Introduction to Aqaba
Located in the south of Jordan, Aqaba is well known for its beach resorts and luxury hotels, which service those who come for fun in the sand as well as watersports like windsurfing and Scuba diving. It also offers activities which take advantage of its desert location. Its many coffee shops offer mansaf and knafeh, and baqlawa desserts. Another very popular venue is the Turkish Bath (Hamam) built in 306AD, in which locals and visitors alike come to relax after a hot day.
Getting There & Around
You can take a direct charter flight to Aqaba airport from London Gatwick. Flights are also available internally from Amman or from various nearby international destinations. Alternatively, if you prefer exploring by car, you can drive there from within Jordan or from Saudi Arabia, Israel or Iraq.
Aqaba has a very hot summer and a warm winter with less and 50mm rainfall every year. The average daily temperatures in Celcius:
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
21 21 24 28 30 32 36 36 32 29 28 22
Who it suits
Aqaba has something to offer for everyone with it’s glorious weather, variety of watersports and traditional atmosphere with historic sites and desert tracks all within easy reach. Aqaba is an excellent base for visiting some of the finest sights in the Middle East including the ‘lost city’ of Petra. Aqaba also offers some of the finest scuba diving in the Northern Red Sea.