Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a modern city with numerous ancient ruins. Atop Jabal al-Qala’a hill, the historic Citadel includes the pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules and the 8th-century Umayyad Palace complex, known for its grand dome. Built into a different downtown hillside, the Roman Theater is a 6,000-capacity, 2nd-century stone amphitheater offering occasional events.
WHERE TO STAY
Located in the heart of Abdali, Amman’s up and coming new downtown – W Amman uniquely stands tall as a contemporary and bold architectural statement, offering stunning views of bustling city’s seven hills. Free high-speed WiFi is available.
Crowne Plaza Amman
Overlooking the “white city” of Amman, the conveniently situated Crowne Plaza Amman hotel is an acclaimed destination for business trips and family visits to Jordan. Guests can enjoy free WiFi throughout the property.
Olive Tree Hotel Amman
Olive Tree Hotel Amman is a non smoking hotel which features a terrace and fitness centre. Guests can enjoy the on-site snack bar. Free private parking is available on site.
Ideally located on the Firth circle and within walking distance of Abdoun, the five star deluxe Fairmont Amman hotel offers contemporary design and unparalleled views of the stunning Amman hills.
THINGS TO DO
Wadi Rum Desert
Discover the almost-mystical area of the Wadi Rum—the Valley of the Moon. Explore the region’s rich geological and archaeological landmarks including the impressive Burdah Rock Bridge—the highest in Wadi Rum— the Seven Pillars of Wisdom rock formation with its pop-culture association, and the countless gorges, arches, and cliffs.
South of Amman is the fortified settlement of Karak, with a hill-top Crusader castle as its centerpiece, commanding panoramic views of the entire region. Learn about its history as a stronghold and discover the diverse architecture of the city that surrounds it, spanning Crusader to Ottoman.
Ancient City of Petra
Considered the jewel in Jordan’s crown, Petra is a wondrous sight. Enter the city through the Siq—a narrow gorge flanked with imposing cliffs. Observe the engineering brilliance of the Nabataeans, marvel at the extensive archaeological remains, and admire what is a beautiful geological phenomenon.
Escape the tensions of city life and take a trip to the shores of the Dead Sea. Lie back and relax, absorbing the stunning combination of mountain and sea landscapes. Allow the soothing waters to ease the stresses away and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local beach-side hotel and spa.
WHERE TO DINE