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Sort of interesting and part of a tour

Took a small tour with guide. Not everything was functioning and the tour was underwhelming but... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
It was ok, a neat bit of history

It's not going to be your highlight in Jordan by any stretch of the imagination. Unless it's the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Ribbongirl
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Edmonton, Canada
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26 Jul 2018
“First Islamic city in the north”
19 Nov 2017
“Sort of interesting and part of a tour”
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

The Islamic city of Ayla is great place to know about the early Islamic architecture, JREDS recently did a marine servery of the first Islamic port in Ayla

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mustafa A
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Took a small tour with guide. Not everything was functioning and the tour was underwhelming but this museum close to the Movenpick hotel was interesting. Don't think Inwould go if it was not part of a tour and it looked closed but guide got it...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 28 August 2017

It's not going to be your highlight in Jordan by any stretch of the imagination. Unless it's the only place you go, I s'pose, in which case you need to re-examine your trip-planning skills. But this was a decent way to pass half an hour....More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

At this stage it's not open. There is however building activity. One would hope that it will be open at some stage.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Right in front of the hotel Mövenpick and in the very close vicinity of the other hotels on the Gulf of Aqaba is the first islamic city. You just have to follow the signpost and you can read the explanation in English on the different...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Rene L
Reviewed 27 January 2017

aqaba jordan there are so many old things and places which signifies old memories in the past historic story of jordan ..i hope i can travel more of many places her..

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a minor city ruin (old Aqaba) as far as those in the middle east go. It is strewn with garbage and unkempt. The signs, while informative are broken and/or vandalized. It will never be anything great but it nice to look at for...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Aqaba sites on the junction of old marketing routes. "In 630, shortly after the Hijrah, the Prophet of Islam Muhammad concluded an agreement with the Bishop of Ailan, the Byzantine city located about 500 meters northeast of the site of Ayla, which was included peacefully...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Zoltan K
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Neglected, out in the burning sun of Aquaba. No signs no paths to go with. Just neglected and dirty. No one takes care of this place and all in all a great disappointment.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Eitan K
Reviewed 6 June 2016

At first sight a basic offering, but with good signage, this archaeological site show various remnants of buildings that make for a couple of hours of interesting, if hot, walking.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Michael S
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