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Aqaba Overview

The Aqaba Gulf hosts the Eilat Port from Israel and the Aqaba Port in Jordan. The Tiran Strait represents the gulf’s Southern border from the other side. The gulf has a length of 160 kilometers and the average width of 24 kilometers in some parts with the depth of around 1000 the most. However, from various places in Sinai, one can view other cities and countries in the other nations.

Away from its strategic importance, the Aqaba Gulf represents wonderful opportunities for diving and snorkeling. In fact, Dahab, Newiba, and Taba in Egypt, overlooking the Aqaba Gulf welcomes hundreds of tourists who wish to explore the treasures of the underwater.

Away from Sinai, Eilat in Israel is an important port and touristic destination with a population of half a million inhabitants. Aqaba is also a very significant port and city in Jordan with a population that exceeds one million people. These regions also welcome many tourists especially from Europe.

The borders of the nations located around the Aqaba Gulf have been settled in the early 20th century when Great Britain and the Ottoman Empire held a conference and decided they would have these borders we see today.

Aqaba city 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. Blessed with location, Aqaba was a prime port even in ancient times; its history dates back some 5,500 years.

The city of Aqaba has one of the highest growth rates in Jordan, with only 44% of the buildings in the city being built before 1990. The city of Aqaba is the southernmost part of Jordan and the capital of Aqaba Governorate. Aqaba may be on the precipice of rediscovery, but the city itself has long held intrigue.

However, industrial and commercial activities remain important, due to the strategic location of the city as the country's only seaport. It also offers activities which take advantage of its desert location. Its many coffee shops offer mansaf and knafeh, and baqlawa desserts. Aqaba and Wadi Rum are the sites of the annual Jordan Middle East Distant Heat Festival, an annual electronic dance festival.

Aqaba Tours

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Jordan safe to travel?

Jordan is safe to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.

What to wear when visiting Jordan?

There is no special dress code when visiting Jordan tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.

How to get visa to Jordan?

Valid Passport with 6 months validity beyond your travel schedule is a must. All Visitors to Jordan that are not citizens of Turkey or certain Arab countries are required to have a visa to enter Jordan.

What language is spoken in Jordan?

Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but JJordanians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Jordanians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Jordanians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

What airlines fly to Jordan?

Jordan is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States.

Can non Muslim go inside mosque in Jordan?

Visitors are welcome in most mosques throughout the year. Modest dress is recommended, women should cover their hair, arms and legs. Both Women and men will remove their shoes before entering.

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What is Jordan best known for?

The ancient rose red city of Petra; UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, enjoy wandering the Royal tombs, Siq entrance and Treasury. The ruined Roman city; beautiful temples, architecture obelisks, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets. Wadi Rum; night camping at the inspiring natural beauty of the desert. Jerash; reminiscent ancient city of the Roman Empire. Madaba; Early Christian mosaics. Mount Nebo, the memorial of Moses and float in the salty Dead Sea.

What currency is used in Jordan?

The currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar, it is about 0.71 to USD. Money exchange is widely available and Credit cards are largely used.

What type of hotels are there in Jordan? check-in time?

Jordan enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Jordan is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.



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