Aqaba Tourism

Things you don’t know about Aqaba #3

Doum Palm trees in Aqaba

Ayla (Aqaba) has been famous for more than three thousand years for its Doum Palm, which was used as a food and as treatment for some medical conditions, especially as it was considered a source for making rugs and baskets.

The Doum palm tree is also considered one of the most important symbols of Aqaba, as it is one of the oldest trees in the city, and one of its heritage landmarks. It is worth noting that there are still a few trees in Aqaba to until this day. There is only one female, while the rest of the 15 trees are males.