Enclosed by historic Sharjah and the shimmering Persian Gulf, the UAE’s smallest emirate, Ajman, is famed for retaining its authentic Arabic culture and awe-inspiring Middle Eastern architecture. This exceptional 4* Hot Rate hotel close to Ajman’s picturesque waterfront boasts spacious, contemporary double en-suite rooms which come with the latest in convenient amenities and free Wi-Fi internet as standard. Whilst holidaymakers will undoubtedly enjoy the hotel’s indoor and outdoor swimming pools, exclusive onsite fitness centre and highly regarded a la carte restaurant, those in the emirate for work are free to use the hotel’s professional business centre which comprises of numerous board rooms and conferencing venues.
Whilst Ajman is primarily a quiet residential area, the emirate’s waterfront area is populated with stylish restaurants and luxury shopping malls for tourists to enjoy. Those who wish to immerse themselves in traditional culture may choose to head to the labyrinthine network of markets or souks instead, which are found in the downtown area. Specialising in quality goods such as elaborate gold jewellery and luxurious Middle Eastern rugs, Ajman’s bazaars are the ideal place in which to browse for souvenirs and mementos. Also within walking distance of the hotel is the pristine white stretch of sandy beach at Al Muntazah, considered to be one of the most stunning beaches on the Persian Gulf after Jumeirah and Aquaventure.
Tourists may choose to take the short drive to the neighbouring emirate of Sharjah, which is renowned for its idyllic lagoons and “Eye of the Emirates” observation wheel, or drive further into the UAE’s most famous emirate, Dubai. Renowned for boasting an abundance of luxury shopping mega-malls, first-rate gourmet restaurants and thrilling leisure facilities, Dubai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Amongst some of its most iconic attractions are the mighty Burj al Khalifa and the colossal Dubai Mall. Standing at 2,722ft high, the Burj Khalifa is certified as the tallest building in the world, and astounding panoramic views from the At The Top observation tower can be enjoyed by visitors. The Burj is also idyllically surrounded by a lush green 27 acre which features exotic gardens, impressive water features and shady palm-lined walkways.
Families seeking an adventurous day out are advised to spend an afternoon at the iconic Atlantis Hotel, located at the end of the breathtaking Palm Jumeirah archipelago. In addition to the world-class Lost Chambers aquarium, Atlantis boasts a thrilling water park and the famous Leap of Faith near-vertical waterslide.