Aqaba

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    Top Descriptions

    As the sole coastal city in , Aqaba is undoubtedly popular. Its position on the perfect blue Gulf of Aqaba is rather alluring, and the city benefits also from more stable temperatures year round than locations further north in the country. While some tourists may be drawn here for the excellent snorkelling and scuba diving sites that can be found in the surrounding region, many visiting on holiday are from neighbouring countries such as Saudi Arabia and are here to take advantage of city’s low-tax, duty-free status. – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    Keep in mind that this is a popular spot for tourism from the Arabian Gulf, and so think twice before you decide to wear a bikini on the beach or flash your tattoos. A burkini would probably be more appropriate, although a t-shirt would do!
    Some of the more attractive accommodation such as is a good way out of the city, and so if you do end up staying there expect to have a limited array of dining options on offer.
    The city can be quite busy of an evening, especially in the promenade starting just after the . It’s worth wandering around here during dusk before settling in for dinner somewhere nearby.
     
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    The Location

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      Name in local script:العقبة
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      Environment type:beach, hill, mountain, ocean, reef
      Location type:city, town, urban
       
      Religion type:Chrisianity, Islam

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      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
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      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:3 nights
      High season:March, April, September, October
      Low season:July, August

        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):Arabic, English
        Timezone:UTC+03:00
        Country calling code:962

        How can we get there?

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          Geographical feature:Gulf of Aqaba

          The Directions

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:3
          Travel time to attractions:20 minutes
          Travel time to next location:1 hour, 30 minutes
           
          Altitude:6 to 80m
          Population:188160
          Size:375km2

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