Aqaba is the only coastal city of Jordan, and thus plays a major role in Jordan’s trade, as well as tourism. In Biblical times it was under Solomon’s control, and in Classical and Mediaval periods it was a strategical city by the name “Aila”.
Remains from ancient times include an ancient church, and two Mediaval forts.
Aqaba’s strategic location at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea between the continents of Asia and Africa, has made its port important over the course of thousands of years. The ancient city was called , adopted in Latin as Aela and in Arabic as Ayla.
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Points of Interest in the Area