Ajman, 100 mi/160 km east of Abu Dhabi, is the smallest emirate in land area. It is mostly residential—sort of a suburban emirate. Many people who work in neighboring Sharjah and Dubai live there. Interesting activities include watching dhows being built at the shipyard and visiting the Ajman Museum (the country's best, it has a reconstructed traditional souk and Umm Al-Nar tomb). Ajman also has two small mountain enclaves, Manama and Masfut, which merit a half-day visit each.
Lower prices and the presence of several luxury hotels have helped to attract more business and leisure travelers to the area.
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