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Amman is a good base for action-packed activities in the surrounding area. The Jordan Valley is just a short drive away and easily accessible for day excursions for walking, hiking, riding, sports and much more.


One of Amman's riding centres.

Within Amman there is plenty of fun to be found including water parks with lots of thrilling rides to keep the children entertained. There is a wide range of health clubs and fitness centres, as well as facilities for paintballing and other action-packed sports.

For information on paintballing, contact: The Mountain Breeze Country Club
Tel. + 962-777-234569 or visit their
website: or

Horse riding is a very popular activity and Amman’s riding centres offer excellent facilities:

Riding Centre Location Telephone
Princess Alia Centre for Riding Hussein Sports Club 5675739
Arabian Horse Club Airport Highway 4291386
Country Riding Centre of Jordan Jel'ad 05 3514008

Those interested in getting off the ground, in any of Jordan’s main resorts, should contact the Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan, a highly professional organization that provides a range of flying activities including skydiving, micro-light flying, hot air ballooning & parachuting, as well as single engine flight training.


Amman's climate is ideal for golfers.

Amman has an excellent 9-hole 'brown' golf course, with par of 67; the Bisharat Golf Course is the first proper golf course to be found in Jordan., Nestled in the hills alongside Amman’s Queen Alia Airport, and located just 14km outside the city, the club provides caddie service, a pro-shop and professional coaching.

For more information please visit

Tel: + 962 79 5520334
Fax: + 962 6 4624660
Working Days: All Week
Opening Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Amman's 'Waves Water Park' is a great place to chill out and have some fun - especially for children who are tired from shopping and visiting the sites. The park is large, ecologically-friendly and has plenty of shady areas. The lower level has wave pools, river rides and slides as well as fast food outlets for the kids. The upper level has a quieter pool and restaurant area.

The King Hussein National Park is located on the western outskirts of the city and is a great place to while away a few hours. Within the Park is The Cultural Village, which highlights Jordan’s heritage through its handicrafts and culture. The Centre includes studios for Arabic calligraphy, stone inscriptions, natural dyes and various other traditional crafts. The Park, which overlooks Amman, has outstanding themed gardens and an auditorium where various events and festivals regularly take place. It also has a large sports training facility, as well as a children’s playground, a children’s museum, medical clinic and restaurant.

Nightlife in Amman


Like any bustling, cosmopolitan city, Amman comes alive when the sun goes down.

There’s plenty to do in Amman after dark. Nightclubs throb to the beat of modern music, attracting the young fashionable crowds while the more traditional establishments offer Arabic music and dance. Many international restaurants also provide live entertainment.

Amman has many cinemas which screen all the latest movie releases. There are also theatres and concert halls that have regular performances of stage shows, music concerts and ballets on their agenda.

Rainbow Street offers great shopping opportunities for those looking to score local and handmade goods, while Wakalat Street offers many brands name stores for the international shopper. Both streets are lined with cafes and restaurants ideal for a social night out.

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Kan Zaman, on a hilltop about 12km south of the city, is a renovated complex of stables, storehouses, and a residential complex, that has become a major tourist attraction. Kan Zaman, which means ‘once upon a time’, combines a turn-of-the-century atmosphere with some of the best food and crafts of Jordan. The paved courtyard is lined with shops selling handicrafts, jewellery and spices. Visitors can smoke shisha at the coffee shop or enjoy excellent Arabic food at the traditional restaurant. Some unusual entertainment is also on the menu.

Wadi As-Seer, about 12km west of the city, is one of the most beautiful valleys in Jordan. The best time to go is spring, when the valley is green and carpeted with wild flowers. The road winds down the valley to the river, passing through several small villages before reaching Iraq Al-Amir (the caves of the prince). The road ends at Qasr Al-Abd (the Palace of the Slave).