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CLIMATE

Surrounded by rugged purplish mountains, Aqaba enjoys formidable weather throughout the year. In the winter, while Amman shivers at 5 C, the temperature hovers steadily around 20 C. and while spring and fall are the best times to visit Aqaba, the fresh cool breeze coming in from the sea alleviates the summer’s temperatures, which could reach a high of 40 C.

WATER SPORTS

The tranquil waters of this port-resort make water sports enjoyable. Scuba diving, snorkelling, water skiing, windsurfing and fishing are just some of the popular activities in Aqaba. The Gulf of Aqaba is a world known diving area. Aqaba itself offers eager divers the chance to experience virgin coral reefs, rare marine life forms, and encounters with friendly sea animals like turtles and dolphins.

MARINE LIFE

Some of the many exotic marine animals and coral reefs are nestled beneath the warm, crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. Sting and manta rays, clown, angel, butterfly and lionfish, and occasionally turtles, eels and dolphins are spotted amid the resort’s exquisite coral reefs. Over 140 species of coral and at least 40 species of fish and other invertebrates have been identified in Aqaba, creating a colourful kaleidoscope. This, combined with the Gulf’s depth and its isolation of sea currents, which minimize turbulence and improve visibility, make it one of the most rewarding scuba diving and snorkelling spots in the world.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation within Aqaba is easy. Taxis, rental cars and buses are easily accessible. From Aqaba, there are JETT and Alpha buses, public busses, and taxis to Amman and Wadi Rum. Royal Wings Airlines has daily flights between Aqaba and Amman. The 10km drive from the Jordanian-Israel border crossing to the city costs approximately three Jordanian Dinars. Taxis within the city are usually not metered. A minimum of half to one Jordanian Dinars is expected.

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