Aqaba Things to Do

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  • 1. Diving & Snorkeling

    As recommended, I approached Arab Diving School to do 2 dives in the afternoon after I arrvied Aqaba. It costs JD35 (50 US). It is good price and the dive sites are good. The owner is very nice. He...

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  • 2. Beaches

    Aqaba's public beach lies to the south of the city, easily accessible on foot. It's several hundred metres of clean (at least in December) sand, free to enter and with excellent views across the Red...

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  • 3. Flagpole

    This massive flagpole, erected in 2004, acts as a landmark from both land and sea. At 430ft/130m high it's apparently the fifth tallest in the world. Wiki tells me it can be seen from Israel, Egypt...

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  • 4. Local Life

    Don't forget to send Mom a postcard. Visit the Aqaba Post office, get your card or letter weighed for postage, and the staff will handle the rest. Price: 100Fils for 10 grams. Tip: The average price...

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  • 5. Archaeology

    If you have a look around the area of Aqaba's Jett office (and bus station), about 200m north of the Aila ancient site and near a large new roundabout which is not shown on goglemaps, you'll...

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  • 6. Glass-bottomed Boats

    My friend and I took a ride on a glass bottom boat during our visit to Aqaba in February 2005. With little in the way of activity on Aqaba's beach, a boat ride seemed like an ideal way to pass a bit...

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  • 7. Al-Sharif Bin Hussein Ali Mosque

    I couldn't help but notice this rather beautiful, and very large, mosque as I wandered along the beach road on my way to Aqaba museum and fort. I was very taken by its whiteness in an area of yellow...

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  • 8. Day Trip - Pharaoh Island

    Fullday trip to Pharaoh Island (Egypt) is operated ONLY on SUNDAY. The pier is located near Aqaba fort and starts from around 10AM. We stop by Tala Bay where more passangers are joining. After guided...

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  • 9. Ancient Aila

    Aila (Aela to the Romans) was the important settlement in what is now called Aqaba. People have lived in the area since 4000BC but it was during Nabatean and Roman times that it became a major port...

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  • 10. Mamluk Fort

    Much of this building was 'under construction' when I visited, although it wasn't clear what construction was actually being done. Large parts of the building were cordoned off for safety so I could...

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  • 11. Beach Promenade

    The public beach Promenade stretches from the Yacht Club to the Flag Pole. Take any set of stairs from the street level to the beach, near the Jetty are tented facilities for small restaurants. Lots...

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  • 12. Daytrip - Desert

    I know that some of my friends will tell me those are not really mountains, but for this region they are, if you have the time you can go and visit the desert mountains, they are just in the outskirt...

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  • 13. Archaeological Museum

    I'll be honest and say that I was rather disappointed by Aqaba's little archaeological museum. My Rough Guide dates from 2007 and mentions several items which I simply could not find. The museum...

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  • 14. Aquarium

    The Aquarium, officially known as the Marine Science Station, is a little way out of town along the coast to the south. There's a video explaining the different kinds of fish, with a great collection...

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  • 15. Visitor Centre

    The Visitor's Centre in Aqaba is located in the Park, across the street from Ali Baba's Restaurant. It's very small but has maps of Jordan and other brochures printed by the Jordan Tourism Board - all...

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