Holidays to Jordan

Regarded as one of the safest countries in the Middle East, the kingdom of Jordan has opened its doors to immigrants from many countries. Because of this, it has become a true melting pot and offers tourists a variety of experiences without having to travel far. Of course, the country is known for its sunshine, but because of its excellent economy, it has also become a destination for luxury holidays. Rich in history, refined in taste, and broad in its appeal, Jordan occupies a unique place for tourists. Some come to see the Dead Sea, others to photograph the natural beauty and life all around. High-end hotels and resorts with top-class amenities have been built to accommodate travellers on luxury Jordan holidays, and no matter where you go, you'll find friendly and welcoming Jordanians willing to help.

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Jordan Travel Information

There are daily direct flights from UK airports to Amman, then a 100km drive to Fujairah.

  • Currency: Jordanian dinar
  • Time difference: (GMT+2)
  • Flight from UK: 5.5 hours
  • Visa:Yes
  • Languages: Arabic
  • National drink: Arabic coffee
  • National dish: Mansaf
  • Ramadan: in 2022 Ramadan will be between 02 April - 02 May
Although alcohol is forbidden in the Islam religion, it is available in the larger hotels.

Travel Tips & Advice for Jordan

Jordan Activities

Diving and snorkelling in the Red Sea offer wonderful views of the reefs and marine life. For a land-based activity on holidays to Jordan, travel to the ancient town of Madaba, which has modern-day souks set amidst ancient artwork and ceramics. Amman has great shopping. Try Rainbow Street or the Al Balad area for handicrafts, then go to the City Mall for modern items. Abdali Boulevard is a high-rise area with unique stores on two levels. There are also several art galleries in town.

Jordan Food & Drink

Amman, the largest city, has a huge range of dishes unique to the region, such as stuffed camel, mansaf (lamb, rice, yoghurt and spices), and maqluba (meat, vegetables and rice). The more well-known falafel and hummus are also favourites. For restaurants, try Fakhr El-Din or Sufra for Middle Eastern dishes (both in Amman), or Al-Shami in Aqaba. Papaya in Aqaba serves Mediterranean fare, and Brisket in Amman has American and Barbeque dishes. Be sure to sample some tasty Arabic coffee!

Jordan Attractions

Petra, the restored ancient city in the south of Jordan, is not to be missed. Plan a full day for the trip - you'll be glad you did. The Roman city of Jerash looks eerily like the people just left, even though it's been thousands of years. The Wadi Mujib is Jordan's version of the Grand Canyon, and is also a nature preserve. Even larger, the Dana Nature Preserve has a more rugged landscape with stunning viewpoints. Lastly, visit the Azraq Wetlands for something unique and divine.

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