The Emirate of Ajman is located on the Arabian Gulf , with a coast length of about 16 Kilometers , between the Emirates of Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain . The Emirate covers an area of about 259 square kilometers , equivalent to 0.3% of the total area of the country , without counting its islands . It has a population of 206,997 according to the census of December 2005 . Ajman City , the capital of the Emirate of Ajman , is located on the coast of the Arabian Gulf . Ajman City is also the residence of His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid al Nuaimi , the Ruler . It accommodates all the government departments , companies , banks , commercial markets and the port of Ajman , which is located on the Creek , that passes through the city .
Although Ajman has become a modern city , that provides modern services and facilities , it has maintained its old traditional character , which enables the Emirate to occupy a privileged position , that combines the achievements of the modern age with the authenticity of the ancient past . The charming beaches of Ajman provide fresh air , far away from noise and pollution . They attract many sea lovers to do different activities .
Masfout is one of the famous areas in the South-East of the Emirate of Ajman . It is about 110 km away from the city . Masfout is famous for agriculture , fertile soil spacious valleys and moderate climate , which made it a center for tourists and tourism . Masfout has a marvelous picturesque nature , that gives the surrounding mountains in the area a breathtaking beauty .
The Fort of Ajman is a highlighted monument in the country , dating back to the eighteenth century . It conveys the reality of life in different eras . The fort was renovated and converted into a museum containing integrated models of antiquities, traditional artifacts and pictures of ancient social life .