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Amman is Jordan's capital city and one of the most westernized cities in the Middle east. This historic city serves as one of Jordan's most popular tourist destinations, a beautiful mix of ancient ruins with a modern, cosmopolitan vibe. It is the perfect place to enjoy the Middle East experience.

Amman is a unique blend of old and new. An ancient city whose history spans a couple of millennia, the city is loaded with global and national history around every corner, a testament to the area's glorious past. Originally built over seven hills, Amman now spans over 19 hills. The city is divided into Greater Amman and Downtown Amman, with the downtown area home to most of the noteworthy attractions. The Amman Citadel and the massive Roman theatre will take your breath away while captivating you with their magnificence and still-standing structures, carefully preserved through the eras. In the city's commercial heart, there are state-of-the-art buildings, restaurants, art galleries, museums and cafes. These co-exist comfortably with traditional coffee shops, outdoor markets, stalls and artisan workshops.

The people of Amman are known for being extremely hospitable to tourists, and it is a city to visit for those interested in history with a modern touch. As the largest city in Jordan, you will find not just Jordanians here but a beautiful mix of Palestinians, Armenians, Iraqis, Syrians and many other cultures, all living harmoniously in this exciting city. The cosmopolitan population of Amman also entitles it to have one of the best nightlife in the Middle-east, as well as a delicious range of global cuisine to spoil you for choice during your visit.

Must Know Before You Travel to Amman

  • The most popular area for accommodation in Amman is Jabal Al Weibdeh. It is a central district and relatively peaceful.
  • Many of Amman's historic attractions are located in the downtown district and can be explored on foot.
  • There are hills around Amman, and you often need to walk from one hill to another to visit different landmarks. Shared taxis are generally available at the bottom of these hills that typically cost JD 1 per person

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Currency in Amman

Apart from Jordanian Dinars, the currencies accepted include Euros and American Dollars, though it is advisable to carry Dinars with you. There are banks and ATMs where you can withdraw money.

Shopping in Amman

If you're looking to shop, you should head to Rainbow street, where you'll get local handmade goods or Wakalat Street, which contains more branded names. Both these streets have restaurants and cafes as well. For a more traditional shopping experience, you may also head to Downtown Amman, which hosts many shops.

Nightlife in Amman

There are plenty of nightclubs in Amman, all of which offer opportunities to drink and dance. If you're looking for something more traditional, there is also the option of frequenting establishments with Arabic music and dance, and many international restaurants also offer live entertainment. You may also go to cinemas where you will get all the latest international releases.

History of Amman

Excavations near and in Amman have turned up objects dating back as far as 3500 BC. Biblical references indicate that by 1200 BC, Rabbath Ammon (the Great City of the Ammonites mentioned in the Old Testament) was the capital of the Ammonites. The history of Amman between 585 BC and the rule of the Ptolemys of Egypt is unclear. Ptolemy Philadelphus rebuilt the city during his reign, and the city was named Philadelphia after him. Philadelphia was the seat of bishops in the early Byzantine period, but the city fell to the Persians in 614 A.D. The city was named Amman in 636 AD. Amman was a backwater of 2000 residents when a colony of Circassians settled there again in 1878. In 1921 it became the centre of Trans Jordan when it was made the headquarters of Emir Abdullah. In 1948 many Palestinians settled in and around Amman; two years later, it was officially declared the capital of the Hashemite kingdom.

Language of Amman

Arabic is the official language, but English is spoken as well. It is advised to know a few phrases in Arabic and always keep a translation book in your pocket.

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What is the best time to visit Amman?

The best times to visit Amman is from March to May, or from September to November, when the weather is light and pleasant. At any other time, it might be too hot or too cold.
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What are the places near Amman?

The top places near to Amman are Petra which is 185 km from Amman, Jerusalem which is located 70 km from Amman, Aqaba which is located 282 km from Amman, Tel aviv which is located 109 km from Amman, Beirut which is located 220 km from Amman

What are the top hotels in Amman?

There are 353 in Amman which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Amman are Nasrawi Apartment, Aqarco View Apartments, Modern, Resort like w/pool, The Royal Luxury King Apartment, Western Gate Residence 1 - Amman, Jordan, Aladdin Guest House. You can see all the hotels in Amman here

What is the best way to reach Amman?

The best way to reach Amman is to fly there, though you can also fly to Israel, cross the border and drive from there.
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What is the local food in Amman?

International cuisine is available at the large number of four and five star hotels. Local Arabic food, Italian, Oriental, Mexican, Continental, and Indian food is available in the city in areas such as Tla Al Ali, Airport Road, Jabal Amman, Shmeisani, Sweifeh, and University area. Jordan serves one of the best falafel in the middle east. Hasmen restaurant is the most famous one in Amman visited by politicians, important people and members of royal family.
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