Cheapest car hire in Amman
*daily rates in Amman based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Useful things to know about Amman
- It’s the capital and largest city of Jordan with over three million inhabitants.
- It’s acknowledged as one of the oldest cities in the world.
- Nearly two million tourists visited the city last year.
- The city was once called Rabat-Amon or Rabbat-Ammon.
- The city is undergoing massive expansion with fears that it could lose its heritage in a race to become the new Dubai.
Amman Mini Guide
Amman is the capital and largest city of Jordan. It is has a large populous of around 2.5 million residents and is a predominantly Muslim faith. The city is the oldest city in the world, is well developed and has an extremely high standard of living. Road infrastructure around the city is well maintained and it has a good motorway system that connects to neighbouring cities. With a lack of public transportation, travel in the city can get busy and congested but a car is a necessity if you want to get around quickly and conveniently.
Amman has a booming tourism, culture and arts scene. here is a very liberal culture in comparison to neighbouring regions and dressing in Amman as a woman is much easier as the law does not force the wearing of the Muslim veil. In deference to the religion in Amman, dressing conservatively and covering up is recommended for females so as not to cause any offence. Cultural sites that should not be missed include many museums and art galleries such as the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Jordan Museum of Popular tradition, Souk Jara and the Jordan Archaeological Museum.
Shopping in Amman offers many shopping centres and districts to browse. Ones you should not miss are Wakalat Street, Mecca mall, City mall, Abdoun Mall and Amman Mall, all of which have a huge range of brand name goods and great prices. Be sure to also sample the broad range of local restaurants and cafes for a traditional taste of the local cuisine.
Latest Update from Amman:
12/06/12 - This year sees the 200th anniversary of the rediscovery of the ancient city of Petra. Numerous events are being held there to celebrate the anniversary including concerts, lectures and more. See www.visitjordan.com for more details.