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About Amman

The English poet John William Burgon describes Jordan’s Petra as "the red-rose city half as old as time" and indeed, with a history that dates back to the beginning of civilisation, Amman is home to many ancient settlements: Its architectural identity is also inspired by both Arab traditions and Graeco-Roman culture, resulting in some of the most breathtaking monuments in the world such as Jerash and Amman’s Roman Theatre. But the beating heart of Amman is its warm and friendly people, who are known for their generous hospitality.

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Petra

Nestled between the Red Sea and the Dead sea, this UNESCO world heritage site is often referred to as the ‘Rose City’ because of its pink coloured stone temple. This archaeological city was once a wonder of the world and dates back to prehistoric times. Petra is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world.

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Wadi Rum

A treat for those in search of adventure, this ‘Valley of the Moon’ is the largest wadi in Jordan that allows trekkers and hikers to camp, rock climb, and horse ride in the desert. It is still home to Bedouin tribes who work hard to develop this area for tourism and protect it from natural calamities.

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Ma’in Hot Springs

This series of mineral-rich springs and breathtaking waterfalls are located 264 metres below sea level, in between the Dead Sea and Madaba. Water temperatures vary from 45 to 60 degree Celsius. The Six Senses Spa offers rejuvenating mud wraps, massages and healing treatments along with hydro-jet baths.

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Jerash

This provincial Roman city is one of the most well-preserved ancient towns in the world, with historic ruins, old plazas and public squares, and over a million olive trees. Wander around the theatres and hilltop temples and marvel at pieces of history that had been buried for centuries.

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Dead Sea

This hypersaline lake is where tourists come to float effortlessly at the lowest point on Earth. The mud and water of the Dead Sea have been proven to be highly therapeutic and helps in curing some health problems. The mud and water are also used in numerous cosmetic products and herbal sachets.

Restaurants in Amman

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Abu Jbara

A local favourite for Middle Eastern food, Abu Jbara offers a wide variety of fresh mezze such as hummus and foul.

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Jabri

If you're in the mood for an authentic Jordanian mansaf, Jabri is the place to go!

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Mountain Breeze Country Club

This restaurant provides 360-degree views of the forest along with international and Arabic cuisine.

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Ashur

Located in the Kempinski Hotel, this Italian restaurant offers grill choices along with thinly crusted pizzas.

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Floka

Amongst the most popular seafood eateries in the Amman area, Floka has a spread of freshly caught fish every day.

Shopping in Amman

Mecca Mall

Opened in 2003, the Mecca Mall was the first shopping mall to open in Amman. The mall offers a variety of shops that sell clothes, makeup, books, electronics and more. The mall is also where visitors can stop for a quick bite or a cup of tea after a long day of shopping.

Mecca Mall
Taj Mall

Taj Mall

The ultimate shopping destination in Jordan, Taj Mall is where visitors can enjoy shopping for jewellery, clothes, home decor, electronics, and more. The mall is also equipped with a 16-screen movie theatre and a wide selection of dining outlets.

City Mall

City Mall

Popular for its location in the heart of Amman, the City Mall offers a fun and comfortable shopping experience for locals and tourists alike. The mall is also filled with various dining options including T.G.I Fridays, Paul, and Subway.

Galleria Mall

Galleria Mall

Located in Sweifieh, the Galleria Mall is a shopping destination that offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment to its visitors. Shop for big brands including Aldo and Stradivarius, and dine at restaurants such as Ocean Restaurant and KFC at the Galleria Mall.

Abdali Mall

Abdali Mall

Shop from big brands like Adidas, Massimo Dutti, and Springfield at the Abdali Mall in Amman. The mall is also where visitors can enjoy delicious meals at restaurants such as Astrolabe, Cafe Hanin, and Azkadenya. A 9-screen cinema and an entertainment centre are also available at the mall.

tajawal insider tip

Taxes are a given in Amman and are implemented on total bills at restaurants and shops in the mall. However, it is common courtesy to tip 10 percent to taxi drivers.

Best time to visit Amman

winter

September to February

temperature
9° to 24°C

To enjoy the weather and find lower hotel rates in Amman, we recommend you book your visit between September and February.

Amman facts

Languages

Arabic and English

Currency

Jordanian dinar (JOD)

Transportation

Taxis and buses

Population

4 million

Landmark

Petra

Airports

Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)

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