Private Jet Charter to Amman, Jordan | Top 5 Attractions in Amman
Most visitors to Jordan only use Amman, the country’s capital, as a transit point to Petra, the Dead Sea and Wadi Rum. Yet this vibrant metropolis has much to seduce the visitor, from outstanding souks to hip art galleries, luxury hotels (the Four Seasons is here) as well as mosques, museums and many tempting restaurants serving authentic Jordanian cuisine.
Here are 5 reasons to book your private jet charter to Amman today.
This famous historical site is on Jabal Al Qal’a – Amman’s highest hill at 850m – and one of the seven hills that make up the old city. Completely encircled by a 1700m wall, the Citadel’s must-sees are the Ummayad Palace, the Temple of Hercules and a Byzantine church. The Temple of Hercules was built during the reign of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and all that remains are two massive pillars. The Ummayad Palace is more extensive with colonnaded streets and a domed hall.
Grand Husseini Mosque
One of the oldest mosques (1927) in the capital, its name refers to Sharif Hussein bin Ali – the leader of the Arab Revolt – and was built by former King Abdullah I in 1927. Constructed in pink and white stone in the Ottoman style, the Grand Husseini Mosque was fully restored in 1987. It has two impressive 70-metre high minarets and two fountains. A useful landmark to guide you when walking in the city.
Located in the Hashemite Plaza, Amman’s restored Roman Theatre is a 6,000-seat, 2nd-century Roman amphitheatre. A famous landmark in the Jordanian capital, it dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia. Two galleries hold a museum each. One is devoted to folklore and the other to popular traditions showcasing a selection of Byzantine mosaics from Amman, Jerash and Madaba. The amphitheatre was built into the surrounding hillside and hosts occasional summer concerts.
Luxuriate in a local spa
After a hard day’s sightseeing, head to one of Amman’s recommended Turkish baths for a steam, scrub, sauna and massage. Both Al-Pasha Turkish Bath and Alf Layla Wa Layla are worth visiting. Additionally, in the hills overlooking the Dead Sea, only 60 minutes out of Amman, the thermal pools and waterfalls of Hammamat Ma’in are full of healing minerals and well worth a visit.
Visit Amman souks
All produce at the Farmers Market is guaranteed organic and free of GMOs and chemicals. It’s located at the Orthodox Club on Bashir Khair St 18 every Friday and also sells handicrafts that make ideal gifts. For antiques, crafts and more, head to Souk Jara on Rainbow Street, also held every Friday. Souk el Atareen between King Talal Street and Prince Muhammed Street is the go-to market for herbal remedies and spices, while gold lovers will appreciate Souk el-Sagha on King Faysal Square.
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