Once a small farming town Amman has grown to become one of the most sophisticated and contemporary cities in the Middle East. Originally built (like many ancient cities) on seven hills it has now spread across almost 20, linked by a network of roads and highways. Package holidays to Amman with Qatar Airways Holidays are perfect for those who want to embrace a city that has its feet planted firmly in the future, but with some wonderful remnants and ruins standing testament to its rich past.
The city is something of a paradise for food lovers, offering an eclectic cuisine influenced by the Mediterranean, North African and Middle Eastern cultures. Sample fresh falafel, mouth-watering manakish, and succulent shawarma.
- To dip your toes into Amman’s history, take a trip to the Citadel, situated on the top of Jebel-al Qala’a mountain. Here you’ll find Byzantine, Umayyad and Roman ruins, including the stone-hewn Umayyad Palace and the impressive columns of the Temple of Hercules. Ideal for history lovers.
- Situated in West Amman, the King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque is an inspiring attraction. The largest mosque in Jordan, it’s set in extensive grounds and offers some of the best examples of Jordanian architecture and artistry.
- Take a day trip from Amman, to visit the ancient city of Petra. Built by the Nabateans in around 312BC, Petra is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers the chance to explore the city’s winding, sand-dusted streets, and incredible temple.
- Shopping in Amman ranges from sleek and chic shopping malls, where you can buy all the latest designer goods, to bustling souks and flea-markets, packed with handmade goods and aromatic spices.
Amman Holiday Packages
Amman welcome a variety of tourists who come for its fresh and vibrant atmosphere. It's one of Jordan's youngest cities, and package holidays to Amman with Qatar Airways Holidays are ideal for those who want all the benefits and amenities of a modern holiday destination, coupled with the chance to explore the region's past. With a strong café culture, plenty of boutique shops, excellent restaurants, and tree-lined streets, Amman is unlike any other city in the Middle East. There are plenty of hotels for those who want a slice of luxury on their break, and water parks and theme parks for younger visitors.
The best way to immerse yourself in a culture is to explore its food scene. Culinary packages to Amman will see you enjoying everything from fresh kofta sold by street vendors, to delicious and delicate meals served in elegant restaurants.
Good to know
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For the best weather, book your package holidays to Amman with Qatar Airways Holidays between March and May, when the mercury creeps into the low 20s°C. For sunbathing weather, the temperatures climb into the mid-30s°C between June and September.
Amman Holidays Experiences
- To see Amman’s exciting arts’ scene burst into life, visit during May to catch the Baladk Street Art Festival. Dedicated to street art and elaborate graffiti artworks the entire region becomes a kaleidoscope of colour.
- Shopping is something of a national pastime in Jordan and Amman holds its fair share of markets and souks. For something special head to the Gold Souk, where you'll find intricate and delicate pieces of jewellery on sale. For authentic Jordanian handicrafts, Souk al-Bukhari is the place to go.
- Once the sun goes down, relax in one of the city’s many cafés or join the locals in a traditional shisha lounge.
- Amman is only an hour’s drive away from the Dead Sea, making it a superb base from which to explore some of the region’s most popular attractions.