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Exploring the Allure of Aqaba: Why It's the Ultimate Wedding Destination

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"Exploring the Allure of Aqaba: Why It's the Ultimate Wedding Destination

Nestled along the pristine shores of the Red Sea, Aqaba stands as a beacon of romance and enchantment, drawing couples from around the globe in search of the perfect wedding destination.

Its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality make it an idyllic setting for couples to exchange vows and embark on a journey of love and celebration.

With its ancient roots tracing back thousands of years, Aqaba exudes an undeniable charm that captivates visitors from the moment they arrive.

Aqaba is blessed with unparalleled natural beauty that serves as a stunning backdrop for weddings against the backdrop of the glistening Red Sea and majestic mountains that frame the horizon. The tranquil azure waters, teeming with vibrant marine life, offer couples the opportunity to exchange vows amidst the serenity of secluded beaches or aboard a luxury yacht, creating moments of pure magic and tranquility. From sunset ceremonies overlooking the shimmering sea to starlit receptions beneath the canopy of the desert sky, Aqaba's natural splendor sets the stage for romance and adventure, making every wedding an unforgettable affair.

Aqaba boasts an array of luxurious accommodations and venues that cater to every whim and desire of couples seeking the perfect wedding celebration. From elegant beachfront resorts to charming archeological sites, each venue offers its unique charm and style, providing couples with a plethora of options to customize their dream wedding.

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In this exclusive interview with Hamza Haj Hassan, Deputy Chief Commissioner, Commissioner for Economy and Tourism at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, we uncover the enchanting allure of Aqaba as a premier wedding destination, exploring the reasons why it is set to become a prime wedding destination in the Middle East. 

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What unique features does Aqaba offer as a wedding destination that set it apart from other locations?

Aqaba is still a unique and virgin destination for destination weddings.

Its ideal weather throughout the year, coupled with amazing backdrops of the Red Sea and Aqaba mountains provide picturesque settings for weddings.

Aqaba is still an untapped market for destination weddings, and will be able to provide exceptional venues, service, and memories for newlyweds.

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How does Aqaba's climate and geographical location contribute to creating a romantic and enchanting atmosphere for weddings?

Again, Aqaba’s weather during all seasons is ideal for outdoor weddings. It is not that cold in winter except for a few days, rainy days are close to none, and its summer season is "humid free".

Aqaba’s ease of access via land, air and sea positions it as an ideal exclusive destination. Moreover, the private jet terminal at the King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba provides luxurious services for those traveling via private jets.

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Could you describe some of the luxurious accommodations and venues available in Aqaba?

Some of the ideal wedding venues include five-star hotels such as the Hyatt Regency Ayla, Al Manara Hotel Saraya, Intercontinental Resort Aqaba, Kempinski Aqaba, and Movenpick to name a few.

The various beach clubs including Mama Gaia and B12 at Ayla, Tala Bay Beach Club, and Berenice Beach Club also provide exceptional venues and services to wedding providers. The Ayla Golf Course also serves as a playground for wedding planners to transform this ever-green eco-friendly golf course into a venue of drams.

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What are some of the unique activities and attractions in Aqaba that couples and their guests can enjoy before or after the wedding celebrations?

Wadi Rum is only 40 minutes away from Aqaba, and Petra is only 1 and a half hour away!

Both locations are UNESCO World Hertiage Sites, and must see destinations when visiting Jordan, and with ease of access from Aqaba, it’s a no brainer that they should be included as part of any excursions.

Hot Air Balloon rides over Wadi Rum, 4x4 ATV rides in Wadi Araba, Bird Watching at the Aqaba Bird Observatory, and Scuba Diving/Snorkeling are just some of the many activities that can be included in pre and post wedding celebrations.

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