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  Aqaba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aqaba (Arabic: العقبة al-ʻAqabah) is a coastal town with a population of 101,290 (2000) and 2% of Jordan's population in the far south of Jordan (29.5167° N 35.0° E).
Both Aqaba and Eilat are at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba.
Aqaba was ceded to the British protectorate of Transjordan in 1925.
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 Gulf of Aqaba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gulf of Aqaba is one of two gulfs created by the Sinai Peninsula's bifurcation of the northern Red Sea, the Gulf of Suez lying to the west of the Sinai Peninsula and the Gulf of Aqaba lying to its east.
The Gulf of Aqaba measures 24 km at its widest point and stretches some 160 km north from the Straits of Tiran to a point where the border of Israel meets the borders of Egypt and Jordan.
Geologically, the Gulf of Aqaba is an integral part of the Great Rift Valley that runs from East Africa though the Red Sea and northwards towards the rift valley containing the Dead Sea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gulf_of_Aqaba   (362 words)

 AllRefer.com - Aqaba, Jordan (Jordanian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Aqaba stands on or near the biblical Elath (Elat).
Occupied and fortified by the Crusaders in 1115, Aqaba was retaken by Saladin in 1187.
Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) captured Aqaba for the Allies in World War I; it later became part of the Hejaz but was ceded to Transjordan in 1924.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/Aqaba.html   (252 words)

 Jordan Tourism Guide , Aqaba   العقبة   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Near Aqaba's port is the new ferry terminal for the vessels crossing to Nweibeh in Egypt, twice daily.
Because the Gulf of Aqaba is almost an inland sea means that, although the water is deep, it stays warm and calm.
Aqaba's air temperatures ranging from 20°C in winter to a pleasant 34°C in summer, though it can soar as high as 40°C. The water is even warmer, with the temperatures ranging from 20°C in winter to 26°C in summer and is always crystal clear.
www.palguide.com /jordan/aqaba.htm   (622 words)

 Aqaba, Gulf of articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aqaba, Gulf of AQABA, GULF OF [Aqaba, Gulf of] northeastern arm of the Red Sea, 118 mi (190 km) long and 10 to 15 mi (16.1 to 24.1 km) wide, between the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas; a part of the Great Rift Valley.
It is bounded on the west by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea; on the east by the Persian Gulf, Qatar, and the United
It is bordered on the W by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea, on the S by the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, on the E by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, and on the N by Iraq and Jordan.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/00645.html   (544 words)

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The Gulf of Aqaba is one of two northerly extensions of the Red Sea, with the Gulf of Suez lying to its west.
The Gulf extends from the Israeli and Jordanian shores in the north, to the shallow, 270 meter-deep sills of the Strait of Tiran in the south.
The average depth of the Gulf of Aqaba is 800 meters, descending to 1,800 meters in its deepest regions (5).
www.aqaba.8m.com /aqaba-trade-and-environment.htm   (4911 words)

 AllRefer.com - Aqaba, Gulf of (Oceans And Continents) - Encyclopedia
Aqaba, Gulf of, northeastern arm of the Red Sea, 118 mi (190 km) long and 10 to 15 mi (16.1 to 24.1 km) wide, between the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas; a part of the Great Rift Valley.
Aqaba, with the Israeli port of Elat at its head, was Israel's only accessible waterway to E Africa, Asia, and Australia when Egypt closed the Suez Canal between 1967 to 1975.
The Gulf of Aqaba was blockaded by the Arabs from 1949 to 1956 and again in 1967, despite the fact that it was declared (1958) an international waterway by the United Nations.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/Aqaba-Gu.html   (370 words)

 Jordan - Aqaba - MiddleEastUK.com
Greatly cherished as the only outlet to the sea, the port city of Aqaba located at the southern western point of Jordan provides a breath of fresh air and the only real beach resort to Jordanians and tourists alike who flock there in their droves.
Besides the joys of sun, sea and sand, Aqaba also hosts interesting sites which include the Mamluke Fort at the end of the corniche, the remains of the medieval town of Ayla opposite the Miramar Hotel and the castle of Saladin (Salahudeen) which is situated on an island in the middle of the Gulf.
There are numerous hotels in Aqaba from five star to economy as well plenty of shops and restaurants all catered towards the tourist crowd and dedicated to making your stay as tranquil and relaxing as possible.
www.middleeastuk.com /destinations/jordan/aqaba.htm   (424 words)

 Preliminary Report on the 1994 Season of the the Roman Aqaba Project
Aqaba thus lies at the border between the southern end of Wadi Araba and the northernmost extension of the Red Sea.
Aqaba is surrounded by deserts- the Sinai to the west, the Negev to the north, and the ÿHDismÿam in southern Jordan and northwestern Saudi Arabia to the northeast and east.
North of Aqaba and overlying the Precambrian granites are the so-called Nubian sandstones (Cambrian to Silurian).
www.chass.ncsu.edu /history/rapweb/1994.htm   (10538 words)

Aqaba has remained at low rise, and of the several beach hotels none offers more than 150 rooms.
The Birthday of the late King Hussein on the 14th of November is marked in Aqaba each year by a large water festival.
In the town center of Aqaba, the recently discovered 7th Century Islamic Walled city of Ayla is currently being excavated.
www.tourism.jo /HistoricalSites/aqaba.asp   (661 words)

 Sun Tours Travel & Tourism - Jordan - Aqaba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aqaba is a flourishing winter resort with an arid climate and warm temperatures all year round.
It was named Aqaba in the 14th century during the rule of the Mamluk Sultan based in Egypt.
It was conquered by the Crusaders during the 12th century and then by Saladin in 1182 AD After a slow period, Aqaba was revived in the early 12th century when it played a key role during the Arab Revolt.
www.suntours.com.jo /aqaba.htm   (532 words)

 JORDAN - Hotels in Aqaba
Aqaba, with its clean sandy beaches and transparent waters, is an ideal location for both relaxation and water sports.
The Mameluk Fort, One of the main historical land marks of Aqaba was originally a Crusader Castle, rebuilt by the Mameluks in the sixteenth century.
Aqaba has been inhabited settlement since 4000 BC profiting from its strategic location at the junction of trading routes between Asia, Africa, Europe.
www.aquatours.com /jordan/aqaba.htm   (771 words)

 Aqaba - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aqaba (العقبة al-ʿAqabah) is the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's only port city, located on the Gulf of Aqaba at the southernmost extremity of the kingdom.
Aqaba Gulf Divers (formerly Arab Divers), 3/5 Ma`an Street, though it can be reached off of Corniche Street, phone 03 2031808, is a very professional operator with fairly new equipment and decent prices.
Aqaba is relatively close to both Wadi Rum and Petra.
wikitravel.org /en/Aqaba   (426 words)

 Aqaba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1965 Aqaba moved its borders 17 km to the south and the town boomed ever since.
During the Nabatean period, in the 3rd century B.C.E, Aqaba was on the crossroad of trade convoys going from Egypt and Palestine through Petra to Syria and Iraq.
In the 19th century, Aqaba became the main road from Syria and Palestine to the Holy places in Hijaz.
lrs.ed.uiuc.edu /students/ialghazo/Edpsych490i/Jordan/Aqapa.html   (455 words)

 MENAFN - Middle East North Africa . Financial Network News: Aqaba youth reluctant to accept service, tourism jobs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
AQABA — Authorities in Aqaba are struggling with the so-called "culture of shame" that hinders young people from seizing the opportunities made available by the influx of investments in the area.
In remarks to the press on Thursday, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) Chief Commissioner Nader Dahabi said there is a trend among Aqaba's youth to reject jobs in the construction of billion-dinar projects ASEZA brought into the duty-free area, as well as in established services or tourism projects.
An Aqaba resident and one of the workers at Tala Bay, Abdul Latif Mohammad, is the head cashier at the resort's beach club.
www.menafn.com /qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=117569   (354 words)

 USATODAY.com - Jordan finds rocket launcher used in Aqaba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
AQABA, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian authorities found the launcher that fired three Katyusha rockets from a hilltop warehouse, including one that narrowly missed a U.S. naval ship docked at this Red Sea resort, Jordan's Interior Minister Awni Yirfas said Saturday.
The tourist resort of Aqaba, on Jordan's tiny strip of coastline, is wedged next to Israel at the northern end of the Red Sea.
Despite the attacks, shopkeepers in Aqaba said it was business as usual on Saturday, with beaches and seaside cafes packed with foreigners and Jordanians and the resort's streets crowded.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-08-20-jordan-launcher_x.htm   (889 words)

 Jordan - Touristic Sites - South of Amman
The church is found on a plot of land east of Istiqlal Street, near the parking lot of the JETT bus station.
The Aqaba fort was rebuilt in the 14th century under one of the last Mamluk sultans, Qansah al-Ghouri, and has been substantially altered several times since then.
As the Gulf of Aqaba is an inland sea with few strong currents, its waters remain warm and clear throughout most of the year.
www.kinghussein.gov.jo /tourism6e.html   (1460 words)

 Aqaba, Gulf of - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Aqaba, Gulf of
Gulf extending northwards from the Red Sea for 160 km/100 mi to the Negev; its coastline is uninhabited except at its head, where the frontiers of Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia converge.
The two ports of Elat and Aqaba, Jordan's only port, are situated here.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Aqaba,+Gulf+of   (131 words)

 albawaba.com middle east news information::Foundation stone of laid for Saraya Aqaba Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The ceremony signals the commencement of the construction phase for Saraya Aqaba and the overall development of the project which is expected to be completed in January 2009.
Saraya Aqaba is Saraya Jordan’s first project and seeks to introduce a vibrant and eclectic holiday experience in the heart of the port city of Aqaba, benefiting both the tourism industry as well as the community there.
As one of a series of social responsibility initiatives that are planned for the community of Aqaba, Saraya Aqaba launched a scholarship fund during the Jordan Economic Forum in November 2005.
www.menareport.com /en/business/194020   (522 words)

 Pictures of Aqaba - Jordan
Aqaba is the place to be if you like diving.
Even if you're diving in Aqaba and don't want to see the rest of Jordan (which we can't imagine), a thing you must see is the beginning of the Desert Highway to Amman.
The road from Amman to Aqaba is extremely boring, except the last few kilometers.
www.bamjam.net /Jordan/Aqaba.html   (170 words)

 ei: Al Aqaba: Another village under threat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Al Aqaba also has a case of their own in the Israeli court system, fighting to stop the 2 military bases in the area.
Since the 1970’s, the Israeli military has used the land around Al Aqaba as a training ground, having told the residents it is due to the similar landscape of southern Lebanon.
When you stand in the center of Al Aqaba, which in reality is only a stones throw from any point that is the edge of the village, it becomes clear that these multiple demolition orders issued by the Israeli military mean almost total destruction of the village.
electronicintifada.net /v2/article3810.shtml   (1196 words)

The gulf of Aqaba is famous for being home to the finest marine life in the Middle East.
Unlike other areas of the Red Sea in which diving is hindered and marine life is hampered by busy shipping, the gulf is a haven of tranquillity, where diverse kinds of marine life have made their home in the shallow waters and lagoons.
Water sports in Aqaba are comprehensive, ranging from scuba diving, water skiing, wind surfing, and parasailing, snorkeling and paddle-boating.
www.nebo.com.jo /jordan/aqaba.htm   (330 words)

 AQABA, Trade and Environment
The Gulf of Aqaba has not received much scientific study in past decades (1), primarily due to the lack of peace efforts in the region.
The Gulf of Aqaba receives no continual year-round flow from freshwater rivers and the amount of water derived from annual rainfall is a mere 25 to 30 millimeters.
Despite the numerous methods of cleaning a possible oil spill from the Gulf of Aqaba, coordination amongst the Gulf’s bordering shores must be the number one priority.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/aqaba.htm   (4863 words)

 Gulf of Aqaba: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gu/gulf_of_aqaba.htm   (525 words)

 Travel in Aqaba - Jordan - History - WorldTravelGate.net®-
Trading routes developed connecting Aqaba with southern Arabia and Yemen, and the town grew into a thriving city.
The early days of the Islamic era saw the construction of the city of Ayla, which actual ruins; unearthed in the mid 1980's are a few minutes walk north along the main waterfront road.
By 1170, Aqaba was conquered by Salah Eddin.
www.mideasttravelling.net /jordan/aqaba/aqaba_history.htm   (327 words)

 Aqaba launched as special economic zone
AQABA — His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday officially launched the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, bringing to life a project that he nurtured since his early months on the Throne.
The sleepy city of Aqaba still appeared lethargic, nesting between the towering rose-red mountains and a choppy sea, as 400 Arab and international investors, aid agencies, world-renowned consultants, diplomats and Jordanian officials and entrepreneurs gathered in a new five-star hotel to evaluate business opportunities.
The representative of one of the companies which have so far presented their credentials said the Aqaba master plan was bold and convincing, and declared his satisfaction at the ASEZA's readiness to answer queries and establish contacts.
www.jordanembassyus.org /05182001001.htm   (876 words)

A sweeping pan of the city finds the powerful guns mounted toward the sea to defend Aqaba but the attack comes from behind where it is least expected for the Arabian desert protects Aqaba from the rear with treacherous searing heat in the "Sun's Anvil," dust storms, swirling cyclones and no water.
He announces his decision to capture the Turkish garrison at the port of Aqaba: Aqaba Aqaba, from the land.
The sea fortress at Aqaba is attacked the next morning, and the camera tracks the galloping approach of Lawrence's mounted group of Arab tribesmen as it overruns the Turkish garrison and reaches the sea - a sweeping pan of the city finds the powerful guns mounted toward the sea.
jongarrido.com /aqaba.htm   (1713 words)

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