This year, the Eid El Adha holiday will be long enough for people to travel abroad. From the 9th of August till the 17th of August, there is much that one can do. However, it makes more sense to travel to a nearby country so you don’t waste much time over the nine day holiday on the road. The Middle East is full of beautiful destinations that one will have the time of his/her life in. One of the most beautiful places in the Middle East is Jordan.
Jordan is located in the middle of the Arab World, so it’s easy to reach from anywhere. Although it’s a bit expensive, it’s definitely worth it. There is so much to do so if you’re spending Eid in Jordan, here is the checklist of things you should do there.
Day Trip to Petra
One of the most popular things to do in Jordan is to take a day trip to the ancient city of Petra. The “Rose City” is a famous archaeological site in Jordan’s southwestern desert, and dates back to 300 BC. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs and its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, known as The Treasury.
Wadi Rum is a protected area located in the south of Jordan. The place is most popular among campers and hikers as its perfect for both. If you’re an adrenaline junkie who’s more into adventure than chilling, then this one is a must go.
The Roman Theater is one of the most famous landmarks in Amman, the Jordanian capital. The historical site is a 6000 seat 2nd century Roman theater, that dates back to when the city was known as Philadelphia. It has two museums that are super interesting to visit, and you can take some cool pictures there.
One of the most interesting things to do in Jordan is definitely paying a visit to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on land in the world. The Dead Sea is located almost 400 meters below sea level, thus, you’re literally reaching the lowest point on earth when you’re there. Because of the high salinity of the water, it is literally impossible to sink. Also, the mud around the shores of the Dead Sea contains many minerals and is believed to have medicinal and therapeutic benefits.
Have a Stroll Through Rainbow Street
Rainbow Street is near the center of downtown Amman and is home to several rooftop restaurants, pubs, and cafes. The place is the perfect destination in Amman to buy souvenirs and gifts for your friends and family.
Have Breakfast at Hashem Restaurant
Hashem Restaurant is probably the oldest and most popular breakfast spot in downtown Amman. Their prices are so cheap, the food is super delicious, and the place is very authentic. If you ever pay a visit to the place, do not miss their hummus dip.
Ma’in Hot Springs
The Ma’in Hot Springs are a series of hot mineral springs and waterfalls located between Madaba and the Dead Sea. The hot springs are heated by hot water that comes from the top of the basalt mountain. Tourists usually visit it for medical tourism as its water is rich in healing properties. It can help in curing chronic physical ailments such as skin and circulatory diseases, and bone, joint, back and muscular pains.