OVERVIEW

Hotel At Glance

 

 

Soaring above the city of Amman, the Regency Palace enjoys unparalleled central location in the prestigious and commercial district of “Shmeisani”, steps away from the royal cultural center and sports city, overlooking the skyline of Amman’s upcoming “Abdali” downtown area. The hotel is within easy reach of all the city’s sites, business centers, shops, and attractions.

 

Our 256 spacious, beautiful and well-appointed guest rooms and suites are inspired by a palette of tones and colors that heighten classic luxury, elegance and refinement, boosting everything for today’s business and leisure traveler. Comfortable accommodations feature luxurious beds, sumptuous fabrics, working desks, magnificent wood furnishings, original art, full marble bathrooms, and oversized windows with dramatic views over the city.

 

With acclaimed cuisine, distinctive venues, exotic cocktails, fine cigars, relaxing terraces, and rooftop lounges, the Regency Palace provides exceptional surroundings to a wide variety of the most exclusive dining and entertainment venues. For important occasions and business meetings our sophisticated grand ballrooms and multipurpose meeting rooms will offer the perfect venue to make a lasting impression.

 

Our signature Spa offers guests a range of body treatments and Massage to help aid the relaxation of mind, body and soul. Enjoy our state of the art fitness facility, go for a swim in our semi-outdoor heated pool, enjoy Amman’s summer weather on our roof top open air infinity pool, chill in our heated Jacuzzis, or simply relax and lounge on our hip rooftop sun-deck and enjoy spectacular surrounding views over the city.

 

 

FACT SHEET

 

Accommodation Facilities

  • 126 Superior Rooms
  • 54 Deluxe Rooms
  • 28 Studio Rooms
  • 56 Club Rooms
  • 11 Executive Suites
  • 26 Two / Three Bedroom Corner Suites
  • 1 Oriental Suite
  • 1 Regency Suite
  • 1 Princess Suite
  • 1 Royal Suite

 

 

 

Leisure Facilities

 

Temperature-controlled semi-outdoor swimming pool, outdoor roof top infinity swimming pool,  roof top sun deck , outdoor Jacuzzi, beauty center, hairdresser, state of the art fitness center, massage and therapy rooms, limousine service, in house DVD library, and gift shops.

 

Olympic sized swimming pools, running tracks and tennis courts are all nearby.

 

City and country wide excursions/experiences can be arranged.

 

 

 

Dining Facilities

 

With acclaimed cuisine, distinctive venues, tempting exotic cocktails, fine cigars, relaxing terraces, rooftop lounges, and chic surroundings, our bars and restaurants offer guests an ambience and palate to fit every mood, featuring a wide array of dining experiences with culinary journeys through the Middle East and beyond.

 

  • Al Madafa:  International all-day dining
  • Trader Vic’s Lounge & Restaurant:  Polynesian & island cuisine, exotic cocktails / Resident Cuban band
  • U Roof Lounge:  Chic open air bar & lounge with fusion cuisine
  • Kan Zamaan Restaurant:  Middle Eastern Cuisine
  • Oriental Shisha Lounge & Terrace:  Tea Lounge & Oriental delicacies / Shisha terrace
  • Le Piano Lounge:  Signature cocktails, afternoon tea & light fare
  • Ernesto Cigar Club:  Cuban cigars, signature steaks & fine spirits
  • In-Room dining service:  Light fare, local & international cuisine (24 hours)

 

 

 

Conference Facilities

 

Our facilities boost over 1,000 square meters of meeting and event space. Our facilities feature two elegantly appointed grand ballrooms, six multi-purpose meeting rooms, and all the technology, services, and amenities needed to ensure a flawless event.  Function spaces also include an executive boardroom in the Regency Club floor, private dining for intimate meetings at the signature Al Madafa Restaurant, in addition to a dedicated business center for focused business needs.

 

Facilities feature high speed Internet access, flexible meeting rooms, individually controlled air conditioning, stages, microphones, projectors, screens, DVD/CD players, mixers, speakers, dedicated business center, laptops, podiums, flip charts/screens, translators, extensive coffee breaks, and most importantly a dedicated events team.

 

*Certain fees may apply for some services.

 

 

 

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OVERVIEW

SERVICES & AMENITIES

 

 

 

  • Non-smoking floors
  • Signature convertible bedroom suites
  • Handicapped rooms
  • Laundry/dry cleaning /valet services
  • 24 hour business center
  • Wireless high speed internet access
  • In room safe boxes
  • Fully Stocked Mini Bars
  • Signature Clef′s d′Or  concierge service
  • Personalized welcome amenities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Limousine/chauffeur service
  • Beauty center & hairdresser
  • Postal service
  • World class dining
  • Live entertainment
  • Flexible meeting rooms & stunning function space
  • City & country wide excursions
  • Spa with multiple treatment/massage rooms
  • State of the art fitness center
  • Temperature controlled semi-outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor rooftop infinity swimming pool
  • Sun deck
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • ATM machine
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift shop(s)
  • Stunning views over the city

 

 

 

LIMOUSINE SERVICES

 

Whether it′s an airport transfer, a night in town, a corporate meeting or an excursion around beautiful Jordan, our Regency Limousine services can help create fond memories of your visit to Jordan with our fleet of fully air conditioned Audi A6 cars.

 

For more information or to book this service, please contact the hotel or see our concierge to arrange your transportation with a personal chauffeur and enjoy world class luxury chauffeured transportation anywhere in Jordan.

 

*Fees do apply

 

 

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OVERVIEW

LOCATION

 

 

Enjoying a prime location in the prestigious and commercial district of Shmeisani, the Regency Palace is steps away from the Royal Cultural Centre and Sports City, overlooking the skyline of Amman’s upcoming Abdali downtown area.  The hotel is perfectly situated for all of Amman’s major attractions and is within easy reach of all the city’s sites, businesses and shopping centers.

 

 

 

   Directions to the Hotel from Queen Alia International Airport  (AMM-Queen Alia Intl.)

 

 

Distance: 32 KM     Travel Time:  30 MIN

 

  • Take the airport Road North to the 7th circle
  • From the 7th circle, continue driving north to the 6th circle, 5th circle until the 4th circle
  • From the 4th circle take a left
  • Proceed forward until the Interior circle (Al Dakhelyeh)
  • From the Interior circle take a left 400 meters; you will reach the entrance of the Hotel.

 

*Allow our Regency Palace Concierge team to make the necessary arrangements for your privately hired hotel car service, at an additional charge. Valet parking is also available on a complimentary basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OVERVIEW

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

AMMAN, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. A bustling city of 2 million people, sits atop seven hills. The people of Amman are multi-cultural, multi-denominational, well-educated and extremely hospitable. They welcome visitors and take pride in showing them around their fascinating and vibrant city. It is a safe, friendly city for walking, with a busy commercial and administrative centres. While much of it has been built over the past 50 years, significant archaeological remains give testament to this ancient city’s place in history.

 

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   Time Zone

 

GMT +2 hours during winter time

GMT +3 hours during summer time

 

Eastern Europe Time

 

   Language(s) Spoken

 

Arabic is the official language spoken locally. English is widely spoken.

 

 

   Weather

 

Any time of the year is a perfect time to visit Jordan as the country boasts almost year-round sunshine. Spring and autumn are fresh and crisp with rain being more common in the spring. Wintertime can be cold in the desert, but is pleasantly moderate in most of the country.

 

 

   Electrical System

 

Local voltage is 220 to 240 volts AC. Adapters available; please request through the Concierge.

 

 

   Shopping Hours

 

Most Jordanians work five days a week, with Friday and Saturday off, but business and shopping hours are flexible. Some stores open from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, but close for a few hours in mid-afternoon. Other stores may remain open all day, from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

 

 

   Working Hours

 

Government offices are open from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. All businesses and most shops, other than those in the souqs, are closed on Fridays. During the Holy Month of Ramadan, working hours are more flexible and generally shorter.

 

 

   Time & Distance to Shopping & Financial District

 

  • Swefiyah shopping area 10-minutes drive
  • Abdoun Mall 7-minutes drive
  • Zara Shopping Centre 12-minutes drive
  • Mecca Mall 12-minutes drive
  • Shmeisani financial district 3 minutes drive
  • Swefiyah financial district 10 minutes drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLORE AMMAN

 

Amman Citadel

Amman Citadel is a national historic site at the center of downtown Amman, Jordan . Located on a hill, it provides stunning 360 degree views the entire city. The Citadel’s history represents significant civilizations that stretched across continents and prospered for centuries, as one empire gave rise to the next. It also symbolizes the birth of the three great monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Places of specific interest within the Citadel include The Jordan Archaeological Museum, home to a collection of marvelous artifacts as well as the Umayyad Palace

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grand Husseini Mosque

Located in the heart of downtown Amman, the Grand Husseini Mosque is an Ottoman style mosque rebuilt by the Late King Abdullah I in 1924, on the same site of an ancient mosque originally built in 640 AD by Omar Iben Al-Khattab

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Roman Amphitheater

The restored Roman Theatre is the most obvious and impressive remnant of Roman Philadelphia, and is the highlight of Amman for most foreign visitors.The ancient theatre was built during the reign of Antonius Pius (138-161 CE). The large and steeply raked structure could seat about 6,000 people: built into the hillside, it was oriented north to keep the sun off the spectators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Royal Automobile Museum

The Royal Automobile Museum depicts the history of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from the early 1920s until the present. The featured cars highlight the life and reign of his Majesty the late King Hussein, as well as the many aspects of his leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arabian Horse Club

Home to a collection of fine and genuine Arabian Horses. Get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures and learn all about them. Horse riding is also available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLORE JORDAN

 

The Dead Sea

The storied Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, 400 meters below sea level. This large lake has the highest salt concentration in the world and gives visitors a unique swimming experience.

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 1 hour drive / 50 kilometers

 

 

 

 

 

Petra

Arguably Jordan’s most famous attraction, the 2,000-year-old red sandstone city of Petra is an extraordinary and compelling sight. Carved from sandstone cliffs by the ancient Nabateans in the third century BC, it was forgotten for 1,000 year and only rediscovered in 1812. The red rose city of Petra is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 4 hours drive / 250 kilometers

 

 

 

 

 

Pella - Umm Qais

Umm Qais is the most dramatically situated of the Roman Decapolis cities. With stunning views of the Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights, this city of ruins includes a black basalt theatre, a colonnaded main street and a city gate. Umm Qais was a bustling trade centre in Graeco-Roman times, located at the junction of important trade routes

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 2 hours drive / 120 kilometers

 

 

 

 

 

Wadi Rum

Rum the magnificent … vast, echoing and godlike" is how a captivated T.E. Lawrence described Wadi Rum. Massive pillars of sandstone rock rise from the rose-red desert floor. Uniquely weathered these majestic cliffs tower over 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) high. Dawn and dusk bring an amazing spectacle of changing colors of light on the rock and sand. Wadi Rum is a protected area, with plans in place to create a 500-square-kilometre (193-square-mile) national park. Opportunities for climbing and trekking abound in the area, and the flora and fauna are exquisite and numerous.

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 4 hours drive / 350 kilometers

 

 

 

 

 

Jerash

Jerash is a beautifully preserved Roman and Byzantine city – one of the largest and best-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world, outside Italy. Jerash is a wonderfully complete record of the layout and architecture of a typical Roman city of its time. With temples, colonnaded streets and a theatre with a capacity of 5,000, Jerash is a delight to explore. Every summer it hosts the Jerash Festival, now a major cultural event offering music, dancing, singing and crafts

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 1 hour drive / 45 kilometers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aqaba

Located on the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba and surrounded by rugged and dramatic mountains, the town offers 27 kilometers of sandy beaches. Warm water and coral reefs add to the attraction of this charming and friendly destination.

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 4 hours drive / 360 kilometers

 

 

 

 

 

Madaba

Madaba is a city of breathtaking mosaics. Pre-eminent among them is a magnificent map dating from 200 AD. This unique piece of art represents the biblical lands from Egypt to Lebanon, including Sinai, Israel, Palestine and Transjordan. It is considered to be the best topographic representation done prior to modern topography.

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 1 hour drive / 60 kilometers

 

 

 

 

Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo, the final resting place of Moses, offers panoramic views over the Great Rift Valley and the Dead Sea. The hills of Amman are visible in the distance. The Church of Moses here is a sanctuary and memorial dating from the fifth century.

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 1 hour drive / 70 kilometers

 

 

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OVERVIEW

Hotel At Glance

 

 

Soaring above the city of Amman, the Regency Palace enjoys unparalleled central location in the prestigious and commercial district of “Shmeisani”, steps away from the royal cultural center and sports city, overlooking the skyline of Amman’s upcoming “Abdali” downtown area. The hotel is within easy reach of all the city’s sites, business centers, shops, and attractions.

 

Our 256 spacious, beautiful and well-appointed guest rooms and suites are inspired by a palette of tones and colors that heighten classic luxury, elegance and refinement, boosting everything for today’s business and leisure traveler. Comfortable accommodations feature luxurious beds, sumptuous fabrics, working desks, magnificent wood furnishings, original art, full marble bathrooms, and oversized windows with dramatic views over the city.

 

With acclaimed cuisine, distinctive venues, exotic cocktails, fine cigars, relaxing terraces, and rooftop lounges, the Regency Palace provides exceptional surroundings to a wide variety of the most exclusive dining and entertainment venues. For important occasions and business meetings our sophisticated grand ballrooms and multipurpose meeting rooms will offer the perfect venue to make a lasting impression.

 

Our signature Spa offers guests a range of body treatments and Massage to help aid the relaxation of mind, body and soul. Enjoy our state of the art fitness facility, go for a swim in our semi-outdoor heated pool, enjoy Amman’s summer weather on our roof top open air infinity pool, chill in our heated Jacuzzis, or simply relax and lounge on our hip rooftop sun-deck and enjoy spectacular surrounding views over the city.

 

 

FACT SHEET

 

Accommodation Facilities

  • 126 Superior Rooms
  • 54 Deluxe Rooms
  • 28 Studio Rooms
  • 56 Club Rooms
  • 11 Executive Suites
  • 26 Two / Three Bedroom Corner Suites
  • 1 Oriental Suite
  • 1 Regency Suite
  • 1 Princess Suite
  • 1 Royal Suite

 

 

 

Leisure Facilities

 

Temperature-controlled semi-outdoor swimming pool, outdoor roof top infinity swimming pool,  roof top sun deck , outdoor Jacuzzi, beauty center, hairdresser, state of the art fitness center, massage and therapy rooms, limousine service, in house DVD library, and gift shops.

 

Olympic sized swimming pools, running tracks and tennis courts are all nearby.

 

City and country wide excursions/experiences can be arranged.

 

 

 

Dining Facilities

 

With acclaimed cuisine, distinctive venues, tempting exotic cocktails, fine cigars, relaxing terraces, rooftop lounges, and chic surroundings, our bars and restaurants offer guests an ambience and palate to fit every mood, featuring a wide array of dining experiences with culinary journeys through the Middle East and beyond.

 

  • Al Madafa:  International all-day dining
  • Trader Vic’s Lounge & Restaurant:  Polynesian & island cuisine, exotic cocktails / Resident Cuban band
  • U Roof Lounge:  Chic open air bar & lounge with fusion cuisine
  • Kan Zamaan Restaurant:  Middle Eastern Cuisine
  • Oriental Shisha Lounge & Terrace:  Tea Lounge & Oriental delicacies / Shisha terrace
  • Le Piano Lounge:  Signature cocktails, afternoon tea & light fare
  • Ernesto Cigar Club:  Cuban cigars, signature steaks & fine spirits
  • In-Room dining service:  Light fare, local & international cuisine (24 hours)

 

 

 

Conference Facilities

 

Our facilities boost over 1,000 square meters of meeting and event space. Our facilities feature two elegantly appointed grand ballrooms, six multi-purpose meeting rooms, and all the technology, services, and amenities needed to ensure a flawless event.  Function spaces also include an executive boardroom in the Regency Club floor, private dining for intimate meetings at the signature Al Madafa Restaurant, in addition to a dedicated business center for focused business needs.

 

Facilities feature high speed Internet access, flexible meeting rooms, individually controlled air conditioning, stages, microphones, projectors, screens, DVD/CD players, mixers, speakers, dedicated business center, laptops, podiums, flip charts/screens, translators, extensive coffee breaks, and most importantly a dedicated events team.

 

*Certain fees may apply for some services.

 

 

 

____________________

 

 

OVERVIEW

SERVICES & AMENITIES

 

 

 

  • Non-smoking floors
  • Signature convertible bedroom suites
  • Handicapped rooms
  • Laundry/dry cleaning /valet services
  • 24 hour business center
  • Wireless high speed internet access
  • In room safe boxes
  • Fully Stocked Mini Bars
  • Signature Clef′s d′Or  concierge service
  • Personalized welcome amenities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Limousine/chauffeur service
  • Beauty center & hairdresser
  • Postal service
  • World class dining
  • Live entertainment
  • Flexible meeting rooms & stunning function space
  • City & country wide excursions
  • Spa with multiple treatment/massage rooms
  • State of the art fitness center
  • Temperature controlled semi-outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor rooftop infinity swimming pool
  • Sun deck
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • ATM machine
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift shop(s)
  • Stunning views over the city

 

 

 

LIMOUSINE SERVICES

 

Whether it′s an airport transfer, a night in town, a corporate meeting or an excursion around beautiful Jordan, our Regency Limousine services can help create fond memories of your visit to Jordan with our fleet of fully air conditioned Audi A6 cars.

 

For more information or to book this service, please contact the hotel or see our concierge to arrange your transportation with a personal chauffeur and enjoy world class luxury chauffeured transportation anywhere in Jordan.

 

*Fees do apply

 

 

____________________

 

 

OVERVIEW

LOCATION

 

 

Enjoying a prime location in the prestigious and commercial district of Shmeisani, the Regency Palace is steps away from the Royal Cultural Centre and Sports City, overlooking the skyline of Amman’s upcoming Abdali downtown area.  The hotel is perfectly situated for all of Amman’s major attractions and is within easy reach of all the city’s sites, businesses and shopping centers.

 

 

 

   Directions to the Hotel from Queen Alia International Airport  (AMM-Queen Alia Intl.)

 

 

Distance: 32 KM     Travel Time:  30 MIN

 

  • Take the airport Road North to the 7th circle
  • From the 7th circle, continue driving north to the 6th circle, 5th circle until the 4th circle
  • From the 4th circle take a left
  • Proceed forward until the Interior circle (Al Dakhelyeh)
  • From the Interior circle take a left 400 meters; you will reach the entrance of the Hotel.

 

*Allow our Regency Palace Concierge team to make the necessary arrangements for your privately hired hotel car service, at an additional charge. Valet parking is also available on a complimentary basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

____________________

 

 

OVERVIEW

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

AMMAN, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. A bustling city of 2 million people, sits atop seven hills. The people of Amman are multi-cultural, multi-denominational, well-educated and extremely hospitable. They welcome visitors and take pride in showing them around their fascinating and vibrant city. It is a safe, friendly city for walking, with a busy commercial and administrative centres. While much of it has been built over the past 50 years, significant archaeological remains give testament to this ancient city’s place in history.

 

o    QUICK REFERENCE

 

   Time Zone

 

GMT +2 hours during winter time

GMT +3 hours during summer time

 

Eastern Europe Time

 

   Language(s) Spoken

 

Arabic is the official language spoken locally. English is widely spoken.

 

 

   Weather

 

Any time of the year is a perfect time to visit Jordan as the country boasts almost year-round sunshine. Spring and autumn are fresh and crisp with rain being more common in the spring. Wintertime can be cold in the desert, but is pleasantly moderate in most of the country.

 

 

   Electrical System

 

Local voltage is 220 to 240 volts AC. Adapters available; please request through the Concierge.

 

 

   Shopping Hours

 

Most Jordanians work five days a week, with Friday and Saturday off, but business and shopping hours are flexible. Some stores open from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, but close for a few hours in mid-afternoon. Other stores may remain open all day, from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

 

 

   Working Hours

 

Government offices are open from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. All businesses and most shops, other than those in the souqs, are closed on Fridays. During the Holy Month of Ramadan, working hours are more flexible and generally shorter.

 

 

   Time & Distance to Shopping &

         Financial District

 

  • Swefiyah shopping area 10-minutes drive
  • Abdoun Mall 7-minutes drive
  • Zara Shopping Centre 12-minutes drive
  • Mecca Mall 12-minutes drive
  • Shmeisani financial district 3 minutes drive
  • Swefiyah financial district 10 minutes drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLORE AMMAN

 

Amman Citadel

Amman Citadel is a national historic site at the center of downtown Amman, Jordan . Located on a hill, it provides stunning 360 degree views the entire city. The Citadel’s history represents significant civilizations that stretched across continents and prospered for centuries, as one empire gave rise to the next. It also symbolizes the birth of the three great monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Places of specific interest within the Citadel include The Jordan Archaeological Museum, home to a collection of marvelous artifacts as well as the Umayyad Palace

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grand Husseini Mosque

Located in the heart of downtown Amman, the Grand Husseini Mosque is an Ottoman style mosque rebuilt by the Late King Abdullah I in 1924, on the same site of an ancient mosque originally built in 640 AD by Omar Iben Al-Khattab

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Roman Amphitheater

The restored Roman Theatre is the most obvious and impressive remnant of Roman Philadelphia, and is the highlight of Amman for most foreign visitors.The ancient theatre was built during the reign of Antonius Pius (138-161 CE). The large and steeply raked structure could seat about 6,000 people: built into the hillside, it was oriented north to keep the sun off the spectators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Royal Automobile Museum

The Royal Automobile Museum depicts the history of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from the early 1920s until the present. The featured cars highlight the life and reign of his Majesty the late King Hussein, as well as the many aspects of his leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arabian Horse Club

Home to a collection of fine and genuine Arabian Horses. Get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures and learn all about them. Horse riding is also available.

 

 

 

 

EXPLORE JORDAN

 

The Dead Sea

The storied Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, 400 meters below sea level. This large lake has the highest salt concentration in the world and gives visitors a unique swimming experience.

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 1 hour drive / 50 kilometers

 

 

 

Petra

Arguably Jordan’s most famous attraction, the 2,000-year-old red sandstone city of Petra is an extraordinary and compelling sight. Carved from sandstone cliffs by the ancient Nabateans in the third century BC, it was forgotten for 1,000 year and only rediscovered in 1812. The red rose city of Petra is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 4 hours drive / 250 kilometers

 

 

 

 

Pella - Umm Qais

Umm Qais is the most dramatically situated of the Roman Decapolis cities. With stunning views of the Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights, this city of ruins includes a black basalt theatre, a colonnaded main street and a city gate. Umm Qais was a bustling trade centre in Graeco-Roman times, located at the junction of important trade routes

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 2 hours drive / 120 kilometers

 

 

 

Wadi Rum

Rum the magnificent … vast, echoing and godlike" is how a captivated T.E. Lawrence described Wadi Rum. Massive pillars of sandstone rock rise from the rose-red desert floor. Uniquely weathered these majestic cliffs tower over 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) high. Dawn and dusk bring an amazing spectacle of changing colors of light on the rock and sand. Wadi Rum is a protected area, with plans in place to create a 500-square-kilometre (193-square-mile) national park. Opportunities for climbing and trekking abound in the area, and the flora and fauna are exquisite and numerous.

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 4 hours drive / 350 kilometers

 

 

 

 

Jerash

Jerash is a beautifully preserved Roman and Byzantine city – one of the largest and best-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world, outside Italy. Jerash is a wonderfully complete record of the layout and architecture of a typical Roman city of its time. With temples, colonnaded streets and a theatre with a capacity of 5,000, Jerash is a delight to explore. Every summer it hosts the Jerash Festival, now a major cultural event offering music, dancing, singing and crafts

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 1 hour drive / 45 kilometers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aqaba

Located on the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba and surrounded by rugged and dramatic mountains, the town offers 27 kilometers of sandy beaches. Warm water and coral reefs add to the attraction of this charming and friendly destination.

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 4 hours drive / 360 kilometers

 

 

 

 

Madaba

Madaba is a city of breathtaking mosaics. Pre-eminent among them is a magnificent map dating from 200 AD. This unique piece of art represents the biblical lands from Egypt to Lebanon, including Sinai, Israel, Palestine and Transjordan. It is considered to be the best topographic representation done prior to modern topography.

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 1 hour drive / 60 kilometers

 

 

 

Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo, the final resting place of Moses, offers panoramic views over the Great Rift Valley and the Dead Sea. The hills of Amman are visible in the distance. The Church of Moses here is a sanctuary and memorial dating from the fifth century.

-Estimated travel time & distance from hotel: 1 hour drive / 70 kilometers