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Top 3 Things to Do in Aqaba

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Aqaba lies in the far south of Jordan. Dating back hundreds to thousands of years, it’s full of natural and historical attractions. This, Jordan’s only coastal city, is close to a range of wonderful attractions, such as Wadi Rum and Petra. But there is also much to enjoy in Aqaba itself. Read on for more!

1. Sweet pastry shopping

Visiting Aqaba and not buying local pastry? Well, that’s quite unheard of. In Aqaba, you’ll find many sweet and pastry shops, which means selecting a single place to get your Arabian sweets from would be very difficult. But nobody is stopping you from trying different shops – every shop has its own unique recipe!

If you’re looking for the most sought-after spots for sweets, they’re Pistachio Sweets & Café and Abu Gharbiya Sweets. You must try kunafa, one of the most famous Middle Eastern deserts. It is made with semolina or shredded wheat, simple syrup, and is filled with melted cheese and then topped with pistachios. 

So, whether you want to try the local food or have a sweet tooth, pastry shopping from Aqaba will definitely get you going. Just step in any shop and let the colorful variety of Arab sweets blow you away. Be sure to enjoy them with a nice Arab tea or thick Arabic coffee.

2. Eat out

The restaurants in Aqaba are famous for their fish—not only in Jordan but throughout the Middle East. If you plan to visit Aqaba, eating out is a must.

Yes, you may try a ton of different foods in these restaurants, but don’t miss out on Sayadieh Fish—a popular dish in Aqaba. This dish is served in a tasty sauce with almonds and caramelized onions. Plus, it is served on a steaming bed of spiced rice. 

3. Snorkeling and diving

Aqaba is quite popular for its top snorkeling and diving sites. It’s located on the Red Sea’s coast, attracting divers from across the globe that wants to experience its breathtaking underwater world. So, ensure your Aqaba to-do list has this deep-sea adventure included.

Despite global warming and climate change, the underwater life and corals in Aqaba are healthy and diverse. And there is a huge variety of marine life to enjoy. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss!

Deep Blue invites you to experience Red Sea diving

We offer a range of underwater activities, including diving and snorkeling in Aqaba, organized from one of our three boats.

If you’re a certified deep diver, you’ll enjoy exploring some of our deep wrecks during Red Sea scuba diving. Or if you’re an underwater photographer, wide-angle photo opportunities and macro life will bedazzle you!

Get in touch with us now – we have a plethora of great adventures for you to enjoy.

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