Al Aqaba (Petra)

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The city of Aqaba, known as the Jordanian Pearl, is located in the far south of Jordan, where the coast of the Red Sea touches its winds. It is characterized by its strategic and geographical location as well as its historical heritage. AlAqaba is also close to the ancient city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, known as the "Lost City" and the "Rose-red City" referring to the ancient architecture carved into Petra’s rose-colored rocks.

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Charming Landmarks

  • Unique Resorts by the Red Sea
  • Al Aqaba Fortress
  • Aqaba Bird Observatory
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Important tips when visiting Al Aqaba

The Dead Sea is 3 hours away using a car, plan your trip accordingly.

You can negotiate prices while shopping or renting taxis.

Inquire about diving activities and offers with Shorex.


Al Aqaba has a subtropical climate where the weather is mostly hot throughout the year. In summer, the temperature usually ranges from 30 – 40 °C, whereas in winter it is typically around 20 - 25°C, making spring and winter the ideal times to visit.

Activities and Entertainment

AlAqaba offers its visitors a unique journey through its beautiful shores, rich sea life, and historical landmarks. If you were looking for a magnificent tropical destination in the Red Sea, AlAqaba is a great choice, especially for divers and coral reef enthusiasts, as well as a variety of water sports adventures such as surfing and speedboat rides. Additionally, you can enjoy immersive tours of the desert and experience the Bedouin life and the natural scenery. Discover the nearby cities from the beautiful beaches of Aqaba, such as Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, where you can Immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of the "Rose-red City" at night, as candlelight flickers and the soulful melodies of the traditional Rababa instrument fill the air.

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