Jordan is a country that offers a gentle introduction for those who are new to the Middle East, providing a nice balance between the traditional and cultural aspects of the region with the modern atmosphere of the West. Amman is a great example of this, providing many modern luxuries while still retaining its uniquely Jordanian and Middle Eastern culture.

These travel tips will help you plan an exciting and unforgettable trip to Amman!

what to expect in amman

What to Expect in Amman

  • Language: The most widely spoken language is Arabic, but most people in Amman will have a basic knowledge of English that should allow most people to get by.
  • Currency: The Jordanian Dinar (JOD) is pegged to the US Dollar at 1.41 dollars per dinar.
  • Credit Cards and Banks: ATMs can be found in many places around the city, while major hotels and restaurants will accept Mastercard and Visa.
  • Climate: Amman is warm throughout the year, even during winter, and the best time to visit is between March and May, and from September to early November, when the daytime temperatures are pleasant but not excessively hot.
  • Cold season: Even between December and February, daytime temperatures average highs above 10 degrees Celsius