A sprawling city spread over 19 hills, or jebels. Amman is the modern, as well as the ancient capital of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan. Known as Rabbath-Ammon during prehistoric periods and later as Philadelphia, the ancient city that was once part of the Decapolis league.
Amman is also known as the White city due to its low size canvas of stone houses, Amman offers a variety of historical sites and modern facilities that is complemented by wonderfully gracious and welcoming people.
A busy commercial and administrative center which makes it one of the preferred business destinations with many Meetings, Conferences, Incentive & Exhibitions facilities.
You also can find most of the Prestigious International Hotel chains, many fine restaurants, art galleries and museums.
Shopping amenities vary from old markets and Souqs full of gold and spices to modern boutiques and Shopping malls, offering local handicrafts and imported fashions.
Towering above Amman is the Citadel; the site includes many structures such as the Temple of Hercules, the Omayyad Palace and the Byzantine church. The site is overlooking the 6000 seat Roman Theatre which is deep-sided bowl carved into the hill and still used for cultural events. Another newly restored theater is the 500-seat Odeon which is used for concerts. The three museums found in the area offer a glimpse of history and culture, they are the Jordan Archaeological Museums, the Folklore Museum and the Museum of Popular Tradition.
King Hussein Mosque bustles with pedestrians, juice stands and vendors. The area around the King Hussein Mosque, also known as al-Husseini Mosque, is the heart of modern downtown Amman. The Ottoman-style mosque was rebuilt in 1924 on the site of an ancient mosque, probably also the site of the cathedral of Philadelphia. Between the al-Husseini Mosque and the Citadel is Amman’s famous gold Souq, which features row after row of glittering gold treasures.