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Amman is the capital and largest city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Steeped in history, Amman today is an exciting mid-20th-century city and one of the friendliest in the Middle East. Tourists are surprised as to how lively and open-minded the city is. Downtown Amman in particular is well worth a visit. Hilly in character, it features spectacular Roman ruins, a well-known museum and a plethora of souqs and coffee houses.

Western Amman is more urban and boats of green residential districts, malls, art galleries, cafes and bars; whilst the eastern side of the city is clearly more conservative. Amman is the perfect start to your tour before you head off to Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.

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Tourist Attractions
Shopping
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Getting Around

Citadel
The area known as the Citadel sits on the highest hill in Amman, Jebel Al Qala’a (about 850m above sea level). This is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon and is surrounded by a 1700m-long wall. The wall has been rebuilt many times during the Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as the Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad periods. The Citadel's most stunning sights are the Temple of Hercules and the Ummayad Palace.


The Roman Theatre
This spectacular theatre bears testimony to Roman Philadelphia, and is the highlight of Amman for most foreign visitors. The restored theatre itself is cut into the northern side of a hill, and has a seating capacity of 6000. Do bring your camera along as the views from the top rows are simply magnificent, especially at sunset.


Jordanian National Gallery of Fine Arts
If you’re interested in contemporary Jordanian art this is the place to be. You’ll also see stunning sculptures, paintings and pottery. The beautiful layout of the gallery is a showcase of contemporary art from around the Middle East and the Muslim world at large. A great introduction to the world of Islamic art.


Darat al Funun
Translated as the ‘small house of the arts' the building is situated in Jabal el Weibdeh. The works are spread across three adjacent villas from the 1920s and has a permanent collection plus regular new exhibitions.


New Abdali
This constitutes a section of downtown Amman and is a modern centre for both tourists and locals. The area includes a pedestrian boulevard where visitors can wander, shop, eat, or just watch passers-by. Residential tower blocks and new commercial buildings form part of the landscape.


Royal Automobile Museum
The museum features more than 70 classic cars and motorbikes from the personal collection of King Hussein. You’ll see vehicles from the vintage 50s to modern sports cars, classic American oldies to regal Rolls Royce’s. They tell the story of old Arab monarchies, celebrities and visits from heads of states over the decades.



Essential Facts:


Visa Requirements
Currency
Electricity
Weather

Visas are required by all visitors and are available on arrival at the immigration desk for around JOD 40 for most nationalities. Fortunately, there’s no form to fill. Payment must be made in Jordanian dinars. Best you confirm with your embassy or airline/travel agent before you fly.


Other Facilities

Amman has wide choice of accommodation to accommodate everyone -- from very basic 1-star accommodation to luxurious 5-star facilities. Nightlife has grown remarkably over the past few years and there are quite a few fashionable clubs, bars, and restaurants with where westerners feel comfortable.


It is a very safe place too, with law enforcements authorities keeping a close watch on law and order.


There are plenty of banks and ATMs in the city that facilitate money transactions. Amman also has numerous universities, including educational institutions where foreign students can study. Most foreign embassies are located here too.