Situated on the northeastern shores of the Red Sea, Aqaba is the only coastal city and hence the only seaport in Jordan. The city has a well-defined infrastructure that nowhere compromises its natural beauty. For travelers coming to Jordan through Egypt or Israel, it offers a breath of fresh air. The moderate temperature and modern look of the city are what set it apart from its neighboring areas.
Although Aqaba has been known as just a gateway for the cities of Wadi Rum and Petra, the place also has its own highlights that are not to be missed. Set amid this contemporary feel are a few remnants of the past, which comprise the tourist spots in the city. Its colorful coral reefs have made it a top Scuba Diving destination in the world. During the vacation season, the luxury resorts and sandy beaches of this city are brimming with people from different parts of Jordan.