The 6 Best Things to Do in Aqaba, Jordan

August 4, 2017 Darleen Reid

Aqaba (English: /ˈækəbə/; Arabic: العقبة‎) is the only coastal city in Jordan and the largest and most populous city on the Gulf of Aqaba. Situated in southernmost Jordan, Aqaba is the administrative centre of the Aqaba Governorate. The city had a population of 148,398 in 2015 and a land area of 375 square kilometres (144.8 sq mi). Today, Aqaba plays a major role in the development of the Jordanian economy, through the vibrant trade and tourism sectors. The Port of Aqaba also serves other countries in the region.
Restaurants in Aqaba

1. Wadi Araba Desert

Aqaba 77110, Jordan +962 7 9912 2826
Excellent
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4.5 based on 361 reviews

Wadi Araba Desert

Reviewed By Leopardik - St. Petersburg, Russia

We came to Wadi Rum by taxi after Petra around 3 p.m. and had to come back to the hotel by Dead sea the same day. I think that to spend a night in a desert could be a wonderful experience. In 3 hours we managed to visit (by toyota with local bedouin driver) Khazali canyon, small panoramic bridge and we met the sunset on the top of the rock at 6 p.m. The desert is very popular and was presented in many famous movies: "Lawrence of Arabia" directed by David Lean, "The Martian" directed by Ridley Scott, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

2. Mars Valley Tours

Wadi Rum Village, Wadi Rum, Jordan
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 26 reviews

Mars Valley Tours

Tours of the desert in the protected area of Wadi Rum. Stunning natural attractions to be seen by expert Bedouin guides.

Reviewed By Aleksandra S

We spent three nights on dessert with Mumu and his friends and it was awesome! We slept in a cave, feed camels and climb every mountain! He really knows everything about Wadi rum, don't hesitate to meet him. He has wonderful family, cool friend named Sultan and a lot of cousins there who we met on tea time (really sweet tea!). When you will get to Wadi rum you have to meet Mumu and get on crazy ride with him! (On the roof of the jeep)

3. Sharif Hussein Bin Ali

Al Malik Husayn, Aqaba, Jordan
Excellent
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4.5 based on 105 reviews

Sharif Hussein Bin Ali

Reviewed By Cameltamer - Jordan

Just looked at it from the out side ...very nice architecture and details to look at .. walking distance from most hotels Worth a visit if you have time

4. Berenice Beach Club

South Beach, Aqaba 77110, Jordan +962 7 7843 4109
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 664 reviews

Berenice Beach Club

Extending over 500 meters of the Red Sea coast, the one and only private beach club located right in the heart of AQABA MARINE PARK NATURAL AQUARIUM! In 'one stop' Berenice offers state-of-art facilities including a towel from the entrance, changing rooms, showers and restroom facilities, different styles of food & beverage(no food or Beverage is allowed from outside,ask for your chargeable Card-Cash is not used at the premises for Food & Beverage), three swimming pools with sun beds (Main swimming pool is only for adults), showers and sun beds at the beach, a separated kids area with shaded areas, a volleyball and a football pitch. The beach club is offering a variety of WATER SPORTS activities and YACHT CRUISES whether you are looking for an exciting Jet Ski ride and parasailing or thinking of a coral viewing & snorkeling cruise and sunset cruise. Berenice has the right fit regardless the age! Our DIVING CENTER has its 'in house' coral reef named the Black Rock which is suitable right from the beach for both advanced and beginning divers. One of the top diving sites of Aqaba (Cedar Pride Wreck) is located next to the Berenice Beach Club.

Reviewed By Nati_Nati_Nati - Sweden

We visited this beach for one day.
The only (and probably very important things for European) good thing that women can be there without worries that smbd will look at you and talk about you. There is swimming pool as well.
But the beach itself is dirty! Of course, much less then public Beaches, but for those price which you pay ( we paid 10 from the hotel, otherwise 15) it could be much cleaner...
Of course, there is nice corrals there and fishes which are very close to the beach.
And yes, the beach is with small, small stones, not really sand.

5. South Beach

South Aqaba, Aqaba, Jordan +962 7 9711 5678
Excellent
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Good
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Poor
8%
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4 based on 260 reviews

South Beach

Reviewed By Jadragard - Stockholm, Sweden

The beach could be much nicer if only it would not have been so dirty! Was not nice walking around with cigarette buds, broken glass, plastic and other waste everywhere.

6. Aqaba Marine Park

Aqaba 77110, Jordan +962 3 203 5803
Excellent
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4 based on 122 reviews

Aqaba Marine Park

Reviewed By mrdom

The resorts at Tala Bay keep their area clean, and swimming in the Red Sea is quite pleasant, but you can see the rubbish piled up right at their edges. I did a snorkelling tour and there's a nice wreck and some decent coral and lots of fish, with excellent visibility, but when you get close to the public Beaches (like at "Japanese Garden"), you're swimming through rubbish.

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