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The Essential Guide to Aqaba

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Perched on Jordan’s southern tip, the city of Aqaba serves as the gateway to some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving sites in the Red Sea. There’s history to be explored here, too, as well as some exciting restaurants and hotels. When you’re done on the coast, the deserts of Wadi Rum are just a short drive away.
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Aqaba, Jordan
Aqaba Fort has stood witness to many of Jordan’s great historical events. It was first built by the Crusaders in the 12th century and marked the limits of their incursions in the region until it was destroyed by Saladin in 1187. The...
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In front of Marine Park, S Beach Hwy, Aqaba, Jordan
The Red Sea is prime snorkeling and scuba diving territory, and Aqaba has plenty of outfitters ready to get you beneath the waves. Bedouin Garden Village, on the highway just south of the city, is one of the most experienced operators. The hotel...
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P.O.Box 111 Aqaba 77110, Jordan، Aqaba, Jordan
Aqaba isn’t considered a prime beach destination, and indeed the city’s public beach is a slightly seedy affair. Instead, head just outside town to Berenice Beach Club. The private resort occupies nearly half a mile of beachfront in...
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Unnamed Rd,، Aqaba, Jordan
Ali Baba has been serving visitors to Aqaba for so long it wouldn’t be surprising to hear that Lawrence of Arabia once hitched his camel outside to take his lunch. It’s definitely an institution, and one that spills out from its...
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Aqaba, Jordan
One of Aqaba’s plushest restaurants, Romero sits within the Royal Yacht Club and features a menu to match its upscale surroundings. As is the case with the original location in Amman, Italian cuisine is at the heart of things, though...
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Al Sa'adeh Street Aqaba, العقبة، Jordan
Why we love it: A boutique-style stay in the heart of Aqaba with a great restaurant and knowledgeable staff

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- A superb seafood restaurant on-site
- Cozy, carefully decorated rooms
- Friendly staff who can help you navigate the...
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K. Hussein St., Aqaba, Jordan
Why we love it: A trusted property with access to a private beach

The Highlights:
-A private, white-sand beach that leads to turquoise waters
- Balconies in every room, some with epic sea views
- A wide range of on-site dining options

The Review: