Aqaba

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Aqaba is the jewel of The Red Sea. Where beach resorts offer pristine sandy havens. And the water sports are among the best in the region. You’re not short of exciting aquatic adventures, from windsurfing to scuba diving coming here. There are also plenty of treasures beyond the city streets, and the top things to do in Aqaba, are well, second to none. Head to Petra, and you’ll be heading back some 2000 years! It's one of the world’s great sights. Or there’s Wadi Rum, the valley of the moon. A place as far removed from the waters as you can get. It’s a desert experience that’ll live long in the memory. From lost cities to deserts and beaches. Aqaba is the Jordan destination that’ll surprise you each and every day.
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Our tips for Aqaba

  • Drinking beyond water: Alcohol is forbidden under Islam, so you’ll find it hard to get any from markets or small cafes. There are, however, some bars that cater for international visitors with a range of alcohol options on offer. 
  • Keep the swimwear to the beach: Aqaba is a holiday resort so it’s fine to wear casual dress in the resorts and on the beach. And that’s really where swimwear should stay, not out when you are exploring significant places like Petra."

Good to know

Best time to visit

Head to Aqaba for the final few months of the year (September to November) as this is when the temperatures go down but be warned this is when the prices do go up. Summer can be extremely hot.

Getting around

Aqaba itself is best explored on foot, that way you’ll discover the hidden treasures this fascinating city offers. To get to key tourist attractions like Petra, you’re most likely to take a guided tour where transport is provided.

Stay Safe

Aqaba is a safe destination to visit, whether that’s travelling independently or in a group.

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