Amman in Jordan is home to diverse range of people and numerous mosques and churches, yet it is a vibrant, bustling metropolis with ultra modern buildings amid the remnants of its rich past. Many famous hotel chains are located in Amman, where finding excellent accommodation is never a problem. The hotels in Amman are well equipped with business and conference facilities, and fitness centres, spas and swimming pools. These Amman hotels can be found in the old and more traditional downtown area as well as in the more modern West Amman area.
Top Things in Amman
Amman has an extensive range of restaurants serving all types of popular international cuisine. Visitors can savour the local food served in good traditional restaurants.
Amman is a shopper’s delight. Designer boutiques can be found in Sweifieh, Abdoun and Jabal al-Hussein. There is also a wide assortment of shopping centres.
Amman is a perfect base for the action-packed activities offered in the surrounding areas. Jordan Valley is a short drive away and is the ideal place for hiking, riding and other sports activities.
The Great Outdoors
A unique fun activity in Amman is the horseback ride along the segments of the ancient Spice, Silk and Frankincense Routes that pass through the verdant hills of Petra and north Jordan. The more adventurous travellers can mount Arabian steeds and go on a four-day trip through the Eastern Desert, which passes through several Islamic desert castles and caravan stations. The trip traces the route of the original 7th century Arabian pony express mail service.
Accommodation in Amman includes mostly hotels, and many of them have a four-star or five-star rating. There are also affordable rooms available for the budget conscious traveller. Small hotels, rated one- to three-star, are also available in the city. Many cheap hotels in Amman can be found in the downtown area. There are also apartments to let, a few bed and breakfasts, and hotels that offer very affordable accommodation.