See the history and culture of Jordan come alive at Aqaba Fort. Built in the 14th century under the leadership of Qansah al-Ghouri, one of the last Mamluk Sultans, the fort is one of the oldest monuments in Aqaba and attracts tourists who have come to the area to vacation under the sun.
Although the fort was subsequently altered several times since it was first built, today Aqaba fort still offers an insightful glimpse into the area's past and stands as a testament to the history of the area.
Visiting Aqaba Fort
Aqaba Fort is open daily and entrance is free for visitors. Adjacent to the fort is the Aqaba Archaeological Museum which houses artefacts, and for a small tip staff offer guided tours and will share stories of the fort's history and design.
Inside the museum, which was the former palace of the Hashemite dynasty's founder Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, visitors can discover Bronze Age artefacts dating back to 4000 BC, along with objects ranging from the 7th to 12th century. This unique museum adds context to the beautiful fort beside it and illustrates a long and interesting history that includes war, takeover, prosperity and decline.
Aqaba attractions within easy reach
From the Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba, guests are well placed to enjoy the luxuries at Tala Bay and the charms of neighbouring Aqaba. From Aqaba Fort to the Marine Park, there is plenty to entertain when visiting the area on holiday.
Standing out amongst other Aqaba hotels in the area, the Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba offers guests a comfortable base surrounded by beautiful Red Sea views. Inside the hotel, sumptuous restaurants and bars, poolside and beach areas, and bespoke spa treatments combine to make each stay one that's unforgettable.