Best Time To Visit Aqaba

When you travel to Aqaba, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Aqaba, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Aqaba to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Aqaba things to do can include exploring Aqaba attractions and visiting the places of interest.

This 500 years old Fort near the waterfront of Aqaba. It was originally a Crusader Castle, later rebuilt by the Mamluks in the 16th century. The history will not mind a trip down this fort.

Mount Nebo is Jordan’s most important Christian Holy sites. This is the place where Moses first got a glimpse of the Holy Land that he entered later.

The Aqaba Archaeological Museum is the official museum of the city and is located next to the Aqaba fort. It has a museum which was the official residence of Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, who founded the Hashemite dynasty. The museum has the artefacts of the Bronze Age dating back to 4000 BC. The most famous artefact housed here is a huge inscription of a Quranic verse and also gold coins which date back to Fatimides and the Moroccan kingdom of Segelmasa.

The Royal Automobile Museum is located in King Hussein Park in Amman. It is the first public automotive museum in the Arab world. While showcasing part of Jordan's history, it serves as a tribute to the late King Hussein. The museum portrays 70 of the late King's motorcycles and cars, some dating as early as 1909 and includes Ferraris, a Lincoln, Rolls-Royces, Packards and Porsches, Mercedes Benz, and Cadillac.

An imaginative and unique collection of paintings are on display by the artists of the ancient civilisation and culture. The portrayal of the rich Arabian culture and spirit is evident in all of them. Purchases are customised and shipped too.

All museum buffs will enjoy a visit here which gives you a flavour of the history of the relics and the buildings. The location is next to the Arab revolt flag pole.

The backdrop of Aqaba is purple-tinted mountains and the Wadi Rum deserts. Nature is at her best when you stare at the sea fans, sponges and brightly coloured corals underneath the amazingly clear Red Sea waters.

Bird watching is another favourite pastime for nature lovers and Aqaba is one great destination for perfect environments of indigenous birds. The greenery of Aqaba attracts millions of migratory birds every spring and autumn.
The locals of Aqaba have a fairly good standard of living and are friendly and polite towards the tourists. The culture of this place is truly captivating and fascinating and there are many festivals and events happening throughout the year to reflect the traditions still practiced by the people.
Muharram, Aqaba traditional arts festival, Azraz festival, Amman International Theatre Festival, Jerash Festival and Jordan Rally are some of the important events of this country.

If you are looking for adventure for an adventurous diving trip to the Red Sea, it is the place to be. Snorkelling trips to the Marine Park let you explore the aquatic life of the Red Sea. Diving exercises are also received here.

An excellent relaxing thing to do in Aqaba is Sea Guard & Yasmena Boat- the speed boat takes you to the middle of the Red Sea. The service is excellent and the boat is clean and hygienic. To enjoy the underwaters of the sea in a most relaxed fashion, this trip is highly recommended.

Al Shami is ranked the number 1 restaurant in Aqaba and though looks ordinary serves the most delicious food. The chicken and the fish items are really good and the place is true value for money.Suzana Restaurant and Bar is known for its sea food and pizza. With an outside seating, it is a good change from the indoor set ups of the restaurants in the hotels.

Aqaba’s cuisine is marked by two ingredients: dates and fish. Some of their favourite dishes are: Sayadeyah (a combination of fish and rice with oriental flavoured spice), Kishnah (fish, tomatoes and onions cooked together) and Bukhari (meat, rice, humus beans, spices and ghee). 

D Lounge Hilton is a new place. With a good band in town it’s a popular place for live music. Karaoke night on Tuesdays and Ladies nights are on Wednesdays for all the fun lovers.

Rovers has a western menu and is an English styled pub with tap beer.
Sea View Bar is a nice place to shed all tiredness and chill. The staffs are multinational and helpful and the seating is very comfortable.
The Black Pearl is chic and chilled with a very picturesque view of the Red Sea. Alluring music and drinks automatically guide you to the dance floor for an enjoyable night.

There is a famous flea market in Petra that tourists flock to get ceramic teapots, mosaics and figurines, leather goods, carpets, handmade glass, figures carved in olive wood, spices and silver Bedouin jewelry all at a great price.

With an area of 25000 sq m, this air-conditioned mall, Aqaba City Centre, is located at the tip of the Desert Road. Products are available for every family member, house requirements, accessories and a supermarket is also located here.

Every Friday on the An-Nahda Street, a street bazaar is held, called Souk by the Sea. It’s a must visit place to check out the work by the local artisans with lively entertainment to keep you up beat. Handicrafts, spices, oils, nuts are certain available things that tourists carry with them back home.

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