Aqaba
in Muḩāfaz̧at al ‘Aqabah, Jordan

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
29.527 and 35.008 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 29° 31' 36" and E 35° 0' 28"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dinar - JOD
Spoken languages:
Arabic, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 11:42 AM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Asia/Amman
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:02 am and 7:29 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Area
References
This place on Wikipedia
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Current travel safety evaluation for Jordan in Western Asia

Safety Score: 3,3 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Jordan.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Jordan. Last Update: 2020-08-04 07:21:19

Discover Aqaba

Aqaba in Muḩāfaz̧at al ‘Aqabah with it's 95,048 citizens is a place in Jordan about 177 mi (or 284 km) south of Amman, the country's capital city.

Current time in Aqaba is now 11:42 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Amman with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports near Aqaba, of which 4 are larger airports. The closest is airport we know is Eilat Airport in Israel in a distance of 4 mi (or 6 km). The closest airport in Jordan is Aqaba King Hussein International Airport in a distance of 6 mi (or 6 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Jordan is Wadi Rum Protected Area in a distance of 27 mi (or 43 km), East. We encountered 4 points of interest in the vicinity of this place. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Ad Disah, Ar Rishah, Al Murayghah, Ayl and Petra. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 36°C / 97 °F

Morning Temperature 25°C / 78 °F
Evening Temperature 38°C / 100 °F
Night Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 19%
Air Pressure 1007 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Wednesday, 5th of August 2020

35°C (94 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Thursday, 6th of August 2020

35°C (95 °F)
29°C (83 °F)
Sky is clear, calm, clear sky.

Friday, 7th of August 2020

37°C (99 °F)
28°C (83 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Hotels and Places to Stay

MOVENPICK RESORT AND SPA TALA BAY AQABA

Address
0,6 mi
SOUTH BEACH ROAD TALA BAY AREA
77110 Aqaba
Jordan

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


ISROTEL ROYAL GARDEN ALL SUITES

Address
3,1 mi
North BEACH
88000 Eilat
Jordan

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 16:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


DAN PANORAMA EILAT

Address
3,1 mi
NORTH BEACH PO BOX 1280
88000 Elat
Jordan

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Dan Eilat

Address
3,0 mi
North Beach Area
88101 Eilat
Jordan

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Herods Boutique Eilat

Address
2,9 mi
P.O. Box 2426 North Beach
88103 Eilat
Jordan

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Herods Vitalis Eilat

Address
2,9 mi
P.O. Box 2426 North Beach
88103 Eilat
Jordan

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


MOVENPICK RESORT AQABA

Address
0,9 mi
KING HUSSEIN STREET
77110 Aqaba Post Office
Jordan

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea

Address
0,7 mi
King Hussein Street
77110 Aqaba
Jordan

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


InterContinental Hotels AQABA (RESORT AQABA)

Address
0,7 mi
King Hussein Street
2311 Aqaba
Jordan

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Aqaba Gulf Hotel

Address
0,5 mi
King Hussein Street The Aqaba
77110 Aqaba
Jordan

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Aqaba | Jordan | Travel | Dive | Market | documentary | العقبة | الأردن | سفر | غوص | السوق

Published: February 19, 2014
Length: 08:39 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Shai Sarfati

This footage was taken in Aqaba, Jordan during February 2014. We spent a few days in Aqaba city, sight seeing, shopping, and diving in the Red Sea. تم تصوير هذا الفيديو في...


Aqaba, Jordan: the Red Sea

Published: May 08, 2013
Length: 58:57 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Emiliano Di Rosa

Aqaba has been an inhabited settlement since 4000 BC profiting from its strategic location at the junction of trading routes between Asia, Africa, and Europe. The early settlement was presumably...


Red Sea Snorkeling Jordan, Aqaba - Japanese Gardens / Morze czerwone, Jordan Aqaba Japońskie Ogrody.

Published: January 22, 2014
Length: 55:57 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: wakacjezagrosze

Red Sea Snorkeling Jordan, Aqaba - Japanese Gardens / Morze czerwone, Jordan Aqaba Japońskie Ogrody. Najlepsze wakacyjne oferty - http://www.WakacjeZaGrosze.com Loty za 1zl tylko na ...


Highlights of marine life while scubadiving in Aqaba - Jordan (2013)

Published: September 24, 2013
Length: 03:33 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Sebastiaan van Aard

Aqaba in Jordan offers some amazing dive sites and marine life. This video shows some of the highlights in marine life I encountered during my stay.


Eureka Goes to Aqaba

Published: October 02, 2014
Length: 41:11 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: BioBus & BioBase

Dr. Ben joins the Jordanian Eureka Mobile Science Lab for its inaugural voyage from Amman to Aqaba. For more about the Eureka project, find them at https://www.facebook.com/EurekaMSL.


Red Sea Aqaba Scuba Diving Trip 13 November 2014

Published: November 28, 2014
Length: 17:43 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Khalil Raad

This Video contains two dive sites in the Red Sea, Aqaba coast; Recorded using GoPro Hero4 4k Res: - Three Sisters - Japanese Garden Dive Memebers are from XDC-2 Lebanon - Selim Mjaes ...


Aqaba, Jordan | Sept 30 - Nov 2, 2010 | RTW Ep.145

Published: February 15, 2011
Length: 42:54 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Kyde and Eric

http://kydeanderic.com/Aqaba Next Video: http://youtu.be/1Td89Xg9Uc4 Previous Video: http://youtu.be/r8_UxbDhMCw http://facebook.com/kydeanderic http://twitter.com/KydeandEric Shot with...


A bus tour through the city of Aqaba in Jordan

Published: December 23, 2013
Length: 12:03 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: fs9295

Starting at the public beach of Tala Bay and the harbour. Entering the city of Aqaba, passing MC Donalds and picking up people down town.


Amazing Octopus in Red Sea, Aqaba, Jordan by Red Sea Dive Center (Wonderful Chill Out Ocean Breeze)

Published: February 04, 2014
Length: 45:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: rsdiving

Super Amazing Octopus in Red Sea, Aqaba, Jordan by Red Sea Dive Center The Place To Be Is Under The Sea!!! www.aqabascubadiving.com.


Azan in Aqaba, Jordan

Published: January 03, 2015
Length: 20:49 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: mixedkebab

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Aqaba

For the town in the West Bank, see Aqabah, West Bank. Aqabaالعقبة —  City  — File:Aqaba3. jpg Official seal of Aqaba Nickname(s): The Bride of the Red Sea Motto: Turn Sand Into Gold Aqaba is located in JordanAqabaAqaba Coordinates: {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:29.5167|N|35|E|type:city(103100)_region:JO|||| | |name= }} Country 22x20px Jordan Governorate Aqaba Governorate Founded 3989 B.C.

Located at 29.5167, 35 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Aqaba, Populated places in the Aqaba Governorate, Cities in the Great Rift Valley, Edom, Port cities in the Arabian Peninsula, Hebrew Bible places, Port cities and towns of the Red Sea, Tourism in Jordan, Eilat, Battlefields

Ezion-Geber

Ezion-Geber was a city of Idumea, a biblical seaport on the northern extremity of the Gulf of Aqaba, in the area of modern Aqaba and Eilat.

Located at 29.5444, 34.9821 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Eilat, Hebrew Bible cities

Kings City

Kings City is a biblical theme park in Eilat, Israel, which was inaugurated in June 2005. It required an investment of about USD 40 million. It is owned by "Africa Israel", "Elran d.d. Real Estate ltd" and a Swiss investor. The park can handle 4500 visitors per day. In December 2005, Africa Israel, one of the three owners of Kings City, and another Israeli firm, Polar International, announced they had signed a deal to build a giant amusement park in South Carolina at a cost of USD 360 million.

Located at 29.5507, 34.9666 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Amusement parks in Israel, Eilat

Aqaba Flagpole

The Aqaba Flagpole in Aqaba, Jordan is the fifth tallest free standing flagpole in the world at a height of 130 meters high, after the 165 m Dushanbe Flagpole, 162 m National Flagpole, 160 m Panmunjeom flagpole and 133 m Ashgabat Flagpole. It carries the flag of the Arab Revolt and can be seen from Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.

Located at 29.5217, 35.0011 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Aqaba, Buildings and structures in Jordan, Buildings and structures completed in 2004, Flagpoles

Aqaba Archaeological Museum

Aqaba Archaeological Museum is the official archaeological museum of the city of Aqaba in Jordan.

Located at 29.5217, 35.0014 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Aqaba Governorate, Aqaba, Museums in Jordan

Ayla (city)

Ayla is an ancient Islamic city which was established on the site of the present Aqaba in Jordan. It was the first Islamic city founded outside the Arabian Peninsula. Its ruins are located northwest of the current city center.

Located at 29.5306, 34.9983 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Aqaba, Archaeology of Jordan

Aqaba castle

Aqaba Castle, Mamluk Castle or Aqaba Fort (قلعة العقبة): Located in Aqaba, Jordan. The scene of a great Arab victory in July 1916 when this heavily defended Turkish stronghold fell to a daring Arab camel charge. Lawrence of Arabia rode triumphantly from here to Cairo to report the good news to an astonished General Allenby. The port of Aqaba became a major supply base for the advancing Arab Revolt The castle was originally built by the Mamluk sultan Qansweh Al Ghuri in the 14th century.

Located at 29.5167, 35.0015 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Ottoman Empire in World War I

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03 Sep
2020

Rising Dust
Starting at: 03:00 am (03:00).
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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Qal`at el `Aqaba, `Aqaba, العقبة, Акаба, Akaba, Aqaba, Al-‘Aqabah, عقبه, עקבה, AQJ, アカバ, Akabe, 亞喀巴