The United Arab Emirates is a country that boasts a whole host of fantastic holiday destinations. Dubai takes a lot of the headlines, but delve a little deeper into these desert kingdoms and some lesser known but equally impressive places to visit reveal themselves. Step forward Ajman: this charming creekside city just 30 minutes drive from Dubai is waiting to make you part of its story.
Luxury holidays in Ajman
As an emerging destination on the tourist map of the UAE, Ajman’s hotels have all joined the international holiday scene in recent years. As such, they are the pinnacle of modern, contemporary luxury. Kenwood Travel’s Middle East experts have relished getting to know this new region on the Persian Gulf, and as usual have developed the preferred contracts with the area’s top hotels to ensure our accommodation portfolio offers our customers the best possible choice for affordable luxury.
Great reasons to holiday in Ajman
The proximity to Dubai – It only takes half an hour to drive to Dubai from Ajman, so it's easy to discover the malls, beaches, theme parks and restaurants of Arabia’s most scintillating city during your stay.
The weather – Year round sunshine makes every day a beach day in Ajman.
The luxury – Hotels and restaurants are of the highest quality, all presented with an air of dutiful Arabian hospitality.
The adventure – As with its neighbouring Emirates, a sense of adventure is easy to discover in Ajman: Desert jeep safaris, eagle falconry, sandboarding and hot air balloon rides are just the beginning of what’s in store for the adrenalin fuelled visitor. (Please note: Activities may be booked for pick-up from Ajman hotels, but most activities will take place in neighbouring Emirates.)
Things to do in Ajman
Hit the beach - The Corniche is a stretch of beach measuring 16km where tourists and locals alike gather to enjoy the Persian Gulf waters.
Discover nature - Al Naseem Nature Reserve unveils the desert landscape and rare flora and fauna of Ajman.
Journey through time - Masfout Castle is a thrilling showcase of Ajman’s mountainous topography and military history.
Saddle up - In keeping with Arabia’s fascination with horses, holidaymakers can get into the saddle at Ajman Equestrian Club.
Public holidays in the UAE
Please note that during religious celebrations and public holidays in the United Arab Emirates, restrictions on the serving of alcohol may be imposed at hotels and restaurants. Food services may also be restricted and opening times may vary. Please check with your Kenwood Travel agent for more info, or see the list of UAE public holidays below.
Interesting facts about Ajman
- Area – 259 sq. miles
- Population – 238,000
- Currency – Arab Emirate Dirham (AED)
Weather in Ajman
The weather in Ajman is warm year round. In summer the mercury can creep as high as 45C. Pack suitable clothes for all weather though in case going out at night when the temperature can drop. Air-conditioning makes life very comfortable in the hotels, restaurants, shops and museums, offering respite from the heat when necessary.
Ajman Holidays 2021 / 2022
As a popular destination, Ajman places fill up quick, so don’t miss out on your preferred dates; book now for 2021 and 2022 travel and get the dates you want for a price you’ll love.
Please note: Hotel check-in times in Ajman are usually from 3pm. Guests will not have access to their room before this point unless otherwise stated.
Please note: Electronic cigarettes are banned in the UAE, and it is forbidden to bring them into the country.
Please note: Visitors to the UAE travelling with medicine are advised to check the approved list as provided by United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health & Prevention. For certain medications, visitors will be required to submit an online form prior to travel. This is a legal requirement, and visitors found with undeclared medicines run risk of being denied entry into the country.
Please note: Ajman hotel establishments have been awarded the Bureau Veritas certification in recognition of adopting the highest safety guidelines and precautionary measures in order to protect guests and staff. The certification includes a comprehensive checklist to confirm compliance with good hygiene practices, social distancing, and all other recommendations to maintain the highest levels of safety. It also includes field audits to check that the expected protective measures are implemented efficiently.
Please note: Ramadan is from 2nd April - 1st May 2022 and 22nd March – 20th April 2023. Visitors to the Middle East during this time should be aware that opening times may vary and some restrictions may apply. Please speak to your Middle East specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.