Get to know a little bit more about Jordan

Known officially as “the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan”, Jordan has been a crossroads for the Middle East due to its geographic location when it comes to major trade and communications since ancient times, and Amman is one of the oldest cities in existence. It borders and connects Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea, Israel and the Palestinian National Authority. Its geography includes the lowest point on earth as well, the glorious Dead Sea (which PG Connects Jordan will take place right on the shore of).

Jordan’s total population is about 6.3 million people, and 2 million of those live in the capital Amman. With the conference taking place by the glorious Dead Sea, it presents an unparalleled opportunity to explore the incredible city, an incredible nexus that’s connected Asia, Africa and Europe for years. Jordan is a popular tourist destination, being home to well over 100,000 archaeological, religious and tourist sites. The city presents countless opportunities to learn more about the Middle East and ancient civilisations, with statues in the ancient city dating back to 7500 BC. It draws in pilgrimage often as well, as it is part of what’s globally known as the Holy Land and features some incredible high points in the city that allow you to oversee spectacular panoramic views of surrounding unmissable sights such as the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem on a clear day on Mount Nebo.

Make the most of your time in Jordan!

This conference is taking place at an unparalleled location, and sightseeing is an absolute must!

It’s time to start making your plans to join us at The King Hussein bin Talal Convention Centre, which is the largest convention centre in all of Jordan and is conveniently located right next to the glorious Dead Sea.
You’ll get to bask in the glorious sights of one of the most stunning coasts on the planet and get business done at the same time. Beat the winter blues in this stunning location with an exciting trip to Petra, and don’t forget to take advantage of the luxurious spa services available at the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa and turn your business trip into a workation!

Jordan is so much more than just a beautiful place to do business and learn about all the exciting advances in the MENA region. It’s a country steeped in history with fascinating culture so we urge you to book a few days around conference time so you can truly make the most of your trip and explore this amazing location.
These are just a few suggestions on what you can do in your free time around the Dead Sea Region, to make the most of it, and return home with not just your next great business deal but an unforgettable trip of a lifetime!

Ancient Citadel Ruins
Ancient Citadel RuinsWonder at the the ancient ruins of the Byzantines and Islamic peoples at the Citadel
Roman Theatre
Roman TheatreWalk through the Roman Theatre, one of the most important monuments still standing from ancient Roman Philadelphia
Jordan Museum
Jordan MuseumVisit the Jordan Museum and marvel at the incredible Jordanian artifacts!
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King Abdullah Mosque
King Abdullah MosqueDrop by the King Abdullah Mosque, one of Jordan’s top must-see landmarks.
Image credit: Berthold Werner
Rainbow Street
Rainbow StreetRelax on Rainbow Street, a famous road full of cafes, souvenirs and more known for its lively yet relaxed tourist-friendly atmosphere!
Wadi Rum
Wadi RumPut on your hiking shoes and head over to Wadi Rum, a must-see for anyone looking to explore the desert of Jordan! There are even hot air balloon rides available here, and a night camp to enjoy
The Jordan Trail
The Jordan TrailAnother one for hiking lovers: The Jordan Trail. It’s a 402-mile walk throughout the entire country, so you might want to really set aside time for this one, but if you’re looking for a challenge, it’s absolutely unmissable.
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Jerash Ruins
Jerash RuinsDon’t miss the Jerash Ruins of Jordan. The ancient city is only a short 30-minute drive from Amman. They’re considered some of the best-preserved ruins outside of Italy, and the ruins go back over 6,500 years
The Dead Sea
The Dead SeaThe famous salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and the West Bank and Israel to the west has reputed healing properties. Its high salinity - or salt levels - are the reason that you are able to float so easily in the water.
Mount Nebo
Mount NeboClimb up the majestic Mount Nebo on a clear day for unmissable panoramic views of Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
Image credit: Berthold Werner
PetraStay an extra day and take part in our VIP trip to Jordan’s signature sight, the once-forgotten city turned Seventh Wonder of the world, Petra
Dead Sea Panoramic Complex
Dead Sea Panoramic ComplexNot only is this the best place for unparalleled panoramic view over the Dead Sea there’s also a museum, restaurant, rock gardens, Bedouin experience, sky dining and walking trails.
Bethany-Beyond-the-JordanPope John Paul II officially sanctified this as the site where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist, the ruins of earliest foundations of a church discovered here dates back to the 3rd century, making it one of the oldest in the world
Thermal Springs of Hammamat Ma'in
Thermal Springs of Hammamat Ma'inSecreted between barren high hills, within the lush valley of Wadi Zarqa Ma'in, steaming waterfalls gush down the cliffs into pools where people soak in the hot, mineral-rich water.
Feynan Nature Reserve
Feynan Nature ReserveThis desert area encompasses the lower elevation of Wadi Dana Biosphere Reserve, Feynan Eco-lodge here arranges a number of activities within the desert area, including hikes to copper mines used in the Iron Age and Roman era, and canyoning.
Kerak Castle
Kerak CastleJordan's most famous crusader-built castle, with dramatically well-preserved fortifications and a warren of barren-vaulted halls and chambers, and dungeon cells to explore.

Need some more ideas on what to do outside conference time? Don’t miss reading these articles to find out what the beautiful, historic capital city of Amman has to offer:


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