It is the smallest emirate among the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates lies on the Arabian Gulf coast along with the northern emirates. Its area is estimated at 260 square kilometers . It includes Ajman the capital, the biggest city and the two cities, Mesfoot and Al Menameh which are known for their rich agricultural environment.
Ajman combines both an ancient heritage extends through long years of the Emirates history and a present hankering after attaining the most developed and modern images of development. Based on the central geographical location of Ajman between the two emirates Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain , and its nearness to Dubai , an industrial , trading and building uprising has developed greatly in the infrastructure, trade activity and the rising of the property investment average during the last years. With the increase of ships movement and trading exchange through Ajman seaport which houses the greatest ship maintenance workshop, the mind’s eye is infallible, Ajman orientation towards concluding a comprehensive development in all the fields which the region has not yet seen before.
After the success of freehold property in Dubai, Ajman was the second emirate to offer freehold property. Ajman is currently the only emirate in the UAE offering investors of any nationality fully transparent true 100% freehold ownership on real estate, which in turn has attracted a huge number of investors (local and international) to this emirate. This in turn has prompted the Ajman government to initiate a number of development projects. New Ajman was the name given to the area being developed outside of the current Ajman city, located by the Emirates Road. New Ajman was supposed to consist of many new developments and projects envisioned by Chief of Municipality Sheikh Rashid Al Nuaimi. One of the first developments of New Ajman is called "The Emirates City", a brand new city located directly on the Emirates Road to be built from scratch and consisting of more than 100 mid- and high-rise buildings. A number of shopping malls, hotels and residential villas were also planned to eventually extend all the way to the 'Al Zoura' area, where beachside developments were planned.