Aqaba today has become an important tourist center, distinguished by its landmarks and welcoming atmosphere.
This glamorous city offers visitors the benefits of luxury resorts and year-round mild weather and many more attractions besides. Besides being beach destination, it is also packed with historical sites and a heritage that can transform your vacation into the ideal vacation.
Aqaba is easily accessible from all over the world by air, land and sea. There are flights from all major airports to "Amman", Jordan’s capital, or directly to Aqaba at the "King Hussein International Airport".
It is Jordan’s only coastal city and the largest and most populous city on the Gulf of Aqaba. Aqaba is located in the far south of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the Red Sea coast and is the capital of the Aqaba Governorate. The city is located about 330 kilometers south of the Jordanian capital, Amman.
Thanks to Aqaba’s position near Wadi Rum and the city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the city and its surrounding sites are known as the Golden Tourist Triangle of Jordan. This fame has strengthened its position on the global tourist map and made it one of the major tourist destinations in Jordan. Aqaba is also the heart of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, which has contributed to transforming it into a low-tax and duty-free city, making it a focus for major projects.
Last but not least, Aqaba is also famous for being an attractive area for diving enthusiasts, with its beaches along the shores of the Red Sea. The city also features many important industrial facilities, free trade zones, and the King Hussein International Airport, besides being an important administrative center in the Jordan’s southernmost region. A major phosphate export hub, the city's estimated population is 150,000 people.