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Stories and Tips Aqaba

Hydrofoil Transportation from Nuweiba, Egypt to Aqaba, Jordan

Written by wanderluster on 07 Apr, 2002

Although the hydrofoil whisks you across the Red Sea from Sinai to Jordan in 50 minutes, plan on several hours total travel time. We left our hotel in Nuweiba at 1:00 pm and arrived at our Aqaba hotel at 6:45 pm. Why?…Read More

Aqaba-Nuweiba border crossing

Written by DrMaximus on 07 Jun, 2002

There are two crossings available – on the fast craft (65 minutes) and on the slow ferry (up to 200 minutes). The former costs USD15 while the latter about USD10. The departure point is NOT at the Aqaba Port but at the Passenger terminal…Read More

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Free public beach and glass bottom boat

Written by DrMaximus on 07 Jun, 2002

Another touristy thing to do along the beach, you can catch one of these boat rides in the evening when the view is supposedly most spectacular and romantic (although it does not get any romantic at all out at sea). The "hour long" ride takes…Read More

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Egyptian Embassy Consular Services

Written by DrMaximus on 07 Jun, 2002

For travellers heading on to Egypt from Jordan, it is very advisable to obtain visas from Aqaba instead of upon docking at Nuweiba, which is a very filthy and disorganised port of entry into Egypt. The new Egyptian Embassy is located within walking distance from…Read More

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