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Private Full Day Tour to Wadi Rum and Petra from Aqaba

Private Full Day Tour to Wadi Rum and Petra from Aqaba
8 hours
USD 300.00
Book your place in this adventure to visit Jordan's natural and man-made wonders. Start by visiting the truly beautiful Wadi Rum also known as the Valley of the Moon, where the movie Lawrence of Arabia was filmed. You will have the chance explore the soaring cliffs and magnificent sandstone by touring in a 4 x 4 Jeeps. Travel from the natural wonder to a man-made one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and one of Jordan's most enchanting Archaeological sites Petra, It is a city carved in stone more than 2000 years ago to dominate the trade routes of ancient Arabia. Admire its highlights such as the Treasury (Al Khazneh), the Royal Tombs and amphitheater!

Shore Excursion: Dead Sea Private Tour from Aqaba

Shore Excursion: Dead Sea Private Tour from Aqaba
USD 187.50
This private tour is an excellent way to discover the Dead Sea from Aqaba port. The full day tour takes you into the largest Spa on earth,<span style='line-height: 1.5;'> in nine hours.You will have time for trying the mud, swimming and having lunch in resort.</span>

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 AQJ Aqaba Airport Info & Guide

Aqaba International AirportWhere is Aqaba Airport?
Aqaba Airport (also known as King Hussein Int´l Airport (IATA: AQJ, ICAO: OJAQ)) (Arabic: مطارالملك الحسين الدولي‎) is an airport located in the vicinity of Industrial City (Aqaba International Industrial Estate - مدينة العقبة الصناعية الدولية), northern suburb of Aqaba in Jordan. The location of Aqaba is unusual, for within a 15 miles (24 km) radius there are three other countries, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel. The airport has a single runway equipped with category 1 instrument landing system (ILS). Thanks to its normally excellent weather conditions, the airport is rarely closed, though strong southerly winds bring sandstorm across the Red Sea from Egypt.

The airport has a single 28,000 sq ft (2,600 m²) terminal building with just one departure gate and one baggage carousel, though the building is being extended. The facilities can cope when there is one aircraft to be handled, but on some occasions when there are three aircraft being turned around simultaneously things can become somewhat crowded. The capacity of the Terminal at present is 1.5 million passengers a year. There is also separate buildings for General Aviation and a Royal Pavilion - King Abdullah II owns a palace along the shoreline and regularly visits. The Royal Jordanian Air Academy are regular visitors on land-away cross country training exercises. Annual passenger figures have risen from around 20,000 per year in the early days to over 90,000 in the year 2000. There are currently around 3,000 aircraft movements a year. A significant proportion of these are training flights, including those of the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

The largest operator at Aqaba is Royal Jordanian Airlines. It operates about ten flights a week to Amman, though extras are frequently scheduled, sometimes to coincide with passenger changeover on cruise ships. The airline operate Embraer E175 Regional Jets that undertake the journey in 45 minutes These jets have replaced the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft used by the Royal Wings subsidiary and have a total of 72 seats, 10 of which are business class. The airline also undertakes about six charter flights to Europe, with European charter airlines adding a further dozen. German carriers are particularly well represented.

Aqaba is an airport that can handle the largest jets. Photography is not permitted at the airport. Even though it does have a viewing gallery it is almost impossible to see anything because of sand storms that cling to the windows.


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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017