Ajman is the capital of the emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates, located along the Persian Gulf. Ajman Museum is housed in an 18th century fortress that was used as a stronghold for the Emirates leadership and as a first line of defense. The fort was the ruler’s palace and then the Ajman police station. Two wind towers and two watch towers were maintained when the fort was renovated. A large gate and two cannons are located on the front of the fort.
Local history and heritage are the highlights of the Ajman Museum with displays of lifestyle and traditional professions of the past. A collection of archeological artifacts, manuscripts and old weapons as well as displays of medical and religious practices are on display.