The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, best known simply as Jordan, is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and beautiful countries in the Middle East and the world. Water and beaches attract many people, but the city's prime location allows visitors access to many of Jordan's amazing sights, including the lost city of Jaffa, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The high sand dunes and lost cities that wander through the desert are what most people expect when traveling to Jordan, but it may come as a surprise that the country also has idyllic coastal areas. Not every country can boast as many beautiful beaches and waterfalls as the Jordan Valley.
The best thing about the Archaeological Museum of Aqaba is that it teaches you about both the history of the country and Jordan without being boring or boring, as it houses some of the most important Bronze Age artifacts in the world. The ruins contain the remains of two ancient cities, the first of which was founded in the 7th century on the Arabian Peninsula, but is rather limited compared to other places in Jordan.
These ancient cities are surrounded by the Arabah Valley, which stretches from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Located on the western side of Jordan's southern border, it offers Jordan the only access to seawater, and its coasts stretch for 20 km, reaching as far as Jordan. Aquaba is located on the eastern side of the Gulf of Arabian Peninsula and is the only access to the sea in Jordan, but also the second largest city in the country with a population of about 1.5 million.
Note: There are currently two daily flights, but the flights take about half an hour to get to Jordan and continue to Aqaba from elsewhere in Sinai, Egypt. Royal Jordanian flies daily from Amman to Taba, which can be reached by sea from Jordan or by plane from the country's southern border. Regular ferry services to the Gulf of Aquaba operate daily, making it a popular destination for tourists from the Middle East and North Africa. For those who have cruises in Jordan on their itinerary, you can also reach AQaba by flying from Tababa and then crossing the Jordan-Egypt border crossing into Jordan.
Buses are also available to Aqaba, and many arrivals arrive in Petra and Wadi Rum after the tours have ended. There are several bus lines to and from the Gulf of Aquaba from Jordan and Egypt, but the most common lines are from Amman, the capital of Jordan, and the port of Taba in Egypt.
Thousands of Jordanians join the many tourists who come here worldwide - a famous annual pilgrimage to Aqaba, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Middle East.
Thousands of Jordanians join the many tourists who come here worldwide - a famous annual pilgrimage to Aqaba, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Middle East. Jordan has so much to offer, no matter what kind of holiday you take, this country must have had it.
We arrived at the cruise port of Aqaba, Jordan, and looked at what this charming port city has to offer, from the colossal archaeological wonders to the beautiful beaches and spectacular views of the Jordan.
You can easily book these impressive places with local operators and also take a trip to the Red Sea, for which diving is famous. While crowds in Eilat, an Egyptian resort, can be a problem, Aqaba has a much more relaxed atmosphere and has long been less than two hours away. It is also located in the heart of the Jordan Valley, making it a great place for relaxed socializing and experiencing Jordanian culture.
My overall impression of Aqaba Jordan is that it has not yet really realised its role as a tourist destination. However, it feels more like a beach that happens to have a great view of the Red Sea and a good number of beaches in the Jordan Valley.
Aqaba has also established itself as a regional centre and is striving hard to be a popular starting point for tours of the region. For visitors from the Middle East, Egypt and Europe, there are a number of options to fly to Amman, which can be routed to the international airport, or fly directly from Jordan's capital, Jordan City, or other cities in the Jordan Valley. There are tours to and from AQaba. I would recommend using this amazing interactive map to find your ideal location at the best price. Search for bookings on Booking.com below and make sure you are on the right side of the map for the latest information.
One of the largest mosques in the Middle East is the Al-Aqaba Mosque, with a capacity of over 1.5 million people. Stroll along the sandy beaches of Aquaba or take a boat trip on the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.