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Aqraba Destination Guide

Discover Aqraba in Jordan!

Aqraba in the region of Irbid is a place located in Jordan - some 54 mi (or 87 km) North of Amman, the country's capital.

Map of the area of Aqraba in Jordan

Local time in Aqraba is now 08:56 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Amman" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Nicosia, Aleppo, Fiq, Damascus, Bayt Arrah or Antioch. When in this area, you might want to check out Muwazzarah, Ash Shajarah, Saham, Qaraqush, Mushayrifah and Hobras as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

10°C / 50 °F Few clouds
Morning Temperature -0°C / 32 °F
Evening Temperature 9°C / 48 °F
Night Temperature 1°C / 34 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 53%
Air Pressure 965.5 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 12% of sky
General Conditions Few clouds

Wednesday, 25th of January 2017
Moderate rain, calm, overcast clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 10°C (51 °F)
Night: 10°C (49 °F)
Thursday, 26th of January 2017
Heavy intensity rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.
Heavy intensity rain Day: 11°C (52 °F)
Night: 6°C (43 °F)
Friday, 27th of January 2017
Heavy intensity rain, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.
Heavy intensity rain Day: 9°C (48 °F)
Night: 6°C (43 °F)

Videos

Gadara Museum

06:21 min ( March 07, 2012 by adonyenana)
Views: 1,422 - Rating: 5/5

This film is about the Gadara Museum. Gadara Museum or Umm-Qais Museum is one of the many distinguished museums in Jordan, which are located in many Jordanian archeological cities. The Museum was a di...

Al-Rafeed

00:49 min ( April 02, 2008 by xhail77)
Views: 1,828 - Rating: 5/5

Country Drive home


Jesus New Re-creation Picture from Shrou...

05:26 min ( April 04, 2010 by amdaniels11)
Views: 27,257 - Rating: 4.72727/5

Full story of re-creation technology is at: www.youtube.com

The White Waterfall Golan Heights With...

00:13 min ( July 07, 2007 by GalliumNitride)
Views: 1,359 - Rating: 1/5

The White Waterfall (Ha'Mapal Ha'Lavan), Golan Heights, with a loving couple in frame


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Interesting facts about this location

Abila (Peraea)

Abila – also, Biblical: Abel-Shittim or Ha-Shittim (or simply Shittim) – was an ancient city east of the Jordan River in Moab, later Peraea, near Livias, about twelve km northeast of the north shore of the Dead Sea; the site is now that of Abil-ez-Zeit, Jordan. Abel-Shittim (Hebrew meaning "Meadow of the Acacias"), is found only in Num. xxxiii.49; but Ha-Shittim (Hebrew meaning "The Acacias"), evidently the same place, is mentioned in Num. xxv.1, Josh. iii.1, and Micah, vi.5.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 32.73, 35.81 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Greek sites in Jordan, Archaeological sites in Jordan, Former populated places in Jordan, Hebrew Bible places, Hellenistic colonies, Torah places

Abila (Decapolis)

Abila Dekapoleos – Abila in the Decapolis or Abila was an ancient city, near the Hieromax river in the Decapolis; the site is occupied by two tells and the village of Hartha, approximately 13 km north-northeast of Irbid, Jordan. The site is 25 km east of the Sea of Galilee and 4 km south of Wadi Yarmouk river. The name "Abila" is derived from the Semitic word Abel (in Hebrew, "meadow" and in Arabic, "green growth")

More reading: Abila (Decapolis) homepage
Located at 32.73, 35.81 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Greek cities, Ancient Greek sites in Jordan, Archaeological sites in Jordan, Former populated places in Jordan, Hellenistic colonies, Titular sees in Asia

Raphana

Raphana, in present-day north of Jordan, was a city of the Decapolis. It is thought to lie north of Umm Qais in the Abilene plain. The city was the base camp of the Roman legions Legio III Gallica and of Legio XII Fulminata.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 32.73, 35.81 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Decapolis, Former populated places in Southwest Asia, Populated places in Jordan, Roman towns and cities in Jordan

Fik Airfield

Fik Airfield is an Israeli airfield located in the Golan Heights, near the Israeli settlement and kibbutz Afik. The airfield is used for private aviation activity and operated by the Golan Regional Council. Fik has seen traffic drop in recent years, but is used by Elbit Systems to test their Unmanned aerial vehicles. The airfield was the site of Israel's 2001 Kart racing championship, and there is talk of converting it into a race track.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 32.73, 35.81 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Israeli-occupied territories, Golan Heights

Yarmouk River

The Yarmouk River is the largest tributary of the Jordan River. It drains much of the Hauran Plateau. It is one of three main tributaries which enter the Jordan between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. To the south, are the Jabbok/Zarqa and the Arnon/Wadi Mujib) rivers. The Yarmouk forms the border between Israel and Jordan close to the Jordan Valley and between Syria and Jordan further upstream. It is the southern boundary of the Golan Heights.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 32.73, 35.81 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Great Rift Valley, Hebrew Bible rivers, International rivers of Asia, Israel–Jordan border, Israel–Jordan relations, Jordan River basin, Jordan–Syria border, Rivers of Israel, Rivers of Jordan, Rivers of Syria

Quote of the moment

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.

Robert Frost