Given the wealth of other attractions, visitors today often overlook the magnificent Red Sea in Jordan. Besides being a delightful place for discerning visitors, it is an ideal base from which to explore the various attractions of southern Jordan.

Aqaba is synonymous with fun. It is a microcosm of all the wonders of Jordan, including a fascinating history, with outstanding sites, hotels and first-class activities, impeccable facilities for visitors, and possibilities for shopping, not to mention the friendliness and hospitality of its people, who enjoy helping visitors what they need.

But perhaps Aqaba's greatest asset is himself the Red Sea. Here, enjoy one of the best diving in the world. The mild climate and gentle water currents have created the perfect environment for corals to grow and develop a multitude of marine life. Here you can swim with sea turtles and dolphins dive into schools of multicolored fish. If you are night diving excursions, admire the nocturnal sea creatures such as crabs, prawns and lobsters, while looking for your midnight snack.

Aqaba has several dive centers. All offer diving equipment in optimal conditions, professional instructors and boat transfer to various dive sites.

For these people it is possible to see the wonders of the sea through a glass bottom boat or a submarine or if you prefer, relax in the sun on the beautiful beaches of the resorts in the area. Of course, besides all this, there are many water sport activities available as well as an interesting and important marine park.
For over 5,500 years, Aqaba has played an important role in the economy of the region. Was the rallying point for land and sea routes from Asia, Africa and Europe, paper still plays today. Due to this crucial role, there are many historical sites to explore in the area, including what is believed to be the oldest church built in the world.
Aqaba International Airport is located just 20 minutes drive from downtown and receives regular flights from Amman as well as from several European cities. From the center of the city, the borders of Israel, the Sinai of Egypt and Saudi Arabia are less than 30 minutes by car.
from the tourist office in Jordan


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