The Gulf of
1.1 Cities 1.2 Extent
2 Geology 3 Ecology 4 History 5 Tourism 6 See also 7 References 8 External links
The gulf is east of the
The city of
Like the coastal waters of the Red Sea, the gulf is one of the world's premier sites for diving. The area is especially rich in coral and other marine biodiversity and has accidental shipwrecks and vessels deliberately sunk in an effort to provide a habitat for marine organisms and bolster the local dive tourism industry. Cities
At this northern end of the gulf are three important cities: Taba in
"Isle of Graia Gulf of Akabah Arabia Petraea", 1839 lithograph of a
trade caravan by
A resort on the Gulf of Eilat, near Eilat's
Trade across the
The gulf is one of the most popular diving destinations in the world.
About 250,000 dives are performed annually in Eilat's 11 km
coastline, and diving represents 10% of the tourism income of this
The Landscape of
Al Jawf Region/Tabuk Region
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