The top 5 Cultural Activities in Jordan

Three man-made blue lagoons with a total area of 750000 m², and comprising a constellation of 17 white sand beaches are spread over the Ayla community.

Offering world-class amenities in a glorious picture-perfect setting, Golf Hills is home to Jordan’s first 18-hole golf course. The district offers a contemporary Ayla Golf Club and Academy, extraordinary guest accommodations, as well as beautifully designed residential apartments, townhouses and villas.


As part of Ayla’s mission to help create a prosperous community that embraces its natural assets, the company strives to develop the golf course to become one of the most environmentally friendly in the world. At the district, every detail conspires to provide its residents and guests with a spectacular experience. With over 12km² of rolling greens, the lush landscape features three green pockets with panoramic views of the area, paved courtyards reminiscent of a traditional Arabic medina, playgrounds, sundecks, and swimming pools – including an infinity pool overlooking the golf course.

The Avenue district is Ayla’s interpretation of downtown living on the coast of the Red Sea.
This pedestrian-friendly boulevard boasts designer brand local and international names in fashion and lifestyle.

Our walk-friendly roads will guide you through the cosmopolitan Avenue district, taking you from the modern residences and apartments to the vast shopping and dining areas, which lead into historic Aqaba.

Offering the perfect blend of land and sea – from luxurious waterfront residences, to a world-class marina, to the Marina Village’s unique boutiques and restaurants – the district’s pulse of the Ayla community. Encompassing modern luxury and historic beauty, the Marina District comprises 17,000 m² of commercial space, three hotels with approximately 700 rooms, as well as 582 residential apartments and private villas.


The district is also home to Aqaba’s largest marina with almost 300 berths, fitting boats up to 40m long with a draft up to 4m, and providing exceptional facilities and services that adhere to international standards. With its pedestrian friendly roads, yearlong activities catering to adults and children, biking lanes, world-class amenities, and a bustling nightlife, the district offers its residents and visitors the opportunity to get lost in the magnificent coastal allure of the Red Sea.

Dazzling entertainment venues, organic designs, and culture, unite at Ayla’s Creek District – creating an urban-spirited community bustling with extraordinary energy. The district is home to an exquisite beach club as well as a collection of contemporary riverfront residences that combine the perks of urban and coastal living. The district’s waterfront includes 420 townhouses and 72 apartments.

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The top 5 Cultural Activities in Jordan

There is no better way to get to know a country than by immersing yourself in the local culture, delving into what makes the locals tick and trying unique experiences you wouldn’t find at home. Fortunately, visitors to Jordan find this an easy task, thanks to the warmth and hospitality of the Jordanian people. It’s all too easy to forge connections, particularly when sampling the local cuisine or taking part in traditional pastimes. From camels and coffee to markets and mosques, here are the top 5 cultural activities in Jordan you won’t want to miss…


1. Ride a camel at Wadi Rum


Embrace traditional Bedouin culture in Jordan with a camel safari through the stark desert landscape at Wadi Rum. Often referred to as the ‘ships of the desert’, camels have always been deeply cherished by the Bedouin people - without them, long journeys across the desert would once have been impossible. Relax into a different pace of life as you and your camel train explore the famous Valley of the Moon and admire the sandstone mountains. Why not plan your camel trek at night, marvelling at the endless starlit skies as you make your way to your cosy Bedouin camp?


2. Experience a traditional Zarb dinner at Ayla


Enjoy an atmospheric night of authentic Jordanian dining when you book your stay at luxury resort Ayla. Based near the conveniently-located coastal town of Aqaba, Ayla’s premium chefs offer guests the chance to experience Zarb, a traditional Bedouin barbecue. Expect tender meats, smothered in heady spice infusions and slow-cooked to perfection in an underground wooden oven. Dine in a dreamy setting, waited on hand and foot, before scouring the menu for dessert.


3. Wake up to a sip of Jordanian coffee


If your day doesn’t start before your first sip of coffee, you’ll find yourself in good hands when you drop by one of Jordan’s bustling coffee shops. Cafe culture is truly alive in the Middle East with numerous spaces dedicated to hot, sweet tea or cardamom-spiced Arabic coffee. Don’t forget to order a selection of delectable, spiced baklava, to complete your coffeehouse experience.

4. Discover the beauty of Sharif Hussein Bin Ali mosque


A cultural jewel of Jordan, this flawless white mosque, named after Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, is one of the iconic things to see in Aqaba. Stroll the elegant interior to admire the polished glass windows, imposing minarets, and the largest dome of all Jordan’s mosques. With no entrance fee, the price is certainly right - just remember this is an active place of worship and remember to dress accordingly.


5. Shop your socks off at Souk by the Sea


One of the best things to do in Jordan is to shop the colourful souks, but Souk by the Sea in the charming town of Aqaba takes the market experience to the next level. Every Friday evening visitors are treated to an authentic showcase of fantastic artisanal goods along with sumptuous food and traditional live music. Featuring everything from hand-made sand bottles to delicate, beaded jewellery, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for souvenirs as you support the local community and enjoy a lively cultural night.


Soak up the culture in Jordan with a high-class stay at Ayla, and get to know this eye-opening destination while perched in the lap of luxury.



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