By Elizabeth Fuga
Amman
Jordan
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Amman is not only the capitol city of Jordan but also the country’s largest city.  As such, it is the country’s commercial and, unsurprisingly, political hub.  East Amman is the history-rich residential area, while West Amman contains the bustling, lively city. 

The major airport in Amman is the Queen Alia Airport (AMM).  It is the most frequently used airport to get into Amman and to the country itself.  It is a simple task getting into the city from the airport: you can either take a taxi or use the airport express bus.  EscapeWizard.com can help you book your flight by clicking this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Amman has several great hotels, and EscapeWizard.com can assist with booking by clicking here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

Because Amman’s history dates even farther back than the Roman Empire, there are plenty of ancient sites to see.  If you are interested in architecture, folklore, or theater, EscapeWizard.com recommends seeing the Roman Theater.  This is Jordan’s largest theater and can seat 6,000 spectators.  Its architectural features include the construction into a hillside and encompassed within the Amman Folklore Museum and the Jordanian Museum of Popular Traditions.  Both are museums dedicated to the culture of the Jordanians past and present.

On a similar note, an area known as the Citadel or Jebel al-Qala’a showcases artifacts dating back to the Bronze Age.  It is theorized that the Citadel was either a fortress or a political and commercial forum.  The Citadel was rebuilt many times in its long history including renovations made by the Romans.  Interestingly, this area features artifacts of Greek, Roman, and even Egyptian origin. EscapeWizard.com can recommend this area to fans of archeology and history.

The National Archeological Museum is in close vicinity of the site as well as the Roman Temple of Hercules.  This museum houses a collection of Jordanian artifacts that span several thousand years, from skulls to scrolls (including some of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls).  There is also an impressive collection of artwork from different areas of the world such as Egyptian carvings. 

Amman, in addition to being a historical treasure trove, is renowned for its cuisine.  There are plenty of restaurants and bars in that serve local food.  There are restaurants that serve high-end Jordanian and Lebanese food.  This also includes coffee and tea houses.  The downtown area offers plenty of shopping.  You can find local ceramics, furniture, and clothing.  With so much to do, you’ll definitely be able to work up an appetite.  EscapeWizard.com can guarantee that you are sure to find something that everyone in your party will love. 

Perhaps you are craving some rest and relaxation?  Amman is home to Al-Pasha Turkish Bath.  The architecture of this bath is historically accurate and will give you the feel of an ancient Turkish bath, but has modern amenities like Jacuzzis, steam baths, 40 minute massage, sauna, scrub, and two complimentary soft drinks.  EscapeWizard.com agrees that this is the perfect escape from high-stress city life.

Near downtown Amman is the famous Rainbow Street (so named for the now-closed cinema there).  This street is home to both the British Council and the Embassy of Saudi Arabia.  Additionally, the street is known for the gorgeous al-Mufti House and the home of King Talal.  Rainbow Street is a must-see for anyone interested in politics or enjoying breath-taking houses.

Amman, Jordan is the place to go if you are looking for ancient history or modern relaxation.  There is plenty to do and so much to see.  Get started booking your trip to Amman on EscapeWizard.com today.
Hotels in Amman
By Julia Ali
Le Méridien Amman
Queen Noor Street, Shmeisani, Amman, Jordan
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Le Meridien Amman is located in the capital city of Jordan, presenting a convenient place to stay on either a business or personal trip. Le Meridien Amman is at the centre of Shmeisani, Jordan's commercial, business, cultural, and political locale. Getting to the hotel from Queen Alia International Airport is just a 40 minute car journey. Guests can organize airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off upon availability, or take a taxi. The hotel also has parking facilities. Check in time begins at 3 p.m.

Le Meridien Amman offers its guests a choice between The Classic Room, The Deluxe Room, The Royal Suite (which features a dining room), an Executive Suite, The Premier Suite, or finally The Presidential Room. Each room at Le Meridien Amman features a seating and working area, a flat screen television, individual climate control, hair dryers, bathrobes, a full length mirror, mini bar, coffee and tea makers, complimentary newspaper, and a telephone. Connecting rooms can be requested (upon availability). Le Meridien Amman also provides rooms accessible for the disabled.

Le Meridien Amman presents its guests with great services, amenities and conference facilities. There is an on-site health club where guests can take advantage of the hotel's sauna and steam rooms, or book a massage and facial treatment. There are also heated indoor and outdoor pools. In addition, guests can unwind and dine in Le Meridien Amman's s wonderful restaurants and lounges which offer international entertainment and food. The Royal Convention Centre is Le Meridien Amman's largest conference room, holding a maximum of 1,200 guests. Guests can get highspeed Internet Access in either public spaces or the business centre. Le Meridien Amman also has a car rental service desk on location, thus facilitating car rentals for a day trip to the Dead Sea, for example.

Check out time is at 12 p.m. We hope EscapeWizard.com has provided you with useful information to help you plan your trip. We can also help you with booking your stay. Just click the following link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) when you're set.
Hotels in Amman
By Sarah Hay
Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel & Towers
5th Circle, Amman, Jordan
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The Kingdom of Jordan attracts visitors and dignitaries from all over the world, and when guests want to stay in the heart of Amman’s business and embassy district, they stay at the Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel & Towers. This inviting and ultramodern hotel puts guests within easy access of so many local and regional attractions, including the Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, the ancient city of Jerash, and the Karak Crusader Castle, all within a day’s trip. The Queen Alia International Airport is less than 22 miles away.

The 268 rooms at the Sheraton Amman come in all manners of styles, from the classic guest rooms, to the exceptional Towers suites. No matter which room you choose, the standard amenities are superb, and include 24-hour room service, wired and wireless high speed Internet access (for a fee), Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, dual-line telephones with international direct dialing, coffee and tea makers, mini bars, butler services, bathrobes and slippers, and Bliss® bath products, along with bathroom telephones and bidets.

The leisure and health facilities at the Sheraton Amman Al Nabil are truly a step above the rest, and feature heated outdoor pools and a children’s pool, an indoor lap pool, a sun deck, a steam room, a sauna, in-room massage treatments, and an exercise facility which features high-tech equipment and aerobic classes. Other hotel amenities include car rental services, as well as concierge, laundry, child care, and dry cleaning services. If you’re in the mood for spectacular international cuisine, there are a variety of restaurants and lounges at the Sheraton as well.

Business guests will appreciate the on-site business center, with secretarial services, mobile phone rentals, courier services, a currency exchange, printer, and a copier and fax machine, all to help keep you up-to-speed. There are nine meeting spaces on site, which can host up to 1,000 guests, and a convention service staff, to help you plan the perfect event. If you’re in Amman on business, there’s no better place than the Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel & Tower. And there’s no better way to secure a great rate, than by using EscapeWizard.com, just click here: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).