Ajman has enough attractions to plan an interesting excursion program. Ajman Fort is the main historic landmark of the emirate. It was built in the 18th century as the emir’s residence. The fort served its purpose until 1967, after which it was transformed into a police station. Barracks for police officers were opened in the historic building, but recently the fort has officially become a historic landmark. It was restored, and a museum was opened in it. Today, the Ajman Museum has the biggest and the most diverse collection in the emirate.
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A collection of archaeological findings is the most interesting part of the museum. Many artifacts were discovered during the renovation works in the fort. You will have an opportunity to see old manuscripts, medieval weapons, and household items that local people were using centuries ago. A separate hall hosts an exhibition dedicated to local police.
The Red Fort is a newer historical attraction – it was built in the first half of the 19th century. The name of the fort reveals its main peculiarity. The façade of the building is covered with the plaster of an unusual terracotta color. The architectural complex consists of three guardian towers connected by galleries. Two of these towers were built in the 19th century, and the third one was added in 1986. The complex has one more interesting feature – it has elements of décor made from precious sandalwood delivered from India by sea. Many elements of the original design have survived to modern times. A beautiful garden with lush vegetation surrounds the fort. It is pleasant to walk here even on hot days. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Dhow boats remain among the most iconic historic symbols of Ajman. Local people started building these vessels centuries ago. Just like before, Dhow boats are made from teak wood. There is a large boat building facility in the nearest suburb of the city. An excursion to the ship-yard is an interesting activity as you can see professional masters at work. Local people keep using dhows. They cherish their invention so much that they have even installed a monument dedicated to the dhow boat on the waterfront.
If you like exploring historic areas, do not miss an opportunity to visit Mowaihat. This archaeological site is located in the nearest suburb of Ajman. The important attraction was discovered in the 80s of the previous century. Scientists managed to restore several old buildings, and now the territory of the area is open for excursions. You will see fragments of old tombs and shrines, and will find out what precious archaeological artifacts were discovered in this area.
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Hassa Buweid Castle is an interesting historic attraction that is less mainstream and is not mentioned in many travel guides. Located at a distance from the major tourist sites, Hassa Buweid is the smallest of the three castles that have remained in the emirate. Nevertheless, the castle is in great condition although it was built more than a century ago. The construction works took place in the second half of the 19th century. Hassa Buweid stands on the top of a hill, so you can admire surroundings and excellent marine views during an excursion here. The fortress has two halls that are open for visitors. They exhibit collections of interesting historic artifacts.
The main religious landmark is located in the capital of the emirate. Sheikh Rashed Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi Mosque is a classical architectural attraction in Arabian style. Beautiful cream-colored stones were used in the building of the mosque. The stones change their shade under sunrays depending on the time of the day. Many people come to see the mosque at sunset because it looks the most impressive at this time. Skillfully made carved ornaments decorate the façade and minarets. Note that only Muslims are allowed to enter the mosque.
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Everyone else can admire the outer design of the shrine and take memorable pictures. The mosque is very big – it occupies an area of roughly 20,000 square meters. There is a spacious square with benches in front of it. Everyone can relax here. During a walk on the waterfront, don’t forget to see the old watchtower that was built approximately 150 years ago. Despite the fact that the tower doesn’t serve its purpose anymore, it was decided not to demolish it. The façade of the tower is covered with beautiful coral-colored stones.
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