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Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba is a Jordanian coastal city situated at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea. It 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.

Things to See & Do

* aqaba Fort
* Ayla – old city
* Aqaba museum
* Fourth century roman church

General Information

Cruise Season – Oct – May
Currency – Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
Language – Arabic, English
Population –approx
Land Area – 375 km²
Electricity – 104,000 approx
Time – GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 962

Transport Links – The King Hussein International Airport is located north of Aqaba, about a 20-minute drive. Royal Jordanian operates 2 daily flights between Amman and Aqaba, one in the morning and one in the evening. Duration of the flight is approximately 1 hour.

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