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Aqaba Destination Guide

Delve into Aqaba in Jordan

Aqaba in the region of Aqaba with its 95,048 residents is a city in Jordan - some 177 mi or ( 284 km ) South of Amman , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Aqaba

Current time in Aqaba is now 04:16 PM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Amman " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Tabuk, Damascus, Khashm al Qatrah, Amman, and Tyre. While being here, make sure to check out Tabuk . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Aqaba ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Kempinski Hotel Aqaba

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Aqaba العقبة‎ - Jordan

20:56 min by rndomn8
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Driving through Aqaba ( العقبة‎, Al-ʻAqabah) a coastal city in the south of Jordan. Aqaba is the Jordan's only seaport and just over the Israel border is Eilat. Music: Kevin MacLeod - Opium Kevin MacL .. goes to the Intercontinental Aqaba Resort

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Views: 2289 Rating: 5.00 travelled to Aqaba in early June to visit the sandy beached resort of Intercontinental Aqaba. We spent most of out time poolside or out on the boats having loads of fun. Subscri ..

aqaba dunes hotel suites

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Interesting facts about this location

Aqaba Archaeological Museum

Aqaba Archaeological Museum is the official archaeological museum of the city of Aqaba in Jordan.

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Located at 29.52 35.00 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Aqaba, Aqaba Governorate, Museums in Jordan

Aqaba Flagpole

The Aqaba Flagpole in Aqaba, Jordan is the fifth tallest free standing flagpole in the world at a height of 130 meters high, after the 165 m Dushanbe Flagpole, 162 m National Flagpole, 160 m Panmunjeom flagpole and 133 m Ashgabat Flagpole. It carries the flag of the Arab Revolt and can be seen from Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.

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Located at 29.52 35.00 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Aqaba, Buildings and structures completed in 2004, Buildings and structures in Jordan, Flagpoles

Ayla (city)

Ayla is an ancient Islamic city which was established on the site of the present Aqaba in Jordan. It was the first Islamic city founded outside the Arabian Peninsula. Its ruins are located northwest of the current city center.

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Located at 29.53 35.00 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Aqaba, Archaeology of Jordan

Aqaba castle

Aqaba Castle, Mamluk Castle or Aqaba Fort (قلعة العقبة): Located in Aqaba, Jordan. The scene of a great Arab victory in July 1916 when this heavily defended Turkish stronghold fell to a daring Arab camel charge. Lawrence of Arabia rode triumphantly from here to Cairo to report the good news to an astonished General Allenby. The port of Aqaba became a major supply base for the advancing Arab Revolt The castle was originally built by the Mamluk sultan Qansweh Al Ghuri in the 14th century.

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Located at 29.52 35.00 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Ottoman Empire in World War I


For the town in the West Bank, see Aqabah, West Bank. Aqabaالعقبة —  City  — File:Aqaba3. jpg Official seal of Aqaba Nickname(s): The Bride of the Red Sea Motto: Turn Sand Into Gold Aqaba is located in JordanAqabaAqaba Coordinates: {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:29.5167|N|35|E|type:city(103100)_region:JO|||| | |name= }} Country 22x20px Jordan Governorate Aqaba Governorate Founded 3989 B.C.

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Located at 29.52 35.00 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Aqaba, Battlefields, Cities in the Great Rift Valley, Edom, Eilat, Hebrew Bible places, Populated places in the Aqaba Governorate, Port cities and towns of the Red Sea, Port cities in the Arabian Peninsula, Tourism in Jordan


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temperature and rainfall during the year in Aqaba

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