Just as the Middle Eastern cities are, Amman is a relative youth. Despite the fact that it lacks the thrilling architectural tapestry and the storied history of the other regional capitals, there’s a lot here to encourage you to stay on for a little longer before making your way to the Dead Sea, Petra or Wadi Rum. If truth be told, Amman is also one of the easiest cities for you to enjoy the Middle East experience.
The city has two different parts - First one, being the earthy Eastern Amman where it is easy for you to sense the more conservative and traditional pulse of the country and the second one being the urbane Western Amman that is complete with its leafy cafes, bars, residential districts, art galleries and modern malls.
Towards the centre of the city is a messy, meandering ‘downtown’, which is indeed the most important place to see in Amman. Towards the bottom of the many hills of the city, you’ll come across some spectacular Roman ruins which are often overlooked by the towering citadel. Other attractions include the hubbub of mosques, coffeehouses, international-standard museum and souqs which are central to the Jordanian lifestyle.