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Amman Guide

What’s on in Amman?

Jerash Festival

Attend one of Jordan’s most exciting cultural events by planning return flights to Amman for the annual Jerash Festival. The event is held as part of the Jordan Festival and takes over the ancient city of Jerash with a series of performances and cultural events. Festival-goers can enjoy traditional music and dance, shop crafts and souvenirs from local vendors, and try some of Jordan’s most delicious foods. The festival’s surroundings of ancient Roman ruins also add to the ambience and excitement. Reserve tickets to Amman in July for the Jerash Festival.

Amman Jazz Festival

There’s no better time for jazz fans to plan a trip to Jordan than during the Amman Jazz Festival. A series of concerts showcase some of the top local and international jazz talents over the course of a week. Some of these performances are ticketed, but there are also street concerts that anyone can enjoy for free. Book cheap flights to Amman for travel in April for the chance to attend the Amman Jazz Festival.

Azraq Festival

Venture outside the capital to the nearby town of Azraq where this popular festival takes place. The Azraq Festival celebrates the art and culture of the town, and it’s an excellent way to experience rural Jordan in addition to the hustle and bustle of the city. Traditional music and dance performances are a major part of the event. You can also browse market stalls to purchase locally-made crafts and try Jordanian cuisine, such as shawarma and falafel with hummus. Join in on the celebrations of the Azraq Festival by booking flights to Amman for a February holiday.


What should I pack for Amman?

A strong sunscreen and a plug adapter are two accessories that you’ll need while visiting Jordan on cheap flights to Amman. Plug types C, D, F, G, and J can all be found across Jordan, so pack a universal adapter that will work with each of them.

Keep clothing on the conservative side when packing for your return flights to Amman. Avoid pieces that are too form-fitting or revealing. Men holidaying on flights to Amman should keep their shoulders and legs covered, and women should also cover their arms. Women are expected to cover their heads while visiting temples, so keep a scarf with you to use on those occasions. The exact clothing to pack depends on the season that you’ll be travelling into Queen Alia International Airport (AMM). The summer months can be intensely hot during the day, so bring along lightweight clothes, such as loose-fitting pants and shirts and long skirts. The summer evenings can cool down, so bring along a jacket as well. The winter months get cold in Jordan, so pack warmer pants, jumpers, and a jacket if you book airfare to Amman for a winter holiday. Lastly, a pair of sturdy shoes comes in handy for all the walking around the city as well as the many hikes you can find around Jordan.


What is the cost of visiting Amman?

A hotel room is one of the first costs to consider when planning a Jordan holiday, and you can reserve yours through Webjet after booking tickets to Amman. A city centre room typically goes for about $100 NZD per night.

Hop on the Airport Express Bus into the city after your flights to Amman land at Queen Alia International Airport (AMM). Tickets to ride this bus cost 2.50 dinar ($5.40 NZD). Public buses are the most affordable way to get around the city, and fare is about 0.50 dinar ($1.10 NZD). Taxis are widely available across the Jordanian capital, and they’re an easy transport option for visitors holidaying on return flights to Amman. Fares within the city typically cost less than 3 dinar ($6.50 NZD).

Continue budgeting for your holiday by thinking about the various attractions you want to visit while holidaying on cheap flights to Amman. The Citadel is one of the most popular attractions to add to your list after booking airfare to Amman, and entrance costs 3 dinar ($6.50 NZD). King Abdullah Mosque is free for Muslim visitors and costs 2 dinar ($4.30 NZD) for non-Muslims. There are some incredible day trips to plan when you book flights to Amman. Book onto a guided tour to Petra for about 70 to 100 dinar ($151.05 to $215.80 NZD) or to the Dead Sea for prices ranging between 45 and 70 dinar (between $97.10 and $151.05 NZD).