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Dead Sea Ultra Marathon

Participants from around the world are invited to 'Run to the Lowest Point on Earth' in the annual Dead Sea Ultra Marathon (DSUM). The race begins on the high ground of Amman and follows a course that drops by 1,300m (4,265ft) ending at the low ground of the Dead Sea. The event includes five separate categories: the Ultra Marathon, the Marathon, the Half Marathon, the Fun Run and the Junior Marathon. Each year over 1,500 runners take part in this fun event usually representing about 50 different nationalities. Runners raise sponsorship money for charities.

Date: 10 April 2020 - 10 April 2020
Venue: Course close to Amman.
Website: http://www.runjordan.com/
Cost:

Free to spectate.


Eid al Fitr

Eid al Fitr is the feast held at the end of Ramadan, which celebrates the end of a month of fasting. Celebrated by Muslims worldwide, this is an opportunity for them to thank Allah for helping them practice self-control. Aside from special Religious services, families decorate their homes and eat their first daytime meal in a month.

Date: 23 May 2020 - 23 May 2020
Venue: Throughout Jordan

Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts

Bringing Amman alive with music, folklore, art, singers, poetry, orchestras, theatre, crafts and ballet, the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts takes place across the city. Expect plays in the plazas, Jordanian performing stars and a host of hand-picked international entertainment.

Date: 01 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues around Jerash.
Cost:

Prices vary between events.


Eid al Adha

The Feast of Sacrifice follows Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage, and commemorates the trials of the Prophet Ibrahim. Many families slaughter a lamb, in remembrance of God’s intervention to provide Ibrahim with a lamb to sacrifice, in place of his son, Isma'il. Please note that most venues do not serve alcohol the first day of Eid, nor the night before.

Date: 30 July 2020 - 03 August 2020
Venue: Throughout Jordan

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Four Seasons Hotel Amman

Undoubtedly the city's most luxurious hotel, the Four Seasons knows its place as it sits atop the highest of the Amman's Jabels (hills). Naturally, the hotel's signature service, beds and ambience are otherworldly, but you can't put a price on its wonderful views. Dead Sea mud treatments and salt scrubs are available in its spa and its run of excellent onsite restaurants might mean you don't eat anywhere else.

Corp Amman Hotel

Located opposite the Royal Cultural Centre, the Corp Amman Hotel has 108 rooms, so if there's nothing on across the road, it opens up ample bargaining opportunities for nabbing a knocked down price. Sleeping quarters approach apartment sizes, and each comes with a large TV, free Wi-Fi and soundproofed windows. The small gym and swimming pool is enough to keep guests primed during their stay, while the rooftop lounge is best at dusk.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Amman

At Crowne Plaza hotel, you can overlook the white city of Amman. International fast food restaurants, the main shopping area of Sweifiyeh, and the popular Gold Souk of Um Utheina are within walking distance. This 5 star hotel is an acclaimed destination for business trips, family visits and even solo travels to Jordan.

The Amman Pasha Hotel

Look past the floral bedspreads, and rise above the dodgy water pressure, and The Amman Pasha Hotel is a bit of a bargain. Leaning towards the hostel side of accommodation, rooms are clean and staff are friendly, and there’s a lovely roof terrace. The quirky café is adorned with stained glass windows, and Arabian carpets and onsite cooking classes are worth a few hours of your time. Toss up between rooms with views of the Roman Theatre or those away from the hubbub of the road outside. Breakfast is included.

ibis Amman

With a solid stamp of standardisation, ibis Amman works hard to provide perennial hotel needs: quiet rooms, decent beds and clean bathrooms. The location is central enough, while Wi-Fi and breakfast is included as part of the deal. Funky, Ikea-like furniture adorns the public spaces and staff are super helpful.

Toledo Hotel

Modern with a hint of faux-Moorish architecture, this moderately priced, 4-star hotel combines a great location with tasteful decoration and air-conditioned bliss. Under the shadows of some 5-star stalwarts, Toledo Hotel offers decent room dimensions, a restaurant that marries East and West, plus a spa with a lap pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna.