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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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ABTA Magazine

30 Sep 2019

 

Dr Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat

Managing director, Jordan Tourism Board

 

What’s on the horizon for Jordan?

The demand for Jordan continues to rise- we’ve seen a 28% increase for the first six months of 2019. The Aqaba region, which has ongoing development, is now more accessible as easyJet is doubling the number of direct flights to twice a week from London Gatwick from the end of October 2019. The latest development is Ayla Oasis, home to Jordan’s first 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Greg ‘Great White Shark’ Norman. The Oasis recently hosted the first ever mixed international golf tournament, which creates a new target audience for tourism in Jordan.

 

Why should UK holidaymakers visit?

Jordan is a year-round destination with winter temperatures averaging 18 degrees, while the summer months can reach up to 40. The weather attracts UK visitors looking for an escape that isn’t too far from home. Flights take five and half hours with UK travelers now being able to access Amman and Aqaba directly through an increased air service. For those in search of a long weekend, we continue to welcome more luxury hotels in Amman – W Hotel Amman, Fairmont Amman and in 2020, the Ritz-Carlton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How is Jordan targeting sustainability?

WE have the ‘Meaningful Map’, which highlights experiences that offer a positive for both travelers and communities. The map addresses two overlapping trends for tourism: demand from travelers for authentic and sustainable experiences, and the need to use the power of travel to help people and places thrive. There are various tour operators that offer walking tours of the ‘Jordan Trail’ which connects the length of Jordan from Umm Qais in the north to Aqaba in the south, and offers 40 days of hiking over more than 650 kilometers. Petra Archaeological Park, one of our most popular destinations, was also selected by the Green Destinations Foundation as one of the Top Sustainable Destinations for 2019.

 

How can travel agents find out more?

We have a dedicated adventure themed workshop in London on November 7. It’s for all agents who are keen to learn more about the destination. Visit uk.visitjordan.com

 

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