A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Aqaba vs. Doha for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Aqaba or Doha?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Aqaba or Doha, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Aqaba or Doha?

Aqaba

Aqaba is a port city in Jordan, in fact, it is the only port city in the country. This city is located on the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea, which is in the southern part of Jordan. The city is still being developed; many of its facilities and infrastructures are being improved. The population of Aqaba is about 190,000 and the city has been key in developing Jordan's economy via trade and tourism.

Doha

Doha is the capital city of Qatar, modern and rapidly developing with much construction underway. It is home to Doha International Airport, the main point of entry for Qatar, as well as many of the country's best museums and examples of cultural heritage.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Jordan, and The Best Budget Tours to Jordan.


Which place is cheaper, Doha or Aqaba?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Aqaba is $127, while the average daily cost in Doha is $200. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Aqaba and Doha in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Aqaba $59
    Doha $119
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Aqaba $118
    Doha $238
Compare Hotels in Aqaba and Doha

Looking for a hotel in Aqaba or Doha? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Aqaba


Hotels in Doha


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Aqaba Hotel Prices and Doha Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Aqaba $24
    Doha $23

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aqaba

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Aqaba:

  • Transfer from Aqaba City Or TalaBay to Petra: $48
  • Amman: Day Trip Petra & Wadi Rum Guided Tour with Transfer: $490
  • Aqaba Airport AQJ Private Transfer to Multi Destinations: $65
  • Aqaba Airport transfer to Aqaba City: $25
  • Aqaba Border Yitzhak Rabin Terminal to Petra Private Transfer: $140
  • Aqaba King Hussein Airport (AQJ): Transfer to Aqaba hotels: $162
  • Aqaba King Hussein Airport to Aqaba - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $65
  • Aqaba King Hussein Airport to Petra Round-Trip Private Transfer: $104
  • Aqaba King Hussein Intl Airport to Aqaba-Arrival Private Transfer: $33
  • Aqaba King Hussein Intl Airport to Petra-Arrival Private Transfer: $52
  • Aqaba Or Aqaba Airport Private Transfer To Dead Sea, Jordan: $185
  • Aqaba Port to Wadi Rum Private Transfer: $80

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Airport Transfer-Hamad International Airport, Doha-Qatar: $34
  • Airport Transfer: Doha to Doha Airport DOH by Luxury Car: $107
  • Airport Transfer: Doha to Doha Airport DOH by Luxury Van: $119
  • Arrival Transfer: Hamad Airport DOH to Doha by Luxury Van: $119
  • BF Doha | Hamad Int. Airport Transfer Meet & Greet: $68
  • Departure Transfer: Doha to Hamad Airport DOH by Luxury Van: $119
  • Doha Airport Transfer: $99
  • Doha Airport Transfers: Your Swift Gateway to Luxury Travel: $50
  • Doha Hamad Airport (DOH) to Doha - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $130
  • Doha Night City Tour With Airport Transfer: $62
  • Doha Night City Tour With Transfer From Airport & Hotels: $55
  • Doha Night Desert Safari Camel Ride Dune Bashing with Transfer: $93

Is it cheaper to fly into Aqaba or Doha?

Prices for flights to both Doha and Aqaba change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Aqaba $42
    Doha $61

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Aqaba

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Aqaba.

  • Suhaila (connecting through cooking): $50
  • Explore Wadi Rum: Jeep Tour, Bed and Breakfast, and Dinner: $63
  • 4 hour desert jeep tour with overnight in beduin camp including dinner&breakfast: $85
  • Wadi Rum Full Day Jeep Tour + Overnight + Dinner in Bedouin Camp: $87
  • 2 Day Wadi Rum Tour: Traditional Dinner and Starlit Cave Camp: $115
  • From Wadi Rum Full-Day Private Jeep Tour with Dinner: $169

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Doha

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Doha.

  • Private Dinner on Al Safliya Island: $76
  • Half Day Doha City Tour with Lunch or Dinner: $143
  • BBQ Dinner in the desert resort; Dune bashing & camel ride: $165
  • Full Day Desert Safari with Camp Access, Buffet Dinner,Camel Ride: $195
  • Doha : Full Day Desert Safari | BBQ Dinner | Inland sea: $197
  • Private Desert Safari with BBQ Lunch/Dinner at Souk Al Wakra: $202
  • Private Overnight Desert Safari, Dune bashing, dinner & Breakfast: $220
  • Full Day Desert Safari With BBQ Dinner: $234
  • From Overnight Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner: $240

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Aqaba $54
    Doha $18

Tours and Activities in Aqaba

Here are a few actual costs in Aqaba for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Sightseeing Bike Rental in Aqaba: $7.00
  • 3-Hour Shore Dive or Snorkel Experiences in Aqaba: $30
  • Glass-Bottom Boat 2-hours Tour and Coral-Reef Viewing from Aqaba: $30
  • Private Walking Tour in Aqaba City with Free Meal: $30
  • 3 hours Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum: $35
  • 2-Hour Sunset Tour Wadi Rum Desert Highlights: $35
  • 2 Hour Jeep Tour - Wadi Rum Desert & Canyon: $35
  • Walking Tour History ,Culture & Food: $37
  • Discover Aqaba in Style: A 3-h City Tour by Car with meal: $37
  • Mosaic Art Experience: $38
  • Jeep Tours in Wadi Rum with Bedouin Guide 2,3,4,5 hours | Magic Bedouin Star: $38
  • Half day Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum incl. water and Bedouin tea: $40

Tours and Activities in Doha

Here are a few actual costs in Doha for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Doha International Airpor: Qatar eSIM Data Plan for Tourists: $7.99
  • Qatar eSIM Data Plan for Tourists: $7.99
  • Al Safliya Island Boat Tour: $25
  • Guided Walking Tour of Souq Waqif: $30
  • City Highlights Layover Tour: $32
  • From Doha Cruise Terminal: Doha City Tour (Private Tour): $35
  • Sharing City Tour From MSC Virtuosa/Mein Schiff2: $35
  • Doha Geocaching & City Tour Combo: $35
  • From Doha Cruise Terminal: Doha Private or Group City Tour: $35
  • 4-hour Downtown City Tour: $40
  • Doha : Private Custom Walking Tour with A Guide (Private Tou: $43
  • Doha City Tour - Airport or Cruise Terminal Pick Up/Drop Off: $43

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Aqaba $9.07
    Doha $15


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Aqaba and Doha, we can see that Doha is more expensive. And not only is Aqaba much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Aqaba would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Aqaba and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Doha would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Doha than you might in Aqaba.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Aqaba Expensive? and Is Doha Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Aqaba or Doha?

Doha has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Aqaba. When comparing the sizes of Aqaba and Doha, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

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