Fly To Amman, Jordan
Amman is the capital of Jordan and provides an illustrious gateway to the Middle East. While often overshadowed by powerhouse neighbours such as Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi, Amman still impresses with all the world class facilities any traveller could want.
One of the best things about Amman and the reason why it should be visited is its unrivalled geographical position in the Middle East. Sandwiched between Israel, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Syria, Amman is the perfect starting point if you’re looking to tour the entire Middle East.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- Jordan issues a free Visa on arrival (valid for up to 3 months) to South African citizens. Make sure your SA passport has at least 6 months remaining on it from your return date and 2 pages available for stamps and Visa’s.
- South African Embassy: North-West Abdoun, 15 Bashir Al Shuraiqy Street, PO Box 851508, 11185, Amman, Jordan. Phone: +962-6-5921194.
See and do
In recent years Amman’s population has become quite cosmopolitan with people from all over the Middle East and Palestine now resident in the city. As a result, Amman’s attractions and activities are diverse as the people and range from a visit to the Roman Amphitheatre to spending all night partying downtown. A sign that Amman is considerably more liberal than her conservative Arab neighbours.
You will see Amman’s Roman Empire influence in some of its architecture including the Roman theatre which includes museums of folklore and popular culture, as well as the Roman Nymphaeum. The National Archaeological museum provides visitors with a fascinating insight into the city’s history, and exhibits some of Jordan’s most interesting artefacts. The museum also once housed the remnants of the Dead Sea scrolls which are currently being transported to the National Museum of Jordan.
Petra is undoubtedly Jordan’s most famous attraction. This famous landmark is an ancient Nabataean city and consists of some of the most impressive ruins in the world. Tours around Petra are readily available in a range of different languages.
Taxis’s provide the most convenient way of getting around in Amman and are readily available. Jordanian government approved taxis are identifiable by green logos on the driver and passenger doors. These taxis will always be metered and are the best way to avoid being ripped off. Many parts of Amman are served by busses. Busses in Amman are a far less glamorous affair than many in the West; though provide a practical and more affordable alternative to getting a taxi. The fare for a single trip is around 400 Fils, and passengers should make sure they have the exact change for the bus available.
Queen Alia International Airport – AMM
Food and beverage: Grab a coffee at Starbucks. There are also a range of restaurants and fast food outlets such as KFC and Pizza Hut at the airport in Amman.
Currency Exchange: There are a number of kiosks offering foreign exchange services at Queen Alia International Airport.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be reported to your individual carrier. Only luggage lost within the terminal should be reported to airport security.
Airport Hotels: The closest hotel to the airport is the Golden Tulip Amman.
Car Hire: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty.
Airport Hub: Amman Airport (code AMM) is a hub for Jordanian Aviation, Petra Airlines, Royal Falcon, Royal Jordanian Airlines and Royal Wings.