Top Choice Seafood in Aqaba

Captain’s Restaurant

Serving consistently good quality seafood, including sayadieh (fish served with rice in an onion and tomato sauce) and seafood salad, this is a perennially popular choice for locals with something to celebrate. The …
Top Choice Italian in Aqaba

Royal Yacht Club Restaurant

With views of the marina, this elegant, wood-panelled restaurant is the place to savour a romantic sunset and mingle with Aqaba’s nouveau riche. The mostly Italian menu includes Mediterranean favourites like crab, a…
Top Choice Jordanian in Aqaba

Ali Baba Restaurant

With its wooden awning, leafy cannas and potted palm trees, this favourite still draws the crowds. The outdoor seating area wrapped around the corner facade is a good vantage point for people-watching. In the evenin…
Jordanian in Aqaba

Rakwet Kanaan Restaurant & Cafe

Selling a delicious range of Oriental pastries, cooked over firewood and liberally sprinkled with thyme, rosemary and sage, this restaurant is wrapped around the bend in the road where its pavement divans catch the …
Chinese in Aqaba

Formosa Restaurant

For an excellent Chinese perspective on Aqaba's seafood (and with plenty of meat and vegetable options on the menu too), you can't top this cosy, intimate restaurant. 'Our guests are part of the Formosa family', cla…
Seafood in Aqaba

Floka Restaurant

Choose from the catch of the day (which normally includes sea bream, silver snapper, grouper and goatfish) and select how you would like it cooked. Service can be a little slow but it’s a friendly, unpretentious est…
Seafood in Aqaba

Al-Mabrouk Beach Touristic Restaurant

This attractive restaurant is a friendly and popular place for a large fish supper, with glass-top tables decorated with shells outside, or air-conditioned dining indoors. A local favourite is a pot of Al-Mabrouk fi…
Cafe in Aqaba


There are popular beachfront cafes between Aqaba Fort and the marina. The front-row seats are so close to the water that you can wet your toes while you whet your appetite. No alcohol is served at these public place…
Bakery in Aqaba

Al-Tarboosh Restaurant

With the Arabic Moon, this is one of two neighbouring pastry shops that offer a great range of meat, cheese and vegetable sambusas. Order a bag for takeaway or sit and eat them straight from the oven at the tables o…
Market in Aqaba

Fruit and Vegetable Souq

The fruit and vegetable souq, hidden at the southern end of Raghadan St, is the best place to buy healthy, locally grown items for a picnic.