Cheapest car hire in Aqaba
7 seat minivan
From € 107.48
*daily rates in Aqaba based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Useful things to know about Aqaba
- Aqaba is Jordan’s only coastal city and hence it is an important port city
- It’s also the country’s major tourist destination on account of the fabulous climate and warm seas
- The offshore reefs of the Red Sea attract divers from across the world to its clear waters and copious sealife
- The city is the hub for Jordan’s attempt to rival Dubai and Abu Dhabi through what are termed the city’s ‘mega projects’
Aqaba Mini Guide
What is so Good About Aqaba?
The main advantage of Aqaba is that it is rarely visited by European tourists so there’s a good chance you’ll get to experience the more traditional feel of the country. There’s so much to see and do you’ll already be planning your next trip there whether you’re a diving fanatic, a history buff or just want to see modern Aqaba rising from the old city. Take a chance on it and you’ll be well rewarded.
How do I get to Aqaba?
Twenty minutes north of Aqaba you’ll find King Hussain Airport, it’s international but only in so far as taking flights from neighbouring Arabic countries. If you’re heading there from Europe you’ll need to fly into Amman first and then make a connection there. Both BA and Royal Jordanian fly there from Heathrow
whilst easyJet offer a no-frills flight from Gatwick
What is There to See and Do in Aqaba?
The biggest draw is the diving and it’s world class. Clear waters and a pristine reef means that you’ll see myriad sea life. There are numerous sites from classical times in and around Aqaba. You’ll find the oldest purpose built church in the world as well as the majestic Aqaba fort which has protected the city for centuries. Nearby too is Ayla, the original city founded when Islam first took hold in Jordan.