Public beach with local cafe facilities and glass bottom boats etc. Sandy with palm trees but our guide told us not to swim because of pollution. Keluarga Pelancong (24/09/2017 19:17) A free of charge, public beach, located in the center of Aqaba. Easy to reach on food or by public transportation. It's full of families.
The museum houses Bronze Age artifacts that were recently discovered in the Tall Hujayrat Al-Ghuzlan archaeological site near Aqaba, dating back to 4000 BC. The discovery of the Tall Hujayrat al-Ghuzlan settlement provides an important proof that Aqaba is one of the oldest continuous settlements in the region that had a vibrant copper production.
The Aqaba Flagpole in Aqaba, Jordan is the 6th tallest free standing flagpole in the world at a height of 130 metres (430 ft), [dead link] after the 170 m (558 ft) Jeddah Flagpole, 165 m (541 ft) Dushanbe Flagpole, 162 m (531 ft) National Flagpole, 160 m (525 ft) Panmunjeom flagpole and 133 m (436 ft) Ashgabat Flagpole.
Ayla (Aqaba) was recaptured by Saladin in 1187 and the fortress was destroyed. It was rebuilt in the early 16th century under Mamluk sultan Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghawri. In July 1916, Aqaba Fortress was the scene of a great victory of the Arab Revolt, when this heavily defended Turkish stronghold fell to a daring Arab camel charge.
Today, Aqaba is home to some 188,000 people and boasts a modern port and an industrial zone, carefully located further down the coast away from the tourism areas. The importance of the Plaza lies in its historical value. It embraces the flag of the Great Arab Revolt, and the house of the Leader of the Arab Revolution, Al Hussein Bin Ali.
As Christianity expanded across this region in the fourth century, churches began to sprout up across Jordan. From this growing Christian scene came one of the most exciting discoveries in recent times, where archaeologists in Aqaba have unearthed what they believe to be the world’s oldest church, from the late 3rd Century AD.
InterContinental Aqaba This is a Preferred property. They provide excellent service, a great value, and have awesome reviews from Booking.com guests. They might pay Booking.com a little more to be in this program. Beach. This property is either next to the beach or will have its own private access. Beach Airport Shuttle.
Japanese Garden is a world renowned dive site with a magnificent colourful reef bed that starts in the shallows and gently slopes away into the depths. A great site for diving, snorkeling and photography though please be aware of the glass bottom boats that also frequent the area particularly when surfacing at the end of the dive.
Kempinski Hotel Aqaba is gracefully situated on the white sandy beach of the Red Sea, with an array of dining options, leisure activities, top-tier pampering facilities and picturesque surroundings, this 5 star resort is a heaven for explorers and leisure seekers.
The Mövenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba is ideally located with a magnificent view of the stunning waters of the Red Sea and mountains, provides guests direct access to their own private beach. 10 km from King Hussein International Airport, near the archeological sites of the Islamic city of Ayla.