Ajman is a fantastic destination. It can be used in some cases as a base to explore Dubai, with good traffic, it normally does not take more than half an hour to Dubai. It is important to keep in mind that during rush hour driving to Dubai can be a little more painful.
The 5 stars Kempinski has been for years the best hotel in Ajman. It is located in the Corniche area. Ajman has around 16 kilometers of white sandy beaches, probably the best spot on that coastline is in the Kempinski itself. Actually many people say that the Beach at that hotel is one of the best in the UAE.
In this laid back and tolerant emirate, alcohol is allowed and there is even a store where foreigners can buy affordable alcohol without any hassle, many buyers come from Dubai. Ajman comes as an excellent escape from the bustle and noise of the city with an opportunity to enjoy such a beautiful sea with turquoise waters and white sandy beaches like the ones that always seem to grace magazine covers.
The beach is peppered with lofty date palms, beneath which you will find local families picnicking.
As Ajman is located not far from the Dubai city center, Deira, you are actually more central there than in many new developments in Dubai such as International city, Dubai Marina, or Jebel Ali, some of which are not connected by the Metro. It actually takes more than one hour from the last station of the red line to the city center.
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Bus tickets to Dubai cost 2 euros. ( By comparison,1,75 euros for 3 zones in Dubai metro, going from an out of the center location in Dubai to the city center (URL HIDDEN) )
Taxi fares vary accordingly and are cheaper from Ajman (around 10 euros) than from far from the center locations in Dubai...
( (URL HIDDEN) enter Ajman, Lulu center as starting address , then any address in Dubai )
...especially if you avoid the peak hours in the early morning and come back later at night
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DUBAI TO AJMAN: you should take the Dubaïbus, Intercity, which departs from the Metro station Union Square in Deira, the historical center of Dubai, it costs DH10. The service is available from 5am to Midnight, every 20 minutes.
If you come by taxi, ask the driver to follow the Corniche until Pizza Hut and turn right at the next roundabout, it is then nearly straight, check on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps.
AJMAN TO DUBAI : the buses depart from the Lulu Center (which you can locate in (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps), you can get there by taxi for around DH6, many taxis pass by the Falcon Towers during the day and the night.
At Lulu Center, you can either take the regular bus, DH10, every 30 minutes, or the minibus more frequent, DH15.
Going to and from Dubaï takes around 30 minutes, but can take up to 50 minutes during peak hours ( = between 7h and 9h in the morning going to Dubaï, and between 18h and 21h30-22h going to Ajman). On fridays and saturdays, the traffic is fine.
The bus stops in Deira, Dubai city center, near Union Square underground station ,where you can catch the metro and go quicky anywhere in Dubaï.
TO THE BEACH
5 minutes by taxi, it costs DH 10,-
TRAVEL TIME AND TAXI FARES
as you can check in (URL HIDDEN) , choosing Dubai,UAE, then Ajman, Museum (the Falcon Towers are nearer from Dubaï, but that's the nearest entry in Taxifarefinder) as a departure location and your location of choice in Dubai:
- Dubaï International Airport : DH 70,- 26km (16 miles), 32 minutes.
- Sharjah International Airport : DH 46,- 18km (11 miles) , 22 minutes
- Dubai Deira (city center) : DH 70, 27km (16 miles) , 27 minutes
- Ajman beach : DH 10, 2km (1,2 miles) , 5 minutes
You can use a big opaque curtain to partition the big room in the middle and make a 2 rooms at your convenience.
This is an independent studio, you have your own kitchenette, and your own shower room. As of mid November 2013, after a building work, the studio is completely self contained. Phonic isolation is fine in this brand new development.
The flat is a 50m2 (540 square feet) studio with balcony and great views on the city and sea, in a brand new development just five minutes from the beach by taxi (cost DH 10,-), with a number of convenient stores, laundry, fast food, hair dresser,...500 meters from an hypermarket with many restaurants, fast food, Subway, foreign exchange counters, gym (thegym DOT ae) and swimming pool, clothes, pharmacy, travel agency, ...
I will be glad to help you whatever your personal needs and interests.
Everything is more affordable
than in Dubai in this pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, enjoy!