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10 Awesome Things to do when You Visit Aqaba

Jordan is a country that will welcome you regardless of your interests. Jordan has it all, whether you like nature, the desert, or water.

And for water and sun enthusiasts, beaches, and world-class diving spots, Aqaba has you covered! Do not miss the chance to visit this sun and sea city and enjoy the magnificent atmosphere of its streets as well as the entertaining activities.

A tourist enjoying their time in Aqaba, Jordan

In this article, we will introduce you to the 10 most awesome things to do in Aqaba so that you can have a wonderful trip.

1- Things to do when you Visit Aqaba: Go Diving!

 Aqaba, located on the Red Sea’s coasts, is one of the most outstanding diving spots in the region.

This place attracts many divers who like observing the most beautiful marine life, such as turtles, coral with vibrant colors, clown fish, blue-spotted rays, Spanish dancers, and more!

Divers exploring the Red Sea in Aqaba, Jordan

Dive to see the man-made coral reefs such as the C-130 Hercules Aircraftwreck and The Tank. While visiting these two spots, you can enjoy snorkeling alone or with friends and see the well-preserved coral life.
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2- Things to do when you Visit Aqaba: Enjoy a Glass Boat Tour!

Our 10 Awesome Things to do when You Visit Aqaba are not done yet! You are mistaken if you believe that diving is the only way to experience the underwater life in Aqaba. If you are afraid of diving or do not want to dive, Aqaba offers an easier option called “Glass Boat Tour.”

A Glass Boat Tour in Aqaba, Jordan

Go on one and enjoy a 30-minute water tour while admiring the magnificent Red Sea life beneath your feet. However, to enjoy all of the details, choose a boat with a wide and clean glass.

3- Things to do when you Visit Aqaba: Petra Day Trip from Aqaba!

While in Aqaba, make the most of your location, that is known as “The Golden Triangle,” which consists of (Aqaba, Wadi Rum and Petra).

When you’re done with your activities in Aqaba and want to go exploring, you should definitely go to Petra. You’ll be surprised by this Rose Red City hidden deep in the mountains, and you’ll understand why it’s one of the world’s seven wonders.

Al-Khaznah – Petra, Jordan

We offer you to book your seat now in our Petra Day Trip in Aqaba tour and enjoy a full day in Petra as we will pick you up from Aqaba in a 2 hours’ drive until you reach the Petra visitors center where you will kick off your adventure from there!

4- Visit the Historic Site of Ayla

The historic ruins of the first Islamic city “Ayla” built outside of their region can be found directly in front of the Mövenpick and Aqaba Gulf Hotels. When the ruins of this ancient city were discovered in 1980, they quickly became a major tourist destination.

 The Historic Site of Ayla in Aqaba, Jordan

You will see the remains of a mosque, an old market, and the city gates when you explore this historic city. Make the effort to walk among the remains of this city and see the time difference between what was previously considered Aqaba’s main attraction and how Aqaba currently stands.

5- Enjoy a Stroll in the Old Town of Aqaba

If you wish to get away from the chaos of modern activities and living, make your way to Aqaba’s old town.

Take some time for yourself and walk through the streets of old Aqaba, meeting the great people of Aqaba. Try starting conversations with them and asking them about the city’s history, or even ask them what they like best in Aqaba and recommend you try!

6- Eat the most delicious Food of Aqaba

We travel to eat and try new tastes from all over the world! And each region has its own unique dish that everyone should try. You should try the famous “Sayadiyah” meal while in Aqaba.

Every Arab city by the sea in the Middle East is famous for its “sayadiyah,” and each Arab country has its own unique technique of cooking it!

Sayadiyah in Aqaba, Jordan

This meal is made of fish served in a tasty sauce with caramelized onions and peanuts. You can head to a restaurant called “The Ocean” and order your Sayadiah, and many more different options.

8- Things to do when you Visit Aqaba: Enjoy a Jeep Safari Tour in Wadi Rum

Plan an unforgettable trip with a friend or alone during your stay in Aqaba!

Do not pass up the opportunity to immerse yourself in the sands of Jordan’s desert and explore Wadi Rum, the most famous location in Hollywood films such as (Star Wars) and also known as “Mars on Earth!”

Jeep Safari Tour in Wadi Rum, Jordan

If you plan to expand your stay in Jordan, why not planning a full trip to the most famous desert locations in Jordan? Such as Petra, Little Petra, Wadi Fenyan, Wadi Araba, Humaima Town, Wadi Rum are waiting for you to be explored just by booking your seat in our well-tailored 6 Days Badia Jeep Safari Jordan Desert Tour now!

9- Relax by the Beach 

After a full day of diving deep in the sea, touring all of Aqaba’s magnificent landmarks, and eating all of the delicious food, you may discover that you need to relax and chill by the beach with a cup of freshly prepared juice.

You can go to the Palm Beach, a free public beach with palm trees and a beautiful view. Bring your favorite drink and simply enjoy the atmosphere with Aqaba locals by the stunning red sunset of the Red Sea.

The Palm Beach in Aqaba, Jordan

If you prefer a luxurious relaxing experience, you can go to Ayla Oasis, which is home to the Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort, which is also one of the best places to stay in Aqaba. The exquisite refuge is surrounded by mountains and azure lagoons and has a spa, a stunning infinity pool, a beach club, and other amenities.

Inside Ayla Oasis in Aqaba, Jordan

See where you want to spend a relaxing time and head to the destination you like.

10- Things to do when you Visit Aqaba: Enjoy the Night Life in Aqaba

Because of the hot and humid temperature during the day, Aqaba at night is an entirely different experience than during the day, and this is our favorite activity in our 10 Awesome Things to do when You Visit Aqaba. As soon as the sun sets, the city lights welcome you to a new chapter of an extraordinary adventure.

Many more stores will open, and a lively atmosphere will occupy the city. The aromas of wonderful night food and shisha stores, herbal markets, and other shopping markets will tempt you to walk for hours.

Night in Aqaba, Jordan

You can head to Souk By the Sea, this souk is a weekly street market held every Friday throughout the year with the objective of promoting Aqaba’s handicrafts and products. The Souk opens at 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and offers a diverse range of handicrafts, food, and family and children’s entertainment.

You can get your special souvenir and possibly buy a few things for yourself, such as a purse or a piece of jewelry.

It is not difficult to have a real Arabian experience in Aqaba! The adventures and enjoyment that Aqaba has to offer will tempt you to return year after year.

While Aqaba is Jordan’s sole seaside city, we recommend visiting the Dead Sea to experience its healthful offerings and pleasant salt water! Go to our destinations and book your favorite tour in Jordan.

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