134. Amman, Jordan
Most people who visit Jordan head straight for Petra, however the capital city of Amman is well worth visiting as well.
Amman, Jordan is the capital of Jordan and located in the northwest corner of the country on the other side of the Israel border.
How To Get Here
There is train service from select places, check details here. You can find additional information about the Hejaz Railway here.
The closest airport to Amman, Jordan is the Queen Alia International Airport (AMM), the home of Royal Jordanian (RJ). The Sariyah Express will take you into the city from the airport.
The following airlines has service to Queen Alia International Airport (AMM):
Aegean Airlines (A3), Afriqiyah Airways (8U), Air Algerie (AH), Air Arabia (G9), Air Arabia Egypt (E5), Air Arabia Jordan (9P), Air Cairo (SM), Air France (AF), Alitalia (AZ), Austrian Airlines (OS), Egyptair (MS), Emirates (EK), Etihad Airways (EY), FlyDubai (FZ), Gulf Air (GF), Jazeera Airways (J9), Jordan Aviation (R5), Kuwait Airways (KU), Libyan Airlines (LN), Middle Eastern Airlines (ME), NAS Express (XY), Oman Air (WY), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Jordanian (RJ), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Tarom (RO), Turkish Airlines (TK) and UM Airlines (UF).
The area is served by JETT Bus. You can also find local transportation.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
There is daily ferry service to Egypt. Service is provided by AB Maritime.
Where To Stay
There are many fine hotels in Amman; just choose one that matches your budget. Some of the major chains are also represented there. Security at hotels is pretty tight so don’t be alarmed.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Lots of good food at the hotel, local restaurants and walking along Rainbow street as well as other side streets. And they have really good ice cream.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Here are some other restaurants from Trip.com.
What To Do
There’s a lot more to do in Amman than you think. In addition to walking around the city, here are a few things you can do as well.
The Jordan Museum
The Roman Amphitheater
The Royal Automobile Museum
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.
==>> Trip.com has some additional information.
Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)
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