Your Hotel Stay near Amman Civil Airport
Amman Civil Airport, also known as Marka International Airport, is just a mile from central Amman. Amman has a huge range of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets, from luxury and boutique hotels, to mid-range accommodation, hostels and bed & breakfasts. Let Expedia’s search filters help you find your perfect accommodation in Amman.
Amman Civil Airport
Built by the British in 1950, Amman Civil Airport functioned as Jordan’s main airport until Queen Alia International Airport opened in 1983. It now operates as a regional airport, serving domestic and short-distance international routes, as a base for chartered and private flights, and as a flight school and training centre. Jordan Aviation operates charter routes to destinations including Istanbul, Baghdad, Dubai and Aqaba, and other carriers include Royal Wings, Palestine Airlines, Arab Wings and Royal Falcon. In 2012 extensive work was undertaken to upgrade the facilities, to position Amman as one of the best-appointed airports in the region.
What to Do in Amman
Amman is Jordan’s capital city, a bustling blend of ancient and modern with something to offer every visitor. With a population of some four million, Amman is one of the most Westernised and liberal cities in the Arabic-speaking world. With remains of settlements dating back over 9,000 years, Amman has a rich history that encompasses Ammonite, Assyrian, Persian, Greek, Roman and Islamic cultures. Take time to visit the Roman Amphitheatre and the historic Citadel, the impressive King Abdullah Mosque and the desert fortress of Qasr al-Kharrana.
Places to See in Jordan
Head south-west from Amman to view the natural spectacle of the Dead Sea, take a dip in its super-salty waters and slap on some of that therapeutic Dead Sea mud. The east bank of the Dead Sea offers such attractions as Mount Nebo, with its panoramic views of the Jordan Valley, and the historic town of Madaba. Cross over to the Palestinian West Bank to explore ancient Jericho, and visit the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered, and the cliff fortress of Masada. Then drive south to the amazing rose-rock ruins at Petra, and the grand spectacle of Wadi Rum.