When to fly
For many visitors to Jordan, it is the temperature that determines the best time to book flights to Amman. Between March and May, the temperatures are warm but pleasantly so. If you want to experience some really sizzling heat, though, the summer months of June to August will give you plenty of that! Just make sure to pack some sun cream if you go during the hottest months, to cover up with light clothing, and to stay indoors when the sun burns most fiercely.
Visit in April to avoid the rainier season and get to participate in or spectate the gruelling Dead Sea Ultra Marathon. This extreme test of endurance starts 2, 950 ft (900 m) above sea level and ends 1,300 ft (400 m) below sea level over a 31-mile (50-km) course. If this seems a bit too much there are other races involved in the marathon for less experienced runners such as the half marathon and the standard marathon and people have the opportunity to choose whether to enter in group or individually.
March is also a good time to visit to miss the rain, but watch out for the sandy desert wind that replaces the rain.
Travel during Eid to experience the bright colours and joyful festivals associated with this period. The city usually takes part in a week-long celebration at the end of July to mark Eid and the end of the fasting period of Ramadan. Islamic New Year in the last week of October is another good time to visit the city, as it really comes alive with food, drink, music, and other festivities. A great way to travel cheaply is to book your flights to Amman outside of the school holidays. The colder months of December and January can also be quieter times, and make for a wonderful Christmas holiday with the family.
A flight to Amman will bring you to the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Amman has plenty to see and do, offering the traveller a vibrant and unforgettable experience. From the hidden city of Petra to amazing palaces like the magnificent desert edifice of Qasr al-Kharrana, the rich history of this region of the world will greet you at every turn. To learn more about Amman's past, why not pay a visit to the National Archaeological Museum? Car buffs are also sure to love the city's Automobile Museum: a fantastic and family-friendly place that welcomes visitors of all ages. Make sure to explore the flea markets and produce stalls on Rainbow Street and to visit the stunning Abu Darwish Mosque (which is especially beautiful at sunset).
Getting around Amman
Taxis are the best way to get around the city as they are a relatively reasonably-priced and easy way to explore the local attractions.
Getting downtown from the airport
Flights to Amman are served by Amman Queen Alia International Airport (AMM), which lies 20 miles to the south of the city centre. There are great shopping facilities in this airport, which is also equipped with a medical centre. To reach Amman from Queen Alia International Airport, the best option is to take an Express Bus or an Airport Taxi. These are both available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you will have no problem getting to your hotel, no matter what time your flight touches down. Another great option is to hire a car. Amman Queen Alia International Airport has car hire facilities on site and also ample parking, with space for over 1, 300 vehicles.