AqabaOctober 7 in Jordan
We make our way south along the Rift Valley alongside the Dead Sea for a while, before climbing to a desert plateau, always skirting the Israeli border, to the northern outskirts of Aqaba. Every few kilometres there is an lookout tower or bigger and lookout base, looking towards the Israelis. Aqaba is Jordan's only seaport, and is where we join the Desert Highway which heads north again further east of the Rift Valley.
We have a short stop, where we can see Israel across the valley to the west, and just through the haze Egypt. Aqaba is like a duty free city, because along with being a gateway to Israel and Egypt to the west, it is also the gateway to Saudi Arabia which is only about 30km to the south east.Read more