ABOUT AJMAN DOWNTOWN
Ajman Downtown is known to be one of Ajman’s best neighbourhoods. It is a buzzing area with lots to offer in the residential and entertainment sections. The area is located in close proximity to City Centre Ajman. Those looking to living in Ajman Downtown will find the area has many apartments for rental and investment purposes. Most apartment buildings are newly developed and offer the latest amenities and features. Accordingly, living in Ajman Downtown means enjoying the best of luxury living Ajman has to offer but without the hefty rental prices that you would encounter in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
As showcased in Bayut’s H2 Market Report for 2018, Ajman Downtown is a popular area to rent and buy apartments in Ajman.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Modern buildings fitted with luxury amenities
- Considerably low rental and freehold prices for apartments
- Close to the Al Ittihad Street (E11) freeway for quicker commute times
- Great place for a family
- Less traffic and congestion
Ajman Downtown mostly offers apartments for sale and rent. These flats are usually in mid to high-rise buildings. The area is popular amongst expat residents from India, Pakistan and some Arab countries. Those interested in moving here can also find that the area is close to many business hubs and lifestyle amenities.
Properties in Ajman Downtown
There are both apartments for rent and sale in Ajman Downtown. Studio flats for rent are priced upwards of AED 13k with living areas ranging from 365 sq. ft. to 760 sq. ft. Those looking for more space can opt to rent a 1-bedroom apartment in Ajman Downtown, priced from AED 20k to AED 30k, annually. 2-bedroom flats can be rented for an average price of AED 35k, yearly. These are large apartments offering a minimum living space of 1,260 sq. ft. The large 3 BHK apartments for rent in Ajman Downtown range from AED 37k to AED 56k.
The area is quite popular with investors as the flats in Ajman Downtown are priced reasonably. Freehold studio apartments are priced at an average of AED 228k, prices for 1-bedroom apartments in Ajman Downtown range from AED 205k to AED 626k. The price difference is due to the fact that the luxury properties are located on higher floors which offer full views of the sea. The 2 BHK apartments for sale are priced at AED 526k. The standard price for 3-bedroom flats for sale ranges between AED 380k to AED 747k.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN AJMAN DOWNTOWN
There are bus stops in Ajman Downtown along the main roads. Residents can easily reach these as they are within walking distance. From here some of the buses connect to the rest of the city, while others connect directly to the emirate of Dubai.
Those who have their own vehicles may face an issue when it comes to parking. Some buildings offer basement or allocated parking spaces, while others do not. There is paid street parking available near the apartment buildings but this is prone to fill up fast.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets in Ajman Downtown
There are quite a few supermarkets in Ajman Downtown. One of the more popular options is Al Maya Supermarket. It is a regional chain that is popular across all of the UAE. Another large supermarket is the Ajman Markets Cooperative Society. It is located right next to Horizon Towers.
The Pakistan Supermarket is an ethnic store in the neighbourhood. It stocks produce directly from Pakistan and has a small cafe part of the supermarket.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in Ajman Downtown
Ajman only has one church, called the Winners Chapel International Ajman. It is located a few minutes away from Ajman Downtown in the Al Rashidiya 1 district. For those belonging to the Hindu faith, there is no Hindu temple in Ajman. Residents will simply have to head to the Bur Dubai area in Dubai, to visit the Shiva and Krishna temples 45 minutes away.
However, when it comes to mosques, there are several mosques that surround the community. Some of these are Al Ittihad Masjid, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Safa Mosque and many more. In short, Muslim residents will not have to worry as there are plenty of mosques in all the sub-communities located in Ajman Downtown.
Schools in Ajman Downtown
Finding a reputable school in Ajman Downtown is not an issue for parents. One of the most popular schools in the district is the First Academy School Ajman which is located on Al Hamidiya Street. First Academy School Ajman follows the American curriculum and has separate campuses for girls and boys. Another popular school is the Avalon Heights World Private School which offers the British curriculum. It is also located in Al Hamidiya. For those who prefer the Indian curriculum for their children, can opt for East Point Indian International School.
Higher education options include Gulf Medical University and City University College Ajman, both are just 15 minutes away.
Clinics and Hospitals in Ajman Downtown
One of the best hospitals in Ajman, Thumbay Hospital is located in the community itself. Other hospitals in Ajman Downtown include Ajman Dental Hospital, Ajman Specialty Hospital and Amina Hospital.
Ajman Downtown is neighbouring some well-established communities. Its neighbours include the residential community of Al Rashidiya. Popular for its high-rise rental apartments, King Faisal Street is also close by.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls in Ajman Downtown
One of the most popular malls near Ajman Downtown is City Centre Ajman, which is the largest and most visited mall by Ajman residents. Accordingly, City Centre Ajman is a complete shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The mall has many retail stores and banking services available.
Apart from that, this mall is also a great place to enjoy a great cup of coffee. You’ll find popular cafes such as Tim Hortons, Starbucks and Gerrard Patisserie. For those who enjoy fast food, there are some popular eateries to choose from, such as Al Safeer, Doner & Gyros, Hardees, KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and Popeye’s. For fun and leisure activities, Ajman City Centre has a Magic Planet for kids. Adults, on the other hand, can get to watch the latest blockbuster movies at the VOX Cinemas in the mall.
Those who like to get a good bargain or enjoy a round of haggling can visit Ajman China Mall. It is the dedicated market place for discounted Chinese goods. Ajman China Mall is worth visiting if you are shopping on a budget.
Restaurants in Ajman Downtown
One of the most popular restaurants in Ajman is Al Tanoor Restaurant. This eatery is located on Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Street and it serves traditional Middle Eastern snacks and street food. Eat and Drink Restaurant is a resident favourite, it serves barbecued food, as well as Chinese and Indian dishes. Another popular restaurant in Ajman Downtown is Al Ayaam Grills which is located on Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road, opposite the police station. This is the go-to place for those who love grilled food because this restaurant is all about barbecued meat.
Most of the bars and lounges in Ajman are found in the hotels along Ajman Corniche. These are just 10 minutes away from Ajman Downtown. Popular options include The Outside Inn Sports Bar and Restaurant, Blazon Lounge and Badr Lounge.
BEACHES NEAR AJMAN DOWNTOWN
Ajman has its fair share of beaches, as it is with all the emirates. Accordingly, one of the most visited beaches is Zorah Beach. This beach has a sand pit as well as rocky ledges. Visitors come here to swim, boat, fish, kayak or to host a barbecue. No matter the reason, going to the beach in Ajman can be a refreshing and uplifting experience. Another popular beach is the Ajman Public Beach which is located on Sheikh Hammed Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Street.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
One notable landmark worth mentioning is the Yacht Monument, which is an ancient yacht memorial situated between a busy roundabout in Ajman. For leisure activities, there are few golf courses in Ajman Downtown that are worth a visit. The Al Zorah Golf Club is a good example. This golf course overlooks the Ajman harbour.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
There are a few parks in Ajman Downtown. For instance, there is a dedicated park for ladies called the Mushairef Ladies Park. There are bicycle rentals here for ladies and buggy rides for children.
Another popular park is the Al Safiya Park which connects with the Ajman Harbour and has several swings, slides, jungle gyms and a sandpit for kids to enjoy.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Ajman Downtown is one of the more developed areas of Ajman. It is a bustling area located close to Ajman Freezone and other residential districts. The rental and sale prices for apartments in Downtown Ajman are quite reasonable leading to the popularity of the area. One thing to consider for those who have their own vehicles is that parking may be an issue.
- Home to Ajman Free Zone Area
- Close to some popular beaches in Ajman
- Right next to the border with Sharjah
- Near several bars, clubs and restaurants