Jordan is now a destination of choice for a growing number of people seeking something different or more stimulating than their usual 2 week stint on a scorching beach !
Amman is considered one of the most liberal cities in the Arab world. The city has become one of the most popular destinations for expatriates and college students, from all around the world, who seek to live, study, or work in the Middle East or the Arab world in general.
Indeed, many airlines now offer regular inexpensive flights to the new Queen Alia International Airport - designed by world renowned architect Norman Foster - now Lord Norman Foster. Amman airport is one of the most attractive and beautifully designed airports in the world - it's a pleasure to arrive in and depart from. The huge moulded ceilings, glass facade and spacious open areas make the interior very bright and comfortable whilst ensuring a streamlined and pleasurable experience.
Many visitors choose Amman for a quick stop-over on long haul flights - to realize their dream of visiting Petra - only to discover there are so many more wonders to visit and pledge to return another time.
Many cruise ships - sailing along the Red Sea - also dock in Aqaba for a few days so their passenger can visit Petra & Wadi Rum
Every year Jordan hosts Exciting International Marathon Events - such as
The Dead Sea Ultra Marathon
The Amman Marathon
Wadi Rum Marathon
Competitors come from all around the World to participate - the Dead Sea Marathon and Amman Marathon are particularly popular.
It's important to note, Jordan is an extremely safe place - visitors to Jordan are cherished - and welcomed by everyone.
Visitors to Jordan leave the country with wonderful memories of the warm, kind and wonderful people who greeted them and ensured their visit was memorable.
The weekend starts on Thursday night as FRIDAY is the day off and the equivalent of SUNDAY.