This port city is famous for being the meeting point for pilgrims coming from Damascus and Egypt. Aqaba lost ground with the opening of the Suez Canal and the Hejaz Railway, but the city is still an important trade center today mainly thanks to the production of phosphate. When you visit Aqaba, you will not only be impressed by its commerce, but its historical beauty as well. Just when you think that you are lost in a maze of modern buildings, you might find yourself face to face with ancient ruins on calm streets. Hear the sounds of this beautiful city with a rich culture, tradition, history, and bustling commerce.