Amman is the gateway to a desert kingdom where legend, adventure and ancient history intertwine. Your Amman holiday leads you to the south of Jordan and Wadi Rum, the true Arabia of T.E. Lawrence’s adventures.
Beyond is the secret Nabatean rock city of Petra, only discovered by a Swiss explorer in 1812, but once one of the busiest trading posts of the ancient world. From the laid back Red Sea port of Aqaba you can skirt back up the desert highway to the Dead Sea resorts. Amman itself has more to detain the visitor these days – as well as the Roman ruins and souks, it’s become a centre of multinational investment in the region. The $5 billion new Abdali Boulevard is glitzy evidence of Amman’s Gulf-like confidence these days.