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Best Things to Do in Aqaba

Things to do in Aqaba

Aqaba is a city in Jordan located on the northern tip of the Red Sea. It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A recent Time article outlined some fantastic things to do in Aqaba and its immediate surrounding region, such as Petra and Wadi Rum. But Aqaba is the only place in Jordan known for its clear blue water and stunning desert mountains. This blog will mention some of the best things to do in Aqaba.

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities in Aqaba because it allows you to explore the depths of the Red Sea. Why not take a look at the underwater world of the amazing Red Sea while you’re visiting? You’ll be brought face to face with colorful corals and fabulous marine life! Several dive sites around Aqaba offer different experiences based on your scuba level as well as your interests. Dive centers offering daily dive options are located throughout the city. 

Go Snorkeling

If you want to explore the sea life underwater, then you should go snorkeling! Snorkeling in Aqaba is a popular activity for tourists who want to see underwater life without getting into scuba gear. You can see many types of sea creatures while snorkeling, such as octopuses, coral reefs, and many more! Snorkeling is also good for those who want to exercise because it requires physical activity like swimming and diving underwater. If you have never tried snorkeling before, then this is the best time for you to try it out. You can rent snorkel gear from most dive shops around town. There are also businesses that sell masks and fins.

Visit the Beaches or Enjoy a Glass Bottom Boat tour

Aqaba has several beaches such as Berenice Beach, Al-Ghandojur beach, and intercontinental beach. You can walk along the shores that stretch for miles and miles along with clear blue waters, which will make your holiday truly memorable. If you don’t swim, snorkel, or dive but you’d love to see the amazing marine life in the Red Sea, then be sure to enjoy a glass bottom boat tour. There are local boats that you can find at the public beach or you can head over to Tala Bay Resort and rent a seat on the Neptune, a submarine style glass bottom boat.

Go on a Camel Ride or a Fun Day at a local Resort

Riding on a camel through desert tracks will allow you to explore nature in its purest form and get close to nature by feeling its beauty with all your senses. Wadi Rum is only 45 minutes from Aqaba so it’s a great day activity. But you also might want to spend the night in a desert Bedouin camp and enjoy the star-filled skies and a traditional Bedouin dinner. You can also visit the famous resorts, such as Ayla, and have a taste of Jordanian cuisine at one of the best restaurants in the region. There’s also some high fashion stores here that men and women will both enjoy. And the kids will love the water park!

Scenic view of a person scuba diving.

Train at the Best Dive Center in Aqaba

Aqaba is a beautiful place to explore. At Deep Blue Dive Center, we help make your trip to Jordan memorable with snorkeling, scuba diving, and boat trips.

Explore our range of courses on our website, including PADI Beginner Courses and PADI Pro Courses in Aqaba.

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