Ajman is the smallest of the seven emirates, which constitute the Federation of the United Arab Emirates. It was founded by the Al Nuaim tribe around 1775, and has since played a prominent role through its favourable geographical location. Ajman lies on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, in the northern part of UAE, and is located right in the middle between the emirates of Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. The Emirate of Ajman also includes two cities: Masfout and Manama, in addition to Ajman City, the capital of the emirate that encompasses the Ruler’s court and all government entities.
Traditions and Civilization:
Ajman combines a deep-rooted heritage spanning many years of the emirate’s history, and a present that strives to achieve the most progressive and modernized development. The emirate prides itself of its cultural heritage and deep-rooted traditions over hundreds of years, enabling it to lay the foundations of success and prosperity in all fields. And indeed the efforts have paid off, thanks to the will of its rulers, Ajman has successfully managed to move forward and lead the evolution and achievements in the modern era. However, at the same time, it maintained the traditional feature and the originality of the deep-rooted past.
Hospitality and Tourism
The community of Ajman today is warm and welcoming as ever. Furthermore, it gives high importance to the culture of hospitality as being a deep-rooted and noble established quality. The emirate has worked to enhance its touristic position, leveraging the magnificent natural landmarks that attract tourists and visitors, and attending to modern facilities and infrastructures.
Economy and Industry
The Emirate of Ajman has made rapid strides in the process of economic and industrial progress. By supporting and encouraging investors, it managed to be a favourable investment destination in the region. Ajman enacted a number of laws and legislations to open the way, in particular, in front of different economic and industrial activities, as it was, throughout generations, considered one of the biggest manufacturing centre of dhow boats. Moreover, the wise vision of the leadership has produced huge industrial projects, with which the Emirate of Ajman was ranked third in the country, especially in the ready-made garments.
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