All you need to know about Amman

Amman is Jordan’s capital city and the country’s political, economic, cultural and accommodation centre. It lies in North Central Jordan and is the business travel hub of the Amman Governorate. It has a population of over 4 million and a total area of roughly 648 square miles. The city offers a hilly, mountainous terrain, and is located on the East Bank Plateau. The main language spoken in Amman is Arabic and the currency used is the Jordanian dirham. Amman is twinned with over 30 other places including Chicago (USA) and Tokyo (Japan). SilverDoor serviced apartments in Amman offer business travellers more space, flexibility, and privacy than other alternative accommodation options.

Amman began as a Neolithic site. It was built on an Iron Age settlement called Rabbath Ammon, and, during the Roman period went by the nickname, Philadelphia. Whilst under Roman rule, the city was a site for ruins and remained that way throughout the Medieval and post-Medieval periods. In the 19th century, Amman was transformed into a major commercial hub, brimming with quality serviced accommodation in order to keep up with the transformation and popularity of business travel to the city. With Jordan gaining independence in 1946, Amman was transformed into the country’s capital, and, since then, has gone through lots of changes.

In the last decade or so, the city has experienced urban, cultural and economic boom which has had a positive knock-on effect on its business travel tourism. Its population has shot up, and, with that, new districts have emerged. As a testament to its growth, the city has various infrastructure projects underway including the Abdali Urban Regeneration Project. Today, Jordan’s capital city is a mishmash of ancient ruins, shisha cafes, buzzy nightlife and attractive serviced accommodation for corporate stays to the city. Its attractions include the Royal Automobile Museum, Roman Theater and Amman Citadel. Other sites worth seeing are Jordan Archaeological Museum and Ahl Al Kahf. For shopping, head to the City Mall, and, for art, check out Ola’s Garden.

Amman boasts a public and transportation system, and the main train station forms part of the Hejaz Railway. The city is well connected by buses and is also served by taxis. The main bus and taxi stations can be found near the King Abdullah Mosque, Palace of Justice and Parliament buildings. Construction is currently underway on a bus-rapid transport system in Amman, which will run on three routes and carry more than 120 passengers. The closest airport to Amman is Queen Alia International Airport, at 21 miles away. With a stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment in Amman, you can live in close to the main airport.

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