Explore the past, present, and future of Jordan’s capital.
How I See Amman
With one leg planted in ancient history and the other leaping into modernity, Amman has plenty to offer visitors. Jordan’s capital city offers Ancient Roman ruins, artistic cafes, and a buzzing nightlife scene. The city stretches across a hilly landscape, beckoning travelers of all types to explore its hidden treasures.
Know Before You Go
Re-energize at W Amman's
state-of-the-art FIT gym, where
yoga beckons on the sun terrace.
Talk Like a Local
Learn the slang from the city.
Hala is used between locals and is considered an informal way of saying “Hello”
Hala! How's it going?
Neighborhoods to Explore
There are plenty of reasons to stay in Amman before making your way to Petra, the Dead Sea or Wadi Rum. The city has two distinct parts: urbane Western Amman, with leafy residential districts, cafes, bars, modern malls and art galleries; and earthy Eastern Amman, where it’s easy to sense a more traditional pulse of the capital.
1. Jabal Al Weibdeh
One of Amman’s oldest districts, which is transforming into the hip place to be with new restaurants and street art.
2. Rainbow Street
This street in Jabal Amman is a destination in itself. Locals go there to shop, and visit the great cafes and restaurants.
3. Abdali Boulevard
The new downtown of Amman, this boulevard offers premium retail outlets, high street cafes, and exclusive rooftop lounges.
4. Downtown Amman
Downtown is the spiritual and physical heart of the city. You'll hear Arabic music blaring from shopfronts, and see people selling clothes, coffee or trinkets on the streets.
Ultimate Access to Amman
Live it up like a local.
Abdoun, Irbid St. #30
A fashionable glass-and-steel restaurant near Abdoun Circle. Offering an extensive and imaginative mix of world fusion dishes, the Blue Fig creates its ambience with seductive world music and the occasional Arabic poetry reading.
Jabal Al Weibdeh, Nicolas Ghanmah st.
This shop makes handmade artisan jams, transforming locally grown, farm-fresh fruits into delicious preserves.
Al Rainbow St #8
Up an alley at the bottom of Rainbow St, you'll find this lovely old villa and garden offering the best in organic luxury, with a gorgeous range of soaps, and skincare products.
Abdoun, Fawzi Al Kawekji St.
Give yourself a boost of vitamins and nutrients to energize and live a healthier life. Seed offers amazing juices, smoothies, and salads. Products are all natural made with fresh vegetables and fruits.
All you need for your escape to Amman.
1. Activewear and comfy shoes
Be ready to discover the city by foot.
2. Hoodies and light jackets
Amman nights can get a bit chilly, depending on the season.
The charm of the city might keep you out all day, so be sure to carry along the essentials.
4. Sunscreen and lip balm
Protect your skin against the sun and dry weather.
A vibrant urban sanctuary styled in contemporary luxury, nestled in Amman’s financial district amid traditional markets and ancient ruins.