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Traveling Around Aqaba
Taxis-Aqaba has an abundance of metered, air-conditioned taxis. Minibuses-Serve local destination. Rental cars-Aqaba has a number of car rental agencies.
Arabic is the national language and English is widely spoken.
Most government officer are open from Sunday to Thursday from 08:00 am to 03:00 pm.most shops and money exchange officer are open from 08:00 to 10:00pm.
Health and hospital
Aqaba has plenty of well-stocked pharmacies, and pharmacists usually speak good English. It has three modern, well-equipped hospitals:
Aqaba Modern Hospitals: +962 (0)32018444
Princess Hashim Bin Abdullah II Hospital + 962(0)32092030
Aqaba is a holiday center, the dress code is casual but swimwear and another revealing clothing should only be worn on the beach.
Currency and Money Exchange
Money can be exchange easily at banks and at money exchange offices. The rate for the Jordanian dinar is fixed at US$ 1.4 to JD 1. The dinar is divided into 1000 fills or 100 piasters.
Banks are open from Sunday to Thursday from 08:00 am to 03:00 pm. Exchange office are generally open all day.
Major credit cards are widely accepted.
Many restaurant add a ten percent service but a small extra trip is fine if you feel received good service. It is also customary to trip bell boys and other helpful hotel staff.