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Things to do in Amman

Amman – a growing city with a bright future

Amman is the capital city of Jordan which is following in the footsteps of nearby Dubai in gaining recognition as a world-class tourist destination. Amman has a unique culture, cuisine, and cityscape to offer and contains both wonders of the ancient and the modern world. It is safe to say, that you’ll find a lot of wonderful things to do in Amman on your holiday to this up and coming destination.

 

Things to do in Amman

Amman is a warm, hilly city with traditional white houses and beautifully structured mosques across the city. Amman has ancient roman buildings and ruins as well as modern malls and a thriving nightlife. It’s no wonder that visitors love to spend their holiday in Amman as it is practically a hidden gem when it comes to tourist destinations.

 

Amman Restaurants and Local Food

The local cuisine features Middle Eastern favorite such as fresh hummus, kebabs, and falafels. Most of the restaurants are inexpensive and have wonderful service.

 

Amman to Petra

One of the most popular historical sites in Amman is Petra, a UNESCO world heritage site, with incredible historical buildings. To get from Amman to Petra is easy, the historical site is accessible by bus from Amman and is an inexpensive day trip worth taking.

 

Amman Nightlife

Amman nightlife is exciting, with several different bars and pubs throughout the city. The local alcoholic drink, called Araq, is a unique delight that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

 

Amman Beach

While in Amman, you must also take advantage of the open and clean beaches. Relaxing on the fine sand near cool waters after walking through local outdoor markets is a wonderful way to spend the day.

 

When to go to Amman

Amman is located in a desert country with very high summer temperatures and cooler weather in the winter months. Visiting during the winter when the country is sunny, sandy, and cool is a popular choice. When visiting during the summer, don’t forget to try the cheap and tasty fresh squeezed juice available at every outdoor marketplace and restaurant.

 

Things to do in Amman

Amman Facts

Population1 919 000
CountryJordan
LanguageArabic
CurrencyJordanian dinar
Longitude35.933333
Latitude31.933333
AirportQueen Alia Intl, Jordan (AMM)

Amman average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
11~13 °C 13~14 °C 17 °C 22 °C 25~27 °C 27~29 °C 29~31 °C 29~31 °C 28~29 °C 24~26 °C 19 °C 13~14 °C

UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Amman - Petra

Half built and half carved into rock, Petra was a major commercial and exchange spot during Roman and Hellenistic times for products such as spices from India or silks from China. Petra’s value also resides in its architecture such as in tombs and temples but also in a network of channels, tunnels and dams. Due to its value, Petra is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Quseir Amra

Quseir Amra is an exceptionally well-preserved desert castle from the 8th century that belonged to the Umayyad caliphs. Since 1985, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace’s most impressive sections are the reception hall, the hammam, which is a bath complex, and the beautiful secular murals decorating both parts.

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MARATHON

The Amman Marathon

The Amman Marathon is part of the Run Jordan initiative, a national organization promoting health and fitness in the country. Every year people from all over the world take part in this event which features many different distances to make sure that everyone can participate. Apart from that there is also a wheelchair race and a special category for visually impaired runners. Needless to say, this is a great event where the organizers try to get everyone involved.

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GOLF

Golf in Amman

Golf in Jordan is not the most common activity, but in Amman there is one club which offers golf, the Bisharat Golf Club. The course is designed with the authentic nature in mind, so there is no grass on the course. Instead, golfers can borrow a special golfing mat from the club house, and use it as a fairway replacement. It is quite the unique experience, so if you are in Amman and feel like playing a round of golf, this is where you should go!

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