1 Roman Theatre

Hugely impressive 2000-year-old ancient arena at the heart of the capital.

2 The Downtown souks

Immerse yourself in the noise and bustle of downtown Amman’s market streets.

3 Jordan Museum

The most comprehensive overview of Jordan’s archeological heritage, years in preparation and scheduled to be open by the time you read this.

4 Jabal Al Qal’a (Citadel Hill)

Lofty summit overlooking the city centre, offering amazing views and well-preserved Roman, Byzantine and Islamic ruins.

5 Rainbow Street

Explore the quirky shops and cafés of this attractive old hillside neighbourhood.

6 Contemporary art

Get a new angle on Amman at the city’s thriving art galleries.

7 Arabic cuisine

Gorge on street snacks – or dine in style at sophisticated, elegant restaurants citywide, serving some of the region’s best Arabic cuisine.

8 Shopping

Whether browsing in dusty bazaars or at glitzy malls, shopping puts you at the heart of what makes Amman tick.

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