Aqaba Journals

A Visit to Jordan

A November 2005 trip to Aqaba by LeighTravelClub

Ancient City of Petra Photo, Petra, Jordan More Photos
Quote: The pink city of Petra and Wadi Rum.

A Visit to Jordan

Overview

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The Gulf of Aqaba is Jordan’s aquatic playground, standing on the Northern tip of the red sea. Surrounded by rugged mountains, it is Jordan’s only beach resort. From Aqaba’s town centre, the Borders of Israel, Sinai and Saudi Arabia are no more than a half hour drive away. The winter temperature here hovers around 25C, whilst Amman shivers around 5C. In summer, daytime temperatures in Aqaba are 35C upwards. There is over 12 hours sunshine everyday and in the winter the water temperature does not drop below 20 degrees.Any one looking for resort-style atmosphere and facilities may be disappointed, and the line of tankers, less than 500m from the beaches are far from picturesque. The town promotes it...Read More
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After previous experience of Movenpick hotels, this was a huge letdown. Our room was at best grubby and the level of service was poor. There was also extensive building work going on during our stay.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on December 10, 2006

Movenpick Aquaba
King Hussein Street
Aqaba, Jordan 77110
+962 (3) 2034020

Rovers Return

Attraction | "The Rovers Return"

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Yes, right in the middle of Aquaba there is a pub called The Rovers Return. Pictures of Bett Lynch, Jack and Vera and all the gang. They offer reasonable food too. Maybe not hotpot!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 12, 2006

Rovers Return
The Gateway Complex
Aqaba, Jordan
962 3 2032030

Wadi Rum Protected Area

Attraction | "Wadi Rum"

Wadi Rum Protected Area Photo, Jordan, Middle East
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We only did a day trip to here but wish we had arranged more. Many people stay overnight in the desert and that's what we'll do, if we visit Jordan again.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 25, 2007

Wadi Rum Protected Area
Southern Jordan near Saudia Arabia border
Jordan

Ancient City of Petra

Attraction | "Petra"

Ancient City of Petra Photo, Petra, Jordan
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PETRASoul-stirring, ‘Rose Red City’ of Petra, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Petra is the legacy of the Nabataens, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2,000 years ago. For centuries the Nabataen Kingdom endured, until the Roman Emperor Trajan annexed the kingdom. By 16th century Petra was lost to the west after 300 years, 1812 a Swiss Traveller rediscovered it.Petra’s appeal comes from its spectacular setting inside a narrow desert gorge. From the main entrance, you walk into the chasm (or siq), that ripped through the rock in a prehistoric quake. The cliffs walls soar to 80 metres. You pass insciption’s in ancient languages and rock cut chambers carved into the...Read More

Ancient City of Petra
Petra Gates To El Khasneh
Ma'an Governorate, Jordan