Family Traveller launches the Family Traveller Excellence Awards 2019 in partnership with Ayla

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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Family Traveller launches the Family Traveller Excellence Awards 2019 in partnership with Ayla

04 Jul 2019

4th July 2019, Now in its fifth year, the Family Traveller Awards recognises the industry’s most innovative brands and products within the family travel space. The awards return this year with a fresh format and a headline sponsor, Ayla, the newest and most exciting destination in Jordan.


The 2019 awards are evolving and instead of focusing on traditional categories such as best destination and best kids club, Family Traveller is asking the industry and its readers to nominate initiatives which go above and beyond for families. This could be an exciting kids’ sports academy at a resort, an incredible family suite on a cruise ship, a new style of ski school or a hotel that encourages children to look after the environment. It doesn’t matter how big or small the initiative or organization, how luxury or affordable, how exotic or local, the key criteria is the ability to delight, entertain and inspire families on holidays or days out.


For the first time ever, children will be invited to join the judging panel since they are at the very heart of family travel and experiences.

Jane Anderson, editor, Family Traveller said, ‘Family travel is my passion on both a personal and profession level, and I know this is a sector that is becoming more creative by the day. I’m looking forward to seeing all the coolest, most thoughtful innovations out there being nominated this year.’


Eng. Sahl Dudin, managing director, Ayla said, ‘We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the 2019 Family Traveller Excellence Awards. Family is at the heart of everything we do at Ayla and we feel Family Traveller has the same ethos and focus we do when it comes to family holidays and experiences.’


Family Traveller is inviting nominations from all aspects of the travel industry including airlines, cruise lines, ferry companies, tour operators, hotels and resorts, villas, museums, rental  companies, festivals, kids’ clubs, theme parks, campsites, eco initiatives, adventure companies and activity centres.


The nomination should have been created in the last five years. From the nominations, Family Traveller’s esteemed judging panel will create a shortlist, which will go to a public vote and further panel votes to find the Top 50 Family Traveller Excellence Awards. 

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