A country with a fascinating culture, world-renowned historical sites, and warm, welcoming people, Jordan is the ideal destination to visit if you’re looking for an exciting, yet culture-infused trip to the Middle East. Travel to Jordan with Qatar Airways and enjoy an exclusive glimpse into Middle Eastern culture and lifestyle from the heart of this peaceful oasis.
Great civilisations have left their marks here, from the Assyrians to the Romans and Ottomans, and many of the region’s most spectacular archaeological sites and ancient ruins were left in their wake. Petra is probably the most famous of Jordan’s ruins, and it’s certainly the most impressive. This Nabatean capital was carved from the red bricks characteristic of the region, and its famous Treasury, coming into view at the end of a long and narrow walkway, is 2000 years old. It is just the first of a whole series of amphitheatres, cave tombs and other ancient buildings in the city complex.
Amman is Jordan’s capital, and makes a great springboard to explore the country’s remaining treasures. A centre for the country’s politics, economics, business and culture, Amman is a city buzzing with excitement. In addition to trendy cafés and high-end dining spots, the city is also home to some ancient sites of its own, including the ancient Roman citadel occupying one of the seven hills that surround the city. For those looking for an atmospheric shopping experience, a visit to the downtown souk will surely not disappoint. Walk through narrow and busy streets, buy a variety of fresh spices, nuts and fruits and savour the atmosphere of a typical Middle Eastern market.
A close ride from Amman is the Dead Sea, where you can float atop its salty waters, or enjoy an entirely natural mud mask at its banks. If you’re interested in archaeology and ancient history then take a day trip to Jerash, just to the north. The ruins here are particularly impressive and the highlights include the Temple of Artemis, Hadrian’s Gate and the Oval Plaza.To the South of the country is Wadi Rum is also worthy of a visit, known for magnificent sunsets and its splendour for outdoor activities that include camping, hiking, camel-riding, horse-riding, hot-air ballooning and rock climbing.