The Red Sea Half-Marathon on the coastal city of Aqaba is a popular event among young and overseas runners particularly those looking to combine sports with seaside tourism.Aqaba is a growing tourism destination for travelers from all parts of the globe and boasts an expanding infrastructure of high-quality hotels and service offerings. Its proximity to the rose-red Nabatean city of Petra – a UNESCO world heritage city – and to the remarkable desert landscapes of Wadi Rum add to its appeal to foreign tourists. The route of the Half-Marathon race circles through the grounds of Aqaba’s new and spectacular real estate development project overseen by the company Ayla.The new project provides over 4,300,000 squared meters of new residential and commercial property and is home to multiple water-front hotels, lagoons and a 18-hole golf course. The finish line of the Half Marathon ends at the shores of the Rea Sea in the Great Arab Revolt Square.