AmmanJordan

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Jordan’s capital features a great climate, burgeoning creative and café scenes, and some of the most significant ancient ruins in the Middle East.

Amman is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Today it is a lively and culturally diverse metropolis, striking for its mix of ancient monuments and modern city life. Amman’s 9,000-year-old history can be seen throughout the city. Go to Rainbow Street, a pedestrian-friendly quarter, to see how locals today embrace the café and artistic scenes.

Downtown Amman is where you will find quintessential Middle Eastern street life. Browse the fruits and spices at the Souk Sukkar and then head to the lively Saqf As Sayl market to bargain for household goods, jewelry and clothing. If it is brand names and international labels you’re after, head to boutiques on Wakalat Street.

Wander between Neolithic, Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad ruins at the Amman Citadel, an impressive archaeological site that charts the history of the region’s past civilizations.

Stand on the stage at the Roman Theater and admire the engineering ingenuity of this 6,000-seat amphitheater, built in the 2nd century. Today locals come here to relax and socialize.

West of the city you’ll find the King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque, the largest Muslim place of worship in the country. The mosque's architecture reflects the Umayyad design, which draws on Roman and Persian styles, seen throughout the city.

Enjoy modern, cosmopolitan Amman in Jabal Amman’s Rainbow Street and in the Jabel Al Weibdeh district. See art exhibitions at the Darat al Funun and the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Discover Jordan’s history and learn about the Hashemite royal family at the Jordan Museum. Stroll through the gardens in the King Hussein National Park and enjoy the views of Amman. At the end of the day, relax in a hammam, a traditional Turkish-style bathhouse, or unwind in a luxurious spa offered by one of the popular hotels.

A large proportion of Jordan’s population resides in Amman and the residents, proud of this rapidly growing city, are known for their hospitality. Amman, with its mix of new and old, is a great place to explore and discover the Middle East.

Where to stay in Amman

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Downtown Amman

4/5Very Good!(37 area reviews)

Unique features of Downtown Amman include the historic sites and theaters. Make a stop by Amman Roman Theater or Amman Citadel while you're exploring the area.

Downtown Amman
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Al Abdali

4/5Very Good!(177 area reviews)

While visiting Al Abdali, you might make a stop by sights like The Boulevard and Al Abdali Mall.

Al Abdali
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Ash Shumaysani

While Ash Shumaysani might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like The Boulevard and Al Abdali Mall.

Ash Shumaysani

Top Hotels in Amman

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The House Boutique Suites
The House Boutique Suites
5 out of 5
Abdullah Abu Qura, Amman, Jabal Amman
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$125
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Situated in Amman, this luxury hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Gold Souk and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Amman Roman Theater. Souk Jara and Jordan Museum are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (234 reviews)

"Perfect location, beautiful establishnent, decor and service. I was advised by a friend about this place and i will tell others as well. Definitely visit the Lebanese restaurant for delicious food and outstanding sheesha."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

The House Boutique Suites
Grand Hyatt Amman
Grand Hyatt Amman
5 out of 5
Hussein Bin Ali St., Jabal Amman, Amman
$114
per night
Mar 12 - Mar 13

Located in the heart of Amman, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Al Abdali Mall, Jordan Museum, and Amman Citadel. Amman Roman Theater and TAJ Mall ...

4.3/5Excellent! (184 reviews)

"Staff were annoying especially the cleaning and also u keep Receiving calls to sell the spa"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Grand Hyatt Amman
Amman Airport Hotel
Amman Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
Queen Alia International Airport, Amman
$134
per night
Mar 18 - Mar 19

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 10.7 mi (17.2 km) from Amman Waves and 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from Bisharat Golf Club. Madaba Archaeological Park and Basilica ...

3.1/5 (436 reviews)

"The staff is so nice and welcoming. They are great with making sure you get to your flight on time and provide you with great service upon arrival and departure."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Amman Airport Hotel

Popular things to do in Amman

Amman Roman Theater
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Amman Roman Theater

4.5/5(142 reviews)

Once the heart of Amman, this 2,000 year old amphitheater still inspires awe and highlights the genius of Roman engineering and design.

Rainbow Street
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Rainbow Street

4.5/5(155 reviews)

This bustling cobblestone street is home to many of Amman’s best shops, restaurants and nightlife destinations, drawing locals and tourists alike. 

Amman Citadel
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Amman Citadel

4.5/5(62 reviews)

Discover 6,000-year-old archeological wonders and some of the best views of Amman, one of the oldest-known cities in the world,

TAJ Mall
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TAJ Mall

4.5/5(49 reviews)

One of the best places to hang out in Amman, this shopping center has both affordable and luxury brands, a bustling food court and even a playground.

Temple of Hercules
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Temple of Hercules

4.5/5(85 reviews)

Perched on the highest hill in Amman, this mysterious temple is one of the most impressive sights in the ancient Citadel complex. 

Jordan Museum
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Jordan Museum

4.5/5(19 reviews)

For one of the best overviews of Jordan’s history and culture, come to this museum in Amman’s downtown district to see carefully preserved artifacts, including some of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Top activities in Amman

Historic & Modern Amman City Private Guided Tour
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Historic & Modern Amman City Private Guided Tour

84% of travellers recommend
$55
Per adult
Dead Sea Private Full-Day Tour
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Dead Sea Private Full-Day Tour

88% of travellers recommend
$85
Per adult
Private Full-Day Tour of Jerash, Ajloun Castle & Umm Qais
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Private Full-Day Tour of Jerash, Ajloun Castle & Umm Qais

98% of travellers recommend
$99
Per adult
Jordan Wine Tasting and Amman City Experience
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Jordan Wine Tasting and Amman City Experience

$156
Per adult
Bethany Baptism Jordan River Site Visit from Amman
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Bethany Baptism Jordan River Site Visit from Amman

$93
Per adult
Amman Special City Tour with Professional Guide
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Amman Special City Tour with Professional Guide

$110
Per adult

Reviews of Amman

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
175
5 - Excellent 42.47572815533981%
4 - Good
170
4 - Good 41.262135922330096%
3 - Okay
54
3 - Okay 13.106796116504855%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.941747572815534%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.2135922330097086%

1/5 - Terrible

Jackson

Feb 23, 2020

Do not go to this country. Everyone there is a predator and the tourist are the prey. They hate Americans.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 20, 2020

Everything perfect

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 18, 2020

I wish i had more time to get out and enjoy Amman and the rest of Jordan, maybe next time!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 9, 2020

A must visit!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 3, 2020

The food scene in Amman has evolved so nicely so there are many interesting finds beyond the typical, well publicized destinations but one should look for them.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 31, 2020

The tourist spot is great, but too much pollution and some can drivers were takimg advantage of tourist but others are super honest and friendly. I enjoyed the fiod at Top Chef near the Hotel.

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