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 (ä′kə-bə, ăk′ə-), Gulf of
An arm of the Red Sea between the Sinai Peninsula and northwest Saudi Arabia. It has long been of strategic importance in the Middle East.


(ˈækəbə) or


(Placename) the only port in Jordan, in the southwest, on the Gulf of Aqaba. Pop: 80 790 (2004)


or A•ka•ba

(ˈɑ kə bə, ˈæk ə-)

1. a seaport in SW Jordan at the N end of the Gulf of Aqaba. 10,000.
2. Gulf of, an arm of the Red Sea between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. 100 mi. (160 km) long.
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Noun1.Aqaba - Jordan's portAqaba - Jordan's port; located in southwestern Jordan on the Gulf of Aqaba
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan - an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
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The minister outlined measures taken by the government to implement the program, adding that the value of government projects for public institutions in 2016 stands at JD244 million, including JD120 million for capital projects for ministries and JD114 million as allocations for capital projects in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, Aqaba Development Company and Aqaba Water Company.
BAM International and its local joint venture partner MAG, have announced successful completion of the construction of the new port in Aqaba, Jordan, for Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC).
A group of 500 volunteers undertook a 3-hour cleaning operation during which they collected garbage from the portal city of Aqaba,.
Aqaba, June 9 (Petra) -- Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Thursday inspected the southern port city of Aqaba to have a first-hand look at projects and workflow in some key projects and public entities.
The construction of the new port has been completed by BAM International and its local partner MAG in Aqaba, Jordan, for Aqaba Development Corp.
Summary: The American embassy in Jordan warned its citizens on Wednesday against travelling to the port city of Aqaba, citing an "imminent" threat.
HM Queen Rania visited the port city of Aqaba on Thursday to inspect and oversee work being done by the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) and met with local and regional youth representatives and officials.
Amman, Apr 9 (Petra) -- Tourism and Antiquities Minister, Nayef Al Fayez, said the focus in promoting tourism should be placed on the qualities in the southern city of Aqaba to attract visitors from across the world that would help to promote local economic development.
4 hotels: the Qal Jumeirah, the Qasr Aqaba Jumeirah, the Westin Aqaba and the Al Manara
After a hiatus in which its menu was pampered with an enticing refresher, Red Sea Grill is reopening on 1 March, 2018 at ME[micro]venpick Resort & Residences Aqaba.
11 (Petra)--Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) Nasser Shraideh discussed with Turkish Ambassador to Jordan Murat Karagoz on Sunday, economic, trade, tourism, logistical and transport ties.
Flydubai has announced the start of flights to Thessaloniki in Greece and Aqaba in Jordan from June 2018.