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King Hussein International Airport, often shortened to Aqaba Airport, is located is the southwest of Jordan. There is one terminal which handles both arrivals and departures. In addition to a domestic route between the airport and the capital, Amman, there are a number of international routes, mainly to Egyptian and European destinations.
The airport has an annual capacity of one million passengers, four check-in desks and two gates. There are cafeterias, a duty-free shop, souvenir shops and a post office. Short-term parking spaces for 200 vehicles are available outside the airport, while there is also a taxi rank. Those who want to arrange car hire in Aqaba Airport can also do so on site.
Aqaba is located on the Red Sea and is the country's only port city. Historical attractions include Aqaba Fort, the old city of Ayla and the oldest purpose-built church in history. Diving is an extremely popular activity in the waters offshore from the city. Those planning to go farther afield to the likes of Petra or the Dead Sea would be wise to consider car rental in Aqaba Airport.
The region has a desert climate, featuring hot, dry summers and warm winters. In general, any time between November and March is considered a good time to visit, with daytime temperatures ranging from the low to mid-20s (°C). There is a little (although not much) rain during this period. The heat is intense between June and July, with daytime temperatures in excess of 38°C and no rainfall.
Those travelling to the country for the first time and looking to rent a vehicle would be wise to compare car hire prior to their trip to ensure less hassle upon arrival. A car provides the welcome relief of air conditioning, although drivers should expect the unexpected as local drivers don't pay much attention to the rules of the road