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Address: Aqaba, Aqaba, Jordan

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Use the beach if you have to

The public beach in Aqaba should be the gem of the city. Instead, it seems tired and worn out. I wouldn't be opposed to having a nominal fee attached for entrance to the beach... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
MiCharlie124
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Detroit, Michigan
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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very HOT, the locals are not very friendly, the city was in disrepair. The beach was not pleasant. Not much to do.

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Paris, France
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a friday morning and it was over crowded. At points, it was even dirty and smelly. Wouldn't recommend it to any tourist.

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Thank tapish
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

okish to walk around only as its very public maybe just for the kids to splash abit around. would not recommend for sun bathing or walking in a bikini:-) . need to be more cleaned around the area. as i said its okish to walk around.

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Thank Farah A
Durango, Colorado
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Beach not sandy, but rather rocky pebbles. Very hard to walk on. Saw broken glass in among the pebbles so walking barefoot was not an option. However, if you just want to say you were in the Red Sea, then go for it, which is what we did. Just a little toe dipping.

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Thank Geo1220
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

+962772115996 Tours to all historical sites in Jordan Petra wadi rum dead sea Amman karak madaba hot springs mount nepo

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Detroit, Michigan
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The public beach in Aqaba should be the gem of the city. Instead, it seems tired and worn out. I wouldn't be opposed to having a nominal fee attached for entrance to the beach. There was a lot of litter and broken glass on the beach, and it seemed it was hardly maintained. I wouldn't want to see it turned... More 

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Thank MiCharlie124
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Full of trash. No decent fasilities. You draw attention too much. If you have beach at your hotel you don't have reason to come here.

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Thank Pekutsi
Gothenburg, Sweden
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Typical tourist trap. Lots of sellers of junk. Here you can hire a glass boat to go around in Aqaba bay. Next door to Eilat in Israel. You can fly with parachute after a speed boat and much much more!

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Thank Olof J
Århus
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Take a walk through the city gardens and along the beach, maybe sit down for a cup of tea or a shisha. There is a lot going on but only children and young men go swimming

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Thank Helle L
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Nice family beach they do try to keep it clean. The water is clean. More for families so even men should cover up when going into the water as a lot of women are about.

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Thank mogamed

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