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Jordan is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage sites and ancient monuments such as the monastery at Petra. The capital, Amman, dates back to 7,000 BC. Today, it's a large city that has developed around an ancient centre known as the Amman Citadel. Jordan has excellent facilities, including modern hotels, shopping malls and high-quality restaurants. Much of the lively nightlife is in the affluent neighbourhood of Abdoun. Jordan's landscape is amazing with deserts, mountains, and sandy beaches along the Red Sea coastline. There are also nature reserves. Jordan is perfect for many outdoor adventures including hiking and canyoning.

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Helpful Information About Jordan

Currency: You’ll be spending Jordanian dinar.

Language:  Arabic, though English is widely spoken.

Local Time: Three hours ahead of GMT.

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately six hours.

Tourist Information: Visit the official Jordan tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.

Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Jordan, British citizens need a valid passport and a short-term travel visa is required. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Jordan.

Other FAQs:

Q: Is Jordan expensive to visit on holiday?

A: It is expensive, but there are also budget-friendly trips.

Q: When is the best time to visit Jordan on holiday?

A: Between March and May or from September to November.

Q: Is Jordan safe to visit on holiday?

A: Jordan is generally regarded as the most peaceful country in the Middle East.

Q: What to wear in Jordan?

A: Women should be covered from shoulders to knees, and men should wear long trousers.

Q: Can you drink alcohol in Jordan?

A: Only in authorised bars and hotels.

Top Things to Do in Jordan

The Amman Citadel, also known as Jebel al-Qal’a, is on a hill with wonderful views of the city. It includes a well-preserved Roman amphitheatre and a ruined temple dating back to the first century AD. There is also a Byzantine church. Twelfth-century Ajloun Castle is a hilltop fortress in the Jordan Rift Valley. South of the capital is Petra, the Rose City, which was carved into the red sandstone cliffs in 300 BC. There are night tours to an illuminated Petra that are incredibly atmospheric. The second-century BC amphitheatre in Jerash is the venue for a performing arts festival held every July.

The natural beauty of Jordan's landscape can be admired at the country's nature reserves. They include the Azraq Wetland, Ajloun Forest, and Shaumari where the wildlife includes the Arabian Oryx. Hiking is popular in the varied microclimates of the Dana Biosphere. Canyoning enthusiasts usually head for the steep river gorge of Wadi Mujib. Tours to the wilderness of the Wadi Rum desert often include an overnight stay in a Bedouin encampment. Snorkelling and scuba diving trips are popular in the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba where there are coral reefs and sunken ships to explore.

Weather in Jordan

Jordan's climate is relatively mild. The hottest month is July with an average temperature of 27° (80°F). The coldest month of January reaches approximately 7°C (47°F). January is also the wettest month with around 0.66 inches of rain.

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