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  • 1 The Red Sea Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Thanks to the cutting of the Suez Canal, the Red Sea links the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. At its northern end, the gulf of Aqaba is Jordan's only access point to the sea. The water temperature ranges between 20 and 30°C depending on the seaso..

  • 2 Aqaba Marine Park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Aqaba Marine Park was established in 2004 to protect the extraordinary underwater life of the south coast. It runs for 7km, from the Marine Science Centre Aquarium to the Royal Diving Club. It has around 20 dive sites, including the wreck of the Leba..

  • 3 Marine Science Station Aquarium, Aqaba Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    The centre's primary role is research and protection of the coral reef. Its aquarium is open to the public; divers and swimmers come here to identify the array of species seen below the waves. All visitors will get an idea of the diversity of the Red..

  • 4 Aqaba South Beach Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Twelve kilometres from Aqaba there unfurls a huge sandy beach strewn with coral detached from the reefs offshore. At the end of the week, locals come here in droves for family picnics, and the friendly atmosphere that quickly takes over the beach mak..

  • 5 Araba Valley Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    This long corridor linking the Dead Sea to the Red Sea is not technically speaking a valley. Its uneven topography, highest near Gharandal (200m below sea level) before dropping to the Dead Sea (408m below sea level), would not allow a river to flow ..

  • 6 3C Roman Church of Aqaba

    Religious buildings

    Al-Istiklal St.

    Recent archaeological work has revealed traces of the earliest church yet found. This Roman church dates from the late 3C, predating those of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and the Nativity in Bethlehem (both are 4C). The site, which also has vestig..

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