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Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba's history dates back to 4,000 BC and was once a key Roman port. With year-round sun, you can enjoy watersports and explore the coral reefs of the Red Sea that teem with brightly coloured fishes. Magnificent Petra, an ancient city carved out of stone, and one of the World's Seven Wonders, is nearby. Back in Aqaba, visit the 13th-century castle fortress, archaeological museum and mosque and enjoy a traditional lamb dish with yogurt and rice accompanied by mint tea or sweet Turkish coffee.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Aqaba
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Arabia Standard Time AST
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The native language is Arabic, but many locals speak English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Jordanian Dinar (JOD) US Dollar widely accepted. Find trinkets from local merchants.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxis and local buses are available.
    • Famous For
      Known for its beach resorts and marine life, scuba diving is quite popular. The 12th century Aqaba Fort is not to be missed.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Known as the "Rose City," nearby Petra is famous for the ancient monuments and temples carved into its pink sandstone cliffs.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Try traditional lamb dishes served with yogurt and rice with a side of mint tea, or sweet Turkish coffee at nearby cafes.


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