Located on the Gulf of Aqaba, at the tip of the Red Sea, Aqaba brings a refreshing change to the rose-coloured desert in the north of the country. The temperatures are pleasant all year round, and even in the summer when it becomes very hot, the sea breezes makes it very pleasant.
- Wander around the Mamluk castle with its intriguing history
- Sit on Palm beach and enjoy the fabulous sunsets
- Go diving to explore the beautiful corals and over 1000 species of fish
- Explore the Aqaba Museum and its fascinating Bronze Age artefacts
- Enjoy a relaxing cruise on a glass-bottom boat and marvel at the marine life
Aqaba’s coral reefs are healthy and thriving and boast some of the world’s best scuba diving. There are 120 different soft coral that live here as well as almost 1000 different species of fish including clownfish, Picasso triggerfish, parrotfish, pipefish and many more. Two of the most intriguing are the plankton-eating whale shark, the largest fish in the world, and the willowy garden eel, almost invisible in the sea grass.
There are many water sports available in the area such as snorkelling, fishing, sailing or the glass-bottom boat trips. Water skiing, jet skiing or speed boats are not permitted within the Red Sea Aqaba Marine Park, so must be done in open water in order not to damage the coral.