aqaba flagpole

Flag pole standard height At 130 meters (430 feet), the Flagpole in Aqaba, Jordan ranks as the sixth-tallest free-standing flagpole in the world. It may be visible from Aqaba Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia and flies the flag of the Arab Revolution. The 2004-built flagpole officially debuts on October 3.

Top Light for the flag . Jordan only has one port, Aqaba. It is located near the Gulf of Aqaba’s terminus. This is the smallest of the two Gulfs that drain into the Red Sea and surround either side of the Sinai Peninsula. Jordan’s coastline measures just 26 km (17 miles), and it is bordered to the west and east by Saudi Arabia and Israel. From the harbor, you may view the Israeli tourist town of Eilat or, if you turn around, the barren Saudi Arabian peninsula.

Early Church at Aqaba

The towering flag staff is the most noticeable land feature from the ship’s deck. Together with the flag pole in Abu Dhabi and a few other locations, this pole claims to be the highest free-standing flag pole in the world. The flag is displayed in the Arab Revolt Plaza, the site of a significant Arab victory over the Ottoman Empire in 1916.


The Plaza’s historical significance is what makes it so significant. It embraces the Great Arab Revolt banner and Al Hussein Bin Ali’s home, the Arab Revolution’s leader. Being the first Jordanian territory that the forces of the revolution under Al Sharif Hussein bin Ali set foot on, it carries a profoundly significant national connotation. Moreover, it was the location of the first shot fired during the Arab Uprising.

The Big Flag, which proudly flies the flag of the Great Arab Revolt, is presently housed within the fort. Red stands for the blood of the martyrs, green for peace and sustainability, black for oppression, and white for the promising future. Each hue has a significance and a purpose in the revolution. It is also said that the colors stand in for previous Arab dynasties, with red denoting the Macca dynasty, green denoting the Fatimids, black denoting the Abbasidi, and white denoting the Umayyad.

The Aqaba Flagpole is the sixth-tallest flagpole in the world unsupported, measuring 130 meters. It is visible from neighboring nations. The Great Arab Rebellion of 1916, when Sherif Hussein’s armies battled for their independence from Ottoman authority, was commemorated with the flag.

The Flag

The Arab Revolt Flagpole Plaza, one of Aqaba’s most recognizable landmarks, blends historical intrigue with breathtaking beauty. One of the highest flagpoles in the world, honoring the Great Arab Rebellion of 1916, rises from its center. Discover the interesting history of the struggle for freedom from Ottoman domination.

As you arrive, take in the expansive plaza’s views of the sea and the striking mountains in the background. Rows of palm palms and the recognizable flagpole, which is 430 feet tall, are seen in the foreground (130 meters). Look up at the flag representing the Great Arab Revolt, which features the colors black, red, green, and white.

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Hussein bin Ali, King of Hejaz

was an Arab chieftain of the Banu Hashim tribe who served as Sharif and Emir of Mecca from 1908 to 1916, when he declared the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire. From 1916 to 1924, he was King of the Hejaz, and from 1924 to 1925, he was Caliph. He was temporarily recognized as Caliph following the fall of the Ottoman Caliphate until the Saudi conquest of the Hejaz the following year.

He was a member of the Hashemite family, making him a direct 37th generation descendant of Muhammad. He declared the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire in 1916 after promising British backing for Arab independence and accusing the Committee of Unity and Development of breaking Islamic principles by restricting the sultan-authority.

caliph’s Hussein proclaimed himself “King of the Arab Lands” not long after the uprising began. His aspirations to rule the whole Arab world were rejected by the Allies, who only acknowledged him as King of the Hejaz.

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