Things To Do And Places To Visit With Your Family In Jordan During The Winter

One of the most beautiful places to explore in the world is Jordan because of its ancient culture and stunning landscapes. How about visiting during the winter? Is this month ok for a trip to this country?

During the winter season, it can get very cold in Jordan and the winds can be really very chilly. The coldest months are December and January when the average temperature ranges from 13 degrees Celsius to even 5 degrees. In Petra, it can get freezing, with the temperatures going below zero degrees and there is also a lot of snowfall. However, if you were to go to the Dead Sea and Aqaba regions, the climate in winter is pleasant, a bit warm in fact. You can easily reach Jordan for sightseeing with your family from Dubai through Dubai to Amman operated by airlines.

What Are The Best Places To Check Out And Things To Enjoy While Vacationing With Your Family?

Al-Khazneh is a stunning temple in Petra, that is carved entirely out of sandstone rock. It is  a mausoleum of the Nabatean King Aretas IV. The name Al-Khazneh means treasury and the Bedouins of his place believed that it had lots of treasures inside. The sculpture that you see here are mythological creatures and they are indeed very revealing of a past culture.

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The Dead Sea is an enchanting place as it dates back more than 30 million years, with many to this day believing in the healing properties of its minerals and clay. It is surrounded on all sides by Israel and Jordan and such is the thickness of its waters that you will simply float on it. However, its saline content is extreme and also dangerous so be aware and do not taste its bitterness. The best time to visit here is between the months of September and May when the days are warm and nights comfortably cold. Key tourist spots to explore include Machaerus, Mujib Nature Reserve, Qasr el Yahud and Kerak Castle.  Some adventures that you can try out include having a bath in the Ma’in Hot Springs, Mount Nebo hiking and the Zara Cliff walk up.

Petra is a place that beautifully blends Hellenistic architecture and ancient Eastern traditions and is also one of the world’s oldest cities. At one point it served as the capital of the Nabataean kingdom. It is famous for its temples and tombs which have been carved in cliffs that are pink sandstone, which got it the name ‘rose city’. As you look at it, you will marvel at how the structure is carved into rocks and the name Petra means rocks. Such is the loveliness of the structure here that this place has become a UNESCO world heritage site. It also finds a place in the new Seven Wonders of the World list. The place is surrounded by majestic mountains that have many gorges and passages.

Visit Jerash Ruins – Its stunning Raman ruins attract people from all over the world.  This city is also called Pompeii of the Middle East or City of 1000 Columns. These ruins are well-preserved and next to the second most visited place in Jordan next to petra.  Another name for it is Gerasa and it is a very large city that is some 50 kilometres from Amman.  It is best visited through a one-day trip from Amman as it does not have many restaurants or hotels.

Jewellery shopping at Nadia Dajani is an interesting experience as it is an artistic journey where her creations take you back in time. Nadia Dajani is a renowned jewellery designer known for her penchant to tell stories and ancient heritage. She opened her own store at the InterContinental Hotel in 2004 and her designs feature Jordanian history from the time of the Assyrians to Bedouin culture so you can expect lots of gemstones, silver, copper items and also glass beads in her work. Her brand also provides training in artistry for women and features the works of underprivileged women in her line of products.

Experience the culture of nomads in wadi rum through a guided tour. Such a touch will take you to some of the most beautiful places in this region where you can see some stunning ancient monuments. you will find out about the nomadic tribe’s history, lifestyle and culture which is unique and beautiful. at night, sit around the fire and enjoy viewing a fabulously beautiful starry night. Enjoy a majestic desert sunset which is unlike anything you can experience in any part of the world. You will also love the fabulous Bedouin music.

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Hiking in Jordan is unlike any experience because of the fabulous places that you are likely to visit on the journey. You can hike across large wildflower fields and rugged mountain areas where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings, majestic desert landscapes and many ancient sites. An important hike to check out is the Umm Qais to Ajloun, which is one way, with a distance of 80km, time taken is two to four days and has a difficulty factor of easy-to-moderate You can also try out the Wadi Mujib Canyon Trail, which is a fabulous canyon hike, that takes about four hours, with a distance of 8 km and having a difficulty factor of moderate to challenging. Try out the best summer hike – the Wadi Al Hasa, which is 24 km, takes two days, one way and has a difficulty factor of easy-to-moderate.

Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty and fabulous traditions of Jordan by reaching this place using Dubai to Amman easy flights. Ticket booking between Dubai and Amman can now be done in minutes using an online booking facility. Enjoy!


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