Ajman Basic Information
While Ajman may have the reputation as a sleepy seaside enclave or a commuter town for Dubai, it's not going to stay that way forever. Here's the nitty gritty about the city of Ajman.
Australians going to or through the United Arab Emirates on holiday are required to obtain a visa before travelling. Make sure your passport has at least 6 months' validity from your planned date of return to Australia. Please be aware that this information is only a guideline. For up-to-the-minute visa information, contact your local Embassy or Consulate-General of the United Arab Emirates.
The currency of Ajman is the UAE Dirham. The exchange rate between the Australian Dollar and UAE Dirham fluctuates constantly, so it's a good idea to monitor the rate before purchasing cash. For safe spending while overseas, consider using a credit or debit card.
Traditional Emirati cuisine borrows heavily from its Middle Eastern and Asian neighbours with staples of meat, seafood and rice. Typical Emirati food includes biryani and lamb madfoon, while shawarma is cheap and filling streetside fodder. While there is not the variety of international foods on offer that are available in the bigger emirates, visitors will still be able to find Lebanese, Indian and Chinese food. The 5-star Kempinski Hotel Ajman has 4 onsite restaurants featuring Indian, Chinese, Italian and continental cuisines.
The after-hours scene in Ajman is definitely different from the flashy offerings in Dubai and upmarket scene in Abu Dhabi, but similarly revolves around the bars and clubs within the various hotels, which are the only places that alcohol is licensed to be served. The nightlife is concentrated around the Holiday Beach Club in Al Rumailah with 16 bars, clubs and restaurants including the famous Baywatch nightclub. Ajman's proximity to Dubai - just 20 minutes' drive away - means you can also partake in that city's nightlife too.