Other neighbourhoods to stay in Amman
This area is where you will find the majority of the tourist attractions including the restored Roman Theatre, which is one of the most obvious and impressive areas of Roman architecture. The theatre was believed to have been built since the 2nd century AD and was built on three tiers and has the seating capacity of 6000 with regular productions in July and August.
Other places of interest include the King Abdullah Mosque, which was built in 1989 and is a huge 35 metre blue-domed mosque that can contain 7000 worshippers inside. You will also see a great selection of Muslim art and other objects like coins. The ancient Citadel is also found in the area, which towers over the city and contains stunning and impressive buildings including the Temple of Hercules, the Byzantine Church, Ummayad Palace and the National Archaeological Museum. It is highly advisable to come to the Citadel a little before sunset so you can see all the mind-blowing buildings and then see the city from the best views possible at sunset.
There are a number of markets and shopping malls with the Balad having everything from fruit markets to street cafes and electronic products on sale. There are many restaurants and pubs to choose from in this area that serves quality cuisines and there are a decent amount of places to stay at, which are appealing to all budget ranges.
Swefieh is a big neighbourhood situated in the west of the city and is known for its shopping centres and nightlife. Right in the heart of the centre of Swefieh, there is a pedestrian zone which contains many luxury shops, cafes and restaurants and is a good place to start your journey from. The Baraka Mall is found here and is particularly popular due to its accessibility and quality of the brands, which cater for many categories from food to clothes and electronics to home and garden tools. Another shopping area to explore is Wakalat Street as it has many Western clothing stores and again is a car free zone with many open spaces to relax in. You are spoilt for choice with numerous hotels, bars, restaurants and clubs in the area, which makes it an extremely appealing place to come to.
This district is among one of the wealthiest in the city and has some of the country’s most expensive real estates. Abdoun has lots of restaurants that are both traditional and European influenced and is also home to many cafes, bars and hotels too. The neighbourhood is also home to Abdoun Mall, the first mall to open in the city and is one of the biggest and there are plenty of pubs and clubs to experience.