Come discover Amman – a modern Arab city, embracing an international and culturally diverse vision of the future. Enjoy The Top 7 Things To Do In Amman.
King Abdullah I Mosque – This mosque located in El-Abdali district was completed in 1990 as a memorial to the late King Hussein’s Grandfather. The beautiful and instantly recognizable Blue Dome Mosque is worth a quick look inside. Women will be asked to wear an Abaya (gown) and cover their hair.
Amman Citadel – The Amman Citadel is a national historic site towering above downtown Amman. The site of the earliest fortification excavations revealed remains from the Middle Bronze Age (2nd mill. BC), the Iron Age (8th century BC), Hellenistic (2nd century BC) and late Roman to Arab Islamic Ages. The most impressive building of the Citadel, known as al-Qasr, dates back to the Islamic Umayyad period and it includes a monumental gateway, an audience hall and four vaulted chambers.
Wakalat Street – Wakalat Street is Amman’s first pedestrian street. It is one Amman’s most vibrant and popular shopping districts with big western stores for mostly clothes, furniture and sport. If it’s shopping you’re after, this street has a variety of international brand names to choose from.
Roman theatre – Built under Emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD), the restored RomanTheatre is one of the most impressive remnants of Roman Philadelphia, and is the highlight of Amman for most foreign visitors (It is still in use for cultural events). A trip to the theatre takes to back in the past in the Roman Era, cut into the steep hillside, the theater provided seating for 6,000 spectators. Visitors are able to climb the structure and In fact.
Jabal Amman – Jabal Amman is one of the seven hills that originally made up Amman and nowadays It is rapidly becoming a cultural hub and has a growing bohemian atmosphere. The neighbourhood is a network of narrow winding streets interconnected with paths and steps filled with restaurants, cafes and outdoor markets. Jabal Amman’s cobblestone-covered Rainbow Street, in particular, is a must-visit. Less than a mile long (1.5 km), it offers spectacular views of the Old City. Cafes, art galleries, trendy eateries and shisha bars line the street, along with the former homes of Jordan’s old aristocratic families.
Dead Sea – The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, just 60 km (37 miles) from Amman. Its unusual high salt content enables one to float effortlessly. Once the waters reach the Dead Sea they are land-locked and have nowhere to go, so they evaporate, leaving behind a dense, rich, cocktail of salts and minerals that supply industry, agriculture and medicine with some of its finest products. The Dead Sea is flanked by mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west, giving it an almost other-worldly beauty. Although sparsely populated and serenely quiet now, the area is believed to have been home to five Biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar (Bela).
Day Trip to Petra – Petra, the capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. This vast city carved from the red-tinged rock began to prosper as the capital of the Nabataean Empire from the 1st century BC, which grew rich through trade in frankincense, myrrh, and spices. Petra was later annexed to the Roman Empire and continued to thrive until a large earthquake destroyed much of the city in the 4th century AD. The earthquake combined with changes in trade routes, eventually led to the downfall of the city which was ultimately abandoned.
Just So You Know…
- Amman was originally constructed across 7 hills also known as “jabals”. The city now spans 19 of them and it has no “East side” or “West side”. Directions are given based on “Jabals”.
- Mount Nebo is one of Jordan’s most important Christian Holy Sites. It is widely believed that Mount Nebo is the burial place of Moses, located 50 km (31 miles) from Amman.
- Amman is one of the oldest cities in the world that has continuously been inhabited.
- Almost every single building in Amman is made of stone or concrete and clad with thin, white limestone slabs. Thus, there really are no landmarks and every building looks almost identical.
- Enjoy the Nightlife in Abdoun neighborhood – Filled with nightclubs, hip restaurants and cafes.
- Get Some Culture:
- Royal Automobile Museum –
- Jordan Archaeological Museum – holds many artefacts found in various archaeological sites in Jordan representing the path of civilization in this area throughout its long history.
- Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts – An ideal place to see a wide collection of modern Arabic art.