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Aqaba by evening

Athens, Greece
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Aqaba by evening

Hello everybody, me and my friends will be in Aqaba for 2 evenings (Friday evening and Sunday evening) in December. So, what is to do in the evenings? Recommendation for any restaurants with local food, we prefer the ones out of touristic paths and really local, neighborhood thing :) Also, there are any clubs, bars..local dance places. I know I am in a Muslim country, just want to know how locals are spending a Friday evening, for example :)

Thank you

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Amman, Jordan
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1. Re: Aqaba by evening

unless you have lots of money i would forget the night life and entertainment at aqaba.

that my be available at 5 star hotel at 5 star prices

and forget any thing of interest outside the touristic zone

eat well in downtown at local restaurants

i hope you have better views and advice from others

one sure good thing is that alcoholic drinks are cheap duty free


amman free walking tour and tourists information

Edited: 08 November 2018, 00:26
Athens, Greece
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2. Re: Aqaba by evening

What lots of money means? And also depends on what you pay lots of money :)))

Downtown...any suggestion, names of local restaurants or tavernas?

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3. Re: Aqaba by evening

Nightlife in Jordan is not as in other countries, don't expect cafes with music or nightclubs. You can have a drink at Rovers Return for instance and a few other places, bars of hotels too of course but other than that there is nothing. There's plenty of "local" fish restaurants around (in the street opposite the big flag), my personal favorite is Ocean Restaurant.

Patricia (Petra Bed & Breakfast - Horse Riding Jordan)

Athens, Greece
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4. Re: Aqaba by evening

I have been in other Muslim countries and I know that doesn't compare with European way :) Just wanted to know how nightlife is there and what options we have.

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5. Re: Aqaba by evening

Second for Rovers and Oceans. Good chinese food at Formosa.

los angeles
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6. Re: Aqaba by evening

Try Intercontinental Hotel's Martinis Lounge. Live entertainment, music, wide choice of drinks & hors d'oeuvre. It opens at 6pm - 1am.

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