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HOW TO GET THERE

By air:
Royal Wings and Jordan Aviation both offer regular flights from Amman to Aqaba; flying time is about 45 minutes. For more information, contact:

Royal Wings
Tel: (+962) 6 4875202

Jordan Aviation
www.jordanaviation.jo

Tel: (+962) 3 2016588 (Aqaba)
Tel: (+962) 6 4658866 (Amman,Abdali)
Tel: (+962) 6 5858322(Amman, Sweifieh)

By bus:
Several companies offer charter bus tours and regular tours between Amman & Aqaba, including:

JETT
Tel: (06) 5664146
 
Trust International
Tel: (06) 5813422

Alpha Daily Tours
Tel: (06) 5855196

By car or taxi:
Aqaba via the Dead Sea road is about 3 - 4 hours drive from Amman, while the drive takes 4 hours along the Desert Highway and 5 hours on the scenic Kings’ Highway.

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Aqaba's reef is alive with untold variety in its coral and fish. Common species are branch coral, fungia and montipora, and the rare archelia, a black, tree-like specimen found at great depths and first discovered by King Hussein himself.

The Mameluk Fort, one of the main historical landmarks of Aqaba, was originally a Crusader Castle. It was rebuilt by the Mameluks in the 16th century. Square in shape and flanked by semicircular towers, the fort is marked with various inscriptions marking the latter period of the Islamic dynasty.

The city of Aqaba is situated at the most southern part of Jordan and lies on the most northern tip of the Red Sea, on a clear day you can see Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

An economic 'Free Zone' was established in Aqaba in August 2000. It covers one million square metres, although an additional 2.5 million sq. m. has been allocated for the purpose of establishing industrial projects. Goods traded in the Free Zone are exempt of duty. For more information please visit www.aqabazone.com