Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. In the commercial heart of the city, ultra-modern buildings, hotels, restaurants, art galleries and boutiques rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisan workshops. Amman’s neighborhoods are diverse and range in cultural and historical context from the hustle and bustle of the downtown markets, to the art galleries of Jabal Al Lweibdeh and the modern shopping district of Abdali.
Citadel Hill or Jabal Al-Qal’a is the highest point in Amman and is where the first inhabitants of the area lived. It rises above modern Amman and provides an awe-inspiring setting for a candlelit dinner or product launch. At the foot of Citadel Hill lies the Roman Theatre. The theatre was carved out in the 2nd century to accommodate 6,000 spectators. The restored Roman Theatre is still used for performances today, as is the renovated Odeon nearby, which seats up to 500 for concerts.