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All you need to know about Aqaba

When it comes to business travel in Jordan, Aqaba is first on the list. Its small-town community feel with big city corporations, attractions, and transport links makes it the perfect place for corporate travel and serviced apartment accommodation. Situated on the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba this city offers stunning landscapes and incredible architecture detailed with intricate patterns. The city is a popular destination for divers looking to study marine biology with the city being close to the Yamanieh coral Reef in the Aqaba Marine Park.

The city has previously been dated back to around 4000 BC with many artefacts held at the museums across the city. The area is a top place for archaeologists, with thriving copper production dating back to 4000 BC. The city really began to grow, however, around 539 BC when the area was conquered by the Persian Empire. It rapidly developed and by 300 BC the city was a major trading hub and was described as one of the most important cities in the Arab World.

Aqaba remains a largely important city in current times with the Hejaz railway, built in 1908, connecting Aqaba port to Damascus and Medina. Nowadays, the city profits from tourism and port industry sectors, with the area being a major economic player with a higher than average rate of economic growth. The city is Jordan’s only seaport making it a significant city for business travel and corporate growth. The city has also attracted a lot of developments in recent years with villas, serviced apartments, and commercial outlets thriving.

Aqaba is also a centre for tourism, with the tourism industry bringing well over 500,000 visitors annually. The city is home to numerous attractions, historic sites, and beautiful relaxing gardens and pools. From Aqaba Church, the world’s first purpose-built church, to Aqaba Park, where visitors can relax by the pool and go snorkelling. Whatever you fancy, business travel doesn’t just have to be about work. Take the time out and visit some of Aqaba’s incredible sites. Serviced apartments in Aqaba are close to these wonderful places and make the perfect base for your stay in the city.

Aqaba is well connected via public transport links, connected by 8,000 kilometres of modern highway the city can be easily reached from surrounding countries and the rest of Jordan as well.  The nearest airport, King Hussein International Airport, is just a 20-minute drive outside of the city centre, and tourist buses regularly run throughout the city to help you get where you need to be. Serviced apartments in Aqaba allow for easy access and within reach to many transportation links across the city and to surrounding countries.

Book a SilverDoor serviced apartment in Aqaba today and secure your business travel to Jordan.