Tourism drops in history-rich Jordan amid Middle Eastern conflicts
Tourism has dropped as much as 15% this year in the Middle Eastern country of Jordan, home to famous sites such as the ancient city of Petra, amid ongoing conflicts in neighbouring countries...
Places in Jordan
Aqaba & Around
Perched on the edge of the Gulf of Aqaba, ringed by high desert mountains and enjoying a pleasant climate for most of the year, Aqaba has what it takes to make a major resort – a fact not lost on developers: the glamorous US$2.5 billion Saraya Project, which includes lagoons, a marina, a golf course and a British university, is well on the way to completion.
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Petra: secrets of Jordan’s lost city
Vast stacks of sandstone loom over the arid valley of Wadi Musa like giant handfuls of sun-baked clay. But even in this parched landscape, there are places where the sun casts no light...
The cosmopolitan crossroads of the Middle East
Paris has the Champs Elysees, London has Oxford Street and New York has Fifth Avenue...
Much of the time, visitors to Jordan follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones -- rushing straight to the Treasury and Monastery tombs that bookend the ancient Nabataean city of Petra...
Journeying through Jordan by car
Jordan is probably not the first country to spring to mind if you’re thinking about taking a road trip, but there’s a multitude of reasons why this Middle Eastern gem is worth exploring by car...