The town of Al Aqaba is the sole port city in the nation of Jordan. It is found in the southern region of the country, resting on the beautiful shores of the Red Sea. Without doubt, the town is more than just a port area, as plenty of tourists flock to the city each year. This is why Al Aqaba hotels are abundant in number.
There are many interesting and exciting features found within the town. It is generally considered to be a shared city with the Israeli town of Eilat, which sits just next door across the border. Flights are possible to the town of Al Aqaba, as there is also an airport found just a few minutes drive to the north.
The Jordanian port city’s attractions are more like activities visitors can do, which simply means they can be done over and over and over again. A lengthy holiday is certainly ideal, but visitors can surely experience everything this town offers in a few days…scratch that…. a few busy days. Nevertheless, what’s a holiday without spending it wisely right?
The first thing usually on the agenda in Al Aqaba is the beach. Of course, the Red Sea attracts most of the visitors to the city, and therefore the town has set up a wonderful array of activities for tourists to explore. The Red Sea is home to some of the world’s most stunning tropical aquatic species, and this makes scuba diving very popular, and in many parts of the area snorkelling too. Many companies offer scuba diving courses and cruises, which allows tourists to enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling, even if they are only beginners.
Scuba diving is one thing, but lazing upon the beach is definitely something else. A holiday in Al Aqaba doesn’t have to be go-go-go. Visitors will find plenty of spots on the local beaches to stretch out and sunbathe. Just a reminder, the water along the beach is also quite fantastic for dipping in too! Water sports are also extremely popular along the beaches of Al Aqaba. There are many things to hire along the beach, including windsurfing equipment, jet skis, and sea kayaks. This allows the best of both worlds on the beaches of the city.
If visitors don’t really like the beach or the sea water, then there are other options to choose that will enable travellers to sea the beauty of Al Aqaba’s coean life and underwater paradise, while staying dry the entire time. There are plenty of different boats available for cruises, including speedboats and yachts. It is convenient to travel across to Pharaon Island by boat and spend a day sightseeing the island. However, one of the most commonly used boats for venturing is the glass bottom boat. In addition to the glass bottom boat, there are aquarium boats, which enable visitors to become totally submerged in the sea, due to the windows and walkways of the hull.
There are still some interesting things to do while visiting Al Aqaba’s cityscape. One of the most enjoyable things to do is to visit the magnificent Jordan Experience. This building has everything and anything about the nation of Jordan, and some fantastic insight into the main attractions around the country. The best activity in the Jordan Experience is the Imax Theatre show, which is an interactive thrill ride that takes viewers around the nation of Jordan.
It is also important to take a walk around some of Al Aqaba’s more ancient attractions, especially by tours. The most famous is the Al Aqaba Castle, which was initially built as a fort. Another great place is the archaeological site called Ayla, which sits upon the Corniche.
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