Aqaba is more like a western city than a Middle Eastern City. It is a busy, clean, and safe appearing city. There is much new construction going on in Aqaba and the city seems very properous.
It's main claim to fame is a beach resort and the beaches rival beaches from most countries. There is a big scuba diving and snorkeling trade in Aqaba as the coral reefs in the Red Sea are full of life due to rich warm waters.
Every type of restaurant can be found in Aqaba from excellent Middle Eastern food to fast food American style restaurants such as McDonalds, Burger King, Quiznos, and others. Even though it is a Muslim country, there are still restaurants and clubs that serve alcohol.
Eilat is located in the southern region of Israel. It is a very commercial area, lots of hotels, hostels, resort area, etc.
Eilat is the city by which one can cross the border into Taba, E…