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Greatly cherished as the only outlet to the sea, the port city of Aqaba at the southwestern point of Jordan provides a breath of fresh air and the country’s only real beach resort, to which Jordanians and visitors alike flock in their droves.

Front Entrance of Sharif Hussein bin Ali MosqueAqaba also boasts nine months of mild summer weather during autumn, winter and spring. When temperatures reach a chilly 10°C in Amman, the temperature in Aqaba can be an enviable 25°C.

There is plenty to do and see in Aqaba but its main appeal lies in its coral reef, offering some of the best diving and snorkelling sites in the world.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Aqaba

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Aqaba, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Aqaba

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    Places near Aqaba

    Accommodation choices for Aqaba

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Aqaba. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Swimming Pool & Beach Kempinski Aqaba

      Kempinski Aqaba

      First Class

      Close to the centre of Aqaba, the Kempinski benefits from a great location right on the beach. All of its rooms are bright, modern and face the sea.

    • Movenpick Tala Bay, Aqaba

      Movenpick Tala Bay


      One of the best family resorts in Aqaba, Movenpick Tala Bay offers excellent facilities, and plenty of bars, restaurants, pools and beaches to choose from.

    Ideas for experiencing Aqaba

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Aqaba, and which use the best local guides.

    • Visit Pharaohs island
      Pharohs Isalnd, Aqaba

      Visit Pharaohs island

      Visit Pharaohs island

      Swim and snorkel around Pharaohs island before enjoying a delightful BBQ.

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