Araba Valley

Interesting
This long corridor linking the Dead Sea to the Red Sea is not technically speaking a valley. Its uneven topography, highest near Gharandal (200m below sea level) before dropping to the Dead Sea (408m below sea level), would not allow a river to flow through it. The only water is in the form of wadis which form rapidly on those rare rainy days. It is one of a series of rift valleys running from the Syrian Ghab and continued by the Red Sea and the African Rift Valley.

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3C Roman Church of Aqaba
3C Roman Church of Aqaba
Recent archaeological work has revealed
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Aqaba South Beach
Aqaba South Beach
Twelve kilometres from Aqaba there
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Marine Science Station Aquarium, Aqaba
Marine Science Station Aquarium, Aqaba
The centre's primary role is research
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Aqaba Marine Park
Aqaba Marine Park
Aqaba Marine Park was established in
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The Red Sea
The Red Sea
Thanks to the cutting of the Suez Canal,
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Aqaba South Beach
Aqaba South Beach
Twelve kilometres from Aqaba there
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Marine Science Station Aquarium, Aqaba
Marine Science Station Aquarium, Aqaba
The centre's primary role is research
1:30
Aqaba Marine Park
Aqaba Marine Park
Aqaba Marine Park was established in
4:00
See all