Step into Aqaba Castle

Step into Aqaba Castle

An inscription in Arabic at the entrance gate tells us Aqaba’s Mamluk (Mameluke) fort (now known as Aqaba castle) was built during the reign of Qansur Al-Ghuri (Qansuh al-Ghauri) (1510-17). Since then, it has had a Chequered history. Periods of enlargement and renovation have been mixed with serious destruction. The fort has served as a caravanserai for pilgrims travelling to Mecca as much as a military site.

Opening times:

Summer Time:

Sunday –Thursday              08:00 – 17;00

Friday – Saturday                10:00 – 17:00

Winter Time:

Sunday –Thursday              08:00 – 16;00

Friday – Saturday                10:00 – 16:00

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