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K. Hussein St. | Northwest of The Current City Center of Aqaba, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is interesting to know the historical relevance but sadly very little remains. Worth a quick look if you are passing. Don’t make a special trip

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed May 24, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Khamlia
Reviewed April 5, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank V R
Reviewed March 4, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steve B
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

I am not sure if I mix up the archeological museum and Aqaba archeological site. If it is an archeological site, then it not interesting at all.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Shimnik
Reviewed October 1, 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
1  Thank aqabawi
Reviewed July 26, 2018

The Islamic city of Ayla is great place to know about the early Islamic architecture, JREDS recently did a marine servery of the first Islamic port in Ayla

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mustafaajlouni
Reviewed October 26, 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 April 20, 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 April 20, 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Rene L
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