Travelers looking for a laidback, waterfront experience in Jordan can find what they are looking for in Aqaba. Soaking up the culture of the city or diving in the Red Sea round out the things-to-do list when visiting. Aqaba is easy to reach, being only 20 minutes away from King Hussein International Airport
. Within the city, taxis and buses provide a convenient means of getting around.
There are a couple noteworthy sites to visit within the city of Aqaba. Aqaba fort is certainly one of them, located next to the Aqaba Flagpole
. The flagpole is a site in itself, being the world’s fifth tallest free standing flagpole. The ruins of Ayla can also be explored here. Next to the fort is the Aqaba Archaeological Museum
, where heritage items and artifacts - some dating back as far as 4000 BC - are on display. Touring the city and the Red Sea can also be enjoyed during a visit here.
When choosing accommodation, travelers have the option of staying in the desert, along the Red Sea, or within the city. From budget properties to luxurious stays, those looking to be near the sites and conveniences of the city will find plenty to choose from. Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Aqaba for hotels and must-see destinations.