Amman (Arabic: عمان), capital and largest city of Jordan, has emerged as one of the region’s major cultural and gourmet destinations, and is an ideal base to explore the rest of the country. Amman is well situated between the arid desert and the fertile Jordan Valley.
Amman is easily reachable from Dubai, with direct flight operated by Etihad Airways (the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates), Fly Emirates (the airline based at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai), and FlyDubai (Dubai’s first low-cost airline, operating routes to 51 destinations across the Middle East, Subcontinent, Africa, Russia and Eastern Europe).
On flights to Amman from Dubai, you will land at Amman Airport, otherwise known as Queen Alia International Airport, named after the third wife of the late King Hussein of Jordan.
The airport is located in the Zizya area, about 32 kilometres south of Amman. A new rail line is being built that will link Amman Airport with central and downtown Amman.
There are two passenger terminals at Amman Airport. The airport also has two lounges, one of which is the Royal Jordanian Crown Lounge which can be used by Etihad Diamond First Class and Pearl Business Class passengers.
Airport Code – AMM
Airport Name – Queen Alia International
City – Amman
Country – Jordan
Country Abbrev – JO
Time Zone – GMT -2
Telephone +962 4453187
Once landed in Amman, you can start your educational tour, in order to experience some of the beautiful things Jordan is offering. Of course few days are not enough to visit everything, but.. it is a start!
1- Arriving at Amman airport, meet and assist by our representative, transfer to the hotel in Madaba, dinner and overnight.
2- Amman city tour
The Amman tour is giving you the chance to learn about history and archaeology. Amman’s history spans nine millennia dating back to the Stone Age. It boasts one of the largest Neolithic settlements (c.6500 BC) ever discovered in the Middle East. The Citadel hill contains early Bronze Age tombs (3300-1200 BC). In addition to its numerous archaeological sites, Amman has many museums, art galleries and cultural centres, as well as theatres and cinemas. The Jordan Folklore Museum is located within the western section of the Roman Theatre in Amman. This museum was founded by the Department of Antiquities and officially opened in 1975. The Amman Archaeological Museum was built in 1951 on the Citadel Hill in Amman. It houses artefacts from all the archaeological sites in the country. The collection is arranged in chronological order and represents ancient items of daily life such as pottery, glass, flint and metal tools, as well as monumental materials such as inscriptions and statuaries. The museum also houses several jewellery inscription statuary and coin collections. Time for lunch in Jearsh, then to Ajloun, to visit the castle to know about one of the fortification style in the Islamic period. Back to the hotel in Madaba, dinner and overnight.
3- Day to learn about interfaith
Jordan is considered as a part of the Holy land: in this day you are following in footsteps the prophets, Jesus the Christ in Bethany, the place where he was baptized by John the Baptist. Then Mount Nebo, the place where Mouses vanished according to old testament or – according to a different interpretation – where he was buried. In Dead sea you are enjoying and learning at the same time,: Without a doubt the world’s most amazing place, the Jordan Rift Valley is a dramatic, beautiful landscape, which at the Dead Sea, is over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level. The lowest point on the face of the earth, this vast stretch of water receives a number of incoming rivers, including the River Jordan. Once the waters reach the Dead Sea they are land-locked and have nowhere to go, so they evaporate, leaving behind a dense, rich, cocktail of salts and minerals that supply industry, agriculture and medicine with some of its finest products. The Dead Sea is flanked by mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west, giving it an almost other-worldly beauty. Although sparsely populated and serenely quiet now, the area is believed to have been home to five Biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar (Bela). Back to the hotel in Madaba (dinner and overnight). The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself – some ten times saltier than sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others. The unusually warm, incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times.
4- Full day tour in Madaba
Just 30km from Amman, is one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land. After passing through a string of ancient sites, the first city you reach is Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics”. You will spend this day in Madaba Mosaic School, where you are learning how to produce a piece of mosaic: a good chance and unique experience to practice making handcrafts by yourself.
5- Karak & Dana
Check out from the hotel at 8:00 AM, drive to Karak to see the crusaders’ fortifications style, along the 5,000-year-old Kings´ Highway; an ancient route mentioned in the Bible, the route which Mouses wished to follow as he led his people to the north through the kingdom of Edom. the striking silhouette of this fortified town and castle will instantly make you understand why the fates of kings and nations were decided here for millennia. An ancient Crusader stronghold, Karak sits 900m above sea level and lies inside the walls of the old city. The city today is home to around 170,000 people and continues to boast a number of restored 19th century Ottoman buildings, restaurants, places to stay, and the like. But it is undoubtedly Karak Castle that dominates. After the lunch in Karak, you are going to Dana, the best place to get a good acquaintance with the natural beauty and different kinds of rare flowers in Jordan and the region, such as the Jordanian national flower “Black Iris”, which grows in specific time of spring season. Dana is one of the best places in Jordan to practice the eco- tourism. Overnight in Dana campsite
6- Dana Nature Reserve
Start at 8:00 hiking in Dana Nature reserve for 4 hours. Dana Biosphere Reserve is the largest nature reserve in Jordan, covering over 300 square kilometers and all four different bio-geographical zones of the Kingdom. In the east, elevations reach 1500 meters before descending through canyons and gorges to the low elevations of Wadi Araba. Dana is one of the most biologically and historically rich areas in Jordan. Then you are going to Petra to visit the little Petra and watch the sunset. Overnight (camp or hotel).
7- Full day tour in the capital city of Nabateans.
One of the new wonders in the world, the city craved deeply in the red rock: you are learning about the fortification in that era, the water system and its secrets. After that: Wadi Rum nature reserve, to watch the sunset. This is a place where you can become one with nature, where visitors are humbled by the towering mountains and overwhelmed by the serenity and quiet ambiance of this magnificent place.
The eco-system of Wadi Rum holds many rare and endemic plants. Spring reveals hundreds of species of wild flowers. About 120 bird species have been recorded in the area, including the Griffon Vulture, the Fan-Tailed Raven, Bonelli’s Eagle, and Hume’s Tawny Owl. Overnight in Bedoiun camp.
Start at 10:00 AM: 4 hour jeep tour, trekking, lunch, learn how to ride the horse and camel. Then you are going to Aqaba, where you are having a boat trip for 4 hours with lunch. Free time in Aqaba, overnight.
If you are planning to combine a visit to the Dead Sea with a diving trip to Aqaba during your stay in Jordan, do the Dead Sea experience first. If you do it the other way around, the small cuts or grazes you may pick up from the coral reefs will soon let you know why this is the better option!
9- Drive back to Amman airport for departure
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