Nov 28, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019

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Where to stay in Aqaba

The Jordanian port city of Aqaba is popular for those who enjoy a beach resort holiday as well as the opportunity to indulge in watersport activities such as windsurfing and for scuba diving in places like the Yamanieh coral reef in the Aqaba Marine Park, south of the city.

As well as some of the best diving and snorkelling sites in the world, Aqaba has a lot more to offer, including an insight into Jordan's history thanks to some outstanding archaeological sites. Its location also makes it a perfect place to stay if you are planning to visit Wadi Rum as day excursions can easily be organized. To help you plan your itinerary here's our list of the best things to do in Jordan.

Getting around in Aqaba is easy with most sites being within walking distance, although taxis are available should the heat become too hard to bear.

Hotels in Aqaba

1. Kempinski Hotel Aqaba

This luxurious five-star resort is centrally located in Aqaba within walking distance of the Port of Aqaba and close to Aqaba Fort. Perched on a stretch of white sandy beach, the Kempinski Hotel offers a tranquil setting with a selection of outdoor dining options, sauna and steam venues, the best spa facilities on the Red Sea and a wide range of fitness and leisure activities. For luxury and pampering on the Red Sea coast, the Kempinski Hotel is an unrivalled choice.

2. Days Hotel Aqaba

A hotel in the mid-price range, the Days Hotel Aqaba is located near Aqaba National Aquarium within walking distance of the Red Sea and close to many of the best restaurants and dive centers in town. Guests can enjoy a free Daybreak deluxe breakfast with a daily newspaper, high-speed Internet, and access to the fitness center and rooftop pool.

3. Cedar Hotel

The three-star Cedar Hotel is located in the heart of Aqaba, convenient for both the Aqaba Fort and Port of Aqaba. A budget hotel, the property is less than a ten-minute walk from the beach and offers modern, air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi. The Berenice Beach Club can also be accessed by residents for a small fee, while the hotel can arrange internal tours as well as fishing trips.

This information is correct as of January 2018

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Member reviews (35)
Eleni Apostolakou
Eleni Apostolakou

I loved it! Small town very close to Wadi Rum desert. Very friendly and welcoming people. One of the most amazing and unique experiences I ever had. Definitely going back some day.

adel hasanat
adel hasanatPetra, Jordan

Aqaba is good to visit now as it it cold anywhere else in the country but Aqaba has nice spring temp

PuckThe Hague

Aqaba is a great place to go. The People are very helpful and their english is good as well!

Leigh Virkus
Leigh VirkusPittsford (town), New York

This is the port entry to get to Petra and Wadi Rum. Nice, small, walkable and very busy city. Not very touristy but a good way to see the locals and visit the small shops and restaurants. We did get good internet at the Hilton.


The least expensive month is February, with an average of AED 299 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Aqaba is August, with an average price of AED 745 per night.
The average price of a hotel in November last year was AED 195 per night. This is 145% less than the average nightly price of AED 479 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Aqaba, the expected average temperature in November is 22.0°C/71.6°F. The warmest month is typically July, which averages 40.4°C/104.7°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging 9.9°C/49.8°F.
The nearest airport to Aqaba is Aqaba (AQJ) (9.49km).

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