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Port city of Aqaba – Tired of all the sand and mountains?

What you need is a visit to the only coastal city in Jordan, Aquaba. Largely restructured by the 16th- century Mameluks, it was one of the most important trading points in Jordan. Known as Ayla in ancient times, Aquaba finds a mention in many historic texts. The history of trade in Aqaba dates back to as early as 600 BC when the Babylonians took it over.

 

Even Greeks around 300 BC considered it one of the most important trading cities in the Arab world. Its important became more pronounced by the fact that it was a connecting point for three continents – Asia, Europe and Africa. Now sprawling with a chain of luxury hotels, Aqaba is popular for its coral reef, which houses one of the best diving spots in the world. If you are looking for deviation from the usual landscape of Jordon, Aqaba is the destination.

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