Aqaba is a Red Sea resort like no other. As well as a peaceful, un-commercialised holiday resort with some excellent quality hotels and great water sports facilities, it is also Jordan’s only port, with a bustling town centre full of life day and night. With many shops, restaurants and cafés frequented by locals as well as tourists, Aqaba offers an authentic taste of Jordanian life, as well as being a tax free zone. Close at hand is Wadi Rum and the stunning desert landscapes made famous by T.E. Lawrence, and Petra is also within easy reach - making Aqaba an ideal base for exploring some of Jordan’s most iconic sites. The desert lends itself perfectly to activities such as camel treks, jeep safaris and camping and is an unforgettable experience.