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This castle/fort is the one made famous during the Arab Revolt including the attack encouraged by Lawrence. The visit is informal, with a local guide who asked for a few JOD. We found the hsitory and architecture interesting.
It's currently closed, you cant go in. No info on the website to tell you that its closed. Dont bother walking down there in the summer heat!! You can currently see it only from the outside. Building works going on all around it too.
There really is not much to see in Aqaba and tourists are usually directed towards, Fort/Castle, the flag pole and the museum. The museum was being renovated so was aware it was closed. However, the fort was also under refurbishment and also closed on the...More
I was looking around outside when the elderly custodian invited me into look around. For JOD1 he gave me a tour of the castle (admittedly it is currently a construction site too due to restoration). We traded words in English and Arabic, and he was...More
My family of 4 went recently to visit this castle in Aqaba because of it’s interesting history. It was originally built in the 12th century and then rebuilt in the 16th century for it’s strategic location. The castle is currently undergoing restoration and is obviously...More
It is a small, but nice castle. The guy taking care of it was nice and showed us around. There were, among other things, niches for postal pigeons. There's nothing better to see in Al-Aqaba anyway. The ruins of the ancient city are almost non-existant,...More