Aqaba is a popular local getaway and has a 'on holiday' atmosphere, despite the growing developments and the unsightly port nearby. Aqaba's location next to Wadi Rum and Petra has placed it in Jordan's golden triangle of tourism, which strengthened the city's location on the world map and made it one of the major tourist attractions in Jordan.Though, due to high temperatures, everything shuts down around 14:00 and reopens after the afternoon nap, around 18:00.
Aqaba is a coastal city in Jordan. Aqaba plays a major role in the development of Jordanian economy, through the vibrant trade and tourism sectors. The fact that the city is the only coastal city in Jordan, it has a distinctive cuisine relative to other Jordanian cities. Main dishes include; Sayadeyah which is a common dish among Arabs coastal cities, is a combination of rice, fish and spices. Kishnah is made up of fish, tomatoes and onions cooked together. When it comes to history, the largest and the only museum in Aqaba is the Aqaba archaeological museum. _For the visitor, although there's not much to ¥do? as such, the town offers a sociable stopover en route to the diving and snorkelling clubs to the south and the big destinations of Wadi Rum and Petra. When it comes to climate, the winter temperature in Aqaba rarely goes below 20?C and is often quite a few degrees warmer. In summer the weather is hot, with daytime temperatures over 35?C, but the sea breezes make it bearable.
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