Take a journey to Jordan, an enchanting gem in the heart of the Middle East which draws visitors the world over to its stunning world heritage sites, desert landscapes and ancient traditions.
A charming country of wonder and intrigue, it’s a history-rich destination boasting seaside resorts, nature reserves and ancient monuments.
Amman is a welcoming city in Jordan of two distinct areas; the arty Western Amman with bars, malls and galleries, and the more conservative Eastern Amman. A nod towards the traditional way of life is present in the mosques and souqs, giving you a direct glimpse into the Jordanian way of life.
Towering over the city stands The Amman Citadel which is majestically lit up by night. It hosts events throughout the holy month of Ramadan and features a souk selling hand-made craft items and traditional food. Once a fortress, or agora, its most breath-taking sights are the Ummayad Palace and the Temple of Hercules.
The captivating city of Amman holds a number of museums and galleries, bringing you ever closer to the country’s rich history. The Jordan Museum tells Jordan’s story with relics including the oldest-known human statues, Dead Sea scrolls and remains from the areas, while Darat al-Funun houses contemporary art with a busy calendar of events, talks and films. Just next to it sits the excavated ruins of a Byzantine Church, making it a place where the present meets its colourful past.
Nizam, General Manager, recommends:
“Of course, The Amman Citadel is simply a must-see, transporting you back in time with beautiful views and interesting artefacts. It’s perfect for a family day out. While you’re out with the kids, The Children’s Museum is definitely also worth a visit with interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits, and lots to see and do. The Roman Theatre is somewhere you should definitely visit, as one of the country’s most famous landmarks. Meanwhile the Royal Automobile Museum has an amazing collection to behold! For something to eat, I’d have to recommend Hashim Restaurant for some great local food – I love it!”