Jordan’s Enchanting Coastline

Aqaba is Jordan’s Gateway to the Red Sea. A coastal town with a picturesque seaside promenade that invites you to enjoy a gentle stroll, colourful markets, and a wide array of restaurants, ready to spoil you with fresh fish and local specialties. Beautiful hotels are dotted along the beaches of the 27 km long coast where you can swim and relax. Aqaba also has many attractive dive sites with wrecks and gorgeous intact reefs.

Yet despite that, Jordan’s greatest treasures are way further inland. In the rocky and mountainous region of Edom lies one of the world’s most spectacular cultural sites : the ancient rock city of Petra. Or the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wadi Rum, a spectacular desert landscape of red sand, sandstone, and granite formations that is sure to captivate you.

Facts & figures

  • Flight time 5:10 h
  • Distance 3400 km
  • Current time 02:45
  • Airport AQJ
  • Language Arabic
  • Currency JOD

Edelweiss tips for Aqaba

Sightseeing in your Aqaba holidays

  • The Japanese Garden dive site offers remarkable flora and fauna and is considered one of the most beautiful diving and snorkelling areas in all of Aqaba. Marvel at hawksbill turtles, barracudas, schools of sergeant majors, and beautiful coral formations. View in Maps
  • A seaside souk is held every Friday in Aqaba, featuring more than 50 local artists, live music, traditional food and drinks – and an unforgettable holiday experience. View in Maps
  • Designed by the legendary Greg Norman, Ayla Golf Club features an 18-hole championship course and a floodlit nine-hole academy course. The gently curved fairways welcome beginners and experienced golfers alike. View in Maps
  • Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes and feel the limitless energy of the Wadi Rum Nature Reserve. If you are visiting Jordan, you simply can’t miss Wadi Rum with its impressive rock formations, narrow valleys, and endless sky. View in Maps

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