailed information, take a dictionary, do not hesitate to ask for translated versions of documents and books (most of them are in Arabic).

10. Mushairef Ladies Park 

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In our list, we have a special place for women and kids. The name of that spot is the Mushairef Ladies Park. Only women and children can enter this park. It will be an awesome chance for you to communicate with local women and learn about their lifestyles, worries, traditions, and more. It can be a dream spot for foreign journalists that want to write an article about the life of women in the UAE. The park also has such a beautiful atmosphere that will give you a chance to capture plenty of Instagrammable moments of yourself and your child.

11. Taste delicious cuisine in amazing restaurants


UAE has a delicious cuisine that will oblige you to gain weight during the trip. The most used ingredients of local cuisine are meat, fish, rice, various spices, etc. Lamb and mutton are the favorite meat of the residents. When it comes to beverages, the most demanded are tea and coffee. Where to eat in Ajman? Ajman has plenty of Instagrammable places (restaurants), such as Bukhara, King's Grill, Gusti, etc. Undoubtedly, you will take many Instagram photos in those restaurants.

12. Luxury Ajman Hotels

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In the end, I would like to mention some Ajman hotels to stay in. Most of those hotels offer plenty of activities for tourists. Probably, the most attractive one among them is Aqua Bounce Ajman. Pool, beach, kid club, restaurant, and more Aqua Bounce Ajman has everything for an unforgettable vacation. Hotels that we can recommend are Ewan Ajman Suites Hotel, Alain Hotel Ajman, etc. 

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