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King Hussein Mosque!

Sorry this is the King Hussein Mosque in Aqabastad.What you call Aqaba Archaeological Museum is in... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Rene L
Simple holes in the ground but has placards with history of the city

There's not much there, just a few holes and unearthed ruins, but it's a quick way to get an... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
mrdom
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K. Hussein St. | Northwest of The Current City Center of Aqaba, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Early Islamic Ayla The city of Aqaba is both rich in its heritage and its history. The ancient city prospered under many eras and witnessed many different dynasties. Formerly in biblical times it was known as Elot, and during the Roman and Islamic eras it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank aqabawi
Reviewed 26 October 2017

There is nothing much to see - just a bunch of ruins (rocks). There are far better and more interesting ruins to see in other parts of Jordan.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank KAVITA J
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Sorry this is the King Hussein Mosque in Aqabastad.What you call Aqaba Archaeological Museum is in fact Islamic Ayla City!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Rene L
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I had an interesting and calm walk around the city. Many sign and banners that behold history and guidance. Very beautiful at nigh with special lighting.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Chriss E
Reviewed 13 January 2017

i visited this new mosque in the center of aqaba .it is nice and clean along with mosque it was facing in aqaba red sea .it is clean and very fantastic design.i even visited inside ..i was astonish with the amazing design of the place..

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank jocelyn198
Reviewed 27 October 2016

There's not much there, just a few holes and unearthed ruins, but it's a quick way to get an overview of Aqaba's history.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank mrdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Interesting site excavated by University iof Chicago scholars. Not much to see if you are not knowledgable about archaeology and early Islamic history.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Brannon W
Reviewed 18 May 2016

If ever in Aqaba, you should definitely take a few minutes to visit the old site of Ayla. If you like us is blessed to get a guided tour by the old beduin that was working there, then enjoy. It's so rewarding to be guided...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Jonas K
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Seen the importance of this site, you'd expect more visitors to discover this old settlement. The site is still being excavated, but you can see very beautiful things. The guard is super friendly, he even gave us a small private tour!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Fidzje
Reviewed 26 January 2016

This archeological site is to found on the sea side, just opposite to the Arab Gulf Hotel. The site is still under escavation but it is allowed to enter and the sign tell you the story of the lost city of Ayla. This was the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Joop V
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