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It was quite fun, I first went by car and google map showed me the way. I was a little surprised because it should be close to all the hotels, but google led me far away. Then I arrived at the entrance to Ayla, the...More
This small but important archaeological site holds the remnants of the Islamic city of Ayla. When I started this review, I noted an excellent summary of the history in another review-- by aqabawi. The site stands as a tribute to a civilized presence from the...More
En route back to our pick-up point (Mövenpick Aqaba Hotel) my wife and myself came across the Ayla City Archaeological site.
We wandered in and had a quick look around at the ruins which are well marked but amount to little more than a pile...More
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
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