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A trendy refreshing getaway: this is what this modern Arab city is quickly becoming to visitors from surrounding countries especially the younger crowd. But still, underneath this modernization/westernization is another layer of tradition and history represented in its various old style souks, numerous mosques and churches and some Roman ruins.

Amman has a relatively moderate weather all year round and can be enjoyed across all 4 seasons.

Requirements for Entry to Jordan

  • Egyptian passport holders do not need to obtain a visa prior to their trip to Jordan for a stay of up to 30 days.
  • The Jordanian Embassy in Cairo is located in 6 Basem El Kateb street, off El Tahrir street, Dokki-Giza. Tel: +20-2-7499912. Email:

See & Do

Visitors quickly realize that there are two parts of the city: The more traditional and less developed East Amman and the more westernized and modern West Amman. Here is a mixture of the highlights of both:

  • Travel back in time by visiting the Roman theater; the ancient highlight of Amman, followed by climbing up Jebel Al Qala'a to tour the historic citadel. The Amman Archaeological Museum on top of the hill is a good option for those looking for more artifacts.
  • If you are travelling to Amman with children, the Children's museum is an interesting place to go to, this is where children can experiment with all interactive displays.
  • For the religious, adventurous (or both) Ahl Al Kahf cave is a one of a kind visit, a 30 minutes drive from the city center.
  • Walk through the trendy Rainbow street on top of Jabal Amman packed with cafes, bookshops, boutiques, bars and featuring a number of Amman's vibrant nightlife spots.
  • For a day trip drive to Jarash, an impressive site of Roman ruins and add to it a visit to Ajloun Castle. Jarash is also a famous site for musical performances, and art festivals taking place during summer time.
  • Floating in the Dead Sea waters is also a possibility by planning a day trip to go there.

Food & Shopping

Food is a serious issue in Amman. Competition is fierce between the westernized outlets such as Buffalo Wings and Rings and Cafe Strada versus the traditional food providers such as Falafel Al Quds, Sufra, Al Kalha and Al Daya’a. End result: visitors and locals have an endless variety of cuisines.

A wide range of shopping centers and streets are found in Amman: the most famous shopping streets are Sweifieh, Abdoun and Jabal al-Hussein that feature designer boutiques, visitors can find a wide assortment of goods in shopping centers such as Mecca Mall, City Mall and Al Baraka Mall.

For transportation; taxis are recommended, there are white service taxis and yellow private taxis to get you around.

Need to Know

  • Time Zone: UTC +2. Daylight saving time is UTC+3 and starts in end of March and ends in October.
  • Currency: Jordanian Dinar.
  • Dialing Code: +962 6.
  • Driving: Visitors from Egypt should get an international driving license to drive in Jordan to avoid any hassle. Driving is on the right.
  • Official Language: Arabic.

Queen Alia International Airport -AMM

This is the largest airport in Jordan with a recently inaugurated terminal completely replacing the old one. To get to the city center you can take the airport taxi (with fixed announced prices) or the express bus which takes you to Abdali in the city center.

  • Food and beverage: Have your snack at World Class cafe, Pizza Hut, Popeyes, Cinnabon, Blue Fig or Starbucks.
  • Currency Exchange: Exchange offices and banks are available as well as ATM machines.
  • Lost Luggage: There is a lost and found number you can call +962-6-4453185.
  • Car hire: Service providers are located on the right side after customs on the way out of the terminal and they include Avis, Budget and Europcar.
  • Airport Hub: Queen Alia airport (code AMM) is a hub for the Royal Jordanian Airlines.

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