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Getting To Aqaba, Jordan Via Tabuk Airport, Saudi  
User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5304 times:

I'll be leaving for Saudi Arabia for work in few days time, based in Jeddah. I'm planning to visit the region once my work is over in 2 months time and Jordan is high on my agenda (in particular Petra + scuba in Aqaba).

I've been checking the fare for JED-AMM flights and they're not cheap! I'm wondering if it makes a good alternative to fly to Tabuk in northern Saudi, then make the overland journey to Aqaba? Return flights JED-Tabuk is SAR 550 return, versus 2-3 times that much if flying direct to AMM. Looking at the map Tabuk is "only" 100km from the Jordanian border, thru the sites that i found on Google it is mentioned that shared taxi is a popular way to get to Jordan.

To those who knows the region well, is my plan too adventurous? Any information regarding Tabuk-Jordan border crossings to Aqaba and its practicalities is greatly appreciated.

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User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 872 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5278 times:

Tabuk - Ma'an (closest town to Petra) by car is definitely doable. But I've never heard of shared taxis in Saudi (that's something you see in Egypt). You're better off renting a car from Tabuk airport (I know it is a small airport but it should have one, otherwise pick one up from the town centre). The car will cost you about 80 riyals a day, so you will save money, but it will take you quite a bit longer to get there.

BTW, the diving within Saudi is better than in Jordan. Aqaba is a long way to go when there's great diving around Jeddah!

Check this site out for info regarding diving in Saudi: http://www.scubatravel.co.uk/redsea/divesaudi.html

Also, if you like Petra, you can also check out it's sister city Madain Saleh, which is located halfway between Medina and tabuk


User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5224 times:

Thanks mate, appreciate the info.  Smile

User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 872 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5178 times:

No probs, I hope you have a nice stay in Jeddah

Salamat datang (sp?)

[Edited 2006-02-21 16:50:18]

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