The comparative advantage of Wadi Araba - the comprehensive plan 2016:
- Increasing the production of agricultural crops for home use and export (developing a valuable chain for sustainable agriculture).
A very large and undeveloped tourist area that includes oases and sand dunes.
Natural and cultural assets (sustainable tourism development).
Attracting current tourists (on the main tourist route from Amman to Petra and Aqaba).
- Close to Aqaba airport and the port.
- Close to the land port of Maan.
Because of the very limited human density, the environment is nearly intact in the vast majority of the region.
A focal point for ancient civilizations from east to west (such as the Incense Road) and north to south: rich historical and archaeological origins, culture and traditions.
The huge sand dunes and mountains are wonderfully suitable for specialized tourism: nature, adventure tourism, cultural, historical and wild experiences.
Investment in irrigation and agriculture.
Mining resources to consider (long-term projects).
Renewable energies can be explored (long-term projects).
The Dead Sea - Wadi Araba highway ensures optimal communication in the north (Dead Sea and Amman) and in the south (Aqaba).
Most residential communities are served by water and electricity.
Availability of public lands for development.
- The road network (with improvements) can accommodate increased traffic.