Aqaba is located some 180 miles (290 kilometers) from Amman, the national capital.
When you are visiting Aqaba, be sure to spend some time at Aqaba Fort.
To see why so many travelers keep choosing Jordan as a vacation spot, make sure you and your loved ones spend a while longer in the wider region. Aqaba, lies roughly 1 mile (1. 6 kilometers) to the south. Here you can see the Aqaba Fort and Aqaba City Center Shopping Mall.
When the weather's less than perfect, fear not, Jordan offers a number of popular history museums, guaranteed to keep you and your family busy.
Should you hear the call of the wild, follow the lead of active locals and go horse riding or four-wheel driving.
Learn about the range of tastes in Jordan by exploring the regional fare. You'll find that chicken and lamb are often-used elements of many local foods. Maqluba (meat, rice and fried vegetables) and falafel sandwiches are common dishes for visitors and local foodies. Finish off with harissa (honey, semolina cake), a popular final course. To finish your dining experience, order shaneeneh (aged goat milk yoghurt). This is a common non-alcoholic beverage in this region.
When it's finally time to bid goodbye to Aqaba, head to the nearest major airport situated in Eilat, 3 miles (5 kilometers) away.