The Top 5 Family 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 Family Activities in Jordan

If Jordan isn’t already on your family’s dream destination list, you could be missing a serious trick. Mini-adventurers will be left wide-eyed with wonder by the stunning desert scenery while beautiful beach resorts offer opportunities to bond and relax together. Children are universally adored in Jordan, so there’s no better ice-breaker when getting to know the locals, and with regular flights just a few hours from the UK and Europe, you have a good chance of avoiding ‘Are we there yet?’ territory. Here are the top 5 family activities in Jordan to add to your holiday hit-list…


1. Make a splash in the Red Sea


Stay in the temperate coastal town of Aqaba for easy access to the glorious Red Sea’s best swimming spots. A pristine coral reef offers older children the chance to don a snorkel and discover the underwater world while calm waters and sweeping sands provide plenty of paddling opportunities for little ones. Why not hop on board one of Aqaba’s famous glass-bottom boat tours to see what’s under the sea without getting wet?



2. Unwind at the B12 Beach Club


Treat the whole family to a touch of the luxe life and book your accommodation at Ayla, one of Jordan’s swankiest resorts. Spend the day relaxing on a comfortable day bed at the blissful B12 Beach Club while the kids play in the soft white sands and tranquil sea-water lagoon. With all-day dining and a selection of non-motorised water sports to choose from, it’s all too easy to entertain the troops while enjoying some much-needed peace.







3. Tuck into new and delicious food


One of the best things about travelling in Jordan with kids is the abundance of tasty new foods that even the pickiest eaters might find hard to resist. Many Middle Eastern specialties can be served as a mezze, so there’s a selection to pick and choose from rather than placing your bets on one choice. Dig into finger foods like falafel, hummus, and kibbeh, or spend a magical night in a desert camp for a traditional Bedouin barbecue.



4. Float in the Dead Sea


As one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, the Dead Sea will teach your kids a thing or two about science as well as providing some laughs along the way. Due to the extremely high salt concentration of the waters, it is impossible to swim - you simply float to the surface with no effort at all. What’s more, the mud at the Dead Sea is renowned for its healing properties and nutrients. What better excuse to get a little bit messy and pamper each other with a DIY spa treatment?



5. Step back in time at Petra


The Lost City of Petra may be a familiar sight to some, having made an appearance in movies like Indiana Jones and Transformers, but nothing compares to the experience of exploring these rose-tinted ruins in real life. While Petra might be a giant adventure playground, filled with awe-inspiring temples and tombs, there’s a lot of walking involved which could take its toll on little legs. Consider bringing an off-road stroller or carrier if you’re hoping to hit up all the treasures of the site, and you’ll be all set for a fascinating day out.


You’ll make memories that last a lifetime when travelling in Jordan with kids. And a stay at luxury development Ayla would be the cherry on the cake.

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