Aqaba: City of Underwater Rainbows

Nestled on the coast of the Red Sea, this resort town has a “striking beauty and grace” that is undeniable. The Gulf itself is home to over 200 species of corral (which are centuries old) and over 1000 species of fish. Thus, scuba diving and snorkeling are popular activities (among various other water activities). Also, for those who do not like snorkeling, glass-bottomed tour boats are available. Since the temperature is relatively mild throughout the year, Aqaba is a wonderful destination for beach lovers. Along with the beauty of the sea, the area contains many historical sites. Because of its strategic location at the junction of continents, the area of Aqaba has been inhabited for over 5000 years. Ancient cities and forts have been excavated due to the rich history of the area, which has been ruled and conquered by various peoples since Roman times.  

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