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Experience the best of amazing Amman

Flights to Amman take you to a modern city that seamlessly brings past and present together.

From shopping hotspots in vibrant souks to the sights of the Citadel and Roman Theatre, there are so many experiences to enjoy in Jordan’s fascinating capital.

king abdullah mosque sunlight in amman jordan

Head downtown to watch the world go by in a coffee house on Rainbow Street or explore the city’s major landmarks.

Go behind the fortified walls of the Citadel and take a walk through the ages or embrace the architectural beauty of one of the city’s many mosques.

Middle Eastern hospitality flows throughout this captivating city. Wander through a colourful, aromatic souk to sample street food and buy spices or locally produced soaps and artisanal handicrafts.

Book your flight tickets to Amman with Etihad to begin your Middle Eastern adventure.

What's the weather like in Amman?

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May to October benefit from the warmest temperatures so is an ideal time to book flights to Amman if you want to make the most of its beaches.

The climate is cooler the rest of the year, falling to lows of 8°C in January, making it a good time to explore the malls and museums.

Reasons to visit Amman

roman amphitheatre in sunlight amman jordan

Visit the Roman Theatre

The remains of the city’s Roman Theatre are considered some of the most impressive in the world. Likely built during the reign of Antoninus Pius, this amphitheatre has been cut into the side of a hill and can seat up to 6,000 people.

As this is understandably one of Amman’s most popular attractions, visit at sunrise or sunset to avoid the crowds and the highest temperatures in summer. For a truly unforgettable experience, plan ahead and see a show in these incredible surroundings as the ancient theatre is still used as a venue for concerts.

ancient columns at sunset in amman citadel jordan

Admire the Citadel

Perched atop Jabal Al Qala’a, the tallest hill in Amman, is the stunning Citadel – where the ancient royal city of the Ammonites, Rabbath Ammon stood. This is an amazing place to visit and features significant landmarks such as the Temple of Hercules and the Umayyad Palace.

Amongst the many wonders is a 1,700-metre-long wall, which dates back to the Bronze Age, and a sixth century church that celebrates the Byzantine era, as well as many more wonders to behold. If you’re a lover of history, this is the place for you when you fly to Amman.

view from the top of mount nebo of jordan with plaque

Climb Mount Nebo

Take a day to visit Mount Nebo, just under an hour away by car from Amman. Mount Nebo is around 1,000 metres high and offers breathtaking views of Jordan. Once you reach the top, you’ll be able to see the Dead Sea, Bethlehem and when the skies are very clear, Jerusalem. Be sure to look for the Brazen Serpent Monument atop the mountain.

Mount Nebo is a sacred site and on the mountain you’ll find the Mount Nebo Monastery, first built in the fourth-century, and turned into a basilica in the Byzantine era. In here, you’ll find ancient mosaics. There’s also a tourism complex, containing the stories of Mount Nebo.

Things to know before you fly to Amman

plane Transfers from Amman Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)

Amman Queen Alia International Airport is located about 20 miles from Amman city. There are several ways to travel between the two. You can pre-book your airport transfer with Etihad and have your driver waiting for you on arrival. Taxis, the Airport Express bus and car rental are also available.

charities Cultural considerations

Jordanians are warm and welcoming, so greeting people with a respectful smile is likely to be well received. Men and women should avoid tight-fitted clothing and cover their arms, legs and chest in more conservative areas or religious sites. If you’re visiting a mosque, you’ll likely need to cover your head.

bus Getting around Amman

There are a variety of transport options to help you get around Amman. If you’re looking to navigate the city, hopping from point-to-point, look out for yellow private taxis or white public taxis. City buses are the most cost-effective way to get from one part of the city to another.

meals Local cuisine

Jordanian food wears its influences well, with inspiration from North Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean all to be found here. Enjoy tasty falafel – ground, spiced and deep fried chickpeas – delicious tabbouleh with parsley, garlic, tomatoes and bulgar wheat, or feast on a moreish shawarma kebab.

Flying to Amman: FAQs

Where should I stay in Amman?

Staying in vibrant downtown Amman means you’ll be close to lots of the key attractions. This is where you’ll find Roman ruins, the Citadel, art galleries and many of the historic mosques. It’s also a great place to relax in one of the bustling cafes or souks in and around Rainbow Street.

How do I get from Amman to Petra?

You might want to join an organised bus tour to take you from Amman to Petra, but you could also explore by taxi or a hire car. The journey will take around three hours, and you’d be wise to set off early if you’d rather avoid the crowds.

What is Amman famous for?

Jordan’s capital city is famed for its unrivalled hospitality, and the locals have been warmly welcoming visitors for centuries. Although lively and modern, Amman is also known for its ancient ruins and position as a gateway to Petra and the rest of Jordan.

Why we love Amman

"Amman is unlike anywhere else in the world. Explore the cafes off Rainbow Street for baklava and Arabic coffee or visit the vibrant souks for gifts to remind you of your Middle Eastern adventure. When the sun is out, take a seat pavement-side or in one of the plant-covered rooftop bars."

Why fly to Amman with Etihad?

Create your perfect trip to the Middle East with Etihad, starting with your flight to Amman. At your departure airport, guests can arrange lounge access to start their journey off relaxed and refreshed.

As soon as you board your flight, it’s time to recline your seat and get comfortable before tuning into thousands of hours of inflight entertainment with E-BOX or stream from your own device.

Look forward to fresh and seasonal food inspired by your destination and a full selection of complimentary drinks as you soar towards Jordan.

All long-haul guests can snuggle up with full-sized blankets and pillows, with options to upgrade to Economy Space or bid for an Economy Neighbour-Free seat.

Business and First guests can stretch out on a fully-flat bed, with the chance to dine at a time of your choice with our Dine Anytime service.

*Aircraft, cabins and services may vary by route and flight. You can check this when you search for your flight. This page was last updated Sept 2019.

The best of Amman

Amman is a city where you can do whatever your heart desires. As a gateway to Jordan, you can see the remarkable sights of Petra, relax on pristine beaches or float on the Dead Sea. But there is much to see and do right in Amman.

Explore the lively downtown area and relax in laid-back coffee bars as you watch the world go by. Or lose yourself in the thriving souks, where locals and visitors come together. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll find the Jordanian hospitality is worthy of its reputation and you’re sure to want to return.

Find out more before you fly to Amman with our magazine, Atlas.

Weather in Amman

17 °C
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Saturday29 Feb 2020
9 °C
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10 °C
Monday2 Mar 2020
15 °C
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