The tiny, serene emirate of Ajman has gained tremendous popularity over the years. Home to some of the best beaches and natural attractions in the country, it has become a preferred residential and commercial hub for investors, buyers and tenants in the UAE. Ajman’s many indoor leisure destinations also make the emirate an appealing destination during the hotter months. Here are some popular indoor attractions in Ajman you can check out this summer.
LIST OF THE TOP INDOOR ATTRACTIONS IN AJMAN
Ajman has no shortage of family-friendly leisure destinations offering a wide variety of activities for people of all ages. Let’s check out some of the best indoor places in Ajman.
RELIVE HISTORY AT AJMAN MUSEUM
Once a royal palace, the Ajman Museum is now a gateway to the emirate’s rich history and heritage. Relive how life once was in the emirate by looking at historical archives and displays featuring archaeological finds in the UAE.
An interesting fact about the Ajman Museum (also known as Ajman Fort) is that it also served as the local police headquarters before being turned into a museum. You can find dioramas of fishermen, pearl divers and other local occupations at Ajman Museum as well. Some prominent displays include wind towers, watchtowers and artillery.
Read more about what the museum has to offer in our in-depth guide to Ajman Museum.
Please note that the museum is currently closed for renovation.
- Location: Al Bustan, Ajman
- Timings: Saturday to Thursday 08:00 am to 08:00 pm | Friday 02:30 pm to 08:00 pm
- Contact: +971-6-711-6675
- Tickets: AED 5 for adults | AED 1 for students | AED 15 for families
MARVEL AT TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE
Ajman is also home to some architectural marvels of the past. These include the Al Murabaa Watchtower near Ajman Beach, built in the 1930s that is also known as the ‘Square Tower’ because of its shape.
Another architectural masterpiece is Masfout Castle. Not technically an ‘indoor attraction’ (as it is located at the top of the Hajar Mountains), the castle does contain a gate and two rooms that you can explore to learn more about the history of Ajman. The castle is located in Masfout, around 120 km southeast of Ajman city.
CATCH THE LATEST FLICKS AT VOX CINEMAS
Moving to more modern pursuits, movie lovers can always head to the 9-screen VOX Cinemas at City Centre Ajman to catch the latest flicks. You can have enjoy an IMAX experience or opt for a more interactive experience with the 4DX cinema. Children can also enjoy the KIDS experience, watching their favourite animated features in a fun environment. VOX Cinemas at City Centre Ajman is also a great place to host children’s birthday parties.
- Location: Ground floor, City Centre Ajman, Al Ittihad Street, Al Jurf
- Timings: 10:00 am to 03:00 am
- Contact: +971-60-059-9905
Enjoy Fun and Games at Magic Planet
No discussion of indoor attractions in Ajman would be complete without Magic Planet.
Since 1995, Magic Planet has been one of the most popular family entertainment destinations in the region. The award-winning arcade and gaming venue is located across the UAE and offers video games, indoor rides and other incredible attractions for visitors of all ages. Along with arcade games, fun rides and children play areas, Magic Planet also has its own bowling alley, Yalla!
- Location: Ground floor City Centre Ajman
- Timings: Saturday to Wednesday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm | Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Contact: +971-60-059-9905
THE FUN CONTINUES AT FUN CITY, SAFEER MALL
Another place to take your kids for an exciting day for action and adventure is Fun City in Safeer Mall. Fun City is the flagship brand of Landmark’s Group entertainment division, Landmark Leisure. Catering to kids from ages 1 to 12, Fun City encourages children to learn while they play, contributing to their growth and development.
- Location: Level 1, Safeer Mall, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street, College St Junction, Nuaimiyah
- Timings: Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:100 to 11:00 pm | Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 am
- Contact: +971-54-581-1018
EXPLORE YOUR SPIRITUALITY AT THE MOSQUES IN AJMAN
Finally, you can also explore mosques in the emirate, which also offer a unique insight into the traditional religious customs and architectural styles. Perhaps the most famous mosque in Ajman is the Sheikh Zayed Ajman Mosque, built by H.H. Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, the ruler of Ajman.
- Location: University Street, Al Jurf 2
- Contact: +971-800-29723
Another mosque you can visit is the Aamnah Bint Ahmad Al Ghurair Mosque built by Crown Prince of Ajman H.H. Shaikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, in memory of his mother. The white and gold colours of the mosque look spectacular, especially at night and the unique calligraphy also adds to the visual experience. Covering an area of over 15,000, it blends the Moroccan and Andalusian styles.
- Location: Al Safya
LEARN A NEW SKILL AT CLAY CORNER STUDIO
If you are inclined towards learning activities, Clay Corner Studio might be the right fun indoor place in Ajman for you. Founded by the Emirati visual artist and ceramicist Hessa Al Ajmani, it offers an incredible experience for adults and children. Learn to create new things using clay, water, earth, air and fire by participating in workshops at the studio.
OTHER EXCITING INDOOR THINGS TO DO IN AJMAN
Along with the indoor destinations in Ajman mentioned above, here are some other cool indoor things to do in the emirate:
GO ON A SHOPPING SPREE
Nothing beats some good old retail therapy to uplift the spirits. Malls in Ajman (like the rest of the UAE) offer you much in shopping, dining and entertainment. Some of the best malls in the emirate include Dana Mall and Ajman City Centre. You can also check out Ajman China Mall for one of the largest collections of Chinese merchandise in the region. Do check out our definitive guide to the malls in Ajman to know where to find your favourite brands.
For a more traditional shopping experience, you can also make your way to the various souks in Ajman like Gold and Saleh Souq, where you will get a chance to polish your bargaining skills!
CHECK INTO A LUXURY HOTEL OR RESORT
Another way to relax and unwind in Ajman is to check into a hotel or resort and immerse yourself in true Middle Eastern luxury. Some of the best hotels in Ajman include Radisson Blu Ajman, Ajman Saray and Fairmont Ajman. These hotels offer facilities like swimming pools, fitness centres, spas, massage centres and kids play areas.
ENJOY THE AJMAN NIGHTLIFE
While Ajman is known for its calm lifestyle, its nightlife is second to none in the UAE. So gather your friends and head to some of the best bars in Ajman, which include Zanzi Bar, Thirsty Horse and The Cave Sports Bar and Kitchen.
WHAT ARE SOME OTHER THINGS TO DO IN AJMAN?
From beautiful beaches to soothing wilderness, there are some fantastic things to do in Ajman during the cooler months.
IS IT SAFE TO VISIT THESE PLACES DURING THE PANDEMIC?
All museums, malls and restaurants in Ajman have to adhere to the coronavirus prevention SOPs and guidelines announced by the UAE government. The management of all the venues mentioned in our list are taking the necessary precautions to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable.
That wraps up our list of indoor attractions in Ajman. Whether you are looking to go out with a group of friends, your family or you’re flying solo, there is something for everyone!
Have we missed out on any of your favourite indoor attractions in Ajman? Let us know in the comments section below!