InterContinental Ammán (Jordania)
Start by taking in the sweeping views from the hotel's upper floors, then make your way to nearby Rainbow St, a bustling retail avenue considered to be the heartbeat of the city. Sit at a café like a native or sample authentic Jordan by strolling through the traditional souk or street market.
Be sure to see the Roman Amphitheatre, a 6,000-seat theatre nestled into a hill and dating back to the 2nd century A.D. Now restored, the theatre once again hosts performances. Leave time for the adjacent Jordan Museum of Popular Traditions, a showcase of local crafts.
Travel back thousands of years and wander the archaeological ruins of the Citadel, on the highest hill in Amman. The Roman Temple of Hercules and the Umayyad Palace are particularly impressive, as is the beautiful view at sunset. Cap off your evening with dinner at one of our renowned restaurants.
Have you dreamt of floating in the Dead Sea? From Amman, you are only about 45 km away. The sub-sea level, saltwater expanse is huge, and entry points are numerous. The Concierge Team at the InterContinental Jordan Hotel will recommend the best route and most accessible beaches.
Petra, an enchanting ancient city where palaces, temples and tombs are carved into sandstone cliffs, was recently named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. It is 254 km from Amman, suitable for an overnight side trip, with suggested viewing times of early morning and sunset.
Though famous for its history and heritage, Amman is also a thoroughly modern city. Several high-end retail complexes are at your disposal, including the nearby Taj Mall and the new Al Abdali Mall, featuring an outer-space-themed, family entertainment centre.