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    Amman is the capital of Jordan and the largest city of the Hashemite kingdom located in the central west part of Jordan. It covers an area of 1680 kilometers squared. The modern city is characterized by several ancient ruins, museums, numerous tourists’ attraction sites, galleries archaeological and cultural heritage sites. It is built over seven hills and commonly referred to as the ‘White City’.

    Most of the buildings in this city are white in color or beige due to the materials used in construction and hence the name “white city”. Amman has a population of more than 4 million people. Jordan is mainly a desert country with steep and hilly terrain.

    The people are very friendly and welcoming. There is diverse culture and religion; you will find both Christians and Muslims in this city. The official language used in the city is mainly Arabic though many people are able to communicate fluently in English especially those working in the tourism industry. The city has undergone civilization dating back to 8,000 BC.

    It is evidenced by imprints left on the caves, churches, buildings, mosques and amphitheaters by the Greeks, Ghassanids Romans, Assyrians, Babylonians, Bani Ammon, Heksus and the Umayyad. Accessing the city could be a challenge but it holds a lot of beautiful sites to visit.

    While the city has never boasted a vast array of Islamic antiquities or history delving back over the centuries like several of its Middle Eastern cousins, Amman is nevertheless an important city of Jordan, especially in the 21st century as the place goes from the quiet little countryside town to a bustling metropolis. Home to the University of Jordan as well as some strangely out-of-place Roman ruins like the Roman Theater, the Nymphaeum, or the Citadel with its Roman Temple of Herakles or the 5th century Byzantine Church, or the Ummayad Palace, Amman is much, much more than just another city in Jordan. This is a cultural hotspot, and is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, and definitely the place you want to be to really see what’s going on beneath the surface. 

    Amman is one of the most Westernized cities in Jordan. Home to some of the best schools in the nation, including the University of Jordan, Amman is a haven for the young and brilliant generations of not only Jordan, but also of Palestine and Iraq. Their tolerant views have helped push the city in a Westernized direction and have fueled the fires of modernization in the belly of the city, creating a controlled sense of chaos as the city emerges from its dusty cocoon into the modern world of skyscrapers and high-tech. While the city is Islamic at its core, it is a tolerant sort of Islam that allows its women to wear whatever they want and its people to enjoy life as it was meant to be.

    Between the ancient ruins of old and the sparkling new buildings rising above, there is a unique blend of traditional and modern within Amman, and it’s definitely an experience that you cannot get anywhere else in the world. From Starbucks to 5 star hotels to ancient Roman ruins to ancient Islamic ruins to modern skyscrapers, it is a dizzying blend of uniqueness.

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    The city is mostly warm except for the coastal areas along the Mediterranean Sea that are cooler. The two main seasons in Amman are winters and summers. Summer season begins from May to October while winter begins in November and ends in April. January is the rainiest and the coldest month in Amman.

    The best time to visit Amman is during spring when temperatures are moderate. The season begins from March to May. During the months of July and August, temperatures are extremely high and are not the best times to visit Amman.
  • History You can't Edit

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    The city has undergone civilization dating back to 8,000 BC. It is evidenced by imprints left on the caves, churches, buildings, mosques and amphitheaters by the Greeks, Ghassanids Romans, Assyrians, Babylonians, Bani Ammon, Heksus and the Umayyad. Accessing the city could be a challenge but it holds a lot of beautiful sites to visit.
  • People in Amman You can't Edit

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    The people are very friendly and welcoming. There is diverse culture and religion; you will find both Christians and Muslims in this city. The official language used in the city is mainly Arabic though many people are able to communicate fluently in English especially those working in the tourism industry.
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    The currency used in Amman is Jordanian Dinar (JOD). Tourists get currency exchange services at Queen Alia International Airport. You can also get these services at banks and ATMs.
  • Transport services in Amman You can't Edit

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    Amman has a developed public and private transportation system. The city has well established road transport system with several highways, numerous bus companies, taxis and car rental services.
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    Amman has a well developed air transport system. The city is served by three international airports namely; Queen Alia International Airport, King Hussein International Airport and Amman Civil Airport. Many tourists visiting the city arrive through the Queen Alia International Airport. Queen Alia International Airport is 20 miles, and 30-KM south of the city of Amman.

    The name of the airport was changed after Queen Alia who passed away in 1977 in a helicopter collapse. From the airport you have the option of renting a car from Dallah Rent- A-Car. Driving through Amman city is hectic as traffic is extremely heavy. Taxis are a cheaper option for anyone travelling from the airport to other parts of the city. You can also choose to use the Gulf Air, Royal Jordanian Air, Emirates Airlines, KLM or Ethiad Air. Marka Airport is also in use even though it’s in very rare occasions.  

    At Queen Alia Amman Airport there are several companies offering car rental services. Some of the popular companies include; Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Thirfy, Budget, Payless and National –Alamo among many others.

    From the airport you may also opt for airport taxi to take you around Amman or to your hotel room. Airport taxis are convenient and they operate 24 hours a day. They charge fixed prices which are set by the law. You can easily check the charges as they are posted in the terminals at the taxi park. It is also necessary to agree with the driver on the charges before leaving the terminal to avoid inflated prices during the journey. Travelling from the airport to Amman City Center on Airport taxi should cost you around JOD20.

    From the airport you may also opt for Express buses that stop outside the terminal building. The buses leave the airport after every 30 minutes from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm. From 6.00 pm to 12.00 midnight the buses leave after every one hour.

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    Hejaz Railway

    Hedjaz is the only passenger railway operating in Jordan. The railway runs only one passenger train each way on daily basis. The railway has two main sections

    The first section of the Hejaz railway operates between the route from Amman to Damascus in Syria and the line is also referred to as Hedjaz Jordan Railway. The other section is referred to as Aqaba Railway and the line runs from the Phosphate mines close to Ma’an to the Gulf of Aqaba.

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    The Jordan Highway connects the city of Amman to Irbid and Jerash. Highway65 commonly referred to as the Dead Sea Highway connects Aqaba to the north western part of Jordan.

    Highway 15, also referred to as Dessert Highway is a four lane double carriage highway that connects Amman with the Syrian border and the port city of Aqaba.

    Highway 35 also referred to as Kings’ Highway is a double carriage highway on the Irbid to Amman stretch.
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    Taxis are an available means of transport. They offer services at very affordable charges since fuel is cheap in the city. There are two types of taxis in Amman; white taxis and yellow taxis.

    White taxis are also referred to as service taxis or servees and they operate fixed routes. They are shared and they may pick up fares along the way.

    These taxis leave Tabarbour bus station to King Hussein Bridge when they are full. Private taxis are painted yellow. You can easily get them from the streets or from outside the hotels. Taxis operating within Amman have a green logo on the passengers and drivers door. It is a requirement by the law that the taxis have meters.

    Trips within the city should not cost more than JOD 2. Taxi fares go high after midnight and sometimes may double as drivers are not required to use meters and charges.
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    Travelling by bus is convenient and cheap. Several bus companies provide transportation services. Municipal buses are available and they serve many parts of the city. They are safe way of travelling and are very popular among foreign workers, low income earners and working youths.

    Most of them are numbered and their destination is displayed in Arabic. You can pay fare for the uses using bus fare cash card or pay using cash. It is advisable to carry exact fares when travelling since the drivers have no change or unless you are willing to overpay.

    Private buses are also available and you can easily spot them. Their route numbers are not displayed on the vehicles. There are three main bus stations in Amman. They include Jett, Tabarbour and Abdali.
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    JETT is a leading bus company in Amman offering daily and weekly transportation services to various must-see tourist destinations in Amman.

    The company owns more than 200 modern buses that mainly operate from Amman to Aqaba and back to Amman. The company offers two types of buses; Luxury eight seat buses that are meant to provide services to VIP tourists and luxury 29 seat buses that ply the route Amman to Aqaba and back to Amman. Some of the destinations include the Dead Sea, Petra, and Main Hot Springs among others.


    Regular track


    Departure time


    From Abdali station

    Amman to Petra


    6.00 am


    From Aqaba City

    Aqaba – City Tour Bus




    From Abdali Station

    Amman- Main- Amman

    Every Friday

    8.30 am


    From Petra

    Petra – Amman


    5.00 pm


    From Raghdan

    Amman – City Tour Bus


    11.00 am



    Amman –Dead Sea - Amman

    Every Friday

    8.30 am


    According to culture of the people of Amman, women are not allowed to sit near men in buses.   

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    Bicycle tours provide an interesting way to beautiful sceneries in Amman. Some of the firms offering bicycle tours in are Cycling Jordan which offer trips to the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley and Tareef Cycling Club which offers trips to fun and hiking places around Amman.
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    There are several Car rental companies in Amman including Sixt Rental cars, National and Hertz among many others. Using Car rental services is a perfect way to see the city of Amman. Car rental offices are in plenty within the city.

    It is a requirement that you must have a driving license valid in your country and you must have held it for at least one year. In Jordan, you must drive on the right and road signs are available on the roads in English and Arabic.

    It is also necessary that you have extra liability insurance for the car you are hiring. Extra liability insurance covers claims of up to $1 million. Fuel is cheap in the city and petrol stations are many in the city and surrounding towns with the exception of the Dead Sea along the Aqaba Road.

    Some car rental companies in Amman are Europcar located at Kempinski Hotel Shmeisani, Avis located between the second and third circle along Zahran Street and Payless car Rental Company with offices at Le Meridien Hotel and Holiday Inn.

    Provided below is a list of car rental offices and their contacts;

    Car rental office name

    Telephone number


    06 5682 2582

    Al Fahed

    06 5602828

    Al Gardens

    06 5602265

    Al Jazeera

    06 5155710

    Al Khaled

    06 5358007

    Al Khalij

    06 5150902

    Al Qilaa

    06 5626509

    Al Remal


    Al Rozana

    06 5520055

    Al Ula

    06 5159661

    Al Waha

    06 5154105


    06 4610520


    06 5510427


    06 5681544




    06 5929676



    06 56990001


    06 5699420


    06 5821181


    06 5698131


    06 5525180


    06 5530176


    06 5528528


    06 5342346


    06 5510427


    06 5519656

  • Shopping in Amman You can't Edit

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    The city is home to numerous craft centers, shops and stores that offer a wide selection of traditional items, home décor, souvenirs and handicrafts souvenirs range from keffiyeh, the traditional checkered headpiece used by Jordanian men, products obtained from Dead Sea, hand-crafted Jordanian daggers, antique brass coffee or tea pot, hand-made and embroidered clothing, olive wood carvings of various objects among many other items.
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    Al balad is a must visit shopping venue in Downtown Amman offering a wide range of traditional and cultural items such as textiles, spices, herbs, shoes. It’s one of the places in Amman where you will find the cheapest souvenirs.

    Numerous eateries and storefronts offering a wide range of juice, snacks, sweets and local delicacies are located in this market.
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    The city offers a wide range restaurants and accommodation facilities ranging from one star hotel to five star hotels. You can enjoy great Jordanian meals which include Mansaf which is the National food in Jordan, Makloubeh and Baba Ganoush.
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    • Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
      1.93 Km from Amman
      The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts is a major contemporary art museum located in Amman, Jordan. The Official inauguration of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts (JNGFA) was held under the patronage of His Majesty the late King Hussein and Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein and was Established in 1980 by the Royal Society of Fine Arts, the museum's permanent collection " comprises over 2000 works including paintings, prints, sculptures, prints, sculptures, photographs, installation...

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    • The Jordan Museum
      Jordan Museum is another interesting site to visit in Amman and was established in 1951.

      It is located in Ras Al Ein district of Jordan next to city hall. It was built in the year two thousand and fourteen and it is the largest museum in Jordan that hosts the country’s most important archaeological findings.

      It presents artefacts that are from the diverse ancient archaeological sites in Jordan which include the 7500 BC Ain Ghazal statutes which are regarded as some of the oldest human statutes ever made by human civilisation.

      The collections found in the museum are arranged in a chronological order and it also features lecture halls, a library, outdoor exhibitions, a conservation centre and an area where the children can hold their activities.

      This museum was established by our queen Rania which became the only museum to implement modern artefact preserving technologies in Jordan.

      We hope that one day the galleries upstairs covering the Islamic Jordan to Arab revolt will be finally finished.
      The Jordan Museum, Ali Ben Abi Taleb St. 10, Amman, Jordan
    • Ola's Garden

      Ola's Garden … Heartmade

      Ola’s Garden offers a unique collection of hand made jewelry pieces and beautifully crafted accessories such as scarves, shawls, leather work, mosaic, embroidery, painting, wood sculpting and other creations. Every item is a one of a kind piece making it uniquely different from other designers and accessories.


      Ola's pieces are made from various materials including natural stones, leather, fabrics, wood and metal. Ola's Garden is committed to design rather than trends, with unique nature loving spirit and style the core of its ethos. Ola has a unique style that strongly reflects her interest in and love for nature, designing directly from life, reflecting ideas about nature, humans and heritage; Ola's method in design is a meditation in details through patience and observation.


      Ola Mubaslat, designer and owner, established Ola's Garden in 2008 opening her workshop/store in the beautiful Khirfan Street the oldest street in Amman. Ola fell in love with every aspect of the place; with her jazz music playing; you can feel the soul of every brick dancing, sparkling on her works which emphasize the vision Ola wants to reflect on her work and designs.


      Located just off the end of Rainbow Street 400 m in Khirfan Street in the oldest part of town, Ola's Garden provides a cozy little haven to spend time peacefully admiring the many items on display. Discover the beautiful handmade work by visiting Ola's Garden.


      Whether you come to Ola’s Garden to buy a special gift or just to talk art; you are will be welcomed.

      Ola's Garden 60 Khirfan St., Amman, Jordan
    • Rainbow Street
      It is a popular historic street and a very busy entertainment spot in Amman. The street is less than a mile long and narrow, and it is a popular hangout especially with the locals. It is also very busy during summer.

      Previously, the street was known as Abu Baker Al Sedeeq. The street is characterized by several art galleries, boutiques, tea shops, Shisha bars and cafes.

      Along this street you will also find traditional and new shops selling handicrafts and jewelry.

      Bars, cafes and restaurants and the very popular Falafel al-Quds are located along the street. Most of the entertainment venues offer free Wi-Fi.
      Rainbow Street Rainbow St., Amman, Jordan
    • Souk Jara

      Along the Rainbow street you will come across a popular market called Souk Jara. The market is a well known tourist attraction that offers a wide range of locally produced goods. Some of the items sold in the market include handicrafts, antiques, and soaps among many other products.

      Souk Jara Rainbow St., Amman, Jordan
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      Souk Jara سوق جارا Fawzi Al-Maalouf St., Amman, Jordan
    • Zahran
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      Zahran, Amman, Jordan
    • Al-Balad Theatre مسرح البلد
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      Al-Balad Theatre مسرح البلد Jabal Amman, Amman, Jordan
    • The Duke's Diwan

      In Amman you will find the Duke’s Diwan which is a historic townhouse. It was built in the nineteen twenty four and has served as a post office, ministry of finance and a hotel. Today this house has been set with new era furniture by a famous Jordanian who is the prince of Mukhaybeh town. 

      Duke's Diwans is one of the best places to visit in Amman. It is a well preserved ancient structure that has remained unchanged even with modernization taking over major buildings in the city. The interiors and exteriors of this building are enchanting, and the surroundings as well.

      This house retains its original doors and windows that are from the early nineteen ninety’s and the furniture remains untouched leaving the visitors wondering how many historical figures ever walked on the same rooms.

      This Duke’s Diwan house will forever remain to be the paint of magical picture of a customary Levantine house. The house remains to be open daily after all in Arabic Diwan means “The guest’s place.”

      The Duke's Diwan King Faisal Street, Amman, Jordan
    • Habibah Sweets
      It is a vegetarian friendly restaurant located in Marwan Madi Complex, Al Hazar Street, Amman.

      The restaurant is popular for offering delicious traditional sweets such as Konafa Baklawa, ice creams and cakes among many others.
      Habibah Sweets Marwan Madi Complex, Al Hazar St 2, Amman, Jordan
    • Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery
      Dar Al-Anda Art and Gallery is one of the prominent and notable cultural centers in Amman. It’s located on Al Azwar Street with a good collection of art.
      Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery 3 Derar Ben Al Azwar Street، Amman, Jordan

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 8.1 83.4 46.6 32.8
    Feb 9.1 78.7 48.4 31
    Mar 12.2 63.5 54 25
    Apr 15.9 17.2 60.6 6.8
    May 20.4 5.6 68.7 2.2
    Jun 23 0 73.4 0
    Jul 24.6 0 76.3 0
    Aug 24.8 0 76.6 0
    Sep 22.8 0 73 0
    Oct 20 3.6 68 1.4
    Nov 14.8 40.9 58.6 16.1
    Dec 9.7 68.9 49.5 27.1

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