Sleeping in Airports

Aqaba Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Aqaba Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

before security check there is a toilet, seating very limited, only 1 duty free shop, one cafe where smoking is allowed, you can smell cigarrette smoke everywhere, no exchange at departures so get rid of jord dinnars before you get tothe airport – mavi

AQJ Airport Overview

aqaba airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Aqaba King Hussein International Airport.

What to Expect

Aqaba Airport (code: AQJ) has a single terminal with two gates, which serve a few year-round destinations as well as several seasonal routes. Facilities are very limited, with a single cafe and a few small shops. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Sleeping in Aqaba Airport

We do not have any recent sleep-related airport reviews, but past reviews indicate that seating is uncomfortable and you be prepared to sleep on the floor.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service.  See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Coronavirus Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Aqaba Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in Aqaba King Hussein Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Mövenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba – (10 minutes from the airport) Free scheduled airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • My Hotel – (12 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle service is available. » Check Rates
  • Al Qidra Hotel Aqaba – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Aqaba Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

airport loungeAirport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass and/or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Pearl Lounge – Location: Airside, Departures Hall. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Pearl Assist Membership.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Aqaba Airport.

airport infoMore Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Banking Services – Banking services are available at the Arab Bank Company, perhaps an ATM machine is available.

Currency Exchange – Services are available from the Arab Bank Company. Location and hours are not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – A small duty-free shop is available as well as a small gift shop.

Food & Drinks – A small cafe is available in the airport. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, an airport medical clinic is available.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us there are three charging sockets before you go through to departures.

Postal Services – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from the airport’s post office. Location and hours are unknown.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

airport hoursAirport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

airlinesAirlines

Aqaba airport is served by the following airlines: Air Cairo • EasyJet • Emirates • Nordwind Airlines • Qatar Airways • Royal Jordanian • Ryanair • Smartwings • Turkish Airlines • Ural Airlines.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.

Taxis

Metered taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area during airport hours of operation.

Last updated: 2020-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.