Try Traditional Food
Local food should definitely be on your to-do-list in the seaside city.
Aqaba offers several different food options to please varying palettes.
For those wishing to try out some traditional dishes you can start with the famous Sayadieh dish, which is a celebrated Aqabawi dish of fish and flavored rice.
You can replicate the dish at home by purchasing all the spices from Al Baba’s spice shop. Another traditional dish is the famous Jordanian Mansaf, the one dish you must try in Jordan.
Mansaf is a dish comprised of rice, lamb, and a dry yoghurt made into a sauce called jameed. It is not only one of the most beloved Jordanian dishes, but is also considered the national dish of Jordan.
For a meal on the go, grab a shawerma or falafel sandwich, or better yet try a fish sandwich!
For the sweet tooth, we highly recommend the Arabic pistachio ice cream, that’s a very local treat!