Aqaba Castle and Museum
8:00 - 4:00 All week winter time
9:00 - 4:00 Fridays and official holidays
8:00 - 6:00 All week summer time
8 - 3:45 Sun – Thur
8 - 4:45 Fri & Sat + holidays
Yes, there are several shopping malls in Aqaba: Zeina Mall, Dream Mall, Shweikh Mall, City Center Mall and Aqaba Gateway).
You can buy the equipment from any diving center or from shops in the city center.
Yes, there are many buses during the day and they stop next to Aqaba Castle (King Hussein Ibn Talal Street).
Surrounded by rugged purple mountains, which subtly change in shape and color as the day unfolds, Aqaba enjoys a year-round moderate climate, with temperatures that never drop below 23°C during the daytime, even in winter.
Yes, sailing into Aqaba is possible, but it is necessary to check with the Royal Yacht Club at least 1-2 months in advance. Please contact the Royal Yacht Club to learn more. The Royal Yacht Club can be reached at: +962-3-2102900
Most nationalities can obtain tourist visas to Jordan upon arrival at any entry point, except at the King Hussein Bridge, which requires a pre-issued visa. A single entry visa will cost JD20 or approximately US$30. Single entry visas are officially valid for one month from the date of entry, but you must register them at a main police station within one month of your arrival. ASEZA has recently introduced a special Economic Zone visa for Aqaba, known as "ASEZ visa" for anyone just visiting Aqaba. Anybody arriving in Aqaba, whether at the port, the airport or any border crossing can get a free visa. There is no obligation associated with this visa, providing you leave the country within 15 days. You do not need to register the visa for renewal. Everybody without a specific exemption must pay the JD8 departure tax whenever they leave the country, whether they hold an ASEZ visa or not. Travelers staying less than 24 hours are considered to be "in transit" and are exempt from departure tax, as are certain cruise ship passengers.
There is an Egyptian consulate in Aqaba. You can get to Sinai by boat through Taba or Nuwaibeh and then take a taxi from there to Sinai. You can also go through Eilat in Israel using the Wadi Araba border.
If you are in Aqaba then you need to get to Amman first. Once in Amman you can either take a taxi, or head to Abdalli Bus Station and take a ride on the hourly Airport Express bus.
Aqaba has several internet cafes open 24 hours a day.
Most hotels offer laundry services, and there are several cheaper dry cleaners located downtown.