About Amman


Let's have a look around into background of Amman
  • Country: Jordan
  • Latitude: 31.9333333333
  • Longitude: 35.9333333333
  • Time zone: Asia/Amman
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +3 hours

Weather in Amman

  • Climate: Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to Early November

Location

Amman is the capital and most populous city of Jordan, and the country's economic, political and cultural centre. The city has a population of 4,007,526.

Distance from Amman center to Airport

The closest major airport to Amman, Jordan is Queen Alia International Airport (AMM / OJAI).

  • Driving Distance: 18 miles / 29 km
  • Driving Time: 26 Minutes
  • Languages: Arabic followed by English being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport:  Queen Alia International Airport
  • Rail: Jordan Hejaz Railway.
  • Road: Bus: JETT and Al-Mahatta

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 5 – 10 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 2-5 JD
  • Housekeeper: 2-5 JD per Day
  • Concierge: Between 5-20 JD

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 1-2 JD

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Jawa,
  • Umm Nuwarah,
  • Russeifa

Emergency Contact Numbers in Amman city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 193/191
  • Railroad: +962 6 489 5414
  • Airport: +962 6 500 2777 (Queen Alia International Airport )
  • Hospital: +962 6 560 8080 (Jordan Hospital)

Events

  • Amman Jazz Festival
  • Hakaya Cultural Project
  • Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Citadel
  • Qasr al-Abad
  • Darat al-Funun

Theatre & Concerts

  • Prime Cinemas
  • The Rainbow Art House Theater
  • Taj Cinemas

Visit Top Restaurants in Amman

  • Fakhreldin Restaurant
  • Gusto
  • Rodeo Grill

Top Shopping Centers in Amman

  • Mecca Mall
  • Abdoun Mall
  •  Al-Baraka Mall

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • The Jordan Museum
  • Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
  • The Martyrs' Memorial and Museum

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Kunafa – Habibah Sweets
  • Falafel – Hashem
  • Sandwiches – Al-Quds

Sports Club

  • Al-Wehdat – Football
  • Amman Citadel Rugby Club – Rugby
  • Al-Faisaly – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 4.45 JOD
  • Taxi: 0.25 JOD (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 573.56 JOD
  • Cheap meal: 5.00 JOD 
  • Gasoline: 0.72 JOD / litre
  • 3 course meal: 30.00 JOD
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