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Attractions in Aqaba

  • Ayla
    Ayla
  • Aqaba Heritage Museum
    Aqaba Heritage Museum

Aqaba Fort

Originally dating to the 14’th century, although the present structure was built by the Mamluke sultan Qansawh el-Ghawri (1501-1516) and has been revised many times since then. (In reparations as of February 2014, so only outside view permitted)

Ayla

The old city that was established when Islam came to the area in 622 AD. free.

The oldest purpose-built Christian church in history

A posted sign gives a little bit of information on the church.

Aqaba Heritage Museum

Grand Arab Revolution Square. 8:00-14:00. This unique museum is surely one of Aqaba’s main attractions as it displays a large variety of heritage items as well as real size models of traditional life in one of Jordan’s most important cities. It also contains a collection of rare historic images from the beginning of the past century until today. free admission.Courtesy: Wikitravel