Aqaba is the only sea port town in Jordan, and it boasts many Aqaba Festivals that should not be missed. It is a popular beach resort and diving spot amongst diving enthusiasts and veteran travelers. Aqaba also has a rich Arabic culture and heritage, which is reflected in its festivals.

The northern town of Aqaba hosts a large festival in February celebrating the unique culture of the Bedouin people in which they bring their handicrafts to the seaside town for sale.