Located on the western coast of UAE is its smallest emirate, Ajman. This gorgeous little emirate is the perfect mix of old and new. You will notice the people, the food, the lifestyle here is a beautiful amalgamation of ancient heritage and modern outlook. There are a lot of amenities and places to visit in Ajman but if you really want to understand the history, culture, and transformation of the smallest emirate, head to the Ajman Museum. As old as Ajman itself, it's where you will understand the history of Ajman.
The Ajman Museum can trace its roots back to the late 18th century where it was originally built as a traditionally styled fort. It was the stronghold of the political authority in the emirate and also acted as the first line of defence. It served as the ruler's place until 1970. Post which it was Ajman's main police station till 1978. A decade later, the police station was converted into a museum.
Today, the museum offers a fantastic glimpse into Ajman's history. From weapons and handcuffs used at the police station to old manuscripts and models of dhows and ingenious irrigation systems. There is also a section dedicated to the pearl trade which used to dominate the trade in the region once upon a time. You will be left mesmerized by the history of Ajman and also by the fort which is a great example of Emirati architecture.