The emirate of Ajman is situated on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, extending over a distance of 16 kms between the emirates of Umm Al Quwain & Sharjah. It covers about 259 sq. kms, which is equivalent to the 0.3% of the country’s total area. The ruler of this emirate is His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rasheed Al Nuaimi. It has a population of around 300,000.
Ajman Free Zone, established in 1988, was granted autonomous status under the Emiri Decree No. 3 of 1996 as issued by His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, ruler of Ajman. The formation of the Free Zone Authority in 1996 has given great impetus to the industrial activity in Ajman which resulted in quadruple growth in the number of companies.
Ajman is globally connected with two international airports within 25 minutes’ drive from Ajman Free Zone, and is easily accessible to other emirates of UAE, such as Dubai is at a distance of 26 kms, Sharjah at a distance of 5 kms and Abu Dhabi at a distance of 180 kms.