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In this modern age of fast, convenient travel, more and more international companies and corporations are realizing the benefits of holding their business seminars, sales meetings and AGMs away from their usual environment. Business partners and colleagues are inspired by the fact that their hosts deem them worthy of such exotic treatment and respond with higher performance and business loyalty, which in turn, pays dividends.

Petra is an ideal location for holding business meetings. Its history as one of the greatest commercial capitals in the ancient world is nothing short of inspirational. Imagine hosting your coveted business partners and/or high achievers to a post-meeting, candle-lit dinner under the towering façade of Al-Khazneh (the Treasury), or taking them high above this spectacular site in a hot air balloon. This is a place where enduring memories are made.

Most of Petra's top hotels offer excellent business and meeting facilities and will assist with the arrangements for incentive activities.

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The Treasury at Petra was used in the final sequence of the film, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."

Petra is sometimes called the ‘Lost City’. In spite of its being such an important city in antiquity, after the 14th century AD, Petra was completely lost to the western world. It was rediscovered in 1812 by the Swiss traveller, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, who tricked his way into the fiercely guarded site by pretending to be an Arab from India wishing to make a sacrifice at the tomb of the Prophet Aaron.

In 1985, Petra was officially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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