Aqaba - Jordan

Aqaba (Arabic: العقبة‎, Al-ʻAqabah) is a coastal town with a population of 70,000 (2000 est. pop.) and 2% of Jordan's population in the far south of Jordan. It is the capital of Aqaba Governorate. Aqaba is strategically important to Jordan as it is the country's only seaport. The town borders Eilat, Israel and there is a border post where it is possible to cross between the two countries (see Wadi Araba Crossing). Both Aqaba and Eilat are at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba.The town is best known today as a diving and beach resort. However, industrial activity remains important to the a

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Amy W :

My friends will be driving from Aqaba and Petra. We have a tradition of stopping in a mall in every country we go to. Can someone recommend one?

josyul026 :
"Regarding the mall enroute Aqaba & Petra,am sorry no information with me."
Annoos :
"If you mean any mall in Jordan, the best choice will be mekka mall or city mall in Amman."
Shay p :
"It's only ten miles between Aqaba and Petra, nothing there but view view and more view, all shopping malls in Petra closed down some 15 hundred years ago- ha ha Across the border there is the Razin mall in Eilat. In Aqaba there is the -- Aqaba City Center, City Center Shopping Malls Co., Ltd."
symbiosis01 :

Hi - am planning a trip and have limited time to travel between these two destinations. Is there any way I can avoid going back to Cairo and via Sinai to Aqaba? Can I fly from Aswan/Luxor to Aqaba or is there a fast boat that can get me across the red sea? If so - what airlines etc are possible Many Thanks Looks like I might end up answering this one myself lol There is a once daily Egypt air flight from Luxor direct to Sharm El Sheikh at 19:00 (50 min flight) so I get there at 19:50. I understand that there is 3 buses daily from S.E.S. to Nuweiba (where I can then get the hydrofoil to Aqaba (1 hr trip) Anyone know the bus times from S.E.S?

samirology :
"camels through the desert and enjoy the view ."
Balsam :
"It is better to ask a travel agent, they should be able to give you the right answer."
RAMSIS II :
"you have 2 choices 1st : car from aswan to Noeba and boot from Noebaa to aqaba ( total time 17 hrs money 200 $ ) 2nd : fly aswan- cairo egyptair cairo amman amman aqaba by bus"
enonezed :

I need a nautical chart or map of the red sea, including the gulf of aqaba, to learn the depths.

silverbirch :
"On-line charts tend to be subscription services. You should be able to get a paper copy from any good chandler, though they may have to order it is for you, or you could buy mail order. The site below is for admiralty charts. Aquaba is on chart 801"
science teacher :
"You can download charts free from maptech.com. I am not sure of their range of coverage."

 

Comments on Aqaba

agnivo007
Date: 2008-02-04 21:18:30

If your not familiar with Eilat, the Israel’s southernmost city, is a tourist resort and port located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Aqaba arm of the Red Sea. watch that Video to learn little bit more about that great small city!


marsian
Date: 2008-02-04 21:18:30

Sarkozy is on a private visit to Jordan, but did meet King Abdullah II at his residence in Aqaba and talked about the Middle East situation, including the peace process and the political deadlock in Lebanon.


chuckadog
Date: 2008-02-04 21:18:30

1700 Mecca pilgrims are being threatened with death by Hamas terrorists in the Gulf of Aqaba as Egypt insists that the terrorists pass through Egyptian/Israeli checkpoints where the wanted terrorists will be recognized.The terrorists were returning from Mecca on ferries with large donations received from the Muslim Brotherhood and Ahmadinejad whe


acuman
Date: 2008-02-04 21:18:30

so ideas for exploring the Gulf of Aqaba, The Red Sea and beyond.




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