Aqaba is a fusion of history, nature, and city life surrounded by picturesque mountains and blue sea.
Bathing in its year-long warm sun, Aqaba invites you to relax on its beaches, partake in the exhilaration of its water sports, and explore the coral reefs of the Red Sea, home to hundreds of different types of corals and sponges with their wealth of brilliantly colored fish.
Around its quiet streets and between its modern structures, Aqaba holds special monuments with a rich history beginning in the Iron Age, and continuing across ancient civilizations, from the Edomites, Nabateans, Romans, and Byzantines to Muslims.
A blend of cultures and traditions, and a long history as a trading center are reflected in the warm welcome the city extends to all visitors.
But that is not all-- the striking desert landscape of Wadi Rum and the Nabatean city of Petra, among the World’s Seven Wonders, are a short drive away. Aqaba, with its excellent accommodation and entertainment options, is an ideal hub from which to explore these sites.