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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A sheikdom of eastern Arabia, part of the federation of United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf. Population: 235,000.

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  • AJMAN - At least 25 fishermen were rescued from their fishing vessel that caught fire in the Ajman port on Monday night.

    Khaleej Times : UAE News

  • AJMAN - Ajman will soon have new roads in residential and industrial areas, including Al Hamedeya and Al Zahra, according to Engineer Mohamed Ahmed Al Awadi, Director of the Roads and Infrastructure Department

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  • While the nation has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, the five northern emirates of Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah have a noticeably lower standard of living than Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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  • Rather than selling property and land outright, as is the case in Dubai, Ajman, Um Al Qaiwain, and Ras Al Khaimah Sharjah and Fujairah are the two most strict emirates with regard to property sales, Abu Dhabi authorizes a 99-year lease for non-GCC citizens.

    Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi: How Urbanisation Is Changing Emirati Identity

  • But his new boss and his patron, A. Q. Khan, were generous enough to provide him with money to soon move from a tiny apartment to a small house fifty yards from the Persian Gulf in Ajman, the tiniest of the seven city-states that make up the United Arab Emirates.

    Fallout

  • At the end of each day, Tinner still stopped by the bar at one of the hotels to unwind before the drive to Ajman.

    Fallout

  • At night he hung out in the bars that proliferate throughout Dubai, the biggest and showiest of the emirates and a short drive from his house in Ajman.

    Fallout

  • About 95% of the people in Ajman (population of 360,000) live in the city of Ajman.

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  • In 2008 the country as a whole registered GDP of Dh934 billion with the share of each emirate as follows: Abu Dhabi Dh520 billion, Dubai Dh301 billion, Sharjah Dh72 billion, Ras Al Khaimah Dh16 billion, Ajman Dh11 billion, Fujairah Dh10 billion and Umm Al Qaiwain Dh3. 7 billion.

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  • Foremost among them was the need to contain a debt crisis in his own state that has undermined the reputation of the seven emirates — Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al Qaiwain — which constitute the Middle East's second-largest economy.

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