Book cheap flights to Amman, Jordan for a truly unique experience. If you’re a history buff, an art lover or a foodie, you’ll find Amman offers something for everyone. Whether you consider Amman as a launching pad to explore other parts of Jordan, such as Petra and the Dead Sea, or you’re looking to discover Amman itself, you’ll find the Jordanian capital offers plenty of interesting sights and fun activities.
When to book cheap flights to Amman
Amman is a year round destination, enjoying sunshine throughout the year and limited rainfall. The warmest months to visit are in the summer, when temperatures reach as high as 32°C between June and September. If you want to explore the city in cooler temperatures, then consider booking cheap Amman flights in October and November or between March and May when temperatures simmer around 28°C during the day. Springtime might be the most comfortable time to fly to Amman. It’s also when wildflowers are in full bloom and take over the city, including the desert. Need a place to stay in Amman? Search Ryanair Rooms for great value deals on hotels and apartments in Amman.
What to see in Amman
There are loads of things to do and see in Amman and there is no better place to start than the city’s most popular tourist attraction, the Citadel. Sitting on top of Amman’s highest hill, Jebel al-Qala’a, the Citadel is home to some remarkable sights including towering stone-carved columns and the incredible Temple of Hercules. While on top of the hill, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the city – Instagram at the ready! A little bit further down the hill you’ll find the impressive Roman Theatre. Test the acoustics if you’re feeling brave.
Set aside some time to visit one of Amman’s famous open air markets. These markets have a buzzing atmosphere and with the savings you’ve made on your cheap flights to Amman you can afford to shop for some nice souvenirs.
Amman’s trendiest neighbourhood Jabal al Weibech is also well worth a look. Popular with artists and writers, you’ll find plenty of cosy cafes and street art worth photographing.
When your Amman flights arrive you’ll find that the best way to get around Amman is by taxi. There are a couple of options available. You can choose to use private taxis which will bring you direct to your destination, or you can avail of the service taxis. These are taxis that operate on a specific route with stops along the way. You will often have to share with other passengers using the same route. Alternatively, you can rent your own car using Ryanair Car Hire and make your own way around the city.
What to eat in Amman
One of the best things about visiting the capital of Jordan is the fantastic food on offer in the city. When you fly to Amman you’ll be able to sample the city’s incredible local cuisine in some seriously cool restaurants. There are a few speciality dishes you have to try during your stay. Be sure to try Mansaf. It’s a large platter made of tender meat layered with wafer-thin flatbread and a healthy amount of aromatic rice. Usually a communal meal that people share, the meat involved varies from restaurant to restaurant. Traditionally, lamb is the meat of choice but some use camel. If you’re not feeling that adventurous, some restaurants have chicken as an option. A staple of the Middle-Eastern diet is falafel, and Amman’s Hashem restaurant offers some of the best in the city. Enjoy!