The Noor Al Hussein Foundation is a national vocational training organisation, with one of its arms making handicrafts with local cooperatives. The fruits of their labours are on sale here – the needlework products …
A fun tourist market with local handicrafts, carpets and the like.
There’s not too much in the way of entertainment in Aqaba, but this mall at least offers a popular meeting point in the evening with a bar, a collection of restaurants, fast-food outlets and shops.
For upmarket nuts scooped from wooden drawers and great coffee beans, this is the place to come. Try the smoked nuts: the mixed pistachio, cashew and almonds are irresistibly tasty.
A bookshop with a decent selection of English-language books, including titles on Jordan, Lonely Planet guidebooks and a few international newspapers.
Bookshop with a relatively good range of English novels.
One of several tourist souvenir shops along this stretch of road, selling all the local favourites from ostrich eggs and camel bone boxes to Dead Sea products.