Situated on the southern tip of Jordan, approximately 4 hours from the capital of Amman, Aqaba is a beach town with Jordanian appeal. Equipped with the local watering holes, to water sports, and a historical flair for those looking to revisit the past Aqaba is a delightful complement to the metropolitan appeal of Amman.
If you’re visiting the Hashemite Kingdom in autumn or spring it would be in your best interest to visit the Aqaba Bird Observatory. With a mission to preserve the natural habitats of Jordan’s migratory birds, you can get an exclusive peek at the aquatic birds on their migratory routes between Africa, Europe, and West Asia. The Aqaba Bird
The city of Aqaba is overflowing with aquatic life. Take a journey of discovery through Aqaba’s Aquarium to reveal the hidden treasures of the Red Sea.
As part of the Marine Science Station Complex, the Aquarium offers a chance to dive without getting wet and watch the aquatic life inside the Red Sea!
The worlds first underwater military museum just off the shores of Aqaba. A total of 19 pieces of hardware all in “battle formation” and includes tanks of different sizes, an ambulance, a military crane, a troop carrier, anti aircraft guns and a combat helicopter. Contact a local licensed dive center to book this experience
The cedar Pride was scuttled for divers on November 16th 1985. The ship now lies on her port side across two reefs; the soft coral growth on the masts is fantastic. Those with experience can explore its interior!
This dive site has amazing flora and fauna and all at shallow depths! It’s very popular with snorkelers and is known as one of the prettiest areas in Aqaba. It is a good dive for all, as it has Hawksbill Turtles, shoaling Barracuda, shoals of sergeant majors and fusiliers plus wonderful coral formations.
The Marine Park’s latest attraction was scuttled on 16th of November 2017 and has already become the divers’ favorite. After a major ceremony organized by ASEZA and attended from international media and visitors the aircraft’s final resting place lies close to several popular dive sites.
While in Aqaba, a trip to Jordan’s first 18-hole par-72 golf course is a must. Ranked among world’s top three eco-friendly golf courses, the Ayla Golf Course boasts a spectacular setting of the majestic mountains of Aqaba bay.
The Ayla Golf Course was designed by the legendary Greg Norman with a design philosophy to create a premier signature golf course that blends with their surrounding environment and enhances the properties’ natural features. With floodlit practicing facilities running completely on solar-power, the gold course accommodates golfers to practice long after sunset while enjoying the cool Aqaba evening breeze with friends.
Experience a new level of water sports thrills at Ayla B12 beach .Ayla 442m cable wake park skiing facility are for those who are looking for adventure and entertainment . If you are professional or amateur the thrill is granted though well deigned obstacles, ramps and sliders and wide open spaces for acrobatic water tricks.
The Royal Aero Sports Club, founded by His Majesty King Abdullah II in 1997, runs many activities around The Kingdom. The club’s goals are to promote aero sports in Jordan, and to enhance the experience of tourists visiting Aqaba, the Dead Sea, and Wadi Rum.
RASCJ is a not-for-profit organization, registered with the Higher Council of Youth and Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority cultural and social sports club.
Due to its ideal water temperatures and shallow waters, The Red Sea is one of the world’s premier locations for diving. Aqaba has multiple dive sites that provide surreal experiences of submerged boats, a tank, and even a Hercules C103 airplane.
Contact information/ how to book: Your diving or snorkeling adventure can be booked through your tour operator or guide. Alternatively, you can book your dive through numerous licensed diving centers in Aqaba.