Ajman Heritage District is a lovely, tranquil place to wander around, admire the murals of scenes of traditional life, explore Ajman Fort and stop off for tea, Emirati breakfast or even Viking fine dining!
Ajman Heritage District
Ajman Heritage District is next to Ajman Fort (which is also the Museum) and is made up of streets named after poets. The traditional buildings house shops selling old coins, stamps, perfume, etc, as well as coffee shops and tea rooms. It’s also a great spot to and sit and watch the world go by.
The most striking feature though are the murals depicting scenes of traditional Emirati life and the history of Ajman.
The centrepiece in front of Ajman Fort is the sculpture named Al Mizan inspired by Arabic calligraphy and symbolising culture and generosity. It was created by internationally renowned French-Tunisian artist El Seed. El Seed also has an art piece on a building in Ajman and also one in Sharjah.
The district now also has a array of shops selling perfumes, collectors’ items and traditional clothing in Souq al Hosn. Across the road you can find Souq Saleh which is just the place to go if you’d like to make traditional ladies’ clothing.
You can buy material there and have them made and hand embroidered or embellished by the tailors in the souq. There are lots of styles for you to choose from. They also have the ready traditional gowns which just need to be cut and tailored to your size.
Ajman Food Destination
Apart from being home to lots of wonderful murals, Ajman Heritage District is fast becoming a restaurant and cafe destination.
Qdeemk wa Ndeemk has recently moved from the corniche and is open for business selling their delicious Emirati cuisine along with other food. Liwara Sha’abi also sells traditional food in traditional decor along with other delicacies made by local women in the community that you can buy and take home your own little bit of Ajman heritage.
Turath is soon to open and the Viking Restaurant is a fine dining destination serving what they say is food that would have been eaten by the Vikings and offers a whole experience rather than just food. Reservation is required and it’s open evenings.
There are also several coffee and tea shops such as Veiled in Black and Tea Lab.
The museum in Ajman Fort has recently been redone with a wonderful new exhibition on the history of Ajman. I’ll be updating my post on Ajman Museum soon.
History of Ajman
You might also like to visit the new Masfout Museum in the Ajmani enclave of Masfout to learn more of the history of Ajman.
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