Best time to travel to Jordan

Beach Season in Jordan

In Aqaba you can combine swimming and sunbat​hing with diving, waterskiing, fishing, and sightseeing

Best time: March–May | September–November

Beach Season
Beach Season
Beach Season

The Gulf of Aq​aba offers a wonderful seaside holiday encompassing pristine beaches with colourful reefs and abundant wildlife and plenty of watersport opportunities – in particular 25 diving sites, snorkelling, jet-skiing, waterskiing, parasailing, and fishing. Aside from the very coastline, Aqaba has a lot to show off including its monuments which date back to 4000 BC—tourists may observe the remnants of medieval cities and recently archaeologists have found something which might be the world's oldest church constructed in the 3rd century AD. There are two high seasons: spring and autumn.

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When is the best time to visit Aqaba, Jordan?

Aqaba, Jordan is best visited in the spring and autumn months between March and May or September and November, specifically. The climate is cooler and more pleasant, with lower humidity levels compared to the peak of summer. Visitors can enjoy the beach and water sports during these seasons, as well as explore the areas' intriguing ruins and history. Show more

What are the best water sports activities to do in Aqaba?

Aqaba in Jordan is a great location for a range of water sports. Visitors can enjoy diving, snorkeling, jet-skiing, water-skiing, parasailing, and fishing. The destination has many diving sites, with 25 on offer for tourists. A trip to Aqaba also affords time to lounge on glorious beaches and explore the incredible marine life. Show more

Where are the best snorkeling and diving sites in the Gulf of Aqaba?

In Jordan's Aqaba, there are numerous must-see diving and snorkeling sites, such as the Japanese Gardens, a vibrant coral garden that features a range of colorful fish and crystal-clear water. The Cedar Pride Wreck is also an exciting diving location, while the Power Station diving site features an array of colorful fish and corals throughout an alluring underwater landscape. Show more

What historical monuments and ruins can be explored in Aqaba?

Aqaba is steeped in history and has many sites to explore with ancient ruins and monuments. Some sites to visit are Aqaba Fort a fortress created in the 16th century by the Mamluke Sultan, the Aqaba Archeological Museum which showcases artifacts from other areas, and the ruins of Ayla dating back to the 12th century and including a palace and mosque. Show more

Are there any unique festivals or events that take place in Aqaba outside of beach season?

While Aqaba is primarily known for its beach activities during the spring and autumn months, other events take place throughout the year. During Ramadan, visitors can witness the daily Iftar, a traditional sunset meal to break the fast with locals. Furthermore, in July, the Traditional Arts Festival features local arts and crafts, music, and dancing. Lastly, the Aqaba International Marathon brings participants from all around the world in December. Show more

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