Aqaba Gulf Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Concierge desk
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Travel Blogs from Aqaba
... had arranged to meet for dinner. As our guide led us onto the bus we envisaged a quiet spot outside of town overlooking the sea. However as it transpired we took a bus ride to a place literally not more than five minutes' walk away. Our fat tour had reached new heights of laziness.
After a very enjoyable dinner we reconvened in the Rovers for more girly cocktails. Or beers if you weren't macho enough to take on Blue ...
... with the extremely hot weather and 100-percent humidity. Not only that, but our excursion started at 6:15 in the morning.
The early start time was necessary because getting to Petra from the dock in Aqaba involved a bus ride of more than two hours.
Then there was the 45 minute walk through the Siq, the narrow and mostly shaded downslope through towering cliffs that leads to Petra’s ...
... bus running between the two!
Very quiet little airport, which was a nice change. I was even offered a hangar for the plane for the first time on the trip, which was great as it blowing pretty strongly.
I booked into the Kempinsky hotel, in a great spot right on the beach. Aqaba has been a trading port for centuries, but today hotels and resorts are being built, and ...
... have up to 4 wives, but he only has one. He told us, “My wife would kick my ass if I got another wife.” Many of the people we met there had great senses of humor. Probably the best example is the young woman who was a bathroom attendant in Petra. She was a Muslim woman probably around 25 years old. A woman who came out of one of the stalls had a walking stick. The attendant said “That’s a very nice stick, madam. Do you use it to control your husband?” ...
... occasionally there would be irrigated areas suddenly appearing in luscious green, with date plantations and hot houses. Camels would be roaming around in odd spots. The road surface itself is uneven in places, due to the tectonic plate movements in the area. The water looked clear and inviting, but an edge of salt could clearly be seen on the shore, with a continuously decreasing Dead Sea size. Our resort hotel was on ...