H. H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi is the Ruler of Ajman. As the 10th ruler of the emirate of Ajman, he succeeded his late father Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi on 6 September, 1981.
How it was named
According to UAEPedia, the emirate was called ‘Aeyman’, a slang word for Ajman. The name may be refers to Oman, the neighbouring region and the similarity in the topography of both areas.
Ajman is the smallest of the seven emirates and covers an area of 260 sq km. The emirate is located on the Arabian Gulf Coast in the northern area of the UAE.
According to Ajman Annual Economic Report 2014, the economy of the emirate of Ajman grew by 5 per cent as GDP at current market prices increased from 15,690 million dirham in 2012 to 16,441 million in 2013. Ajman Port and Ajman Free Zone are two key players in the economic growth of the emirate.
Ajman’s population estimated at about 262,186 as of 2011 census. Nearly 16 per cent of them are Emiratis.