Aqaba, with its
clean sandy beaches and transparent waters, is an ideal location for
both relaxation and water sports.
Sunbathing, Swimming, para-sailing, water skiing and jet skiing, are
just some of the activities to partake in.
Famed for its preserved coral reefs and unique sea life, this Red
Sea port city was, in ancient times, the main port for shipments
from the Red Sea to the Far East.
The Mameluk Fort, One of the main historical land marks of Aqaba was
originally a Crusader Castle, rebuilt by the Mameluks in the
sixteenth century. Square in shape and flanked by semicircular
towers, the fort is marked with various inscriptions marking the
latter period of the Islamic dynasty.
The current excavations at the ancient site of Medieval Islamic Ayla
already revealed a gate and city wall along with towers, buildings,
a town mosque, courtyards and baths.
The Museum houses a collection of artifacts collected in the region,
including pottery and coins. It also hosts the house of Sharif
Hussein Bin Ali, the great grandfather of King Abdullah II.
Other places of interest are the site of the oldest church in the
world, the Aquarium and several diving centers across the shore