Gulf of Aqaba

The Gulf of Aqaba (خليج العقبة) has all that beach lovers require: 360 days of sunshine a year, a dry climate with mean air temperatures of 32 degrees C. in summer and 19 degrees C. in winter, a constant, gentle northerly breeze that keeps the air fresh and the water crystal clear, a story-book setting of sandy beaches fringed by palm trees and ringed by mountains that change shades of violet, pink and purple with the setting sun, and one of the richest underwater environments in the world. The Gulf of Aqaba’s warm waters boast over 1,000 species of fish, and hundreds of varieties of fringing and fan corals, sea grasses, sponges, invertebrates and other colourful forms of marine life. Not only is the marine life spectacular and the water warm and clear, but most of the finest scuba-diving and snorkeling spots are just a few meters deep, and within 20-50 meters off the sandy beaches. From the Northern part of this gulf, you can see Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia in one look.

Gulf of Aqaba Photos – Sinai – Egypt