Ajman, located a short distance northeast of Sharjah's capital city, has a beautiful 16-kilometre stretch of white sand beach. It is a small emirate in terms of its physical size, covering about 259 square kilometres, which is equivalent to 0.3 per cent of the country’s total area, excluding the islands. The capital city, Ajman, contains the beautiful old fort at its centre. In addition to the Ruler’s office, various companies, banks and commercial centres the emirate is also blessed with a natural harbour in which the port of Ajman is situated, home to one of the largest ship repairing companies (Arab Heavy Industries).
Two inland enclaves belong to Ajman emirate. Masfout is an agricultural area located 110 kilometres to the southeast of the city, near Hatta, which features some of the most beautiful yellow-blossoming ‘farfar’ trees (Tecomella undulata) in the UAE. Manama, the other enclave, is located just north of the main Dhaid – Masafi highway.