Cities and Regions

The Emirate of Ajman is situated on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, extending over a distance of 16 km, between the emirates of Umm Al-Quwain and Sharjah. Ajman has an area of 259 sq km. The population was estimated to be 200,000 in 1992.

Ajman is the capital city of the Emirate of Ajman, on the coast of the Arabian Gulf. The port of Ajman is located along a khor, a creek, which penetrates the town.


Ajman was occupied by the Portuguese, then the Dutch and the British. It gained independence in 1971, and joined the UAE in 1972. lt comprises the Ruler's office, companies, banks and commercial markets.

The area’s economy depends on agriculture and some industry; fishing is especially important.