Ajman is the smallest of the seven emirates which make up the UAE, and is surrounded on three sides
by Sharjah, with the Persian Gulf lapping at the fourth. Like much of the rest of the country, Ajman
began to experience a building boom in the late 2000s, but was subsequently hit hard by the recession.
Ajman remains a quiet working town with a pleasant beach and a small museum and gold souk as visitor
Ajman is easily reached from the surrounding emirates of Sharjah, Dubai and Ras al Khaimah, so I stopped
by in 2011 to see what it had to offer. In spite of the recent development the place still felt
quiet, I was able to have a good lunch and wander the museum, then take a walk down by the beach.