Ajman is the capital of the emirate of Ajman located along the Persian Gulf.
The city has a population of 225,000 (2003 census estimate). The urban area runs directly into the city of Sharjah along the coast to the south west, which in turn is adjacent to Dubai, forming a continuous urban area.
Ajman is home to the Ruler's office, companies, commercial markets, and about 50 international and local retail shops. Banking interests include: Ajman Bank, Arab Bank PLC, Bank Saderat Iran, and Commercial Bank of Dubai.
The port of Ajman is located along a natural creek which penetrates the town. Ajman is also home to Arab Heavy Industries, one of the world's largest ship manufacturing firms.