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What To Do 29........................................................................................................................Amman 34............................................................................Azraq & Shawmari 35................................................................................................The Dead Sea 41....................................................................................................................................Petra 44...............................................................................................................Wadi Rum 45..............................................................................................................................Aqaba

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52.................................................................................Index by Location 55.....................................................................Hotel Facilities Index 57...........................................................................................Five Star Hotels 79.........................................................................................Four Star Hotels 91....................................................................................Three Star Hotels 113.....................................................................................Two Star Hotels 116.....................................................................................One Star Hotels 118...................................................................................Hotels In Jordan

What To Eat 134...........................................................................................................................French 134.................................................................................................................................Local 136................................................................................................International 137........................................................................................................Asian Food 138...............................................................................................................Lebanese 139.................................................................................................................Chineese 139.............................................................................................................................Italian 139.....................................................................................................................Oriental 139..................................................................................................................................Latin 139..........................................................................................................................Snacks 140.................................................................................................................................Sushi 140....................................................................................................................Seafood 140....................................................................................................Grill & Sushi 140...............................................................................................................American 140..................................................................................Traditional Food 140........................................................................................................Rest House 140.............................. Entertainment Touristic Park 140.................................................................................Touristic Centers 141................................................................................................Coffee Shops

Travel With Us 156.......................................................................................Tour Operators 159.............................JTB Tour Operators Members

What’s More 171...............................................................................................Beauty & Spa 175..........................................................Shopping Destination 177......................................................................................................Handicrafts 179........................................................................................Transportation 181........................................................................................................................Airlines

Who’s Who 184................................................................................................................Suppliers

Essentials 194.....................................................................................Getting Around 194....................................................Cultural Considerations 194..........................................................................................................................Money 195...............................................Postal & Courier Services 195...............................................................Telecommunications 195.......................................................................................Public Holidays 196............. Business Hours & The Working Week 196...................................................................................................................................Time 196..............................................................................................................Electricity 196.............................................................................................................................Safety 195....................Important Telephone Numbers 195...................................................................................Important Links


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The Dead Sea Fun & Adventure History & Culture Eco & Nature Leisure And Wellness Religion & Faith Incentives & Conferences

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Aqaba Fun & Adventure History & Culture Eco & Nature Leisure And Wellness Religion & Faith Incentives & Conferences

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Amman is a good to base for action-packed activities in the surrounding area. The Jordan Valley is just a short drive away and easily accessible for day excursions for walking, hiking, riding, sports and much more. Within Amman there is plenty of fun to be found including waterparks with lots of thrilling rides to keep the children entertained. There is a wide range of Health Clubs and Fitness Centres as well as facilities for paintballing and other action-packed sports. For information on paintballing, contact:

The Mountain Breeze Country Club Tel. + 962-777-234569 Website: www.jordanadventure.com Email: info@jordanadventure.com

the sites. The park is large, ecologically-friendly Horse riding is a very popular activity and Am- and has plenty of shady areas. The lower level man’s riding centres offer excellent facilities: has wave pools, river rides and slides as well as fast food outlets for the kids. The upper level Princess Alia Centre for Riding has a quieter pool and restaurant area. Location: Hussein Sports Club Tel: 06 5675739 The King Hussein National Park is located on the western outskirts of the city and is a great Arabian Horse Club place to while away a few hours. Within the Location: Airport Highway Park is The Cultural Village, which highlights Tel: 06 4291386 Jordan’s heritage through its handicrafts and culture. The Centre includes studios for Arabic Country Riding Center of Jordan calligraphy, stone inscriptions, natural dyes and Location: Jelad various other traditional crafts. The Park, which Tel: 05 3514008 overlooks Amman, has outstanding themed gardens and an auditorium where various Those interested in getting off the ground, in events and festivals regularly take place. It also any of Jordan’s main resorts, should contact has a large sports training facility, as well as a the Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan, a highly children’s playground, a children’s museum, professional organization that provides a range medical clinic and restaurant. of flying activities including skydiving, microlight flying, hot air ballooning & parachuting, as well as single engine flight training. Amman has an excellent 9-hole ‘brown’ golf course, with par of 67, The Bisharat Golf Course is the first proper golf course to be found in Jordan, nestles in the hills along side Amman’s Queen Alia Airport. located just 14 kilometres outside the city, which provides caddie service, a pro-shop and professional coaching. For more information please visit:

Bisharat Golf Course

Website: http://www.GolfJordan.com Telephone: + 962 79 5520334 Fax: + 962 6 4624660 Working Days: All Week Opening Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Amman’s ‘Waves Waterpark’ is a great place to chill out and have some fun - especially for children who are bored of shopping and visiting

Abdoun Bridge

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NIGHTLIFE There’s plenty to do in Amman after dark. Nightclubs throb to the beat of modern music, attracting the young fashionable crowds while the more traditional establishments offer Arabic music and dance. Many international restaurants also provide live entertainment. Amman has many cinemas which screen all the latest movie productions. There are also theatres and concert halls which have regular performances of stage shows, music concerts and ballets on their agenda.

HISTORY & CULTURE Amman after dark

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). By the beginning of the Iron Age Amman had become the capital of the Ammonites, referred to in the Bible, and was called Rabbath-Ammon. It was here that King David of Israel killed Uriah the Hittite. Fortress towers ringed the city at that time - the best preserved of these can still be seen today - but they were little protection against King David’s attack. His forces toppled the Ammonites and, apart from a brief revival in the 9th and 8th centuries

streets, baths, a theatre and impressive public buildings. Philadelphia found itself at the centre of the new Roman province of Arabia and of lucrative trade routes running between the Mediterranean and an interior which stretched to India and China as well as routes north and south. The city flourished. During the Byzantine period, when Christianity became the official religion of the Eastern Roman Empire the city was the seat of a Christian Bishop and two churches were constructed. By the early 7th century, Islam was already spreading northwards from the Arabian Peninsula and, by 635AD, had embraced the land as part of its domain. The city returned to its original Semitic name of Ammon, or as it is known today, Amman. With various shifts in political power over the following centuries, Amman’s fortunes declined. During the Crusades and under the Mamelukes of Egypt, Amman’s importance was overtaken by the rise of Karak in the south. By 1321 AD, it was reported that Amman was ‘a very ancient town and was ruined before the days of Islam’ there are great ruins here and the river al-Zarqa flows through them.” Under the Ottoman Empire, Amman remained a small backwater with Salt being the main town of the area. By 1806 the city was reported to be uninhabited except for the Bedouins. The departure of the Ottomans from the region coincided with the exodus of large numbers of Circassian and other persecuted Muslims from the Caucasus. They found refuge in the area and established a settlement on the east bank

The Temple of Hercules

The Hejaz Railway

BC, the area was ruled in succession by the Assyrians, Babylonians and Persians for several hundred years. By the 4th century BC the city had been renamed “Philadelphia” after its Ptolemaic ruler, Philadelphus. Seleucid and Nabataean rule followed until 63 BC, when it was absorbed into the Roman Empire and the Roman general, Pompey, annexed Syria and made Philadelphia part of the Decapolis League - an alliance of ten free city-states with overall allegiance to Rome. The Romans rebuilt the city with colonnaded 32 

of the Jordan River. Although they were mostly farmers, amongst these early settlers there were also gold and silversmiths and other craftsmen, and it wasn’t long before they built rough roads linking their settlement to Amman. Commerce, once again, began to flourish. But it was the construction of the Hejaz Railway which really brought the city back to life. Linking Damascus with Medina, the railway passed through Amman in 1902 Once again, Amman

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became the centre of a busy trade route and Sheraton Hotel Amman its population began to grow. By 1905 the city Tel: +962-6-5920902 held a mixed population of some 3000 people. Al Mashreq Gallery Shmeisani On 15th May 1923, the Emirate of Transjor- Tel: +962-6-5681303 dan came into existence, with Emir Abdullah, a Hashemite and direct descendant of the Baladna Gallery Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), as its undisputed Paintings, contemporary leader. On the 22nd March 1946, Transjordan Jordanian jewellery. secured its independence. Two months later, Opens daily 10:00-19:00, closed Fri. Abdullah’s title of Emir, was changed to King, AlShahid Wasfi Tal St. and the country was renamed the Hashemite Tel: +962-6-5537993 Kingdom of Jordan with Amman as its capital.

Broadway

CULTURE Over the ensuing decades the city has expanded and flourished to become a modern, lively, commercial metropolis of well over two million people. Excellent hotels and accommodation, gourmet restaurants, coffee shops, shopping centres, offices and luxury villas have replaced older dwellings. However, there is still much of the old city to be admired.

6 th Circle Tel: +962-6-5810280

City Hall

DownTown Tel: +962-6-4636111

Dar Al Anda

Jabal Al Weibdeh Tel: +962-6-4643252

In addition to its numerous archaeological Darat AL Funun sites, Amman has many museums, art gal- Jabal Al Weibdeh leries and cultural centres, as well as theatres Tel: +962-6-4643251 and cinemas. The Royal Film Commission of Jordan The Royal Film Commission of Jordan aims to contribute to the development of an internationally competitive Jordanian audio-visual production industry, partly by developing and cultivating ‘Film Culture’ and by encouraging Jordanians to use film and audio-visual media to tell their stories, voice their opinions and express their ideas. The Commission also provides opportunities for audiences to get together with filmmakers to watch independent and experimental films, open a dialogue with filmmakers, exchange ideas, and cultivate multimedia literacy. For more information, please contact: The Royal Film Commission of Jordan P.O.Box 811991 Amman 11181 Jordan Tel: +962 6 464 22 66 Fax: +962 6 464 2299 E-mail: info@film.jo www.film.jo

Art Galleries

Makan

Jabal Al Weibdeh

Tel: +962-6-4631969 Orfali Art Gallery

Paintings, sculpture and ceramics. Opens daily 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00, closed Fri. Umm Uthaina Tel: +962-6-5526932

The Gallery

Paintings, sculpture and ceramics of Jordanian artists. Opens daily 07:30-19:00, closed Fri Jordan Intercontinetal Hotel Tel: +962-6-4641361

Zara Gallery

Paintings, solo and collective exhibitions. Open s daily 11:00-19:00, Sat. 15:00-19:00, closed Fri.

Grand Hyatt Hotel Tel:+962-6-4651433 Lines Art Gallery

opening hours: Friday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday–Thursday & saturday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm & 4:00-7:00 pm 46 othman bin affan st. off rainbow st.first 4Walls Gallery circle, jabal amman Art exhibitions, music concerts and plays for Tel: +962-6-4655084 local and foreign artists. Fax: +962-6-+962 6 4655081 E-mail: linesgallery@gmail.com Opens daily 09:00-19:00, closed Fri

4Sight Gallery 5th Circle Tel: +962-6-5560080

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CULTURAL CENTERS

THEATERS

Emirates Cultural Center

Ammoun Theater

Goethe Institute

Hisham

Shmeisani Tel: +962-6-5676635

Al Abdali Tel: +962-6-4618274

3rd Circle Tel: +962-6-4641993

Jabal Amman Tel: +962-6-4647155

Haya Art Center

Opera

Shmeisani Tel: +962-6-5665195

Jabal Al Hussein Tel: +962-6-4641760

Spanish Cultural Center

Cinemas

Jabal Amman 3rd Circle Tel: +962-6-4610858

Le Royal Cinema Le Royal Hotel - Jabal Amman Tel: +962-6-4603000

The American Center

Century

Abdoun Tel: +962-6-5859102

Jabal Amman

Tel: +962-6-4163260

The British Council

Cinema City

1st Circle Tel: +962-6-4636147

The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts This modern complex houses theatres,

cinemas, conference and exhibition halls and is a regular site for numerous cultural activities. A monthly programme is available on request, and the English newspapers The Jordan Times and The Star carry details of events. The Jordan Film Festival is held here every year in May. Jabal AlWaibdeh Tel: +962-6-4643252 Fax: +962-6-4643253

Galleria

Abdoun Tel: +962-6-5934793

Plaza

Housing Bank Complex - Shemeisani

Tel: +962-6-5699238 Gateway Aqaba

Tel: +962-3-2022200

The French Cultural Center Jabal AlWaibdeh Tel: +962-6-4637009

LEISURE AND WELLNESS A wide range of leisure and wellness opportunities are available for visitors to Amman. Most of the leading hotels have swimming pools, tennis courts and excellent, fully-equipped and professionally managed spas and fitness centres.

The Royal Cultural Center Shmeisani - Near Sport City Tel: +962-6-5669026

Turkish Cultural Center

Within the city are many private gyms and sports facilities as well as clubs and sports organizations for everything from horse riding, cycling and flying to golf, basketball football and running. Amman also has a large water park, with lots of slides and rides, to keep children and the young at heart, cool and entertained for hours.

Jabal Amman Tel: +962-6-4637009

Zaha Cultural Center Khalda Tel: +962-6-5331567

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Mecca Mall Tel: +962-6-5518611

A visit to the Hammam is a good way to discover more about the local culture. This is an Arabic-style communal bathhouse, highly popular throughout Jordan and the region since Roman times. The baths consist of three main rooms, a Frigidarium, Tepidarium and Calidarium – the cold, warm and hot rooms respectively. This is a totally invigorating experience for both mind and body.

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The Citadel, which towers above the city from Jabal al-Qala’a, is the site of ancient RabbathAmmon, and excavations here have uncovered Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic remains. The most impressive, known simply as al-Qasr (“the Palace”), dates back to the Islamic Umayyad period. Nearby are the ruins of Umayyad palace grounds.

The Zara Expo Amman Housed within the 17- storey Hyatt Tower, located in Amman’s business and diplomatic district. The Zara Expo exhibition facilities comprise three purpose-built linked halls providing almost 3000 square metres of air-conditioned space. Located below is a 303 seat conference auditorium with additional meeting rooms that can be used as VIP rooms, press rooms, etc. Each exhibition hall has its own dedicated facilities and underfloor service channels. The facilities are linked to the Grand Hyatt Amman, which has an additional 1,800 square metres of exhibition and conference space, including a ballroom that can seat up to 1000 people. CONTACT INFO Zara Expo Amman P.O.Box 831159 Amman, Jordan 11183 Tel: +962-6-4651234 Fax: +962-6-4648451 E-mail: enquiry@zaraexpo.com www.zaraexpo.com Royal Convention Centre The Zara Expo Centre in Amman

Al Husseini Mosque

Close by are the remains of a small Byzantine basilica while roughly 100 metres south of the church is what is thought to have been a temple of Hercules - also known as the Great Temple of Amman - which was built during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

Located in Le Meridien Amman, the Royal Convention Centre, ballroom and conference facilities provide technologically advanced and modern equipment that are nestled in pure luxury. The facilities are customized to fit all types of private functions, special occasions, conferences and meetings. Housing the largest conference facility in Amman which can host up to 1200-seated individuals, the Royal Convention Centre includes 4 remote-controlled projection screens, offering teleconference tools and multi media projection system. It also features highly advanced light and sound systems as well as simultaneous translation techniques, all with wireless connections.

The King Hussein Mosque, also known as alHusseini Mosque, is an Ottoman-style mosque rebuilt in 1924 on the site of an ancient mosque. Amman’s famous gold souq is just a short distance away. After a long day of visiting Amman’s many attractions, there is no better way to unwind than by visiting one of the luxurious spas found in many of the city’s leading hotels. The spas combine Eastern and Western techniques and offer luxurious body treatments, re- For more information, please contact: juvenating facials, cleansing scrubs and body Royal Convention Centre wraps, and relaxing massages. Tel: +962 6 569 6511 Fax: +962 6 567 4261 The Jordanian people are extremely health- http://amman.lemeridien.com conscious, so it’s hardly surprising that the country’s clinics, medical and research facilities are notable within the region.

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Amman is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and there are many Biblical references to the city, which was then known as Rabbath-Ammon. Later renamed Philadelphia (after the Ptolemaic ruler Philadelphus), the city also became part of the Decapolis League, an alliance of ten Roman-ruled cities including Jerash, Gadara (present-day Umm Qays), Pella, Arbila (Irbid) and others. During the Byzantine period, Philadelphia was the seat of a Christian bishop, and a number of impressive churches were built here.

Almost all of the major hotels in Amman offer extensive facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as experienced and dedicated staff that are skilled at arranging any type of event from huge conferences and banquets to exhibitions and incentives.


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Royal Cultural Centre

Wintering Birds:

The Royal Cultural Centre is considered one of the first cultural centres established in Jordan and houses many facilities for the performing arts as well as other facilities for visual arts, presentations and seminars. The main facility, the Royal Theatre, is a fully equipped modern auditorium seating 300 persons. The theatre is equipped for all forms of plays, dance and musical performances. In addition to performing arts, the theatre is equipped with 16 and 35 mm cinema and translation systems.

Many species of birds stay for longer periods of time, making Azraq their winter home. One such species is the large, majestic, Crane. In flight, the Crane looks enormous, with long wings, an outstretched neck and long projecting legs. You can often hear its load, nasal trumpet blasts in the distance, announcing its advance. Cranes migrate in family flocks, flying in V-shaped formation or in a staggered line. In the spring, Cranes peform a grand courtship dance, in which they raise their plumes, make trumpeting noises and bow deeply. There are also many species of wintering ducks, including the Shelduck, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, and Mallard. In autumn or winter you may also spot the Coot, diving for plant stalks and small creatures.

The conference auditorium is the largest hall in the centre and is fully equipped with a language translation system and a/v systems. For smaller functions, the studio theatre is a flexible theatre seating up to 180 persons and is fully equipped with a/v systems. Other facilities include a Visual Arts Exhibition Hall, a large dance teaching and rehearsal room, and small conference and meeting rooms. CONTACT INFO Tel: + 962 6 5661027 Fax: +962 6 5661026 Arena

Buffalo grazing at the lakeside

Part of Amman University, Arena is a great solution for major culture & arts events as well as significant sports activities The complex has a capacity of more than five thousand people and has an overall area that is twenty thousand square meters. With an area of four thousand square meters, Arena’s multi-purpose hall features all modern audio/visual equipment required for drama performances, musical shows, dances, and other culture & arts events. The hall can also be full transformed to cater to sporting events such as major tournaments in basketball, volleyball, tennis, boxing, wrestling gymnastics, billiards, handball, and ping pong. For more information, please contact: Tel: + 962 5 3500211/ 2550 Fax: + 962 6 3556544 http://www.amman.edu

With the restoration of the marchland, several species of birds have returned to breed in Azraq, such as the Hoopoe Lark, Cetti’s Warbler, the Desert Finch and the Marsh Harrier. The salt mounds formed in the mudflats in the dry season provide important areas for breeding birds. The sighting of one breeding pair of Marbled Teal, a rare, globally threatened bird, was a particularly exciting discovery.

Greenery

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EXPERIENCE LOCAL CULTURE The People of Azraq:

Migratory Birds: A large number of bird species have been recorded in Azraq, most of which are migratory. Jordan lies on the main migration route between Russia and Africa, and many birds stop in Azraq to rest on their long journey. Several birds of prey stop to drink and hunt at the pools on their autumn migration, such as the Honey Buzzard and Montague’s Harrier. Other migratory birds include the Ruff, Avocet, Little Stint, Kentish Plover, and the Little Ringed Plover. 36 

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The Azraq area has a rich cultural history due to its strategic location and water resources. It was used as a station for pilgrims traveling to Mecca and Medina, as well as a military site for many armies. Today there are two villages near the Reserve. Interestingly, both villages were initially established by people fleeing religious persecution in their homelands. North Azraq is inhabited predominantly by Druze people And south Azraq by Chechans.

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ern entrance. There is a small mosque in the middle of the courtyard, an old well near the east wall, a prison in the north-east corner and a variety of storerooms and stables opposite the entrance.

Suggested Tour: The Druze and Shishan Cultural Experience: Experience traditional food and explore the local Druze lifestyle. A traditional meal with one of the two tribes is prepared. Visit the local town and farms; discover nature-inspired handicrafts.

THE DEAD SEA FUN & ADVENTURE

The Jordan Valley is a great place for thrill-seekFor further tour information, contact the RSCN ers of all ages and abilities. The hills, valleys and Headquarters at: waterways that lead down to the Dead Sea, Telefax: + 962 6 4616523/4616483. provide a natural playground for a multitude For bookings in the Azraq Area, contact the Azof outdoor activities, from leisurely walks to raq Wetlands Reserve at: exhilarating horseback rides and challenging Telefax: +962 3 3835225. climbs. Almost all activities take place under Jordan’s strict code of nature conservation which visitors are expected to respect. Hiking in Wadi Mujib

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Grab a lifejacket and take the plunge. The river is your only path as you trek uphill from the Dead Sea through the narrow, 50 metre high, walls of the Wadi. Your guide will take you through a series of cascading waterfalls, each more challenging than the one before.

Azraq Castle is one of the historic desert castles. It is located in the village of North Azraq. Because of its strategic location close to the borders of several countries and near a water supply, the site has been occupied by many different civilizations including the Umayyad, Ayyubids and Ottomans. It was made famous during World War I, when T.E.Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, used the castle Wadi Mujib as his military base during the Arab Revolt against the Turks. The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) offers many different adventures in the Mujib, its most extensive trek is known as the ‘Lost Trail to the Dead Sea’, a full day expedition that descends from the rugged highlands above Mujib, down to the Dead Sea. Not for the fainthearted!

The entrance to Azraq Castle

The castle is solidly constructed out of black basalt. Entrance is through an impressive door made of a massive slab of basalt. Carved indentations on the floor were used by former gatekeepers to play a board game with pebbles to pass the time. The second level includes the Lawrence’s room, directly above the south-

For those who appreciate Mother Nature and the thrill of the outdoors, a hike through the Wadi system may prove to be a challenging exercise rejuvenating the body as well as the mind. Hammamat Zarqa Ma’in Hot Springs Luxuriate in the hot thermal springs at Hammamat Zarqa Ma’in and Al-Himma and take time out to visit some of the historic architecture of the area.

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Both groups of villagers traditionally depended on the wetlands, which provided them with water for farming and grazing areas for their buffalo and horses. As the wetlands dried up, the villagers moved to service-based occupations, such as providing restaurants and shops along the Saudi Arabia-Iraq highway. Salt extraction from Qa’al Azraq continues to provide jobs for several village families.


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Close by are two sites linked by tradition to Herod the Great. One is the palace at Makawer (machaerus), where Salome traditionally danced, and where John the Baptist was beheaded. King Herod was said to have bathed in its medicinal waters of the springs and people have come here for thermal treatments or simply to enjoy a hot soak, since the days of Rome.

The Wadi Mujib gorge is an adrenaline junkies’ paradise

Dead Sea Ultra Marathon An international ‘fun run’ that takes place every April and raises money for The Society for the Care of Neurological Patients. Starts in Amman and runs 42 kilometres (26 miles) to the Dead Sea. Fortunately, mostly downhill!

ECO & NATURE The growing demand on water consumption in the region has seen the natural inflow to the Dead Sea diminish rapidly over the past years. So much so, that there is a risk of the sea drying up altogether within the next 50 years. This would be a devastating loss, not only for tourism and the economy, but also for the loss of the Dead Sea’s unique properties, the surrounding environment and its flora and fauna. To combat this critical situation, plans are being made to transport water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea. The operation, known as ‘Peace Conduit’ since it involves the cooperation of Jordan, Israel and Palestine, aims at bringing 1.8 billion cubic metres of water annually to the Dead Sea.

The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) is deeply involved in the protection of wildlife and habitats within the area and has received international acclaim for its pioneering work in developing nature-based businesses for local people.

HISTORY & CULTURE The Jordan Valley is part of the Great Rift Valley that runs from Turkey to east Africa, formed by a series of geological upheavals millions of years ago. The Dead Sea originally stretched the entire 360 kilometres, from Aqaba, in the Mujib Nature Reserve south, to Lake Tiberias (the Sea of Galilee) in The Mujib Nature Reserve is the lowest-altithe north. tude nature reserve in the world, with its spectacular array of scenery near the East coast of the Dead Sea. The reserve is located within the deep Wadi Mujib gorge which enters the Dead Sea at 410m below sea level. The reserve extends to the Karak and Madaba mountains to the North and South, reaching 900m above sea level in some places. This 1,300m variation in elevation, combined with the valley’s year-round water flow from seven tributaries, Sedimentary build-up at the point where Wadi Mujib meets the Dead Sea. means that the Wadi Mujib enjoys a magnificent biodiversity that is still being explored The therapeutic water of the Dead Sea, com- and documented today. bined with the valley’s fertile land and warm climate, have attracted people to live, hunt and farm in the area since the Stone Age. Over 200 archaeological sites have been discovered, but there are believed to be many more. Many of the historical sites around the Dead Sea region are intrinsically linked with biblical events.

Sure-footed Nubian Ibex.

Over 420 species of plants, 102 species of permanent and migratory birds and10 species of carnivore including the Red Fox, Blandford Fox, Hyena, Jackal, Wild Cat, Caracal, Badger, Mongoose, Wolf and Arabian Leopard have been recorded to date. Some of the remote moun-

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LEISURE AND WELLNESS The unusual attributes of the Dead Sea have been known for centuries. It is the only place in the world where this particular combination of spa benefits exists. Peculiar sun radiation and climatic conditions, enriched oxygen atmosphere, mineral-rich sea salt, thermo-mineral springs, and mineral-rich mud, all offer effective medical treatment and therapeutic benefits that attract visitors from all over the world. The plants that grow at the lakeside, particularly the balsam tree, produce highly valuable and soughtafter cosmetics, perfumes and medical substances.

Waterfalls at Ma’in

Two 5-star resorts offer not only excellent leisure facilities and restaurants but also nonmedical, well-being spas, which feature an expansive array of treatments. Dead Sea Treatments The therapeutic benefits of the Dead Sea have been known to man for at least two thousand years. At 410 metres below sea level, it has a unique combination of climatic conditions and elements; sun, water, mud and air, which have been proven to offer

Today, thousands of people from all over the world come to the Dead Sea to rejuvenate, recover, relax and enjoy its natural benefits. A chain of world class luxury hotel and spa resorts line the coast. These provide superlative accommodation and range of treatments in their spas. The Dead Sea’s clinics specialize in the treatment of skin, joint and eye diseases as well as respiratory and hypertension problems. Each clinic has a team of senior physicians and experts and a fully trained nursing staff. Salt Formations

The Dead Sea’s laboratories produce a range of facial mud masks, bath salts, shampoos, cleansers, nourishing creams, moisturizers, hand creams, make-up removers, skin toners, astringents, face washes, bath and shower gels, soaps and sun protection creams. All are produced from the area’s natural products, are of excellent quality and are available in outlets throughout Jordan or can be ordered on-line for delivery anywhere in the world, so that visitors can continue to enjoy the benefits of the Dead Sea, long after they have returned home. The Dead Sea Medical Centre is certified by the Jordanian Ministry of Health and the Jordanian Chamber of Physicians for the treatment of skin complaints, physical therapy and rehabilitation.

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tain and valley areas are difficult to reach, of- excellent natural treatments for a range of fering a safe haven to various species of cats, chronic ailments including dematological goats and other mountain animals. problems such as Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Vitiligo and Psoriatic Arthritis, as well as Mujib’s sandstone cliffs are an ideal habitat for respiratory conditions such as Asthma, for one of the most beautiful mountain goats and for many other ailments, including Arin the world, the Nubian Ibex. The natural thritis, circulatory problems, hypertension, Ibex herds have declined over the years due Parkinson’s Disease and some eye problems. to over hunting, prompting Jordan’s Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature to Mud treatment establish a captive-breeding programme for the Ibex within the Mujib Nature Reserve. Mujib is also home to carnivorous species such as the Caracal; a medium-sized cat distinguished by its black and white ear tufts. An agile and powerful hunter, the Caracal can be spotted in action in the rocky valley of Mujib, using its amazing jumping power to catch airborne prey.


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RELIGION & FAITH For Christians, this region inspires their faith. This is the place where God first spoke to Man. It is the Holy Land where God gave his Ten Commandments to Moses, where Job suffered and was rewarded for his faith, Where Jesus was baptized by John, and where Jacob wrestled with the angel of God.

the ‘Blessed Ten’, to whom the Prophet promised paradise. As supreme commander of the Northern Muslim Army, he successfully conquered Syria and was dubbed by the Prophet as ‘The Trustee of the Nation’. At the age of 58 he fell victim to the Great Plague that spread through Greater Syria. His tomb, in the Central Jordan Valley, is a major Islamic centre with a mosque, library and cultural centre. Mo’ath Bin Jabal

A venerable companion and one of the six charged with the task of compiling the Holy Quran during the life of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). He was sent by the Prophet as counselor to the people of Yemen and also took part in the Aqaba Allegiance Convention between the Prophet and his supporters from Medina. He died at the age of 38 in the Jordan Jordan River baptism Valley, having spent his short life teaching faith In the Book of Genesis, God refers to the Jordan and the Holy Qu’ran. A modern building with River Valley around the Dead Sea, as the “Gar- five domes houses his tomb. den of the Lord”, and it is believed to be the location of the Garden of Eden. The infamous Shurhabil Bin Hasanah cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and many other places were the subjects of dramatic and enduring Old Testament stories, including that of Lot, whose wife turned into a pillar of salt for disobeying God’s will. Twelve hundred years after the death of Moses, the Bible claims that John the Baptist preached and baptized in a place called Bethany Beyond the Jordan. This place has now been identified as Tell a-Kharrar and Elijah’s Hill.

A venerable companion and one of the early Muslims who fled to Abyssinia. Known for his strong faith, intelligence, bravery and administrative abilities, he participated in the Battle of Yarmouk and the conquest of Jerusalem. He also commanded the army assigned to the conquest of Jordan. He later became the governor of a province in Greater Syria. He died from the plague on the same day as the venerable companion, Abu Ubeida Amer bin Al-Jarrah.

Islamic Sites

Amir Bin Abi Waqqas

Many of these sites and others in the region are also significant Holy places for Muslims, who can find a plethora of religious destinations that are important to the development of Islam, the religion followed by the majority of Jordanians today.

A maternal cousin of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the eleventh man to convert to Islam. He migrated to Abyssinia and fought in the battle of Uhud. He was later entrusted with carrying messages from the commanders of the Muslim army to the Caliph in Medina and became deputy to the venerable companion, Abu Ubeida during his governorship in Syria. His tomb is located within a new building erected on vaults, in the village of Waqqas in the Northern Jordan Valley. Derar Bin Al-Azwar

Visit the tombs of the Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) venerable companions and military leaders who fell in battle or became victims of the Great Plague (Amwas Plague) in the 18th year after the Hijra.

A venerable companion of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). He was a poet and fierce warrior, who fought in the wars of Apostasy and took part in the conquest of Greater Syria, alongside his distinguished sister, Khawlah bint Al-Azwar. A victim of the Great Plague, he died in the 18th year after the Hijra. His tomb is located in a mosque superimposed by a dome, in the town of Deir ‘Alla.

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They also reveal an earlier 3rd century building with fine mosaics and what is known as a Christian ‘prayer hall’. If this is correct, it might be one of the earliest Christian prayer facilities anywhere in the world. Also identified is the cave where John the Baptist lived, according to numerous Byzantine pilgrims’ texts. The cave was turned into a church and a freshwater channel running from the cave, purportedly used by John for baptising, can still be visited today.

the earliest of which is a panel with a braided cross. The Serpentine Cross, which stands just outside the sanctuary, is symbolic of the brass serpent taken by Moses into the desert and the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. The Serpentine Cross outside the sanctuary at Mt. Nebo

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Madaba

The remains of King Herod’s hilltop palace of Machearus still stands. This is the place where A city of mosaics. Madaba Sites include St. Herod Antipas beheaded John the Baptist at George’s Church, with a mosaic map of the Holy Land, Madaba Archaeological Park, Mad- the request of Salome. aba Museum, the Church of the Apostles and a Lot’s Cave Mosaic School. A Byzantine monastic complex, it included a church with mosaic floors, a reservoir, living quarters, a burial chamber and a cave that appears to have been presented to pilgrims as the place where Lot and his daughters took refuge after the destruction of Sodom. Tell Deir Alla At Tell Deir Alla, excavations have revealed almost continuous habitation from 1600-400 BC. The site contains evidence of metalworking, grain storage farming and seasonal migration, as well as a cemetery. Archaeologists believe this may be the biblical site of Succoth. Tell Saadiyyeh

St. George’s Church, with a mosaic map of the Holy Land

An important walled town for most of the Bronze and Iron Ages (3200-536 BC). It had a large Caravanserai (Inn) in the early Islamic period, and is believed to be associated with the biblical sites of Zaphon and Zarthan. Bab ad-Dhraa and Numeira

Mount Nebo The place where Moses was buried and the most revered Holy site in Jordan. When you stand at the top of this mountain, you can see, as Moses did, the vast panorama that encompasses the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem. According to legend, this is also the place where Jeremiah hid the Ark of the Covenant. It was a place of pilgrimage for early Christians and Mount Nebo’s first church was built in the fourth century to commemorate the site of Moses’ death. Six tombs, from different periods, have been found hollowed out of the rock beneath the mosaiccovered floor of the church. In the present presbytery you can see remnants of mosaics,

Along the south east coast of the Dead Sea are the sites of Bab ad-Dhraa and Numeira, both plausible candidates for the biblical sites of Sodom and Gomorrah, (In the Book of Genesis, God destroyed these places because He was displeased with the wickedness of the inhabitants). Bab ad-Dhraa was inhabited for about 1000 years during the early Bronze Age. Nomads used this place as a cemetery, burying their dead in multiple shaft tombs and charnel houses. Numeira, 14 km to the south, was a large hilltop walled town that lasted for around a century during the Early Bronze Age period. A 40cm layer of ash indicates that this ancient place suffered a fiery destruction.

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well as modern archaeology identify as the site called Tell a-Kharrar and Elijah’s Hill. Stunning archaeological discoveries since 1996 reveal pottery, coins and architectural remains from a 5th century Byzantine monastery.


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place for meetings of any size or occasion. Having hosted major conferences for the World Economic Forum, the International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations, the With its reputation as the regional peacemaker, Center can host as many as 3,000 guests yet Jordan has hosted many high-level political at the same time cater to workshops and and corporate meetings and conferences. Its meetings of 50 guests. facilities are second to none, with excellent hotels and purpose-built conference centres, all The King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center equipped with the very latest amenities need- on The Dead Sea coast. ed to hold a successful event. The Dead Sea is becoming an increasingly popular location for business meetings, conferences and incentives and the main hotels offer some of the best facilities available in Jordan.

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All of Jordan’s stunning locations provide plenty of scope for unusual, challenging and unforgettable incentive activities – from floating in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea and ex- With 25 fully equipped conference and meetploring the vibrant underwater life of the Red ing halls that vary in size and capacity, the cenSea, to the breathtaking desert experience. ter is able to accommodate numerous events with different requirements simultaneously. The Dead Sea’s extreme salinity and location 400 metres below sea level has created one of The Center is part Architectural showpiece, the world’s most unique environments. Pride part modern art sculpture and all business. of place goes to the incredible experience of Whether your meeting plans involve hundreds floating in the Dead Sea – it is quite literally of employees or thousands of guests, the Cenimpossible to sink thanks to the water’s buoy- ter’s three-story building can give everyone ancy, and the water’s properties have been plenty of comfortable space. Located in the mentioned and chronicled as far back as the lowest point on earth, the centre offers on-site Ancient Greek and Roman civilisations. parking and business services, all within easy walking distance of major five star hotels. For incentive groups, the floating experience and treks around the neighbouring landscape offers excellent opportunities for outdoor adventure. However, the Dead Sea also has another huge attraction – the healing nature of the waters and the black Dead Sea mud. For thousands of years the healing powers of the Dead Sea and the local climate have been recognised. In past times, the Egyptians used to make cosmetic products of the minerals and the Romans treat their wounded soldiers there. Today, the Dead Sea attracts over 800,000 visitors every year, with the majority sampling at least one therapeutic spa treatment. For incentive groups looking for a spa experience, then a trip to the Dead Sea is essential. Two five-star resorts, the Mövenpick Spa Resort and the Jordan Valley Marriott Resort and Spa, offer fully equipped spas (including the internationally award-winning Zara Spa at the Mövenpick) that allow guests to enjoy numerous beauty and relaxation therapies using the mud and waters from the Dead Sea. The other hotel is the popular four-star Dead Sea Spa Hotel, home to the well-known Dead Sea Medical Center, created in 1989 and headed by a German dermatologist. The Dead Sea Medical Center is certified by the Jordanian Ministry of Health and the Jordanian chamber of Physicians for the treatment of skin complaints, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and offers more medical than purely aesthetic therapies.

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The Ammarin Bedouin Camp

FUN & ADVENTURE

Although some activities are not permitted within the site itself, there are plenty really great locations in the area. If you’ve explored all there is to see in Petra itself and you still have energy for more, head down the wadi to Little Petra. It may not be as quite as monumental as the main site but it was an important suburb of Petra and there is still much to see here.

A musician at the Ammarin Bedouin Camp.

Petra by Night To visit Petra during daylight is an awe-inspiring experience, to experience it at night by the light of 1,800 candles is truly an out-ofthis-world experience! Walk through the Siq to the Khazneh following a candle-lit path and enjoy the haunting music of the Bedouin at the Treasury. Tours start at 8.30pm and finish at 10.00pm every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets can be purchased from the Petra Site Office at the entrance to the site. Allow yourself plenty of time to walk through the Siq, you don’t want to miss the show. Petra by Night

Visitors to the Ammarin Bedouin Camp are constantly reminded by their surroundings of the rich and magical history of the lost city of Petra. Whether you fancy a day of hiking and trekking or an afternoon of camel riding throughout Beidha and Petra, the Ammarin Bedouin Camp is well worth a stopover. For more information please contact: The Ammarin Bedouin Camp Located in Beidha (10 km. north of Petra). Tel: + 962-79-566-7771 website: www.BedouinCamp.net Lawrence of Arabia’ Riding Experience

Trekking If you have the time and the energy to face the inclination, climb up to the shrine of the prophet Aaron, 1,350 metres (4,429 ft.) above sea level. It is the highest point in Petra and you will be rewarded by spectacular views of the entire region. The climb takes about 2-3 hours, so be sure to wear a good pair of walking shoes and take plenty of water. Aaron’s Tomb, the highest point in Petra

La Beduina tours give you that real ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ riding experience. Arabian mares are arguably the finest horses in the world, and we provide these superior mounts on all our horse tours, no matter what your level of experience, from beginner to expert you will definitely live a great experience. The excursions combine visits of many fascinating archaeological sites with the thrill of riding one of these beautiful horses. The tour covers a distance of 25-45 km in desert and or mountainous terrain. For more information please contact: La Beduina Eco-Tours & Travel. P.O. Box 80 Petra 71811, Jordan Petra - Jordan Tel: +962 32157099 Fax: +962 3 2156931 Email: beduina1@go.com.jo http://www.horseriding-jordan.com http://www.labeduinatours.com

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The entire area around the site of Petra offers dramatic and varied landscapes. The canyons and high places are a maze of wind-sculptured rocks, tiny meandering tracks and secluded valleys, where the only sound is the tinkling of goat bells or the reedy notes of a shepherd’s flute. It is, in effect, an adventurer’s playground. This is a great place for walking, trekking, horse riding and off-road cycling.

If you want an alternative to the ordinary, spend a night at the Ammarin Bedouin Camp. The Ammarin are a local tribe that settled near Petra, in Beidha, during the early nineteenth century. With an objective to nurture the local Bedouin culture while raising awareness on the surrounding environment, the Ammarin Bedouin Camp promises to be a magnificent experience filled with entertainment that includes authentic Bedouin music, dance, and delicious local cuisine.The tents are furnished with Bedouin style mattresses and rugs to accommodate guests while the campsite itself has a large common area that can host up to 350 guests and has modern facilities such as showers with running hot water housed in a Bedouin tent.


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HISTORY & CULTURE

Edomites. A recently excavated kiln discovered at Wadi Musa, indicates that Petra was a regional centre for pottery production up Although most of what can be seen at Petra today was built by the Nabataeans, the area is until the late 3rd century AD, after which it fell known to have been inhabited from as early as into decline. 7,000 to 6,500 BC. Evidence of an early settlement from this period can still be seen today at In 64 BC, the Romans arrived and established a Roman province in Syria. They formed the Little Petra, just north of the main Petra site. Decapolis League of ten city states, which foreBy the Iron Age (1,200 to 539 BC), Petra was in- stalled any further expansion by the Nabataehabited by the Edomites. They settled mainly ans. In 106 AD, they annexed the Nabataean on the hills around Petra rather than the actual Kingdom, making it part of the Roman Provsite chosen by the Nabataeans. Although the ince of Arabia. Petra flourished under the RoEdomites were not proficient at stone masonry, man rule and many Roman-style amendments they excelled at making pottery and it seems were made to the city, including the enlargement of the Theatre, paving of the Colonnaded they passed this craft on to the Nabataeans. Street, and a triumphal arch was built over the The Nabataeans were a nomadic Arab people Siq. When the Roman Emperor, Hadrian, visited from Arabia who began to arrive and slowly the site in 131 AD, he named it after himself, settle in Petra at the end of the 6th century Hadriane Petra. BC. It seems their arrival at Petra was unplanned, as their original intent was to mi- The Romans took control of the lucrative trade grate to southern Palestine. No doubt they routes and diverted them away from Petra. It found this place attractive with its plentiful was the beginning of the end for the Nabasupply of water, defensive canyon walls and taeans, whose wealth and power gradually fell the friendly Edomites, with whom it seems into decline. they had a peaceful coexistence. By the 2nd century BC, Petra had become a huge city encompassing around 10 kms, and was the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom.

Petra Tombs

Primarily, the Nabataeans were farmers. They cultivated vines and olive trees and bred camels, sheep, goats and horses. They were skilled at water management and built a complex network of channels and cisterns to bring water from a plentiful source at Ain Musa several kilometres away, to the centre of the city. But their main wealth came from the fact that Petra was an important hub for the lucrative trade routes that linked China in the east with Rome in the west. Caravans laden with incense, silks and spices and other exotic goods, would rest at Petra, which offered a plentiful supply of water and protection from marauders. In return for their hospitality, the Nabataeans imposed a tax on all goods which passed through the city and grew wealthy from the proceeds.

Evidence of the Nabataeans at Petra was dwindling and when Christianity spread across the Byzantine Empire, Petra became the seat of a bishopric and a monument was converted to a church, which is the Urn Tomb . Recent excavations have exposed three churches, one of them is paved with color mosaics and new ones were built.

The Nabataeans were a literate people who spoke a dialect of Aramaic, the language of biblical times, and samples of their beautiful calligraphy can be seen carved into the rock face at Petra.

In 661 AD the Muslim Umayyad dynasty established its capital in Damascus, Syria and Petra found itself isolated from the seat of power. This, combined with a series of strong earthquakes, marked the end of this once mighty city. In the 12th century AD, the crusaders built an outpost at Petra, for their large castle at Shobak, 30 kilometres away.

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Although there is some evidence that the place was, once again, used as a stopping place for caravans in the 13th to 15th centuries, it was eventually abandoned and became a place inhabited – and fiercely guarded - by the local Bedouin. This once magnificent city was forgotten entirely by the western world until the Swiss traveller, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, disguised as an Arab, rediscovered it on the 22nd August, 1812.

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MUSEUMS

RELIGION & FAITH

During the time of Jesus and the Apostles, one of the East Mediterranean’s greatest trading centres was located in the southern Jordan city This museum was opened in 1994, with three of Petra, the extensive rock-cut capital of the main exhibitions halls. Nabataean Kingdom. The Petra Nabataean Museum

Petra flourished during Nabataean rule from the 3rd century BC to the early 2nd century AD, when it was occupied by the Roman Emperor, Trajan. Petra seems to be mentioned in the Bible’s Old Testament under several possible names, including Sela and Joktheel (2 The second hall is dedicated to specific excaKings 14:7). vations, starting with the Neolithic village at Beida, then the Iron Age settlement at Tawilan, the Nabataean and Late Roman houses on azZanter, the Zurrabah pottery kilns dated to the late first century BC thought to the sixth century AD, the Nabataen Temple of the Winged Lions, the Qasr al-Bint Temple in the city center and finally the Petra Church Project. A special exhibit representing earthquakes, Nabataean trade and Petra in the medieval period can also be seen in this hall. The Theatre in Petra, originally built by the Nabataeans,

The third hall deals with various artifacts, such seats up to 3,000 people as jewellery, lamps, bronze statuettes, terracotta figurines, pottery, and coins, with special During the Exodus, Moses and the Israelites passed through the Petra area in Edom. emphasis on the manufacturing processes. Local tradition says that the spring at Wadi Musa (Valley of Moses), just outside Petra, is Petra Archaeological Museum the place where Moses struck the rock and The old archaeological museum at Petra is brought forth water (Numbers 20:10-11). The located in an ancient Nabataean cave on the Bible says that Moses was not allowed to enslope of al-Habis. The museum was opened ter the Promised Land but could only glimpse in 1963 and it is composed of one main hall it from Mount Nebo because he struck the and two side rooms. The collection represent rock with his rod to bring forth water, instead finds from excavations in the Petra region, dat- of speaking to it, as God had commanded ing from the Edomite, Nabataean, Roman and (Numbers 20:12-24). Byzantine periods, with special emphasis on architectural decorative elements and stone Aaron, the brother of Moses and Miriam, who sculpture. The exhibits in this museum are was called by God to be Moses’ prophet, died presently in the process of rearrangement after in Jordan and was buried in Petra at Mount the opening of the Petra Nabataean Museum. Hor, now called Jabal Harun in Arabic (Mount Aaron). A Byzantine church and later an Islamic shrine/tomb of Aaron were built on the summit of the mountain, which today attracts pilgrims from all over the world. Aaron was the first High Priest of the Bible and is remembered for the beautiful blessing that God commanded him to give people: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26). Petra was almost certainly the last staging post of the three kings, who took frankincense, gold and myrrh to honour the baby Jesus in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1-12). The King Aretas, mentioned in Corinthians 11:32, was a Nabataean king who ruled Petra.

Mosaic in the Red Church.

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26)

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The first hall introduces the history of Petra and the Nabataeans, and the geology of the Petra region, as well as special examples representing Neolithic food processing, Edomite pottery, Nabataean sculpture, and hydraulic engineering.


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and amazing rock bridges. Everywhere are breathtaking panoramic views and a sense of deep tranquillity.

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INCENTIVES & CONFERENCES In this modern age of fast, convenient travel, more and more international companies and corporations are realizing the benefits of holding their business seminars, sales meetings and AGMs away from their ‘normal’ environment. Business partners and colleagues are inspired by the fact that their hosts deem them worthy of such exotic treatment and respond with higher performance and business loyalty, which in turn, pays dividends. Petra is an ideal location for holding business meetings. Its history as one of the greatest commercial capitals in the ancient world is nothing short of inspirational. Imagine hosting your coveted business partners and/or high achievers to a post-meeting, candle-lit dinner under the towering façade of al-Khasneh, the Treasury. Or, taking them high above this spectacular site in a hot air balloon. This is a place where enduring memories are made.

As with any expedition into a desert area, trekkers should always be well equipped. It is easy to get lost in this maze of mountains and desert, so it’s best to take a Bedouin guide. Always carry a map of the area and a compass, as well as plenty of water, sunblock and a hat. Climbing For experienced rock-climbers there are climbs reaching 1,700 metres, which vary between Grade 3 and 5 in difficulty. The rocks are sandstone and excellent climbs are possible, often exceeding the quality and length of those in places such as the Italian Dolomites. Climbers must enquire in advance from the Visitors Centre, as climbs are restricted and must be accompanied by an experienced Bedouin guide.

Most of Petra’s top hotels offer excellent busi- Camel Caravans ness and meetings facilities and will assist with the arrangements for incentive activities.

WADI RUM FUN & ADVENTURE If you like adventure, you’ll love Wadi Rum. Here you can hire a camel and follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, climb the highest peaks, or take a safari trip across the rolling sand dunes in a 4x4 vehicle. You can explore by foot the hidden canyons and discover the secret messages carved in the walls over four thousand years ago, or take a hot air balloon trip and soar with the eagles high above this amazing site.

Although a common way to explore Wadi Rum is by Jeep safari, many of the more secluded areas are inaccessible to vehicles. Camels offer a more authentic and eco-friendly mode of transport as does horse-riding. Camel and Horse Caravans can be arranged through the Visitors Centre and include trips between Aqaba, Wadi Rum and Petra. Horse-riding tours are available from independent tour operators and should be booked in advance. Birdwatching

Cars in Wadi Rum

Hiking

Because of its unique ecosystem, Wadi Rum is a great place for bird watchers as it is a route for bird migration, the spring and autumn being the best times of the year for this activity. There are a great number of different species to be seen either nesting in the rock faces or soaring on the thermals high above the cliffs. Vultures, Eagles and other larger species of birds can often be seen here too. It’s a good idea to bring a pair of binoculars with you.

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When visiting Wadi Rum remember to bring something warm to wear at night as temperatures can vary from a daytime average of 32 degrees centigrade to 1 degree centigrade at night. Hot air ballooning This is also an unforgettable way to view Wadi Rum. Ballooning trips are available during April to June and September to December. The balloons carry up to eight passengers and lift off early in the early mornings, when the winds and thermals are right.

Do not pick the wild flowers and plants. A much better way to record your find is to take a photograph of it – this way it will keep forever, both for you and for Wadi Rum. It is very important that you follow the rules and regulations of the protected area. Though not as many as in the past, there are still Nubian Ibex and gazelle to be seen. These are highly protected by the Jordanian Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), as are the Arabian Oryx recently reintroduced to the area from the Shawmari Reserve. Birdlife includes Desert Larks and Crested Larks, Wheatears Rock Sparrows, bright pink Sinai Rosefinches (Jordan’s National Bird) and Chukar Partridges. Overhead, Vultures, Buzzards and Eagles soar the towering cliffs

If you want a souvenir of your trip to Wadi Rum, check out the Nature Shop at the Visitors Centre. Wadi Rum Protected Area The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) represented by the management of Wadi Rum Protected Area is determined to protect this precious area with its unique flora and fauna and is making great efforts to minimize the environmental impact of modern-day tourism on the site. They have enlisted the help For further information on balloon flights, para- of the local Bedouin tribes by giving them new chuting, and microlight flying in Wadi Rum and opportunities to benefit from its protection by Aqaba please contact: sharing entrance fees, supporting and encourThe Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan aging local tourism and by creating alternative P.O.Box 1853, Aqaba 77110 Jordan sources of income through Bedouin crafts and Tel: +962 3 205 8050 souvenirs. Fax: +962 3 205 8052 or visit their website. For more information on the Wadi Rum Protected Area, please contact: ECO & NATURE Wadi Rum Protected Area Management: This is a nature-lovers paradise; a unique Tel: 03 -2090600 ecosystem where rare plants and herbs, long Fax: 03 -2032586 or visit their website known by the Bedouin for their curative pow- www.wadirum.jo ers, can be discovered. At first glance there does not appear to be a great deal of wildlife but more observant visitors will soon discover there is more to Wadi Rum than sand and rocks. Hyrax, hares, jerboas and gerbils appear, as if from nowhere, as the sun goes down. This is also the time for the desert hunters, the foxes and Arabian sand cats, to make their appearance. Their footprints can often be seen in the sand in the early morning around the Bedouin campsites – evidence, no doubt, of their night time scavenging.

AQABA FUN & ADVENTURE Adventure seekers visiting Jordan will be in their element when they visit Aqaba. The southern part of Aqaba is situated on the coast of the Red Sea and offers a wide range of sports and activities of an aquatic nature including: Scuba Diving, Windsurfing, Waterskiing, Jet skiing, snorkelling and Sailing.

Anyone wishing to drive, trek or camp in the deserts north of Aqaba should be sure to take a guide with them. The desert is vast and uninhabited and very easy to become lost in. Do not attempt this without a professional who knows the area well.

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To the North of Aqaba, visitors will find the majestic landscapes of Wadi Rum which can be reached by camel, 4x4, or car. More intrepid adventurers may like to take a week long camel trek through this beautiful landscape to the visitors centre at Wadi Rum or jump in a 4x4 and drive cross-country.

When the Mameluk Sultans of Egypt took control of the region, they renamed the city Aqaba and, in the 14th century, built the town’s famous Mameluk fort. The Mameluks were followed by the Ottomans, who ruled Aqaba for 4 centuries.

Aqaba was taken from the Ottomans, in 1917, Camping is also a favourite activity in Aqaba by Arab forces together with T.E. Lawrence. At especially during the cooler seasons between the end of the 1st World War, the British seMay - July and September - November. cured Aqaba for Jordan.

If you are a qualified scuba diver, be sure to pack your diving certificate and log-book. Even if you weren’t planning on a dive trip, the temptation of Aqaba’s reefs may soon get the better of you. Diving in Aqaba is spectacular and goes on all the year round, with different species to be seen in the different seasons. In June /July there are whale sharks, in February one can often see Mantas.

HISTORY & CULTURE Aqaba’s long history dates back to pre-biblical times, known as Ayla. According to the Bible’s Old Testament, King Solomon built a navel base at Ezion Geber, just 3 kilometres from where the modern town of Aqaba stands today. From 106 AD, the Romans, who ruled the region from their base in Sypria, also used Ayla as their trading sea port, until it came under the control of the Byzantine Empire in the early 4th century. The Byzantines appointed Christian Arabs from south Arabia to rule the port city on their behalf. The Middle Ages were turbulent years for Ayla. In the 12th century, the crusaders captured the city. They built a fort on Far’un island, known then as Ile de Graye, 7 kilometres offshore. Ayla was then retaken by Saladin and the fort became known as Saladin’s Castle. In a counterattack, the notorious crusader, Reynald de Chatillon, took the island, but lost it again to Muslim forces the following year.

The Aqaba Archaeological Museum The Aqaba Region Archaeological Museum is located in the Aqaba house of Sherif Hussein Bin Ali next to the Aqaba Castle. The museum was opened to the public in 1990. Presently it houses an important collection from the Islamic site of Ayla, dated to the Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid and Fatimid periods, thus representing the Islamic periods from the mid-seventh to the beginning of the twelfth century AD. Among the exhibits is a Kufic inscription of “Ayat al-Kursi” from the Holy Qu’ran, which surmounted the eastern (Egypt) gate of the city, and a hoard of gold Fatimied dinars minted at Sajilmasa in Morocco. Aqaba is presently Jordan’s only seaport. Its significant position on the eastern tip of the Red Sea is important for marine and overland trade routes between Syria and the Arabian Peninsula, in addition to its being an import station on Hajj route. Finds from the Ayla excavations originating in the Hijaz, Yemen, Iraq, Egypt, Morocco and even as far a field as China testify to its vitality as a seaport.

ECO & NATURE Jordan’s only outlet to the sea, Aqaba is backed by purple-tinted mountains that are rich in phosphates. Beyond, are the rose-coloured deserts of Wadi Rum. Beneath the clean, crystal clear waters of the Red Sea, is a unique marine environment, where divers can discover Jordan’s amazing underwater wildlife. Brightly coloured corals, sponges and sea fans are home to millions of reef fish and a range of invertebrates. Even the worlds largest fish, the Whale Shark, visits these nutrient-rich waters. These harmless, gentle giants come to dine on the rich plankton harvests that flourish in the area. Other visitors include turtles, dolphins and sea cows. Bird Watching Jordan is a great destination for bird-lovers, its remarkable variety of habitats, from rugged mountains and evergreen woodlands to scrubby steppe and hot dry deserts, provide perfect environments for many species of indigenous birds. Furthermore, its location at the cross-

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road of Europe, Asia and Africa means that migrating birds from these three continents can sometimes be seen together in the same general area within Jordan.

A total of 17 sites have been declared as Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Jordan’s national parks. RSCN’s nature reserves are also IBAs. Five of the IBA sites are fully protected by law, five are partially protected, and two further have been officially proposed for legal protection.

Aqaba basks in balmy weather nine months of the year, in winter, spring and autumn. Summer is hot, but you can pace your activities and adapt to the climate, slowing down in midday, and reviving in the cool of the evening. After a long day of relaxing on Aqaba’s sandy shores, there is no better way to refresh than by visiting one of the luxurious spas found in many of Aqaba’s leading hotels. The spas combine Eastern and Western techniques and offer luxurious body treatments, rejuvenating Great efforts are being made to ensure the pro- facials, cleansing scrubs and body wraps, using tection of the Red Sea marine life, particularly world renowned Dead Sea products. from the impact of tourism. Derelict ships and military vehicles have been sunk in some cases to create artificial reefs. These wrecks provide RELIGION & FAITH permanent places for corals to grow and offer Some of the worlds earliest known churches marine life a safe refuge to set up residency, not have been recently discovered in Jordan. These to mention some exciting diving for non-aquatic include a 4th century church at Umm Qays, a visitors. The Aqaba Marine Science Station show- possible 2nd or 3rd century AD “prayer hall” at cases the marine life of the Gulf of Aqaba and the Bethany beyond the Jordan, and the remains of a mud brick building at Aqaba that may be many steps that are being taken to protect it. the worlds oldest known purpose-built church. The Aqaba building dates from the late 3rd or LESISURE AND WELLNESS early 4th century AD. Greatly prized as Jordan’s window to the sea, Aqaba brings a refreshing release from the rose- The American archaeologists who excavated it coloured desert to the north. Its sandy beaches believe it was a church because of its unusual and coral reefs are the most pristine on the Red layout, its many decorative glass lamps, its asSea, and Jordanians hope to preserve them sociation with an adjacent Byzantine cemetery, through careful planning. With several first-rate and its parallels with similar early mud brick hotels, restaurants and shops, Aqaba caters to a churches in Egypt. The Aqaba region is also tourist crowd that is tranquil and relaxed, seek- mentioned in the Exodus journey. The first site in southern Jordan mentioned is Ezion-geber ing its pleasures more by day than by night. (Numbers 33:35). Ezion-geber and Elath (or Eloth) were port-towns located at or near AqaOvernight boat trips to nearby beaches and islands are a ba. They are best known in the Bible for their fun break from hotel life. roles during the Iron Age, a few hundred years after the time of the Exodus. They are associated with Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, and wars between the kings of Judah and Edom (Deuteronomy 2:8, 1 Kings 9:26, 2 Kings 14:22).

Indigo-coloured deep water lies just off shore in Aqaba, bringing kaleidoscopic marine life within easy reach. Exploring means a leisurely drive to a private spot and a short swim out to the reef. Unusual vertical currents and sea breezes make diving cool and pleasant, even in the heat of the summer. Although Aqaba is famous for it’s

INCENTIVES & CONFERENCES Aqaba and its environs provide plenty of scope for creative and lively incentives. Primarily, there is the Red Sea itself, which offers an underwater world of diving experiences. Dive boats and full equipment can he hired.

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Help protect this delicate underwater ecosystem for generations to come by following the simple rules outlined by your dive instructor.

water sports and adventure activites, there are a host of more leisurely activities that can be enjoyed by visitors who wish to relax, rejuvenate or just get away from the pressures of city life. For those who prefer their marine life at arm’s length, glass-bottomed boats are a fun way to enjoy the marvels of the Red Sea. Boat trips are a great way to spend a relaxing day, and there are many to choose from. Daily excursions tour Aqaba’s coastline, stopping periodically to allow guests to take a dip in the warm waters or slip on a mask and snorkel and take in some of the colourful sea life. Overnight trips can also be arranged on board the larger sailing boats and include full-board accommodation and watersports activities.


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Al Fanar Palce Hotel

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Al Joude Hotel

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Al Liwan Hotel

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Al Waleed Hotel

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AlQasr Metropole Hotel

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Ambassador Amman Hotel

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Amman Cham Palace Hotel

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Amman International Hotel

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Amman Marriott Hotel

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Amman Orchid Hotel

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Amman West Hotel

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Amra Palace Hotel

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Arabela Hotel

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Arena Hotel

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Arena Space Hotel

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Belle Vue Hotel Amman

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Bristol Hotel

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Candles Hotel

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Capri Hotel Suites

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Century Park Hotel

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Clermont Hotel Suites

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Comfort Hotel Suites

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Commodore Hotel

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Crown Hotel

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Crowne Plaza Amman Hotel

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Crowne Plaza Resort Petra

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Crystal Suites

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Dana Plaza Hotel

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Darotel Hotel

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Days Inn Hotel & Suites

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Dead Sea Spa Hotel

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Delmon Hotel

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Edom Hotel

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EVASON MA’IN HOT SPRINGS & SIX SENSES SPA

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Firas Palace Hotel

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Four Seasons Hotel Amman

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Gardenia Hotel

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Geneva Hotel

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Golden Tulip Airport Hotel

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Golden Tulip Grand Palace Hotel

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Golden Tulip Kings’ Way Inn

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Grand Hyatt Hotel

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Hisham Hotel

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Holiday Inn Amman Hotel

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Imperial Palace Hotel

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Jerusalem International Hotel

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Jordan Intercontinantal Hotel

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Jordan Valley Marriot Resort & Spa

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Kempinksi Hotel Amman

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Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

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Landmark Hotel

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Larsa Hotel

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Le Meridian Amman Hotel

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Le Royal Hotel

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Le Vendome Hotel

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Maraya Hotel

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Madaba Inn Hotel

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Movenpick Nabatean Hotel

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Movenpick Resort Dead Sea

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Movenpick Resort Petra

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Ocean Hotel

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Olympia Hotel Suites

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Palmyra Hotel

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Petra Marriott Hotel

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Petra Palace Hotel

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Petra Panorama Hotel

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Petra Rest House

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Rama Hotel

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Red Rose Hotel

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Region Hotel

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Sadeen Amman Hotel & Suites

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Samiramiss Hotel

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Sella Hotel

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San Rock International Hotel

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Sandy Palace Hotel

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Shepherd Hotel

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Sheraton Amman Hotel

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Silk Road Hotel

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Taybet Zaman Hotel

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Toldeo Hotel

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Hairdryer in all rooms

Pay TV

Handicapped facilities

Porterage service

In house safe

Restaurant

Indoor swimming pool

Room service

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KEMPINSKI HOTELS AMMAN

Brief Introduction The hotel features 283 guest rooms, including 24 suites and two executive floors. These rooms are spacious, offer modern amenities and flaunt commanding views of the city. They are luxuriously furnished and are among the most sophisticated in the city. Accommodation Capacity Superior Rooms / 118 Deluxe Rooms / 76 Executive Suite / 15 Panoramic Suite / 5 Ambassador Suites / 2 Dinning & Entertainment 1. Caballeros Bar & Chill out Lounge 2. Le Café Lounge 3. Via Appia Restaurant 4. Strikers Entertainment Center 5. Kempi Café Restaurant 6. Summer Grill 7. Executive Lounge Business Facilities Sun, Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Pluto, Al Reem Ballroom  

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Abdul Hamid Shouman Street Shmeisani - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 520 0200 Fax: +962 6 520 0203 P. O. BOX 941045 - 11194 Reservations.amman@kempinski.com www.Kempinski-amman.com


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LE ROYAL HOTEL WH E RE TO STAY

3rd Circle - Jabal Amman Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 460 3000 Fax: +962 6 460 3002 P. O. BOX 52 - 11118 info@leroyalamman.com www.leroyal.com

Brief Introduction A veritable jewel hovering over Amman’s vibrant skyline, Le Royal Amman is the epitome of Middle Eastern opulence and luxury, offering unparalleled excellence in services and amenities. It encompasses the most advanced fitness and leisure center in Jordan. With over 3000 sqm of meetings and function space that includes the largest ballroom in town, and countless gastronomic selections with over ten of Amman’s most renowned restaurants for connoisseurs of fine cuisine. Accommodation Capacity Single Rooms / 137 Double Rooms / 110 Junior Suite / 27 Executive Suite / 5 Royal Suites / 2 Dinning & Entertainment 1. The Patio International “Buffet Style” Restaurant 2. La Vista (Italian Cuisine) 3. Le Trianon (French Cuisine) 4. Samurai (Japanese Cuisine) 5. Buddah Club (Asian Bar) 6. Chester’s (Steak & Cigar House) 7. Palmyra (Arabic Cuisine) 8. Beer Keller (Pub) 9. Ivy Café (Lobby Lounge)

Amenities 1. GUEST ROOM INFORMATION 281 furnished guest rooms within 31 floors 2. GUEST ROOMS & SUITES FACILITIES Private balconies and atriums, controlled air conditioning, voice mail, two direct Tel lines (up to four lines) data port, satellite TV, radio, safe box, personal mini bar and hair dryer, High Speed Internet Access, private guest pass to all guest floors. 3. ROYAL CLUB FLOOR • 2 opulently decorated Royal suites • 7 impeccably furnished Club Suites • 5 luxuriously decorated Executive suites • 20 Business suites • A Royal Club lounge with private check in and check out desk • Personal fax machines, computers and secretarial services

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THE REGENCY PALACE HOTEL

Brief Introduction The Regency Palace Hotel is a distinctive luxury hotel situated in Shmeisani, the heart of the business & commercial center of Amman. It places you only steps away from the shopping, banking and governmental area of Amman’s most progressive district. Accommodation Capacity Single Rooms / 73 Double Rooms / 190 Junior Suite / 7 Executive Suite / 2 Royal Suites / 1 Dinning & Entertainment 1.Trader Vic’s Restaurant 2. Al Madafa Restaurant 3. Le Piano Lounge 4. Ernesto Cigar Club Business Facilities Petra Ballroom, Al Alali Rooftop, Moab meeting room, Nebo, Peral, Diwan Al Madafa

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CROWNE PLAZA AMMAN HOTEL

Brief Introduction: Crowne Plaza Amman is only a 30 minute drive from Queen Alia International Airport and is perfectly situated in the heart of Amman’s City Center, business district and major shopping areas. Crowne Plaza Amman is the most convenient hotel for both business & leisure travelers, where they can enjoy the highest quality of service. The hotel offers a variety of restaurants to suit different tastes starting with Al Halaby – Aleppo Restaurant, IL Giardino – Italian Restaurant, Brasserie, Oasis- Offering International buffets, Cafe Vienna – Coffee shop, Hot Shot Sport Lounge. High speed internet is also available in all guest rooms and outlets. Accommodation Capacity: Single Rooms / 95 Double Rooms / 140 Executive Suite / 14 Royal Suites / 4 Dinning & Entertainment: 1. IL Giardino Ristorante 2. Brasserie Oasis Restaurant 3. Cafe Vienna 4. Hot Shot Sports Lounge 5. Al Halaby Restaurant Business Facilities: Nabatean, Al Hareth, Dana, Jerash, Break Out

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6th Circle - King Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz Street - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 551 0001 Fax: +962 6 551 0003 P. O. BOX 950555 - 11195 ammhb@cpamman.com www.amman.crowneplaza.com


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225 km from Queen Alia Int’l Airport Petra, Jordan Tel: +962 3 215 6266 Fax: +962 3 215 6977 P. O. BOX 30 - 009623 ammhc@cprpetra.com www.petra.crowneplaza.com

Brief Introduction Now that Petra is one of the seven wonders of the world, Crowne Plaza Resort Petra is the only real choice for your visit! Beside the unique view provided from the hotels patio of the superb Petra sunset, the hotel has a variety of outlets that match different tastes. These include: Olive tree & Aretas Restaurant- offering local and international buffet, Basin Restaurant located inside Petra, Swimming Pool Terrace, Recreation Center- the perfect place to relax and soak up the fabulous view, and Cave Bar- an original Nabatean tomb. The Crowne Plaza Resort Petra is only steps away From the visitors entrance to the Siq And the old city which is known for its world famous archaeological sites. Accommodation Capacity Double Rooms / 144 Junior Suite / 2 Royal Suites / 1 Dinning & Entertainment 1. The Cave Bar 2. Olive tree Restaurant 3. Basin (inside Petra old city) 4. Aretas Restaurant 5. Tarab Pub Evening Cocktail Lounge 6. Lobby Bar Business Facilities Araba Room

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INTERCONTINENTAL AQABA WH E RE TO STAY

Aqaba- Jordan Tel: +962 3 209 2222 Fax: +962 3 209 3323 P.O.BOX 2311 info@icaqaba.com www.ichotelsgroup.com

Brief Introduction A private paradise on Jordan’s Red Sea, InterContinental Aqaba combines relaxing atmospheres and welcoming accommodations. This Red Sea beach resort has exceptional views of the Gulf of Aqaba, which is well known for its coral reef scuba diving and water sports. The hotel is within walking distance of the city centre, where a variety of historical ruins, the aquarium and a taste of Middle Eastern culture can always be found. Accommodation Capacity Guest Room / 255 Suite / 17 Single-Bedded Room / 129 Double-Bedded Room / 107 Non-Smoking Room / 49 Floor / 6 Storage Executive Suites Executive Floors Dinning & Entertainment 1. The Corniche 2. Cote D’or 3. Burj Al Hamam 4. The Deli Café 5. The Beach Front 6. Martini’s

High speed internet in all the rooms. Meeting Rooms: Arabah, Dhana ballroom, Fayrouz, Masa, Yaqout. Amenities 1. Health & Fitness Center (on site) 2. Spa InterContinental 3. Convenience Store 4. Newsstand 5. Beauty Salon 6. Florist 7. Gift Shop 8. Outdoor Pool 9. Kids Club and Baby-Sitting 10. Housekeeping and Laundry

Business Facilities: 24-hour Business Centre and wireless internet connectivity in all public areas.

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TAYBET ZAMAN HOTEL

Brief Introduction Located a mere 7 meters away from the beautiful red-rose city of Petra is the Taybet Zaman. Once a renovated village that dates back to the early nineteenth century A.D. and now converted into the Taybet Zamen Hotel, which has traditional architectural design and beautiful modern furnishings that put it above the rest. You can take some time and relax with our rejuvenating Turkish bath, take a swim in the pool, relax in the sun or take a walk in the spice shop or crafts shop in the village. Whatever it is you choose, be sure that your stay at the Taybet Zaman will be a most enjoyable stay. Accommodation Capacity Single Rooms / 17 Double Rooms / 79 Triple / 2 Suite / 6 Dinning & Entertainment 1. Sahtain Restaurant 2. Al Finjan Discotheque   Business Facilities Multi- Purpose Ball Room

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Taybeh - Petra, Jordan Tel: +962 3 215 0111 Fax: +962 3 215 0101 P. O. BOX 811640 - 11180 reservation@taybetzaman.com www.taybetzaman.com


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AMMAN MARRIOTT HOTEL Isam Ajluni Street - Shemisani Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 560 7607 Fax: +962 6 567 0100 P. O. BOX 926333 - 11190 amman@marriotthotels.com www.ammanmarriott.com

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AMMAN Jabal Amman - 5th Circle Al Kindi Street Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 550 5555 Fax: +962 6 550 5556 P.O.Box 950344 - 11195 pabx.amm@fourseasons.com www.fourseasons.com

GRAND HYATT AMMAN HOTEL Jabal Amman - Hussein Bin Ali Street Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 465 1234 Fax: +962 6 465 1634 P. O. BOX 831159 - 11183 Amman.grand@hyatt.com Amman.grand.hyatt.com

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HOLIDAY INN AMMAN HOTEL Madina Al Munawara Street Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 552 8822 Fax: +962 6 552 9944 P.O. Box 831159 - 11183 hotel@hiamman.com www.amman.holiday-inn.com

JORDAN INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL 3rd Circle - Jabal Amman - Islamic College Street - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 464 1361 Fax: +962 6 464 5217 P. O. BOX 35014 - 11180 ammha@icjordan.com www.intercontinental.com

LE MERIDIEN AMMAN HOTEL Queen Nour Street - Shmeisani Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 569 6511 Fax: +962 6 567 4261 P. O. BOX 950629 - 11195 meridien@lemeridien_amman.com www.lemeridien.com\amman

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LANDMARK AMMAN-HOTEL Al-Hussein Bin Ali Street Amman, Jordan Tel: + 962 6 560 7100 Fax: + 962 06 566 5160 P. O. BOX 6399 - 11118 info@landmarkamman.com www.landmarkamman.com

SHERATON AMMAN AL NABIL HOTEL & TOWER 5th Circle- Zahran Street Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 593 4111 Fax: +962 6 593 4222 P. O. BOX 840064 - 11184 reservations.amman.jordan@sheraton.com www.sheraton.com/ammanalnabil

MOVENPICK RESORT & SPA DEAD SEA HOTEL Sweimeh - Dead Sea Road - Jordan Tel: + 962 5 356 1111 Fax: + 962 5 356 1120 P. O. BOX 815538 -11180 resort.deadsea@moevenpick.com www.moevenpick-deadsea.com

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Dead Sea, Jordan Tel: +962 5 356 8888 Fax: +962 5 356 8800 P. O. BOX 941806 -11194 sales.ishtar@kempinski.com www.kempinski-deadsea.com

JORDAN VALLEY MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA Dead Sea Road - Sweimeh - Jordan Tel: +962 5 356 0400 Fax:+962 5 356 0444 P. O. BOX 928417 - 11190 jordanvalley@marriotthotels.com www.marriottdeadsea.com

GRAND VIEW HOTEL Wadi Mousa - Petra, Jordan Tel: +962 3 215 6871 Fax: +962 3 215 6984 P. O. BOX 10 - 11118 info@grandview.com.jo www.grandview.com.jo

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KEMPINSKI ISHTAR RESORT HOTEL & SPA


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Wadi Mousa - Petra, Jordan Tel: + 962 3 215 7201 Fax: + 962 3 215 7206 P. O. BOX 184 - 71811 Resort.petra.nabatean@moevenpick.com www.moevenpick-nabatean.com

MOVENPICK RESORT PETRA Wadi Mousa - Jordan Tel: + 962 3 215 7111 Fax: + 962 3 215 7112 P. O. BOX 214 - 71810 Resort.petra@moevenpick.com www.moevenpick-petra.com

PETRA MARRIOTT HOTEL Taybeh Road - Wadi Musa Petra, Jordan Tel: +962 3 215 6407 Fax: +962 3 215 7096 P. O. BOX 150 - Wadi M petra@marriotthotels.com www.petramarriott.com

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4 Arroub Street - Shmeisani Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 568 9671/2 Fax: +962 6 568 9673 P. O. BOX 926192 - 11110 alqasr@alqasrmetropole.com www.alqasrmetropole.com

Brief Introduction This small, friendly and personal boutique hotel offers an abundance of amenities, which provide all the traveler’s business or leisure requirements. The hotel lobby is welcoming and has a wireless high speed internet zone for house guests. All rooms have recently been refurbished and upgraded with new LCD TV Screens which will be installed by the end of 2008. AlQasr Metropole Hotel is notorious for its great outlets, which are considered to be Jordan’s most popular. These include the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, with its fantastic panoramic view of Amman, the garden hangout, a fine dining Italian restaurant and one of the most popular clubs in the region. The hotel has set high standards of excellence, with the help of its friendly and attentive staff, and it will certainly make sure all your needs are tended to. AlQasr Metropole Hotel is part of the Alqasr Touristic Investment Company (ATICO - Fakhreldin Group) which was established over 15 years ago and specializes in investing in various projects in the hospitality sector in Jordan and the Middle East. Accommodation Capacity Single (twin beds) Deluxe Rooms / 30 Double Deluxe Rooms / 29 Superior Suite / 5 AlQasr Suite / 1 (2 x suites together) Dining & Entertainment 1. Vinaigrette Salad & Sushi Bar 2. Trattoria (Italian Fine Dining) 3. The Courtyard (Outdoor Garden lounge) 4. Nai (Evening Lounge)

2. Three Conference/Meeting Rooms 3. Business Centre & Wireless High Speed Internet in all rooms 4. Access to Power Hut Gym 5. 24 hour Room Service 6. Meet & Assist service Business Facilities Alqasr meeting room, Tree meeting room, Azraq meeting room

Amenities 1. Two international restaurants, one evening Lounge, one casual garden lounge

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GOLDEN TULIP AIRPORT-AMMAN

Brief Introduction Golden Tulip Airport - Amman is a four star hotel and the only hotel in jordan constructed at closest proximity to the Queen Alia International Airport, only 2 km away, and a half hour drive from the capital city of amman (30km). Accommodation Capacity Single Rooms / 14 Double Rooms / 74 Junior Suite / 6 Triple Rooms / 86 Twin Rooms / 126 Handicapped / 1 Dinning & Entertainment 1. Teebah Restaurant (Main) 2. Al Waha Restaurant 3. Al Ain Bar 4. Raha Cafe’ 5. Sunset Terrace Amenities 1. Out Door Swomming Pool 2. Water Slide 3. Tennis Courts 4. Childrens Pond & Playground Area 5. Table Tennis 6. Grand Ball Room

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Queen Alia International Airport Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 445 1000 Fax: +962 6 445 1029 P. O. BOX 39158 - 11104 info@goldentulipairportamman.com www.goldentulipairportamman.com


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IMPERIAL PALACE HOTEL 4th Circle - Jabel Amman - Next to Embassy of Kuwait Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 565 1333 Fax: +962 6 562 3742 P. O. BOX 831212 - 11183 info@imperialpalace.com.jo www.imperialpalace.com.jo

Brief Introduction Imperial Palace Hotel is on of Amman’s most famous and prestigious four-star Hotels. The hotel was established in 2000 and consists of 9 floors, which contain 85 rooms divided equally between single & double bedrooms, as well as 5 Luxurious suites. Imperial Palace Hotel has event and meeting halls equipped with the latest technologies, in addition to a health club, sauna, jacuzzi, facial treatmen facilities, body massage and a gym. The hotel provides wireless internet access to all its guests, and has 103 highly qualified employees in hotel management. Accommodation Capacity Double Rooms / 30 twin Junior Suite / 5 Executive Suite / 5 Superior / 10 Twin / 35 Dinning & Entertainment 1. Main Restaurant 2. Lobby 3. Bar 4. Terrace Amenities 1. Coffee Tray 2. Fruits 3. Bath Robe & Slippers 4. Newspapers 5. Assorted Juices 6. Internet Access

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Business Facilities Panorama Ball Room Mosaic Meeting Room Business Center Imperial Palace Room

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AMMAN CHAM PALACE HOTEL

Brief Introduction The hotel has 141 de Luxe rooms including 2 suites. Each spacious room displays a magnificent view of Amman. All rooms and suites are tastefully decorated and equipped with modern accessories, Internet access, safe deposit box and of course for the business man’s convenience, a trouser press. The hotel boasts some of the best dining options in the city. In addition, Amman Cham Palace’s business center offers a full range of services including computerized workstation facilities, comprehensive secretarial services, facsimile and rental for mobile phones and laptops. Accommodation Capacity Single Rooms / 40 Double Rooms / 102 Executive Suite / 2 Dinning & Entertainment 1. Hediard rest 2. Bar Amenities 1. Swimming Pool 2. Parking 3. Meeting Room 4. Room service 5. Laundry Business Facilities Barada, Hashmite, Bachous

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Shmeisani Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 565 9270 Fax: +962 6 565 9271 P. O. BOX 942275 – Shmeisani Amman 11194 – Jordan Sales@ammanchamhotel.com reservation@ammanchamhotel.com www.chamhotels.com


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ACACIA HOTEL SUITES FOR BUSINESSMEN Shmesani - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 566 1221 Fax: +962 6 566 0332 P. O. BOX 942300 - 11194

AMMAN INTERNATIONAL HOTEL Opposite the main gate of the University of Jordan Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 534 1712 Fax: +962 6 534 1714 P. O. BOX 2500 - 11181 aih@amman-international.com www.amman-international.com

AMMAN WEST HOTEL 4th Circle Area - Mahmoud Abidi Street - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 465 7615 Fax: +962 6 465 7581 P. O. BOX 910777 -11191 info@ammanwesthotel.com www.ammanwesthotel.com

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Gardens Street behind the Al Baraka Station - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 551 5550 Fax: +962 6 553 9802 P. O. BOX 142607 - 11814 contact@Arenaspacehotel.com www.Arenaspacehotel.com

CENTURY PARK Tunis Street - Between 4th & 5th Circle - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 568 0090 Fax: +962 6 560 5688 P. O. BOX 9506 - 11191 m.twal@jhtec.edu.jo info@centurypark-hotel.com www.centurypark-hotel.com

DANA PLAZA HOTEL 6th Circle - Amman Muossa Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 592 4455 Fax: +962 6 593 2424 P. O. BOX 850577 -11185 danapl@nol.com.jo www.danaplazahotel.com

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BELLE VUE HOTEL Jabal Amman - 2nd Circle Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 461 6144 Fax: +962 6 463 7851 P. O. BOX 840385 - 11184 info@bellevue.com.jo www.bellevue.com.jo

BRISTOL HOTEL 5th Circle - Abdoun Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 592 3400 Fax: +962 6 592 3717 P. O. BOX 142509 - 11844 bristol@bristolamman.com www.bristolamman.com

DAYS INN HOTEL Rabyieh District - Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Street - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 551 9011 Fax: +962 6 551 7077 P. O. BOX 950599 -11195 info@daysinn.com.jo www.daysinn.com.jo

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Queen Alia Street – Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 569 1131 Fax: +962 6 569 5143 P. O. BOX 922444 - 11192 resv@goldentulipgrandpalace.com www.goldentulipgrandpalace.com

JERUSALEM INTERNATIONAL HOTEL Queen Rania Al Abdallah Street Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 515 1121 Fax: +962 6 515 8882 P. O. BOX 926265 - 11110 alquds@jerusalem.com.jo www.jerusalem.com.jo

LE VENDOME HOTEL Issam Ajlouni Street - Shmeisani Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 520 0300 Fax: +962 6 520 0310 P. O. BOX 940165 - 11194 info@le-vendomehotel.com www.le-vendomehotel.com

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SADEEN AMMAN HOTEL AND SUITES Khalda - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 551 4733 Fax: +962 6 552 5762 P. O. BOX 1852 - 11953 sadeen@cyberia.jo www.sadeen.com

DEAD SEA SPA HOTEL Dead Sea - Suiemeh, Jordan Tel: +962 5 356 1000 Fax: +962 5 356 1012 P. O. BOX 184194 -11118 dssh@dssh.jo reservation@dssh.jo www.jordandeadsea.com

EVASON MA’IN HOT SPRINGS & SIX SENSES SPA Ma’in - Jordan Tel: +962 5 324 5500 Fax: +962 5 324 5550 P. O. BOX 801 - 11117 reservations-main@sixsenses.com www.sixsenses.com/Evason-Ma-In/

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GOLDEN TULIP KING‘S WAY HOTEL Wadi Mousa - Petra, Jordan Tel: +962 3 215 6799 Fax: +962 3 215 6796 P. O. BOX 71 - Wadi M resrv@kinqsway-petra.com www.kingsway-petra.com

PETRA PANORAMA HOTEL Wadi Mousa - Petra, Jordan Tel: +962 3 215 7393 Fax: +962 3 215 7389 P. O. BOX 941718 -11194 info@petrapanorama.com www.petrapanorama.com

AQABA GULF HOTEL Aqaba-Hotel Zone Tel: +962 3 201 6636 Fax: +962 3 201 8246 P. O. BOX 1312 -77110 frontoffice@aqabagulf.com www.aqabagulf.com

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HISHAM HOTEL WH E RE TO STAY

4th Circle - Jabal Amman Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 464 4028 Fax: +962 6 464 7540 P. O. BOX 5398 - 11183 info@hishamhotel.com.jo hishamhotel@nets.com.jo www.hishamhotel.com.jo

Brief Introduction At Hisham Boutique Hotel, we pride ourselves in our authentic atmosphere. It is not pretentious; Each and every customer is treated with respect and looked after to ensure that they will enjoy their stay. Hisham offers exclusive accommodation for both business and leisure travelers alike. The Hotel also offers professional services of a Business Centre, together with many other conveniences. Business or pleasure, Hisham Boutique Inn Hotel offers the ideal hideaway for everyone. Accommodation Capacity Single Rooms / 16 Double Rooms / 16 Junior Suite / 2 Executive Suite / 2 Dinning & Entertainment 1. Profilo Restaurant 2. Sage Restaurant 3. Foghara Restaurant 4. Hisham Garden Restaurant Business Facilities Hisham Lounge Business Center

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OCEAN HOTEL

Brief Introduction Ocean Hotel provides you with the comfort you need for your business trip, and the most enjoyable stay for you and your family. Ocean Hotel is located in the heart of Amman and is only 25 minutes away from the Queen Alia International Airport. Also, it is conviniently located near many well known businesses and a number of different shopping centers. Accommodation Capacity Single Rooms / 12 Double Rooms /12 Junior Suite / 6 Triple rooms / 6 Dinning & Entertainment 1. Diwan Sultan Ibrahim Restaurant 2. Katze Bar Business Facilities Meeting room

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Atetirya Street - Um Uthaina Shopping Center Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 551 7280 Fax: +962 6 551 7380 P. O. BOX 926759 - 11190 info@oceanhotel.com.jo www.oceanhotel.com.jo


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LARSA HOTEL

Brief Introduction Formally known as Palm Palace, this reasonably priced hotel offers attractively decorated rooms and many of the amenities and services of a larger and higher rated property. Larsa Hotel is popular with families and tour groups who wish to avoid large crowded hotels. Accommodation Capacity Twin Rooms / 50 Double Rooms / 10 Junior Suite / 4 Royal Suites / 2 Dinning & Entertainment 1. Al Sendebad Restaurant 2. Candle Café Shop 3. Sella Lounge Bar 4. Abu Nawas Bar Amenities Health Club, Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi Business Facilities 1. Hala Ballroom

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Al Jandaweel 48 Um Mutaweh Street Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 585 0955 Fax: +962 6 585 0959 P. O. BOX 9636 -11191 Larsa_hotel@larsahotel.net www.larsahotel.net


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ABJAR HOTEL Amman Jabal Al Hussein Al Razi Street Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 464 8883 Fax: +962 6 464 8813 P. O. BOX 925098 - 11190 abjar@ abjarhotel.com.jo www.abjarhotel.com.jo

ALFANAR PALACE HOTEL Queen Rania Al-Alabdullah Street (University Street) Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 510 0400 Fax: +962 6 510 0410 P. O. BOX 19196 - 11196 info@alfanarpalacehotel.com www.alfanarpalacehotel.com

AL-LIWAN HOTEL Princess Taghreed Moh’d St Sweifeh - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 585 8125 Fax: +962 6 585 8620 P. O. BOX 851851 - 11185 alliwanhotl@hotmail.com

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Wakalat Street - Sweifieh Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 586 2464 Fax: +962 6 586 4476 P. O. BOX 921513 - 11192 info@ alwaleedhotel.com www.rumgroup.com.jo

AMBASSADOR HOTEL 55 Abdul Hamid Sharaf Street Shmeisani Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 560 5161 Fax: +962 6 568 1101 P. O. BOX 925390 - 11190 ambashtl@go.com.jo

AMMAN ORCHID HOTEL 89/ Nasser Ben Jamil Street Shmeisani - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 552 2111 Fax: +962 6 552 2113 P. O. BOX 940537 - 11194 info@orchidh.com www.orchidh.com

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GULF SUITES HOTEL University Street behind University Hospital Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 535 9613 Fax: +962 6 535 3717 P. O. BOX 1900 - 11941 gulfsuite@yahoo.com

GENEVA HOTEL 7th Circle - Abdulla Ghouseh Street Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 585 8100 Fax: +962 6 585 8111 P. O. BOX 851262 - 11185 sales@genevahotel-amman.com www.genevahotel-amman.com

KINDI SUITES HOTEL Dahiyat AL-Amir Hassan Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 551 0885 Fax: +962 551 0886 P. O. BOX 815522 - 11180 info@kindihotel.com www.kindihotel.com

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Um Uthaina - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 552 2750 Fax: +962 6 552 3663 P. O. BOX 962 - 11191 info@clermont.com.jo www.clermont.com.jo

COMFORT HOTEL SUITES Sweifiyeh - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 585 6184 Fax: +962 6 585 6184 P. O. BOX 850049 - 11185 comfort@comforts.com www.comforts.com

COMMODORE HOTEL Abdel Hameed Sharaf Street Shmeisani - Amman, Jordan Tel: + 962 6 560 7185 Fax: + 962 6 566 8187 P. O. BOX 927292 -11110 comedest@wanadoo.jo www.commodore-jo.com

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CRYSTAL HOTEL SUITES 5th circle - In front of the Four Season Hotel Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 569 2323 Fax: + 962 6 567 4551 P. O. BOX 950533 - 11195 crystal@go.com.jo www.Crystal.com.jo

AMMAN CROWN HOTEL Radio & T.V Station Street Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 475 8181 Fax: +962 6 475 8180 P. O. BOX 1318 - 11118 crownhtl@go.com.jo www.crown-hotel.com

DAROTEL 5 Ibn Sayyedah Street Shmeisani - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 562 2200 Fax: +962 6 560 2434 P. O. BOX 9403 - 11195 darotel@nets.com.jo www.darotel.com

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3rd Circle - Jabal Amman 33 Abu Firas Al Hamadani Street Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 463 9898 Fax: +962 6 463 3944 P. O. BOX 9403 - 11195 reservations@delmonsuites.com

FIRAS PALACE HOTEL Jabal Al Webdeh - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 465 0404 Fax: +962 6 465 0122 P. O. BOX 9119 - 11191 info@firaspalace.com www.firaspalace.com

GARDENIA HOTEL 122 Abdul Hameed Sharaf Street Shmesani Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 566 7790 Fax: +962 560 4744 P. O. BOX 950533 - 11195 gardeniahotel@index.com.jo www.gardenia.com.jo

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ARENA HOTEL Queen Rania Street - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 567 6111 Fax: +962 6 569 1603 P. O. BOX 1641 -11941 arena@arenahotels.com www.arenahoteljordan.com

OLYMPIA HOTEL SUITES Saba Al Akasha Street - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 592 1150 Fax: +962 6 593 5502 P. O. BOX 516 - 11953 tsm@go.com.jo

MUO‘ MEN HOTEL SUITES University Street - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 535 3252 Fax: +962 6 535 9499 P. O. BOX 2800 - 11821 muomen@johotels.org

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Queen Rania Al Abduallah Street Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 533 3236 Fax: +962 6 533 3880 P. O. BOX 633 - 11821 info@marayahotel.com www.marayahotel.com

REGION HOTEL Dahiat Al-Rasheed Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 520 0120 Fax: +962 6 515 9091 P. O. BOX 930770 - 11181 s.khtateeb@regionhotel.com.jo

SAN ROCK INTERNATIONAL HOTEL 6th Circle -Um Uthina Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 551 3800 Fax: +962 6 551 3600 P. O. BOX 9032 - 11191 sanrook@wanadoo.jo

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SAMIRAMISS HOTEL Wasfi Al Tal - Gardens Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 560 2773 Fax: +962 6 560 2776 P. O. BOX 184546 - 11118 samira@samiramisshotel.com www.samiramisshotel.com

PALMYRA HOTEL University Street - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 533 9939 Fax: +962 6 533 9867 P. O. BOX 1287 - 11941 leenajouda@yahoo.com www.palmyra-amman.an4i.com

RAMA HOTEL 7th Circle - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 581 6722 Fax: +962 6 582 5941 P. O. BOX 334 - 11831 ramahtl@go.com.jo

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17 Shat El Arab Street - 5th Circle Area Um Uthiana - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 551 2301 Fax: +962 6 552 2286 P. O. BOX 950504 -11195 readrose@batelco.jo

ARABELA HOTEL Queen Rania Al-Alabdullah Street (University Street) Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 568 5140 Fax: +962 6 568 7493 P. O. BOX 941989 - 11194 info@arabelahotel.com www.alfanarpalacehotel.com

AL-JOUDE HOTEL University Street - Irbid, Jordan Tel: +962 2 727 5515 Fax: +962 2 727 5517 P. O. BOX 2132 - 21110 joude@go.com.jo

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SANDY PALACE HOTEL Khaled Ben Al Waleed Street Jabal Al Huessein - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 562 1102 Fax: +962 6 562 1107 P. O. BOX 927257

SHEPHERD HOTEL 2nd CIrcle - Jabal Amman, Zeid Bin Haritha Street Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 463 9197 Fax: +962 6 463 9198 P. O. BOX 11181 - 2020 info@shepherd-hotel.com www.shepherd-hotel.com

TOLEDO HOTEL Jabal Al-Hussein - Abdali Area Tel: + 962 6 465 7777 Fax: + 962 6 465 6688 P. O. BOX 927335 - 11190 toledo@toledohotel.jo www.toledohotel.jo

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Yarmouk Street - Madaba, Jordan Tel: +962 5 325 9003 Fax: +962 5 325 9008 P. O. BOX 715 - 17110 info@madabainn.com www.madabainn.com

AMRA PALACE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL PETRA Wadi Musa - Petra, Jordan Tel: +962 3 215 7070 Fax: +962 3 215 70 71 P. O. BOX 124 - 71810 amrapalace@cyberia.jo www.amrapalace.com

CAPRI HOTEL SUITES Um Othaina – Sa’ad Ben Abi Waqqas Street - Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 551 1282 Fax: +962 6 551 9959 P. O. BOX 2498 - 11821 rihab@kaloutigroup.com www.caprihotelsuites.com

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CANDLES HOTEL Wadi Mousa - Petra, Jordan Tel: +962 3 215 6954 Fax: +962 3 215 7311 P. O. BOX 181 candles@nets.com.jo www.petracandles.com

EDOM HOTEL Near The main entrance of Petra Wadi Musa - Petra, Jordan Tel: +962 3 215 6995 Fax: +962 3 215 6994 P. O. BOX 18 edom@go.com.jo www.edomhotelpetra.com

PETRA REST HOUSE Next to the entrance of Petra the old city - Petra, Jordan Tel: +962 3 215 6266 Fax: +962 3 215 6977 P. O. BOX 30 - 71810 ammhc@cprpetra.com www.petra.crowneplaza.com

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PETRA PALACE HOTEL Wadi Musa - Petra, Jordan Tel: +962 3 215 6723 Fax: +962 3 215 6724 P. O. BOX 70 ppwnwm@go.com.jo www.petrapalace.com.jo

SILK ROAD Wadi Musa - Petra, Jordan Tel: +962 3 215 7222 Fax: +962 3 215 7244 P. O. BOX 101 info@petrasilroad.com www.petrasilkroad.com

PETRA SELLA HOTAL Wadi Musa- Petra, Jordan Tel: +962 3 215 7170 Fax: +962 3 215 7173 P. O. BOX 29 - 71810 info@sellahotel.com www.sellahotelpetra.com

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Fax

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06 5692220

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06 5683386

06 5604136

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06 5161000

06 5150051

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06 4778174

06 4744667

64

06 5662186

06 5684329

830335 Amman 11183

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06 4636122

06 4639551

851569 Amman 11185

30

06 5620481

06 5620498

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06 4646172

06 4656989

30

06 4619221

06 4647969

27

06 5697601

06 5674676

30

06 5667165

06 5664312

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06 4622637

06 4622640

AMMAN

Abdali Hotel

Amman 11190 petunia-hotel@batelco.go

Agadir Hotel info@aghadeerhotel.com

Al-Arz International Hotel 19287 Amman 11196

Al-Mamoura Hotel (1) 510367 Amman 11151

Al-Manar Hotel 20730 Amman 11118 manarhotel-amman@wanadoo.jo

Al-Saleh Ramallah Hotel Al-Wardeh Al-Zarqa Hotel Amman Palace Hotel 8967 Amman 11121 aplchotel@hotmail.com

Ben Khaldoun Hotel Suites 5355 Amman 11183 bk@kmc.jo

Best Westren Dove Hotel 950701 Amman 11195 dove@go.com.jo

Blue Marine Hotel 926038 Amman 11190

Cameo Hotel cameohotel@yahoo.com

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WHER E TO STAY

Hotel Name

Room

Tel.

Fax

21

06 4638353

06 4654353

27

065 661195

06 5661196

31

06 4624994

06 4624995

30

06 4622103

06 4650122

59

06 5542708

06 5542709

32

06 5515656

06 5528847

2321 Amman 11181

15

06 4638031

06 4622617

815522 Amman 11180

25

06 5339569

06 5339569

500 Amman 11180

52

06 5522788

06 5522788

936145 Amman 11110

42

06 5605804

06 5699563

30

06 5530480

06 5527185

70

06 4630372

06 4630371

30

06 4648144

06 4648145

Canary Hotel 9062 Amman 11118 canary_h@hotmail.com

Caravan Hotel 9111 Amman 11191 caravan@go.com.jo

Concord Hotel

183494 Amman 11118 concord@concord-hotel.com

Firas Wings Hotel 9119 Amman 11184 info@firaspalase.com

Gardens Hotel zzgardensp@wanadoo.jo

Gondola Hotel & Suites

17196 Amman 11195 reservation@gondol.com

Granada Hotel Holy Land Hotel Jarasia Hotel Suites Kaser Jeddah Hotel Suites Marmara Hotel 5564 Amman 11183 marmarahotel@yahoo.com

Merryland Hotel

9122 Amman 11191 info@merryland-hotel.com

New Park Hotel

1790 Amman 11118 reservation-newpark@yahoo.com

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Hotel Name

Tel.

Fax

40

06 5651065

06 5695364

43

06 4649391

06 4649397

50

06 5343291

06 5342262

18

06 4625900

06 4646411

44

06 5333307

06 5343334

16

06 5863024

06 5863023

9

06 4630571

06 4630572

26

06 4637101

06 4637102

2652 Amman 11821 info@shatha-ps.com

19

06 5522456

06 5522459

Siveen Hotel

21

06 5681238

06 5603578

Star Plaza Hotel

192

06 5607114

06 5664103

27

06 5343325

06 5343116

26

06 5863944

06 5863051

Petunia Hotel 925899 Amman 11192 petunia-hotel@batelco.go

Razan Hotel 2674 Amman 11181 razanhtl@wanadoo.jo

Rio Jordan Hotel 395 Amman 11941 riohotel@net.com.jo

Roqaibat Hotel

840571 Amman 11181 roqaibathotel2006@yahoo.com

Royal Hotel

2424 Amman 11910

Rozana Hotel Suites 830262 Amman 11183 info@Rozana.com

Sabeel Hotel

480627 Amman 11181 hsabeel-amman@hotmail.com

Select Hotel

9906 Amman 11191 sales@select-amman.com

Shatha Petra Suites

Teeba Palace Suites Hotel 25 Amman 11910

Turion Hotel 5011 Amman 11183

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ONE STAR HOTELS

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WHER E TO STAY

Hotel Name

Room

Tel.

Fax

26

06 4647167

06 4647167

52

06 5166551

06 5166551

14

06 4778174

06 4744667

35

06 4639469

06 4657328

19

06 4637580

06 4637580

620999 Amman 11162

28

06 4773000

06 4774919

150901 Amman 150901

40

06 4648851

06 4648852

6

06 4615061

06 4615060

19458 Amman 11196

22

06 4636959

06 4659953

Gulf Hotel

25

06 4773415

N/A

22

06 4624328

06 4624328

24

06 4639832

06 4639832

27

06 4613970

06 4615565

30

06 4637361

06 4638125

12

06 5693411

06 5693412

Al-Anwar Hotel 23221 Amman 11191

Al-Jawharah Hotel Suites 962742 Amman 11196

Al-Ma’moura Hotel (2) 510367 Amman 11151

Al-Monzer Hotel 926595 Amman 11190 almonzer@yahoo.com

Al-Mosafer Hotel 7351 Amman 11118

Amman New Hotel Asia Hotel

Bonita Hotel 830646 Amman 11183

Cleopetra Hotel

Hammoudeh Hotel 8766 Amman 11121

Happy Land Hotel 1806 Amman 11118

Jerusalem Jewel Hotel 927439 Amman 11190 jjewelho@wanadoo.jo

Karnak Hotel 6095 Down Town

Loren Hotel Suites 922608 Amman 11192

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Room

Tel.

Fax

Nadwat Al-Samar Hotel

22

06 5656895

06 5676571

28

06 5603865

06 5603865

19

06 4654131

06 4654131

35

06 4624327

06 4624326

22

079 6171430

N/A

48

06 4126251

06 4129013

961625 Amman 11196

21

06 5669187

06 5682387

sun_rise_hotel@hotmail.com

16

06 4621841

06 4653378

sydney_hostel@yahoo.com

14

06 4641122

N/A

Ula & Nabail Hotel Suites

25

06 5166255

06 5166388

Nefertiti Hotel 926258 Amman 11110 Nihal Hotel 150697 Amman 11115 info@nihalhotel.com

Palace Hotel 6916 Amman 11118 palacehotel8@hotmail.com

Qasr Shaheen Hotel 9717 Amman 11191

Samar Hotel 620070 Amman 11162 samarh@nets.com.jo

Stars International Hotel Sun Rise Hotel Sydney Hotel

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HOTELS IN JORDAN JORDAN TRAVEL & TOURISM GUIDE 2009

WHER E TO STAY

Hotel Name

Room

Tel.

Fax

Al-Andaleb Hotel

32

05 3987702

05 3991440

Al-Tirawi Hotel

22

0785555447

05 3938657

Ma’in Janeh Hotel

101

05 3245500

05 3245550

Madaba INN Hotel

33

05 3259003

05 3259008

Mariam Hotel

57

05 3251529

05 3251529

Lili Tourist Hotel

13

05 3243678

05 3247617

Moab Land Hotel

15

05 3251318

05 3251318

Mosaic City Hotel

21

05 3251313

05 3250013

Salome Hotel

34

05 3248606

05 3248607

Debeen Rest House

14

02 6339710

02 6351146

Olive Branch Hotel

34

02 6340555

02 6340557

Al-Joude Hotel

72

02 7275515

02 7275517

Afamia Hotel

22

02 7101866

02 7101867

ZARQA

MADABA

JERASH

IRBID

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Room

Tel.

Fax

Ajnadien Al-seyahi Hotel

20

02 7101450

02 7101460

Sah Al-Noum Hotel

12

02 7954957

02 2725411

Umayyah Hotel

14

02 7245955

02 7245955

Ajloun Hotel

13

02 6420524

02 6420524

Al Jabal Castle Hotel

20

02 6420202

02 6420991

Al-Mujeb Al-Seyahi Hotel

17

03 2386090

03 2386091

Kerak Rest House

26

03 2351148

03 2352148

Al-Cairawan Hotel

12

03 2396122

03 3239612

Taybet Zaman Hotel

104

03 2150111

03 2150101

Crown Plaza Resort Petra Hotel

147

03 2156266

03 2156977

Grand View Hotel

133

03 2156871

03 2156984

Movenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel

92

03 2157201

03 2157206

Movenpick Resort Petra

183

03 2157111

03 2157112

AJLOUN

KERAK

PETRA

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WHER E TO STAY

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Hotel Name

Room

Tel.

Fax

Petra Marriott Hotel

100

03 2156407

03 2157096

Golden Tulip/King’s Way Hotel

8

03 2156799

03 2156796

Petra Panorama Hotel

136

03 2157393

03 2157389

Amra Palace International Hotel

70

03 2157070

03 2157071

Candles Hotel

35

03 2156954

03 2157311

Edom Hotel

135

03 2156995

03 2156994

Petra Palace Hotel

140

03 2156723

03 2156724

Petra Rest House

72

03 2156266

03 2156977

Sela Hotel

54

03 2157170

03 2157173

Silk Road Hotel

23

03 2157222

03 2157244

Anbat (1) Hotel

70

03 2156265

03 2156888

Petra Inn Hotel

76

03 2156401

03 2156403

Al-Hidab Hotel

40

03 2156763

03 2156763

Anbat (2) Hotel

20

03 2157200

03 2156888

Elgee Hotel

17

03 2156702

03 2156701

Maset al Petra Hotel

31

03 2157151

03 2157371

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Room

Tel.

Fax

Petra Paradise Hotel

30

03 2157151

03 2157152

Rashid Al-Petra Hotel

30

03 2156800

03 2156801

Sun Set Hotel

40

03 2156579

03 2156950

Venus Hotel

19

03 2157165

03 2157165

Intercontinental Aqaba

255

03 2092222

03 2093323

Movenpick Resort/ Aqaba

296

03 2034020

03 2034040

Aqaba Gulf Hotel

200

03 2016636

03 2018246

Days Inn Hotel/Aqaba

104

03 2031901

03 2032845

Aquamarine (1) Hotel

64

03 2016250

03 2033292

Aquamarine (2) Hotel

158

03 2015165

03 2032633

Aquamarine (3) Hotel

61

03 2032634

03 2032630

Coral Beach Hotel

69

03 2017035

03 2017097

Crystal International Hotel

63

03 2022001

03 2022006

Petra International Hotel

63

03 2016255

03 2014270

Al-Cazar Hotel

132

03 2014131

03 2014133

AQABA

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WHER E TO STAY

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Hotel Name

Room

Tel.

Fax

Al-Shu‘la Hotel

52

03 2015153

03 2015160

Al-Zaatari Hotel

68

03 2022970

03 2022974

Al-Zaitouna Hotel

60

03 2019601

03 2019605

Dawiek (2) Hotel

44

03 2035919

03 2035915

Dream Hotel

25

03 2017352

03 2017356

Jordan Suites Hotel

21

03 2030890

03 2030893

Nairoukh (2) Hotel

90

03 2012980

03 2012981

Shwaki Hotel

48

03 2022658

03 2022659

Al-Amir Hotel

12

03 2012559

03 2012559

Al-Daweik (1) Hotel

18

03 2012984

03 2012985

Al-Marsa Hotel

30

03 2013414

03 2015616

Al-Naher AL-Khaled

18

03 2012457

03 2015786

Aqaba Star Hotel

17

03 2016480

03 2018147

Belal Nairoukh I Hotel

15

03 2019285

03 2019284

International Hotel

25

03 2035020

03 2032020

Moon Beach Hotel

42

03 2013316

03 2016500

Safa Hotel

20

03 2022763

03 2019104

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Hotel Name

Tel.

Fax

Jordan Valley Marriontt Resort & Spa

251

05 3560400

05 3560444

Kempinski Ishtar Resort Hotel & Spa

323

05 3568888

05 3568800

Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea Hotel

346

05 3561111

05 3561120

Sun Days Resort

226

05 5693446

05 5693447

Dead Sea Spa Hotel

110

05 3561000

05 3561012

8

06 6292453

06 6292450

14

06 5348591

06 5346577

24

03 3834006

03 3835215

DEAD SEA

AL-REWESHID

Al-Yobeil Al-Dahabi AL-FUHAES

Al-Humar Hotel AZRAQ

Azraq Rest House

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What To Eat

French Local International Asian Food Lebanese Chineese Italian Oriental Latin Snacks Sushi Seafood Grill & Sushi American Traditional Food Rest House Touristic Park Entertainment Touristic Centers Coffee Shops


WHAT TO E AT


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French

WHAT TO E AT

▪La Maison Verte Tel: 06 5685746 Location: Amman

▪Stohrer

Tel: 06 5924484 Location: Amman

Location: Abdoun, Amman Tel: 06 5922600 Fax: 06 5929986 P.O.Box 17328 Amman 11195 Jordan E-mail: feedback.jo@casperandcampinis.com

▪Pull

Tel: 06 5826923 Location: Amman

Local ▪Seven Hills

▪Jordan Palace

▪Reem Al-bawadi

▪Palur palace restaurant

Tel: 06 4122055 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5512030 Location: Amman

▪Kan Zaman Tel: 06 4128391 Location: Amman

▪La Terrasse Tel: 06 5662831 Location: Amman

▪Ard Al – Diyar Tel: 06 5681700 Location: Amman

▪Al Bustan

Tel: 06 5661555 Location: Amman

▪Al waha

Tel: 06 5343734 Location: Amman

▪Alisia Restaurant

Tel: 06 5548211 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5563070 Location: Amman

▪Caezar Palace Tel: 06 4124421 Location: Amman

▪Qaser Al – Yadoudeh Tel: 06 4121411 Location: Amman

▪Tawahin El Hawa Tel: 06 5349986 Location: Amman

▪Palm Village Tel: 06 5601230 Location: Amman

▪City Café

Tel: 06 5823866 Location: Amman

▪Nairouz

Tel: 06 5355409 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 4642830 Location: Amman

▪Orient Splendor

▪Mays Al Reem

Tel: 06 5514669 Location: Amman

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Tel: 06 5536990 Location: Amman

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▪Mays Al Reem

▪Out Town

▪One - O- One/ Golden Dragon

▪Al – Humar

Tel: 06 5536990 Location: Amman

WH AT TO EAT

Tel: 06 4630370 Location: Amman

Tel: 05 5538385 Location: Salt

Tel: 06 5348591 Location: Fuhais

▪Al – Zuwwadeh

▪Jana

Tel: 06 4641879 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 4721528 Location: Fuhais

▪Kings Castle

▪jafra

Tel: 06 4622551 Location: Amman

▪Moltaqa al awael Tel: 06 5158112 Location: Amman

Tel: 03 2396070 Location: Kerak

▪Jerash Rest Tel: 02 6351437 Location: Jerash

▪El Petra

▪Green Valley

▪Al – Andalus

▪Al barakatain

▪ARBILLA

▪The Lodge

Tel: 02 7103300 Location: Irbid

Tel: 02 5310770 Location: Jerash

▪Sand Stone

▪Haret Jdoudnah

Tel: 079 5542277 Location: Petra

Tel: 05 5324865 Location: Madaba

▪Petra Kitchen

▪Dana

Tel: 03 2155900 Location: Petra

Tel: 05 3245749 Location: Madaba

▪Petra Zaman

▪Asa Mousa

▪Alkahwa Almode'ah

▪Bawablt madaba

▪Westerns Forest

▪Ayam

Tel: 02 7277775 Location: Irbid

Tel: 02 7103300 Location: Irbid

Tel: 06 4645700 Location: Petra

Tel: 05 5932020 Location: Salt

Tel: 05 5359405 Location: Salt

Tel: 02 6350299 Location: Jerash

Tel: 02 6350552 Location: Jerash

Tel: 05 3250226 Location: Madaba

Tel: 05 3240335 Location: Madaba

Tel: 06 5601885 Location: Amman

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▪Talet All Jabal

WHAT TO E AT

Tel: 06 4649825 Location: Amman

International

Location: Amman

▪Alisia Restaurant Tel: 06 5355409 Location: Amman

▪Centro & Esaki

▪Jeans Grill

▪Zad El Khair

▪Khattar

▪La Casa Rosa

▪Dawawen Ibrahim Basha

▪Whispers

▪Books @ Café

▪Teatro 51 Veiw Point

▪Tigris

▪Masaya

▪Red restaurant

▪Al Bustan

▪Steak house

▪Blue Fig

▪Canvas

▪Garden

▪La Saison

▪Avenu

▪Palm Village

▪Dubliners

▪City Café

▪Al waha

▪Crumz

Tel: 06 4658808 Location: Amman – 4th Circle

Tel: 06 5540058 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 4617201 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5921850 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5828025 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5935130 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5661555 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5853481 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5671632 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5920661 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5824313 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5343734 138 

Tel: 06 5685311 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5939099 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5562515 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 4650457 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5924313 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5937377 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5930383 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 4627664 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5868062 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5601230 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5823866 Location: Amman

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Location: Amman

Location: Amman

▪Nairouz

▪Limon Bistro

▪Le Chateau

▪Qamar AL – Zaman

▪Wakeem

▪Blue Fig

▪Wakeem

▪Tallet Lef7ais

▪Mays Al Reem

▪Kir-Heres

Tel: 06 5536990 Location: Amman

Tel: 03 2355595 Location: Kerak

▪Mays Al Reem

▪Kings Castle

▪Lanoisette

▪Lebanon Palace

▪Salad House

▪Chuparosa

▪Al pasha turkish Bath

▪Eight

▪Bianca Café

▪Moon Home tourism restaurant

Tel: 06 4128850 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5862006 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5829182 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5536990 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5821500 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5939997 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 4633002 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 4644092 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5823101 Location: Amman

Tel: 02 7253683 Location: Irbid

Tel: 05 3500511 Location: Salt

Tel: 06 5374000 Location: Fuhais

Tel: 03 2396070 Location: Kerak

Tel: 02 6374500 Location: Jerash

Tel: 06 5833922 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5925296 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5519231 Location: Amman

▪Casper & Gambinis Tel: 06 5922600 Location: Amman

▪Mejana

Tel: 06 4620744 Location: Amman

▪City heart center Tel: 06 4617030

WH AT TO EAT

Tel: 06 4642830 Location: Amman

Asian Food ▪Centro& Esaki Tel: 06 4658808 Location: Amman

▪Nood Asia Tel: 06 5936222 Location: Amman

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Lebanese

WHAT TO E AT

▪Al – Huwara Tel: 06 5354210 Location: Amman

▪Tannoureen

Tel: 06 5515987 – 06 5529108 Location: Amman - Um Othaina

▪Reem Al-bawadi Tel: 06 5512030 Location: Amman

▪Fakhreldein Tel: 06 4641819 Location: Amman

▪Pine Palace Tel.: 06 5713113/ 4 Location: Amman

▪Al Fardous Tel: 06 5711113 Location: Amman

▪Kashmir & Argeelah Tel: 06 4659520 Location: Amman

▪Al – Humar Tel: 06 5348591 Location: Fuhais

▪Al – Zuwwadeh Tel: 06 4721528 Location: Fuhais

▪Tallet Lef7ais Tel: 06 5374000 Location: Fuhais

▪Lebanese House Tel: 02 6351301 Location: Jerash

▪Jerash Rest Tel: 02 6351437 Location: Jerash

▪Haret Jdoudnah Tel: 05 5324865 Location: Madaba

▪Dana

Tel: 05 3245749 Location: Madaba

▪La Terrasse Tel: 06 5662831 Location: Amman

▪Al Marsa

Tel: 06 5529756 Location: Amman

▪Deir El Qamar Tel: 06 5934666 Location: Amman

▪Tawahin El Hawa Tel: 06 5349986 Location: Amman

▪Jana

Tel: 06 4641879 Location: Amman

▪kababje

Tel: 06 5561065 Location: Amman

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Chinese ▪Peking

▪Chen's Chinese Tel: 06 5518214 Location: Amman

▪Ren Chai

Tel: 06 4625777 Location: Amman

▪China House Tel: 06 5693004 Location: Amman

▪Chinese Restaurant

Tel: 06 5936606 Location: Amman

▪shams al reef Tel: 06 5549696 Location: Amman

▪La Bruschetta Tel: 06 5823101 Location: Amman

▪Bologana

Tel: 06 5333045 Location: Amman

▪Milano

Tel: 06 5680670 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 4638968 Location: Amman

▪Ming shing chinees Restaurant Tel: 06 5818770 Location: Amman

Oriental ▪Levant

Tel: 06 4628948 Location: Amman

▪Shanghai

Tel: 06 4619945 Location: Amman - Jabal Amman

▪Shanghai

WH AT TO EAT

Tel: 06 5660250 Location: Amman - Shmesani

▪Maccheroni's

Indian ▪Kashmir & Argeelah Tel: 06 4659520 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5825798 Location: Amman - Swefieh

Latin ▪Apple Bees

▪Wox

Tel: 06 5865888 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5539307 Location: Amman

Italian ▪Grappa & Salute

Snacks ▪Al – Diplomat

Tel: 06 4638212 - 4651458 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 4625592 Location: Amman

▪Romero

▪Get Together

▪La Cucina

▪Al – Sanabel

Tel: 06 4644228 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5933344 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 4617216 Location: Amman

Tel: 06 5925112 Location: Amman

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Sushi

WHAT TO E AT

▪Avenu

Tel: 06 5920661 Location: Amman

▪Fame

Tel: 06 5937033 Location: Amman

Sea Food ▪Ocean Fresh Fish Tel: 06 5545883 Location: Amman

▪Laquarium Grill Tel: 06 5535543 Location: Amman

Rest House ▪Al –Qanater Tel: 02 7010658 Location: Irbid

▪Um Qais Resthouse Tel: 02 4644228 Location: Irbid

▪Pella Resthouse Tel: 02 4644228 Location: Irbid

▪White House

Tel: 3553121 – 05 5549390 Location: Jordan Valley – Dead Sea

▪Wadi Rum Rest Hous Grill & Sushi

Tel.: 03 2018867 Location: Wadi Rum

▪Fame

Tel: 06 5937033 Location: Amman

American ▪Shaman

Tel: 06 5818744 Location: Amman

▪Houston's

Touristic Park ▪Rumman Tourist Resort

Tel: 02 5526427 Location: Jerash

▪Arnon

Tel.: 05 3253336 Location: Madaba

Tel: 06 5620610 / 1 Location: Amman

▪houston's

Tel: 06 5620610 Location: Amman

▪Bennigan's Tel: 06 5920716 Location: Amman

Entertainment Touristic Centers ▪Dunes Club Tel: 06 4125290 Location: Amman

▪Amman Waves

Tel: 06 5827654, 06 4121704 Location: Amman

Traditional food ▪Abu Jbara

Tel: 06 5544150 Location: Amman

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▪Rende vous café

▪Java U

▪Bel Mondo Café

▪StarBucks

▪Plaza Super Stores

▪gloria jean

Tel: 5927610 Location: Amman

Tel: 5688471 Location: Amman

▪Petit Café

Tel: 5731707 Location: Amman

▪Java U

Tel: 5920716 Location: Amman

▪Mirabel /Zalatimo Tel: 5681018 Location: Amman

WH AT TO EAT

Tel: 5533021 Location: Amman

Tel: 5920716 Location: Amman

Tel: 5921004 Location: Amman

Tel: 5500022 Location: Amman

▪Wild Café

Tel: 4699542 Location: Amman

▪CAffE MaKA Tel: 5926285 Location: Amman

▪Roma

Tel: 5857270 Location: Amman

▪Café Doneh Tel: 5511031 Location: Amman

▪Chez Hilda Tel: 5813977 Location: Amman

▪Macho Picho Tel: 5936989 Location: Amman

▪Flavours

Tel: 5560877 Location: Amman

▪Babiche

Tel: 5661322 Location: Amman

▪Cotage Cave Tel: 5810158 Location: Amman

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▪United Travel Agency “UTA Tours” Tel: 06 566 0 490 E-mail: lana@uta.com.jo Website: www.uta.com.jo

▪Ashtar Tours International Tel: 06 4616413 E-mail: ashtar@ashtartours.com Website: www.ashtartours.com

▪Green Arrow Tours Tel: 06 5562050 E-mail: info@gat.jo Website: www.gat.jo

▪Abercrombie & Kent – Jordan Tel: 06 5665465 E-mail: Jordan@abercrombiekent.com.jo Website: www.akdmc.com

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▪Bissan Travel & Tourism TR AVE L WITH US

Tel: 06 5677324 • Fax: 06 5677324 E-mail: bissantravel@hotmail.com Website: N/A

▪Dakkak Tours International Tel: 06 5601076 • Fax: 06 5687992 E-mail: info@dakkak.com Website: www.dakkak.com

▪Travel Now

Tel: 06 5549690 • Fax: 06 5549693 E-mail: info@travelnowjo.com Website: www.travelnowjo.com

▪Refadah Travel & Tourism Tel: 06 5658556 • Fax: 06 5658557 E-mail: info@refadah.com Website: www.refadah.com

▪Alathar for Travel & Tourism Tel: 06 5562766 • Fax: 06 5562767 E-mail: welcome@alathar-tours.com Website: www.alathat-tours.com

▪Bawadi Tours

Tel: 06 5922411 • Fax: 06 5922488 E-mail: bawadi@wanadoo.jo Website: N/A

▪Al Basma Travel and Tourism Tel: 06 5543712 • Fax: 06 5543713 E-mail: basma.khader@yahoo.com Website: N/A

▪Allour Travel

Tel: 06 5548819 • Fax: 06 5548829 E-mail: info@allourtravel.net Website: www.allourtravel.net

▪Middle East Tours & Cargo Tel: 06 5533494 • Fax: 06 5531903 E-mail: info@middleeast-tours.com Website: www.middleeast-tours.com

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▪Abercrombie & Kent Jordan

TR AVE L WITH US

Tel: 06 5665465 Fax: 06 5664767 City: Amman Email: mmalhas@abercrombiekent. com.jo Website: www.abercrombiekent.com

▪Aboud Travel & Tourism Tel: 06 5533366 Fax: 06 5532632 City: Amman Email: aboudtravel6@hotmail.com Website: www.aboudtravel.com

▪Adonis Travel & Tourism Tel: 06 567875/6 Fax: 06 580405 City: Amman Email: adonis@adonisjo.com adonis@index.com.jo nancy@adonistravel.com Website: www.adonistravel.com

▪Adviser Travel & Tourism

Tel: 06 5538325 Fax: 06 5523411 City: Amman Email: ahmad@advisertours.com Management@advisertours.com Website: www.advisertours.com

▪Al Hani Travel & Tourism Tel: 06 5695701 Fax: 06 5695705 City: Amman Email: alhani@nets.com.jo Website: www.alhanitravel.com

▪Al Thuraya Travel & Tourism

Tel: 06 5535525 Fax: 06 5538828 City: Amman Email: fadi@althurayatravel.com Website: www.althurayatravel.com

▪ALADDIN Tours

Tel: 06 4641144 Fax: 06 4643500 City: Amman Email: mahmoud@aladdaintours.com Website: www.aladdintours.com

▪Alia Tours

Tel: 06 5829494 Fax: 06 5829293 City: Amman Email: aliatours@nets.com.jo Website: www.aliatours.com.jo

▪Amana Tours Tel: 06 4633007 Fax: 06 5833766

City: Amman Email: reservations@amanatours.com Website: www.amanatours.com

▪Amani Tours

Tel: 06 4614862 Fax: 4614400 City: Amman Email: basim@amanitours.com Website: www.amanitours.com

▪Amin Kawar & Sons Tel: 06 5604676 Fax: 06 5604649 City: Amman Email: tt@kawar.com Website: www.kawar-tours.com

▪Amira Tours

Tel: 06 5670137 Fax: 06 5670136 City: Amman Email: info@amira-tours.com Website: www.amira-tours.com

▪Amiral Tours

Tel: 06 5858044 Fax: 06 5862218 City: Amman Email: outbound@amiraltt.com amiral@amiraltt.com Website: www.amiraltt.com

▪Apollo Tours

Tel: 06 5412323 Fax: 06 4657999 City: Amman Email: Apollo@go.com.jo Website: www.apollo-tours.org

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▪Artemis Jordan Tours

Fax: 06 5857161 City: Amman Email: daralsalam_travel@flyjordan. com.jo

Tel: 06 5530226 Fax: 06 5523151 City: Amman Email: artemisjordan@orange.jo

▪Desert Horizon Tours

▪Ateeq for travel and tourism

Tel: 06 5885599 Fax: 06 5885515 City: Amman Email: info@deserthorizon.net Website: www.deserthorizon.net

Tel: 06 5682435 Fax: 06 5682338 City: Amman Email: Atictt@go.com.jo

▪Destination of the world

▪Atlas Travel & Tourism

Tel: 06 5004440 Fax: 06 5675766 City: Amman Email: Dowt@naouri.com Website: www.naourigroup.com

Tel: 06 4624262 Fax: 06 4610198 City: Amman Email: info@atlastours.net nizar@atlastours.net Website: www.atlastours.net

▪Diamond Crown Tours

▪Camera Travel & Tourism Tel: 06 4616007 Fax: 06 4655111 City: Amman Email: camera@cameratours.com.jo Website: www.cameratours.com.jo

Tel: 06 5691603 Fax: 06 5691603 City: Amman Email: zat@nets.com.jo Website: www.zaatarah.com

▪Discovery ECO Tourism

▪Cardo travel & Tourism

Tel: 06 5697998 Fax: 06 569 8183 City: Amman Email: fadi@discovery1.com Website: www.discovery1.com

Tel: 06 5330408 Fax: 06 5339211 City: Amman Email: info@cardotours.com Website: www.cardotours.com

▪Discovery Tours

▪Champions Tours

Tel: 06 4641959 Fax: 06 4610095 City: Amman Email: lana@discovery1.com Website: www.disovery1.com

Tel: 06 5677702 Fax: 06 5682255 City: Amman Email: champions.tours@go.com.jo

▪Creative Tours part of AL-Munjed Grp.

Tel: 06 5607880/1 Fax: 06 5657881 City: Amman Email: mohammadq@creative-tour.com Website: www.creative-tour.com

▪Dahlan Tours & Travel Tel: 06 5627313 Fax: 06 5681422 City: Amman Email: incoming@dahlan.com Website: www.dahlan.com

▪Dakkak Tours International Tel: 06 5601076 Fax: 06 5687972 City: Amman Email: info@dakkak.com Website: www.dakkak.com

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▪Hermes Arabia Tours

▪Flavor of the Middle East

▪Hussam Tours

▪Friends Tours

▪International Ashtar Tours

▪Gaia Tours

▪Issam Tours

Tel: 06 4621112 Fax: 06 4621113 City: Amman Email: eastern@nets.jo

Tel: 06 5337863 Fax: 06 5885667 City: Amman Email: mohd@tours-fm.com Website: www.tours-fm.com Tel: 06 4617506 Fax: 06 4617507 City: Amman Email: jamilysf@yahoo.com friendstours@hotmail.com Website: www.vibarab.com-friends Tel: 06 5529776 Fax: 06 5529776 City: Amman Email: info@gaia-tours.com Website: www.gaia-tours.com

▪Golden Crown Tours

Tel: 06 5511200 Fax: 06 5511202 City: Amman Email: goldencr@go.com.jo Website: www.goldencrowntours.com

▪Green Arrow Tours Tel: 06 5562050 Fax: 06 5857242 City: Amman Email: info@gat.jo fdakkak@gat.jo Website: www.gat.jo

▪Green Meadows T. & T Tel: 06 5678179 Fax: 06 5675766 City: Amman Email: dotw@naouri.com

▪Guiding Star Agency

Tel: 06 5829333 Fax: 06 5827474 City: Amman Email: Jordan@guidingstar2.com Website: www.Sarha.jo

▪Hashweh Corporation Tel: 06 5828801 Fax: 06 5862277 City: Amman Email: info@hashweh.com Website: www.hashweh.com

Tel: 06 5411785 Fax: 06 5411786 City: Amman Email: bashir.daoud@hermesarabia.com Website: www.hermesarabia.com Tel: 06 5527794 Fax: 06 5531060 City: Amman Email: ht@go.com.jo Website: www.hussamtours.com

Tel: 06 4616413 Fax: 06 4616428 City: Amman Email: ashtar@ashtartours.com m.samih@ashtartours.com Website: www.ashtartours.com Tel:06 5510612 Fax: 06 5510613 City: Amman Email: issamtours@index.com.jo issamtours@cyberia.jo Website: www.issamtours.com

▪Jordan Destination Travel & Tourism

Tel: 06 5655402 Fax: 06 5655402 City: Amman Email: destination-jo@go.com.jo dit@go.com.jo Website: www.destination-jordan.com

▪Jordan Experience

Tel: 03 2155005 Fax: 03 2155004 City: Petra Email: jo@JordanExperience.com Website: www.JordanExperience.com

▪Jordan Gate Tours Tel: 06 5924617 Fax: 06 5924618 City: Amman Email: ziad@hordangt.com

▪Jordan Holidays Tours

Tel: 06 5529444 Fax: 06 5524561 City: Amman Email: info@jordan-holidays.com jordanholiday@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.jordan-holidays.com

▪Jordan Inspiration Tours Tel: 03 2157317 Fax: 03 2157317

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▪Jordan Select Tours

Tel: 06 5930588 Fax: 06 5930811 City: Amman Email: info@select.jo,seif@select.jo Website: www.select.jo

▪Jordan Tourism Coalition (JTC)

Tel: 06 5815910 Fax: 06 5815902 City: Amman Email: info@jordantc.com Website: www.jordantc.com

▪Jordan Tours for Travel and Tourism

Tel: 03 2154666 Fax: 03 2154600 City: Petra Email: eid@jordantours-travel.com Website: www.jordantours-travel.com www.filminginjordan.com

▪Karma House for Travel & Tourism

Tel: 06 4631654 Fax: 06 4631183 City: Amman Email: ghada@karma.com.jo Website: www.karmahousejordan.com

▪Lebdwina tours

Tel: 06 5541631 Fax: 06 5541630 City: Amman Email: beduina1@go.com.jo Website: www.labeduinatours.com

▪Lawrance Tours

Tel: 06 5664916 Fax: 06 5683439 City: Amman Email: Lawrence@go.com.jo

▪Magic Jordan Tours

Tel: 06 4619228 Fax: 06 4619242 City: Amman Email: luai@magicjordan.com Website: www.magicjordan.com

▪ Malhas Tours

Tel: 06 4629708 Fax: 06 4629709 City: Amman Email: malhastours@accessme.com.jo bmalhas@malhastours.com Website: www.malhastours.com

▪Maltrans Travel & Tourism Tel: 06 5626140 Fax: 06 5626142 City: Amman Email: maltranstravel@maltrans.com amjadmuzaffar@maltrans.com Website: www.maltranstours.com

▪Millennium tours & travel

Tel: 06 4629901 Fax: 06 4626196 City: Amman Email: salamehkhattar@orange.jo

▪NAV for Travel and Tourism

Tel: 06 5605010 Fax: 06 5605011 City: Amman Email: suha@navtravels.com Website: www.navtravels.com

▪Nawas Tourist Company Ltd

Tel: 06 5665718 Fax: 06 5604618 City: Amman Email: issam@nawas-amman.com

▪Near East Resources Tours

Tel: 06 5865249 Fax: 06 5811877 City: Amman Email: ner@index.com.jo Website: www.ner-tourism.com

▪Nebo Tours Golden tulip kings way

Tel: 06 5679950 Fax: 03 2156796 City: Amman Email: reservations@goldentuilpkingsway.com Website: www.goldentuilpkingsway.com

▪Neptune Tours

Tel: 06 5521493 Fax: 06 5521495 City: Amman Email: info@neptune-tours.com Website: www.neptune-tours.com

▪Net Travel & Tourism

Tel: 06 5662518 Fax: 06 5685490 City: Amman Email: reservationjo@nettours.com raja@nettours.com Website: www.nettours.com

▪Orient Express Travel & Tourism Tel: 06 5921073 Fax: 06 5921072

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City: Petra Email: sami@jitours.com info@jitours.com Website: www.jitours.com


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TR AV EL WITH U S

City: Amman Email: orientex.kawar@gmail.com

Fax: 06 5651774 City: Amman Email: nabih@plaza-tours.com Website: www.plaza-tours.com

▪Oscar Tours

Tel: 06 5528904/5 Fax: 06 5528906 City: Amman Email: oscartours@nets.com.jo Website: www.oscartours.com.jo

▪Palmayra Tours

▪Professionals Travel Company (PTC)

Tel: 06 5622615 Fax: 06 5622620 City: Amman Email: abed@palmyratourdandtravel.com Website: www.palmyratour-travel.com

▪Pan East Tours

Tel: 06 5606420 Fax: 06 5685421 City: Amman Email: imad.malhas@paneast.com.jo Website: www.paneast.com.jo

▪Pella for Travel and Tourism

Tel: 06 5527571 Fax: 06 5548580 City: Amman Email: info@pellatours.net Website: www.pellatours.net

▪Petra Caravan Tours

Tel: 06 5690553 / 4 Fax: 06 5690802 City: Amman Email: info@ptc.com.jo fares@ptc.com.jo Website: www.ptc.com

▪Royal Travel & Tourism

Tel: 06 5857154 Fax: 06 5856854 City: Amman Email: info@royaltours.com.jo General.manager@royaltours.com.jo Website: www.royaltours.com.jo

▪Rum Group / Rum Inter. Travel & Tourism Tel: 06 5697434 / 35 Fax: 06 5697437 City: Amman Email: rumtravel@rumgroup.com.jo Website: www.rumgroupl.com

▪Shepherds Tours

Tel: 079 5657950 Fax: 06 4387212 City: Amman Email: petravan@petracaravan.com

Tel: 06 5856177 FAX: 06 5863094 City: Amman Email: Skhoury@wanadoo.com.jo Website: www.info@shepherds.com

▪Petra Moon Tourism Services

▪Space for Travel and Tourism

Tel: 03 2156665 Fax: 03 2156666 City: Petra Email: wendy@petramoon.com petram@go.com.jo Website: www.petramoon.com

▪Petra Nights Tours

Tel: 06 5543600 Fax: 06 5543800 City: Amman Email: info@pntours.com Website: www.petranightstours.com

▪ Petra Travel & Tourism “Petra Tours” Tel: 06 5606967 Fax: 06 5621749 City: Amman Email: awni.kawar@petratours.com Jacob.nassar@petratours.com Website: www.petratours.com

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Tel: 06 5668069 Fax: 06 5688919 City: Amman Email: marketing@spacetourism.com info@spacetourism.com.jo incoming@spacetourism.com.jo Website: www.space-tourism.com.jo

▪Tania Tours

Tel: 06 4611141 Fax: 06 4633719 City: Amman Email: bishara@taniatours.com.jo Website: www.taniatours.com.jo

▪Team Tours

Tel: 06 5667761 Fax: 06 5667986 City: Amman Email: team@index.com.jo jeorje@teamtoursjordan.com Website: www.teamtoursjordan.com

▪Telestar Tours Tel: 06 4624104

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▪Terhaal for tourism Investments Tel: 05 3251005 Fax: 05 3251008 City: Madaba Email: abed@terhaal.com team@terhaal.com Website: www.terhaal.com

▪Travel Plus Tours

Tel: 06 5854555 Fax: 06 5810688 City: Amman Email: info@travelplus.jo admin@travelplusjordan.com

▪Travelers International Tours Tel: 06 4631163 Fax: 06 4635331 City: Amman Email: trv.intl@wanadoo.jo Website: www.travellers–jo.com

▪Tropicana

Tel: 06 5623743 Fax: 06 5623745 City: Amman Email: tropi@go.com.jo Website: www.tropicanatours.com

▪UTA-The Destination Management Co. Tel: 06 5660438 Fax: 06 5660269 City: Amman Email: lana@uta.com.jo Website: www.uta.com.jo

▪Zaatarah & Co. Tourist & Travel Agency Tel: 06 5863814 Fax: 06 5863816 City: Amman Email: zat@nets.com.jo Website: www.zaatarah.com

▪Zaid Tours & Travel Agency Tel: 06 5922305 Fax: 06 4637827 City: Amman Email: info@zttint.com Website: www.zttint.com

▪ZURUNA

Tel: 06 5622408 Fax: 06 5622464 City: Amman Email: zuruna@orange.jo bawab@go.com.jo Website: www.bawab.com

▪Trust Tours

Tel: 06 5683200 Fax: 06 5685100 City: Amman Email: info@trust-tours.com Website: www.turst-tours.com

▪Two’s Company Tours Tel: 06 5512292 Fax: 06 5522292 City: Amman Email: twosco@index.com.jo Website: www.twosco.com

▪Tyche Travel & Tourism

Tel: 06 5663150 Fax: 06 5690150 City: Amman Email: arwa@tyche.com Website: www.tyche.com

▪Ugarit Tours

Tel: 06 5822360 Fax: 06 5822359 City: Amman Email: ugarittours@tedata.net.jo info@ugarittjordan.com

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Fax: 06 4640168 City: Amman Email: telestar1@go.com.jo Website: www.telestarmaritime.com


ESSENTIALS

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Beauty & Spa Shopping Destination Handicrafts Transportation Airlines

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BEAUTY & SPA

JORDAN TRAVEL & TOURISM GUIDE 2009

SPA WH WHAT AT’STO MO EAT RE

Spa Crowne Plaza Crowne Plaza Hotel Tel.: +962 6 5510001 Fax: +962 6 5510003 Website: www.amman.crowneplaza.com Email: ala.allan@cpamman.com

Vital Beauty Day Spa Abdoun Tel.: +962 6 5937007 Fax: +962 6 5813755 Email: hanavital@yahoo.com

Essentials Ladies Beauty Spa Location: Abdoun Tel.: +962 6 5935555 Fax: + 962 6 585 92 94 Website: www.essentialsamman.com Email: info@essentialsamman.com

Guinot Um Uthaina Tel.: +962 6 5526240 Fax: +962 6 5529757 Website: www.guinot.com Email: guinot_jordan@yahoo.com

Beauty Centers Emad Bazzi Salon Four Seasons Hotel Tel.: +962 6 5529453 Fax: +962 6 5529653 Email: emad@emadbazzi.com.jo Website: www.emadbazzi.com.jo

Gold & Ash Sweifieh Tel.: +962 6 5855143 Telfax: +962 6 5855173 www.jordantravelandtourism.com

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Beauty Centers WH AT ’S M O R E

SUFIAN Z’GHAYER Abdoun Tel.: +962 6 5920777 +962 6 5937111

Muneer Abdoun Tel.: +962 6 5933371 Email: muneer_salon@yahoo.com

Health Clubs Flex Fitness Center Khalda Tel: +962 6 5811240/2 Fax: +962 6 5811241 Email: flexfitnesscenter@hotmail.com Website: www.flex.com.jo

Spa & Fitness Center Crowne Plaza Hotel Tel.: +962 6 5510001 Fax: +962 6 5510003 Website: www.amman.crowneplaza.com Email: ala.allan@cpamman.com

Burn & Shape Ladies Fitness Gym Swefieh Tel.: +962 6 5813553 TelFax: +962 6 5817553 Email: reem@burnnshape.com Website: www.burnnshape.com

Tan & Tone Fitness & Sports Queen Zain Al-Sharaf St. Tel.: 06(5920050) Fax: 06(5920050) Email: tan-tone@hotmail.com www.jordantravelandtourism.com

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SHOPPING DESTINATION

JORDAN TRAVEL & TOURISM GUIDE 2009

Location: Sweifieh / Sa’eed Al-Mufti Street Tel: +962 6 5808888 Fax: +962 6 5808893 P.O.Box 850259 -11185 rskshakhatreh@colliers-me.com

MECCA MALL Mecca Street, Amman Tel.: +96265527948 Fax: +9625527918 +9625560703 P.O.Box 851171 -11185 www.kurdigroup.jo info@kurdigroup.jo

SWEFIEH AVENUE MALL Salah Ezheimat street no. 14 \ Sweifieh \ Amman Tel.: + 962 6 5833 197 Fax: + 962 6 5833 196 info@swefiehavenue.com

ABDOUN MALL Location: Abdoun / Amman Tel: +96265920246 Fax: +96265920247 P. O. BOX 851171 - 11185 www.kurdigroup.jo info@kurdigroup.jo

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HANDICRAFTS

JORDAN TRAVEL & TOURISM GUIDE 2009

H OSPITAL WH ATIT’SY MMOEM R EB ER S

▪Alqafela for Orient Antiques Location: Wasfi Altal Street Tel: 06 5606634

▪Badr Ad-Duja Art Crafts Location: Jabal Amman Tel: 06 4650470

▪Black Iris

Location: Na’our Tel: 06 5734949

▪Bawabet Al- Sharq Location: Jabal Amman Tel: 06 4637424

▪Edom Khan

Location: Jabal Amman Tel: 06 4644495

▪Holly Land Shop Location: Marj Alhamam Tel: 06 5716612

▪Jordan River Foundation Location: Abdoun Tel: 06 5932730

▪Mount Nebo Handicraft Center Location: Madaba Tel: 05 3241324

▪Za’tari Bazaar Location: Swifieh Tel: 06 5862707

▪Silsal Ceramics and Gallery Location: Jabal Amman Tel: 06 5931128 Fax: 06 5932520 E-mail: ceramics@silsal.com www.silsal.com

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TRANSPORTATION

JORDAN TRAVEL & TOURISM GUIDE 2009

▪MESK tourist transport WH AT ’S M O R E

P.O.Box 711002 Amman,Jordan 11171 Tel: 00962 6 4399555 Mobile:00962 79 9460000 / 6900200 Fax:00962 6 4396606 Email:mesk.transport@batelco.jo www.mesktransport.net

▪JETT Tourist Transport 7th Circle P. O. Box 3515 Amman, Jordan 11821 Tel: +962 6 5885991 Fax: + 962 6 5885992 Email: malek.h@jett.com.jo www.jett.com.jo

▪Philadelphia Tours Transport madaba bridge / al Yadooda P.O.Box 922358 Amman,Jordan 11192 Tel:00962-6-4129779 Fax:00962-6-4120758 Email:reservation@philadelphia.jo www.philadelphia.jo

▪Sultan Tourist Transport Airport way , Amman - jordan P.O.Box 5 Amman 16197 Tel: +962 6 4714714 Mobile: +962 79 5303020 Fax: +962 6 4714814 Email: info@sultani.jo / reservation@sultani.jo

▪RUM Tourist Transport Airport Street, Um Albasateen P. O. Box 921513 Amman, Jordan 11192 Tel: +962 6 4290333 Fax: + 962 6 4290548 Email: info@rumgroup.com www.rumgroup.com

▪Alpha Tourist Transport 8th circle P. O. Box 83 Amman, Jordan 11831 Tel: +962 6 5850430 Fax: + 962 6 5826321 Email: info@alpha-jo.com www.alphadt.com

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AIRLINES

JORDAN TRAVEL & TOURISM GUIDE 2009

5663150

Kuwait Airways

5690144

Air Algeria

5650880

Libyan Arab Airlines

5529531

Air Bosna

5698128

Lufthansa German Airlines

5601744

Air Canada

4625535

Malaysia Airlines

5522670

Air France

5100777

Middle East Airlines-MEA

4451954

Air India

5688301

Olympic Airlines

5664877

Airlines of Cuba

4641391

Pakistan Int’l Airlines

4625981

Al-Jazeera Airways

4451576

Palestinian Airlines

5689369

Polish Airlines

4655157

Aqaba Airlines

03 2017766

Austrian Airlines-GSA

5660449

Qantas

5862288

Brazilian Airlines –Varig

5863821

Qatar Airways

5679444

British Airways

5828801

Rayajet

5603471

Cyprus Airways

5620264

Royal Jordanian

5100000

Czech Airlines

5664877

Royal Jordanian Falcons

4895324

Delta Airlines

4643661

Royal Wings Airlines

4891994

Djibouti Airlines

5688301

Saudi Arabian Airlines

5521007

Egypt Airline

4612004

Scandanavian Airlines

5604676

Emirates

4615222

Singapore Airlines

5676177

Ethiopain Air

5695876

Sky Gate Int’l Aviation Co. 5851906

Etihad Airways

5680100

Sudan Airways

5667101

Eva Air

5693107

Sun Air Aviation

4882984

Gulf Air

4653613

Swissair

4642943

Iberia Airlines of Spain

4625197

Tarom Airlines(Romanian)

5620760

Iran Air

4622826

THAI Airlines

5604676

Japan Airlines

4630879

Trust Aviation-Air Arabia

5603666

Kenya Airways

5661266

Turkish Airlines

4641710

Korean Airlines

5662236

Yemen Airways

5652713

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Awar Trading Establishment Tel: 06 5850019 • Fax: 06 5826544 E-mail: leen@awar.net Website: www.awar.net Page: 125

Omega Advanced Software Solutions Tel: 06 5865757 • Fax: 06 5865757 E-mail: sales@omegapos.com Website: www.omegapos.com Page: 184

Abercrombie & Kent Jordan

Tel: 06 5665465 • Fax: 06 5664767 E-mail: Jordan@abercrombiekent.com.jo • Website: www.akdmc.com

Page: 162

Al Athar for Travel & Tourism

Tel: 06 5562766 • Fax: 06 5562767 E-mail: welcome@alathar-tours.com • Website: www.alathar-tours.com

Page: 153

Al Basma Travel and Tourism Tel: 06 5543712 • Fax: 06 5543713 E-mail: albasmatravel@amadeus.jo • Website: N/A

Page: 166

Al Hadaf Int’l Company

Tel: 06 4887776 • Fax: 06 4887797 E-mail: info@alhadaf-int.com • Website: www.alhadaf-int.com

Page: 184

Al Markeb Restaurants Co. Ltd.

Tel: 06 5824313 • Fax: 06 5824104 E-mail: gm@roversreturnjordan.com • Website: www.roversreturnjordan.com

Page: 74

Al Pasha Turkish Bath

Tel: 06 4633002 • Fax: 06 4639300 E-mail: info@alpashaturkishbath.com • Website: www.pashaturkishbath.com

Page: 143

Al Qasr Hotel Company

Tel: 06 5689671/2 • Fax: 06 5689673 E-mail: alqasr@alqasrmetropole.com • Website: www.alqasrmetropole.com

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Al Samhouri Exchange Company

Tel: 06 5852141 • Fax: 06 5817453 E-mail: exch.samhour@ionet.com • Website: www.alsamhouriexchange.com

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Allour Holding Company

Tel: 06 5855590 • Fax: 06 5858935 E-mail: cost.controller@sbarro.com.jo • Website: www.sbarro.com.jo

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Allour Travel

Tel: 06 5548819 • Fax: 06 5548829 E-mail: info@allourtravel.net • Website: www.allourtravel.net

Page: 155

Tel: 06 5659270 • Fax: 06 5659271 E-mail: sales@ammanchamhotel.com • Website: www.ammanchamhotel.com

Page: 10

Aanabtawi Sweets

Tel: 06 5336645 • Fax: 06 5336649 E-mail: anabtawisweets@jdcs.jo • Website: www.anabtawisweets.com

Page: 133

Aqaba Gateway

Tel: 06 5622365 • Fax: 06 5622462 E-mail: aqabagat@wanadoo.jo • Website: N/A

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Ashtar Tours International

Tel: 06 4616413 • Fax: 06 4616428 E-mail: ashtar@ashtartours.com • Website: www.ashtartours.com

Page: 156

Atlas Furniture

Tel: 06 4872899 • Fax: 06 4872933 E-mail: atlasbed@wanadoo.jo • Website: N/A

Page: 1

Badr Adduja Arts & Crafts

Tel: 06 4650470 • Fax: 06 4650470 E-mail: may@badr-adduja.com.jo • Website: www.badr-adduja.com.jo

Page: 176

Bawadi Tours

Tel: 06 5922411 • Fax: 06 5521257 E-mail: bawadi@wanadoo.jo • Website: www.bawaditours.net

Page: 151

Blancsel

Tel: 06 5928748 – 5529453 • Fax: 06 5529653 E-mail: info@emadbazzi.com.jo • Website: N/A

Page: 172

Casper & Gambini’s Rest.

Tel: 06 5922600 • Fax: 06 5929986 E-mail: feedback.jo@casperandgambinis.com • Website: N/A

Page: 134

Crowne Plaza Resort Petra

Tel: 03 2156266 • Fax: 03 2156977 E-mail: ammhc@cprpetra.com • Website: www.petra.crowneplaza.com

Page: 64

Dakkak Tours International

Tel: 06 5601076 • Fax: 06 5687972 E-mail: info@dakkak.com • Website: www.dakkak.com

Page: 150

Deir El Qamar

Tel: 06 5934666 • Fax: 06 5939667 E-mail: info@deirelqamarrest.com • Website: www.deirelqamarrest.com

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Diwan Al-Sultan Ibrahim Restaurant WHO ’S WH O

Tel: 06 5517280 • Fax: 06 5517380 E-mail: info@oceanhotel.com.jo • Website: www.oceanhotel.com.jo

Page: 92

Emad Salon

Tel: 06 5529453 • Fax: 06 5529653 E-mail: info@emadbazzi.com.jo • Website: www.emadbazzi.com.jo

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Engrave Design

Tel: 06 5823495 • Fax: 06 5823495 E-mail: N/A • Website: www.engravedesign.com.jo

Page: 174

Events Unlimited

Tel: 06 5656550 • Fax: 06 5656550 E-mail: info@eventsunlimited.com.jo • Website: www.eventsunlimited.com.jo

Page: 15

Fossil Shop

Tel: 06 4633002 • Fax: 06 4639300 E-mail: N/A • Website: N/A

Page: 24

Ghraoui

Tel: 06 5920366 • Fax: 06 5920166 E-mail: ok3377@yahoo.com • Website: N/A

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Golden Tulip Hotel

Tel: 06 4451000 • Fax: 06 4451029 Page: 80 E-mail: info@goldentulipairportamman.com • Website: www.goldentulipairportamman.com

Green Arrow Tours

Tel: 06 5858478 • Fax: 06 5857242 E-mail: info@gat.jo • Website: www.gat.jo

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GreenTech Sustainable Environment Tel: 06 5526074 • Fax: 06 5526098 E-mail: jordan@GreenTech.ae • Website: www.greentech.ae

Page: 68

Hisham Hotel

Tel: 06 4644028 • Fax: 06 4647540 E-mail: info@hishamhotel.com.jo • Website: www.hishamhotel.com.jo

Page: 90

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea Tel: 06 5510001 • Fax: 06 5504431 E-mail: N/A • Website: www.holidayinn.com

Page: 54

Hygienic Paper Co. / FINE

Tel: 06 4652688 • Fax: 06 4645669 E-mail: fineinquiry@fine.nuqul.com.jo • Website: www.fine.com.jo

Page: 3

Ijazza

Tel: 06 4619581 • Fax: 06 4619587 E-mail: info@ijazza.com • Website: www.ijazza.com

Page: 16

Imperial Palace Hotel

Tel: 06 5651333 • Fax: 06 5623742 E-mail: info@imperialpalace.com.jo • Website: www.imperialpalace.com.jo

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INIMEX

Tel: 06 4627791 • Fax: 06 4612109 E-mail: info@inimex.com.jo • Website: www.inimex.com.jo

Page: 24

Tel: 03 2092222 • Fax: 03 2092223 E-mail: info@icaqaba.com • Website: www.intercontinental.com

Page: 66

Jordan Duty Free Shops Tel: 06 5683266 • Fax: 06 5603571 E-mail: N/A • Website: www.jdfshops.com

Page: 182

Jordan Ice & Aerated Water Co. Ltd Tel: 06 4892014 • Fax: 06 4897114 E-mail: N/A • Website: www.pepsi.com

Page: 132

Jordan Property Magazine

Tel: 06 4643679 • Fax: 06 4643682 E-mail: info@jo-property.com • Website: www.jo-property.com

Page: 4

Jordan River Foundation

Tel: 06 4613081 • 06 4613083 E-mail: showroom@wanadoo.jo • Website: www.jordanriver.jo

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Kahaleh Establishment Tel: 06 5050144 • Fax: 06 5053808 E-mail: rkahaleh@wanadoo.jo • Website: N/A

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Kashmir & Al Argeelah

Tel: 06 4659519 / 20 • Fax: 06 5526226 E-mail: info@kashmir-argeelah.com • Website: www.kashmir-argeelah.com

Kaylani Food Center

Tel: 06 4209080 • Fax: 06 4203852 E-mail: alinoor@wanadoo.jo • Website: www.kaylanifood.com

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Kempinski Hotel Amman

Tel: 06 5200200 • Fax: 06 5200 202 E-mail: info.amman@kempinski.com • Website: www.kempinski-amman.com

Page: 56

Larsa Hotel

Tel: 06 5850955 • Fax: 06 5850959 E-mail: info@larsahotel.net • Website: www.larsahotel.net

Page: 94

Le Royal Hotel

Tel: 06 4603000 • Fax: 06 4680002 E-mail: info@leroyalamman.com • Website: www.leroyalamman.com

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Middle East Tours & Cargo

Tel: 06 5533494 • Fax: 06 5531903 E-mail: info@middleeast-tours.com • Website: www.middleeast-tours.com

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Ocean Hotel

Tel: 06 5517280 • Fax: 06 5517380 E-mail: info@oceanhotel.com.jo • Website: www.oceanhotel.com.jo

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Pastiche Café WHO ’S WH O

Tel: 06 5545828 • Fax: 06 5853024 E-mail: N/A • Website: N/A

Page: 144

Paul – Al Qahwa Trading Investments Co. Ltd Tel: 06 5825394 • Fax: 5825397 E-mail: N/A • Website: www.azadea.com

Page: 131

Project Supply Technology PST Tel: 06 5536270 • Fax: 06 5536276 E-mail: info@pst-jordan.com • Website: N/A

Page: 188

Radisson SAS Aqaba

Tel: 03 2090777 • Fax: 03 2090799 E-mail: info.talabay.aqaba@radissonblu.com • Website: N/B

Page: 8

RAMA World for Gifts

Tel: 06 5922417 • Fax: 06 5922437 E-mail: ramaworld@cyberia.jo • Website: www.ebel.com

Page: 13

Ramada Hotels

Tel: +965 22496321 • Fax: +965 22496324 E-mail: franchise@altaameer.com.kw • Website: www.altaameer.com.kw

Page: 11

Refadah Travel & Tourism

Tel: 06 5658556 • Fax: 06 5658557 E-mail: info@refadah.com • Website: www.refadah.com

Page: 154

Restaurant Associates

Tel: 06 5823101 • Fax: 06 5823644 E-mail: info@ra-jordan.com • Website: www.ra-jordan.com

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Royal Academy of Culinary Arts

Tel: 06 5412682 • Fax: 06 5412659 Page: Inside front cover E-mail: info@raca-lesroches.edu.jo • Website: www.racalesroches.edu.jo

Sbarro Fresh Italian Food

Tel: 06 5822244 • Fax: 06 5858935 E-mail: info@sbarro.com.jo • Website: www.sbarro.com.jo

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Signal Communications

Tel: 06 5854140 • Fax: 06 5823060 E-mail: info@signal.com.jo • Website: www.signal.com.jo

Page: 7

SILSAL Ceramics and Gallery Tel: 06 5931128 • Fax 06 5932520 E-mail: ceramics@silsal.com • Website: www.silsal.com

Page: 177

Sindbad for Marine Transportation Tel: 06 4642036 • Fax: 06 4642036 E-mail: aqaba@sindbadjo.com • Website: www.sindbadjo.com

Page: 76, 77

Sweifie Avenue

Tel: 06 5833197 • Fax: 06 5833196 E-mail: reda@swefiehhavenue.com • Website: www.swefiehavenue.com

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Techno Land

Tel: 06 5921950 • Fax: 06 5921916 E-mail: technoland@index.com.jo • Website: www.technoland.jo

Page: 148

Tel: 06 5607000 • Fax: 06 5660013 E-mail: reserve@theregencyhotel.com • Website: www.theregencyhotel.com

Page: 60

The Royal Automobile Museum

Tel: 06 5411392 • Fax: 06 5412270 E-mail: info@royalautomuseum.jo • Website: www.royalautomuseum.jo

Page: 28

The Royal Marine Conservation Society Tel: 06 5676173 • Fax: 06 5676183 E-mail: information@jreds.org • Website: www.jreds.org

Page: 180

The Specialty Hospital

Tel: 06 5001111 • Fax: 06 5686460 E-mail: info@special-hospital.com • Website: www.specialty-hospital.com

Page: 9

Therapedic International Tel: 06 5692288 • Fax: 06 5692833 E-mail: N/A • Website: www.therapedic.com

Page: 12

Thrifty

Tel: 06 5684771 • Fax: 06 5684973 E-mail: info@thrifty.com.jo • Website: www.thrifty.com.jo

Page: 2, 178

Time Center

Tel: 06 5536553 • Fax: 06 5529029 E-mail: info@timecenter.com.jo • Website: www.timecenter.com.jo

Page: 174

Trader Vic’s Restaurant Tel: 06 5661122 • Fax: 06 5660013 E-mail: N/A • Website: www.tradervices.com

Page: 142

Travel Now

Tel: 06 5549690 • Fax: 06 5549693 E-mail: info@travelnowjo.com • Website: N/A

Page: 152

United Travel Agency

Tel: 06 5660490 • Fax: 06 5660269 E-mail: yousef.nassar@uta.com.jo • Website: www.uta.com.jo

Page: 156

Wild Jordan

Tel: 06 5337931/ 2 • Fax: 06 5357618 E-mail: adminrscn@rscn.org.jo • Website: www.rscn.org.jo

Page: 130

ZAIN Telecom

Tel: 06 5803000 • Fax: 06 5828200 E-mail: info.jo@zain.com • Website: www.zain.com

Page: 17

Zalatimo Brothers for Sweets

Tel: 06 5621133 • Fax: 06 5621134 Page:Inside front cover E-mail: contact@zalatimo.com • Website: www.zalatimosweets.com

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The Regency Palace Hotel


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GETTING AROUND Amman and surrounding cities are relatively small and most places of interest, such as hotels and restaurants, are commonly known. Amman itself is built on seven “jabals,” or mountains, each of them more or less defining a neighborhood. Many jabals have a traffic circle (roundabout at their peak which are numbered from east to west; i.e. 1st Circle, 2nd Circle...etc., all the way to 8th Circle. Other Amman neighborhoods that were once separate villages, have now merged into the fastgrowing city of Amman.

Taxis Taxis are inexpensive and often the most convenient form of transportation in Jordan. The whitepainted “service taxis” offer transportation between fixed routes and are to be shared with other passengers. Private taxis are yellow; they can be taken from ranks outside larger hotels or hailed on the street. Buses Several companies offer charter buses and regular tours in a fleet of modern, air-conditioned coaches. For more information about buses and schedules, please visit www.VisitJordan.com. Car Rental Jordan has an excellent and expanding road network, and renting a car can be a good way to see the country. A driving license valid in your country of origin is acceptable, provided it has been valid for at least one year. Driving is right-sided. Road signs on the highways are in Arabic and English. Please note that brown signs are indicative of a tourist site. Please note that there are many car rental offices; many of which are located on hotel premises. Rail: There is only one passenger train in Jordan, the Hejaz Railway, which runs twice a week between Amman and Damascus on the same track that was built by the Ottomans at the beginning of the 20th century. The train departs Amman every Monday and Thursday at 08:00h. This historic railway makes a wonderful cultural experience, though the journey might take longer than one expects. Accommodation Plenty of accommodation is available in Jordan, from five- star hotels on the coast to campsites in the desert! For more site-specific information, please visit www.johotels.org Climate Jordan boasts a Mediterranean climate ideal for year-round holidays and travel. Amman is sunny and cloudless from May to October, with average temperatures around 23ºC (73ºF). Springtime brings optimal weather, lush with greenery, while autumn is equally mild and pleasant. July and August are hot and dry but not oppressive. Aqaba and the Jordan Valley are ideal winter resorts, with temperatures averaging 16-22ºC (61-72ºF) between November and April. There is very little rain in the Aqaba area and in the desert. Visitors from northern climates should always be aware of the inherent risks involved from extended exposure to the sun and are advised to take appropriate precautions. CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS Public Appearance Jordan is primarily a Muslim country, although the freedom of all religions is protected. Muslim women’s clothing often covers their legs, arms, and hair. Western women are not subject to these customs, but very revealing clothing is never appropriate, and conservative dress is advisable for both men and women in the old part of Amman and outside the cities. Shorts are rarely worn by either sex, and would be out of place in the downtown Amman area. Topless sunbathing is prohibited and one-piece swimsuits are preferred, although two-piece swimsuits are acceptable at hotel pools. Smoking Smoking is common in Jordan, however smoke-free accommodation is available in larger hotels. Smoking a nargileh, the traditional water pipe or hubbly-bubbly, is an interesting experience. Tipping Tipping is never required but always appreciated. In hotels and restaurants, 10% may be added to the bill, but a small tip for the waiters is appropriate. For hotel bellmen and porters, 500 fils or 1JD, or US$2 is customary; in taxis, add about 200 fils to the price of the meter. MONEY Currency & Money Exchange The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar (JD) which is often called the “jaydee”. There are 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 JD notes. The Dinar is divided into 100 piasters (pronounced “pee-aster”) of 1000 fils. The piasteris the unit most commonly used and you will usually see prices written as 4,750 (which is 4 JD and 75 piasters or 4.75 JD).

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Currency can be exchanged at major banks, exchange agencies, and most hotels. There are also currency exchange facilities at Queen Alia International Airport within the terminal building. Street money-changers should be avoided whenever possible. Exchange rates are set daily by the Jordanian Central Bank.

Banks Banks are open Sun.-Thurs. 8:30am-3:00pm. Most banks have branches in cities and towns throughout the Kingdom. POSTAL & COURIER SERVICES Post As well as post offices, most hotels offer postal services. Post office opening hours: Sat-Thurs 8:00am-5:00pm, Closed on Fridays Couriers A variety of companies provide courier services. In most cases, they offer at-your-door pick up. International courier services represented here include:

Aramex Tel: 06 5515111 Fax: 06 5527461 Website: www.aramex.com

TNT Express Worldwide Tel: 06 5931966 Fax: 06 5930884 Website: www.tnt.com

DHL Express Tel: 06 5800800 Fax: 06 5827705 Website: www.dhl.com

Transpost Tel: 06 5549555 Fax: 06 5548111 Website: www.transpostjo.com

FedEx Tel: 06 5511460 Fax: 06 5531232 Website: www.fedex.com/jo

UPS Tel: 06 5685211 Fax: 06 5604197 Website: www.ups.com

Pionex Tel: 06 5691001/2/3 Fax: 06 5691020 Website: www.pionex.net

TELECOMMUNICATIONS TelTel Area Codes 02- Ajlun, Jerash, Irbid, Mafraq, Umm Qays, 03- Karak, Wadi Musa (Petra), Ma’an, Wadi Rum, Aqaba 05 -Azraq, As-Salt, Fuheis, Pella, Jordan Valley, Madaba, Hammamat Ma’in, The Dead Sea 06- Amman The international country code for Jordan is 962 To call a number outside Jordan, dial 00, followed by the country code, area code and the number required. The network coverage for mobile Tels is excellent throughout Jordan. Directory Enquiries 1212 for Jordan and 1213 or 1322 for international numbers. Fax & Telgrams Fax services are available at the Amman Central Post Office and in most major hotels. Telgrams can be sent from post offices. Internet Internet access is widely available at the numerous internet cafes and large hotels. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Banks, businesses, government offices and many shops close all day for public holidays: • New Year’s Day: January 1st

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Credit Cards Credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants, and larger shops, including American Express, VISA, Diners Club, and MasterCard. Please note that many smaller shops still prefer cash payment in the Jordanian currency, and it is essential for shopping in the local souqs. The number of automated teller machines (ATMs) are fast increasing in Jordan.


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• King Abdullah II’s Birthday: January 30th • Labour Day: May 1st • Independence Day: May 25th • The late King Hussein’s Birthday: November 14th • Christmas Day: December 25th A number of public holidays are not fixed. These include the following Islamic holidays, which are based on the Lunar calendar: • Eid al-Fitr: A 3-day feast marking the end of Ramadan • Eid al-Adha: A 4- day feast at the end of the Hajj, or month of pilgrimage to Mecca • First of Muharam: Islamic New Year • Eid al-Isra’ wal Mi’raj: Celebrating the visit of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) to heaven • Al Mawled Al Nabawi: The Birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) Ramadan Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, the date of which varies according to the Islamic lunar calendar. During Ramadan, alcohol is not sold, except in larger hotels. Eating, drinking, and smoking in public is discouraged during the hours of daylight. Most stores, banks and offices open late at 9:00, and close early at 2:00; other businesses have limited hours.

BUSINESS HOURS & THE WORKING WEEK Friday is the weekly holiday. Banks, government offices, and public services institutions are closed on Saturday as well. Many businesses also close on Thursday afternoon, although department stores and supermarkets remain open. • Banks: 8:30 am – 3:00pm • Business offices: 8:30am–1:00pm & 3:30pm–6:30pm • Government offices: 8:00am- 3:00pm • Shopping Centers: 10:00am – 10:00pm Opening hours for historical sites and museums: April to May Most historical sites and museums are open from 8:00am until 5:30pm. Petra is open from 06:00am until 6:00pm. June to September Most historical sites and museums are open from 8:00am until 6:30pm. Petra is open from 6:00am until 6:30pm. October to March • Most historical sites and museums are open from 8:00am until 4:00pm. Petra is open from 7:00am until 4:00pm. • Shorter working hours apply during the month of Ramadan from 8:00am to 3:30pm.

TIME • October – March: G.M.T. + 2 hours • April – September: G.M.T. + 3 hours Jordan is 7 hours ahead of US Eastern Time.

ELECTRICITY The electrical system is based on 220 AC volts, 50 cycles, and while most sockets are of the rounded two-pronged type, three-pin sockets are also common. Visitors from the USA will need a transformer; most hotels provide one upon request.

SAFETY Jordan is an extremely safe and friendly place to travel. People are very helpful especially in case of emergency. It is generally safe to walk around at any time of day or night. However, it is sensible to take obvious precautions: look after your belongings and keep valuables in the hotel safe. Lost belongings should be reported to the police.

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Free Market

4451866

Capital Police

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Tourism Complaints

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First Aid & Ambulance

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Tourism Police Dep.

5690384

4452700

Traffic Department

4874310

Airport Enquiries

4453200

IMPORTANT LINKS: Ministry of Culture

www.culture.gov.jo

Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association

www.jitoa.org

Ministry of Environment

www.moenv.gov.jo

Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities

www.mota.gov.jo

Jordan Investment Board

www.jordaninvestment.com

The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature Greater Amman Municipality Jordan Tourism Board Touristic Sites

www.rscn.org.jo www.ammancity.gov.jo www.visitjordan.com

www.kinghussein.gov.jo/tourism.html

Jordan Hotel Association Jordan Restaurant Association

www.johotels.org www.jordanrestaurant.com

Jordan Information Center

www.jordan.jo

National Information System

www.nic.gov.jo

Darat Al-Funun Khalid Shoman Foundation Dead Sea Ultra Marathon Jerash Festival of Culture & Arts Jordan River Foundation Central Bank of Jordan Amman City Tour USAID

www.daratalfunun.org www.deadseamarathon.com www.jerashfestival.com.jo www.jordanriver.jo www.cbj.gov.jo www.ammancitytour.com www.usaid.gov

Jordan Tour Guides Association Royal Jordanian Airlines Jordan Times NewsPaper Addustour NewsPaper The Star NewsPaper AlGhad NewsPaper Arab World directory Electronic Directory Biodiversity Conservation through Ecotourism (BCtE) Alrai NewsPaper

www.tourguides.com.jo www.rja.com.jo www.jordantimes.com www.addustour.com www.star.com.jo www.alghad.jo www.araboo.com www.jordan-explorer.com www.bcte.org www.alrai.com

Aqaba "the Oasis & Beyond"

www.aqaba.jo

Royal Marine Conservation Society (JREDS)

www.jreds.org

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