AQABA IS A PRIME CRUISE HOLIDAY DESTINATION FOR SNORKELERS AND DIVERS.
The warm, tranquil waters of the Red Sea are perfect for the growth of coral and the masses of brilliantly coloured fish that live amongst them, making Aqaba a prime attraction for snorkelers and divers. Inland is a vast desert of stark beauty that entranced Lawrence of Arabia when he headquartered in its empty canyons during WWI. Even more awe-inspiring is the ancient city of Petra, carved into dusky pink rock by the Nabateans more than 2000 years ago. Entering through a long narrow stone passage, you’ll come suddenly upon the massive façade of the Treasury and stop dead in your tracks. “Wow” doesn’t begin to cover it.Download An Explorer Guide +