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aqaba-newAqaba is a Jordanian coastal city situated at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea. Aqaba is the largest city on the Gulf of Aqaba and Jordan's only coastal city. The city of Aqaba is the most southern part of Jordan and the capital of Aqaba Governorate. Aqaba is one the major tourist attractions in Jordan, and famous for its warm water and rich marine life. It is best known today as a seaside and diving resort and also as a home for Jordan's mega projects. However, industrial and commercial activities remains important, due to the strategic location of the city as the country's only seaport.

Aqaba is well known for its beach resorts and luxury hotels, which service those who come for diving, fun in the sand as well as watersports like windsurfing and Scuba diving. It also offers activities which take advantage of its desert location. Its many coffee shops offer mansaf and knafeh, and baqlawa desserts. Another very popular venue is the Turkish Bath (Hamam) built in 306AD, in which locals and visitors alike come to relax after a hot day. Aqaba and Wadi Rum are the sites of the annual Jordan Middle East Distant Heat Festival, an annual electronic dance festival. It takes place on 31 July and 1 August. DJs from Jordan, the Middle East and around the world participate in this unique dance festival. Some famous artists who participate in the festival are Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, and Josh Gabriel.

In 2006, the Tourism Division of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) reported that the number of tourists visiting the Zone in 2006 rose to about 432,000, an increase of 5% over previous year. Approximately 65%, or 293,000 were Jordanians. Of foreign tourists, Europeans visited the Zone in the largest numbers, with about 98,000 visiting during the year. The division has financed tourism advertising and media campaigns with the assistance of the European Union. During national holidays, Jordanians from the north, particularly Amman and Irbid, flock to Aqaba's luxury resorts and sandy beaches. During these holiday weekends, hotel occupancy reaches 100%.

Aqaba has been chosen for the site of a new waterfront building project that would rebuild Aqaba with new man-made water structures, new high-rise residential and office buildings, and more tourist services to place Aqaba on the investment map and challenge other centers of waterfront development throughout the region. The Distant Festival held at Aqaba on the last Thursday of July and the following day at Aqaba and Wadi Rum which features the world's most famous trance and electronica dancers. Aqaba has been chosen as the Arab Tourism City of 2011




Here in Aqaba:






Go diving at Aqaba ( and be wowed by the psychedelic underworld of the Red Sea. If the beauty of the fish doesn't make you vegetarian, sample a few marine delicacies in one of the town's many fish restaurants.


Have a birds eye view of Aqaba. You can hire an ultra light plane for 30 minutes over Aqaba. You can also extend your flight to Wadi Rum or Petra.

The more the merrier. Take a family or a group tour in a Cessna 206 over Aqaba, Wadi Rum, or Petra. Five passengers are allowed per flight.

Glass bottom boat trips

View the hidden treasures of the red sea from a glass bottom boat. Boats start their trips from the hotel beaches, the Aqaba Marine Park, and the public beach. This is a fun activity for all.

Water Sports

  • Have fun on a banana boat or a ring with your friends, family, or partner.
  • Take a canoe and pedal at your own speed.
  • Speed up: Jet Ski, water ski, or rent a speed boat with a professional driver.
  • Catch the waves and wind surf.
  • Soar above the sea and take a breath of excitement. Try parasailing alone or with a partner.


Where To Sleep:

Find Best Hotels In Aqaba:

Days Hotel Aqaba

Doubletree by Hilton Aqaba

Al-Saada Street

Aqaba, 77110

The Days Hotel Aqaba is located in Aqaba, private economic zone with 110 rooms and suites, and situated in the Hotels area, surrounded by the best restaurants and diving centers in town, within 5 minutes walking distance from the beach. The main street in front of the Hotel is called the Walker Street where all tourists and locals take a stroll every evening to refresh. The Hotel features a restaurant where all guests can have their meals. Most Rooms overlook the Bay of the Red Sea, all the way to Eilat City in Eilat City in Israel. - Marvelous Night View.

 Al-Hammamat Al-Tunisyya Street

Aqaba, 77110

Doubletree by Hilton Aqaba hotel overlooks the Red Sea*s Gulf of Aqaba in Jordan. Our upscale full service hotel in the Aqaba City Center business district is a short walk to the sea shore and all major shopping areas. King Hussein International Airport /AQJ/ is 15 minutes away. Our modern hotel boasts spacious guest rooms and suites with Red Sea views 32* LCD TVs luxurious baths ultra comfortable Sweet Dreams bedding and high-speed internet access. Wireless HSIA is available in public areas throughout the hotel.

InterContinental AQABA

Marina Plaza Hotel

PO BOX 2311

Aqaba, No postal code

InterContinental Aqaba combines relaxing atmospheres and welcoming accommodations. This Red Sea beach resort has exceptional views of the Gulf of Aqaba, which is well known for its coral reef scuba diving and water sports. The hotel is within walking distance of the city centre, where a variety of historical ruins, the aquarium and a taste of Middle Eastern culture can always be found.

South Coast road Aqaba

Aqaba, 77110

Marina Plaza is a unique 4-star hotel located along the shores of the Red Sea 15 km south of the busy port of Aqaba Jordan. Standing boldly at the entrance of Tala Bay Jordan s premier luxury destination the Marina Plaza Hotel boasts stunning views of the nearby marina and mountains of Egypt rising from across the Gulf of Aqaba. The hotel features charming architecture and offers 260 stylishly-designed rooms in three classifications including 8 suites. Amenities at Marina Plaza include 3 swimming pools- spa- restaurant- oriental corner- and facilities for meetings and children.

Radisson SAS Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba



Aqaba, 77110

The Radisson Blu Resort in gorgeous Tala Bay sits on the edge of the glimmering Red Sea in Aqaba, Jordan. Home to famous diving and snorkelling sites, brilliant sunsets and majestic mountains, Tala Bay is a world-class destination. This hotel allows guests to enjoy the best of Aqaba, with five-star accommodation, private beach access and first-class restaurants. A long list of outdoor activities, including parasailing, snorkeling, and beach volleyball, ensure guests enjoy an exciting beach holiday at Tala Bay.