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Jordan at a Glance

JORDAN AT A GLANCE

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which once captivated ancient travellers, continues to enthral a whole new generation as a modern, vibrant nation.

From the haunting, primeval starkness of Wadi Rum, to the teeming centre of urban Amman, from the majestic ruins of bygone civilizations to the timeless splendour of the Dead Sea, Jordan is unveiled as a unique destination offering breathtaking and mysterious sights, high standard accommodations, exquisite cuisine and countless activities that can provide visitors with inspiration, motivation, and rejuvenation.

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Salt crystals form on the rocky shores of the Dead Sea creating a snowlike effect.

Marvelling at herds of gazelles and Oryx and migrating birds, camping amidst the grandeur of Wadi Rum or Dana Reserve, trekking the ancient caravan trails from the highlands of Moab and Edom, hiking the wooded hills of biblical Gilead, or experiencing the unique, cleansing mud baths of the Dead Sea are just a few examples of the treasures awaiting visitors to this unique kingdom.

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5 Star Hotel and Spa in the Dead Sea

The new stream of luxury hotels emerging in Amman, Petra, Aqaba and the Dead Sea is just adding quality to a refined product that is distinct, accessible and friendly; a product that is home to a new display of modern meeting facilities and unique venues for incentive travel as well.



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Petra by night is a magical experience featuring approximately 2000 candles leading visitors through Petra's Siq to the Treasury.

Whether it is a conference for 5000 people, a lavish dinner in the peerless desert of Wadi Rum, a barbecue at the shores of the Dead Sea , or a reception atop a medieval castle overlooking the Jordan Valley, the amicable and competent people of Jordan will ensure a once in a lifetime memorable experience.

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The curative properties of the Dead Sea have been recognized since the days of Herod the Great over 2,000 years ago.

During the 2nd half of the second century BC and down to the year 63 BC, the history of Jordan was linked to the history of the Nabataeans. Their capital city was Petra, the meeting centre of the trade routes coming from the Persian Gulf, Western Arabia, and the Red Sea.

It is generally agreed that the land of modern Jordan forms part of the blessed "neighbourhood" mentioned in the Holy Qur'an [Sura 17, verse 1].

Jordan's remarkable variety of habitats - from rugged mountains and evergreen woodlands to scrubby steppe and hot deserts - makes for a dazzling variety of bird species.