Business Aviation Tips and In-flight Catering for Amman, JordanMay 10, 2016 by Stacey Farooqui
With a population of over 4 million in Jordan’s capital city, Amman is a popular travel destination for business, cultural and political reasons. Spring and fall are the peak travel seasons for Amman, with average high temperatures hitting around 80 F (27 C) and minimal rainfall.
Operating to Jordan means you will be touching down at Queen Alia International Airport (AMM / OJAI) or Amman Civil Aiport (ADJ / OJAM). When you are ready to plan the next leg of your trip from Amman, in-flight catering is available at both of these airports through the ACW Network. While you are on the ground, there are many ways to have fun during your time in between flights.
First of all, if you enjoy learning about ancient history, you are in for a treat. From the Roman amphitheater and the Temple of Hercules to the Byzantine Church and the Umayyad Palace, Amman boasts amazing ancient ruins and artifacts from each of the major periods in the city’s long history – the most famous which may be Petra. If you plan to visit this sites in the Citadel, there are many options for joining tours. There are also many hiking and climbing tours for exploring the natural beauty of the country. Here you can set off to the lowest piece of land on Earth, the Dead Sea, hike the Jordan Trail or climb the cliffs and mountains in the area.
Amman also has many great shopping opportunities. Rainbow Street is the most popular place to go for and east-meets-west shopping experience, full of cafes, restaurants and stores. For a more traditional place to shop, visit Al Balad for local spices, fresh produce, Jordanian clothing, colorful pottery and, yes, even some kitschy souvenirs.
In Jordanian culture, meals are a time for family, friends and hospitality. When it comes to cooking, it is no surprise that olive oil is the main oil used, since Jordan is the world’s largest producer of olives. Many dishes have commonly known names that are found throughout Mediterranean cuisine, such as hummus, baba ghanoush, shawarma, falafel and baklava. Items that are more unique to Jordan are jameed (balls of dried goat’s milk yogurt), mansaf (lamb in dried yogurt sauce), shaneeneh (a beverage of aged goat milk yogurt), as well as a variety of pickled vegetables. This is just the tip of the iceberg though, as cuisine in Jordan is an important part of culture.
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