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General Information About Amman - Jordan

Amman History - Amman

Amman History

Amman has been settled for millenia. From the Chalcolithic Period (c. 4000 – 3000 BCE), Amman became the capital of the Ammonites as Rabbath-Ammon, which later fell to the Assyrians.  During the Greek and Roman period, the city was renamed Philadelphia (the City of Brotherly Love) and became an...

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Amman in a Day - Amman

Amman in a Day

Start your day downtown at the Citadel.  Walk amongst the ruins, specifically the Temple of Heracles and the Umayyad Palace.  Check out the small but informative National Archaeology Museum to get some context.  The views from the Citadel are spectacular.  On a clear day, you...

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Amman Residents - Amman

Amman Residents

Amman is very diverse as it is home to many Palestinian, Iraqi, Circassian, Armenian and many other ethnic groups. In less than a century, the population increased from 20,000 to more than 2 million people. Part of this increase is due to the massive amount of Palestinian and Iraqi refugees.Read More

Amman Today - Amman

Amman Today

Modern Amman is an eclectic mix of the present and the past.  It is one of the most modern and liberal cities in the Middle East, but you wouldn't know looking at the historic architecture.  New skyscrapers are being built in Abdali in stark contrast to the low-rise sandstone apartment...

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Exchange Rates - Amman

Exchange Rates

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Fast Facts - Amman

Fast Facts

Middle East
Borders Syria, Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea, Palestine, Israel, and Iraq.
Geographic co-ordinates: 29 - 34 00 N, 35 - 39 E

total: 89,213 sq. km (34, 445 sq. miles)
land: 88,884 sq. km (34, 318 sq. miles)

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Public Holidays - Amman

Public Holidays

1 Jan New Year's Day.
9 Mar Mawlid al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet).
10 Apr Good Friday.
13 Apr Easter Monday.
1 May Labour Day.
25 May Independence Day. 
10 Jun Army Day.
20 Jul Prophet's Ascension.
22 Aug Ramadan begins....

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Visa Information - Amman

Visa Information

The cost of one entry visa for all nationalities is JD 10 (around $14) for all nationalities and for multiple entries it is JD 20 (around $28).
Groups of five persons or more arriving through a designated Jordanian tour operator are exempted from all visa charges.
Departure taxes for...

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