Shatha Petra Hotel

5th Circle, Amman, Jordan
Shatha Petra Hotel
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GOING TO JORDAN THIS WEEKEND from ISRAEL- URGENT QUESTION: Visa- transport from Petra to Amman

by worldtraveler89

Hi Im going to Jordan this weekend and was wondering if anyone knows if we can get the visas when we cross through Eilat in Israel.

Also are there any buses from petra to amman on saturday mornings?


Re: GOING TO JORDAN THIS WEEKEND from ISRAEL- URGENT QUESTION: Visa- transport from Petra to Amman

by cachaseiro

i don´t know what your nationality is so it´s hard to say if you can get a visa upon arrival.
if you are an EU citizen then you can get one.

Re: GOING TO JORDAN THIS WEEKEND from ISRAEL- URGENT QUESTION: Visa- transport from Petra to Amman

by worldtraveler89

I am American

Re: GOING TO JORDAN THIS WEEKEND from ISRAEL- URGENT QUESTION: Visa- transport from Petra to Amman

by cachaseiro

then i am pretty sure that you can get a visa upon arrival too, but i am not 100% sure.
jordan is generally very open to the west and in particular the USA.

Re: GOING TO JORDAN THIS WEEKEND from ISRAEL- URGENT QUESTION: Visa- transport from Petra to Amman

by unaS

According to this site:
North American can get a visa at the border crossing.

Re buses on Saturday from Petra, see this site:

Have a great trip.

Re: GOING TO JORDAN THIS WEEKEND from ISRAEL- URGENT QUESTION: Visa- transport from Petra to Amman

by worldtraveler89

Thanks so much for all your answers! :)

Travel Tips for Amman

You must be married

by cheerssweetie

We arrived in Amman Jordan on the 15th July 2010 and had a problem with the hotel we were staying. They required that my boyfriend and I show a marriage certificate (bit of a problem we were not married) before they would give us a room. We went about 50metres up the road to another hotel where the hotel reception/owner did not have a problem.
We also encountered this problem when we were going to book a tour through a travel agency, only to go to another agency and there was no problem.

From what I can gather if you book hotels 5 star the staff do not seem to have an issue, our tour to eqypt was through a travel agency in Abdoun located near the American embassy which dealt with alot of foreigners.

I also wondered if they were in around about way trying to let my boyfriend (whom is Jordanian) know that he should not be travelling around with a girl that is not related to him.

In a nutshell just be wary of the above, you may or may not come across it -but as the old adeage goes "forewarned is forearmed"

Outside Amman.

by Openseas

Most travellers seem to hire a car and drive to these tourist spots. All are within an easy drive from Amman.

Petra - three hours driving.
Jerash - 30 minutes
Dead Sea - 45 minutes
Karak - 2 hrs.
The Sheraton Hotel has a car hire office on the ground floor Or you hire a car from Thrifty's office in downtown. . The Four Season Hotel can also organise tours.

Roads are well sign posted written in both Arabric and English. English is spoken in Amman.

Taxi's are another option, you can organize a driver from the hotel and set a price before leaving to your destination. See lists below for more info.

Authentic Jordanian Group

by onfoot about Rum Group - Tareq Al Nasser

Rum Group is a Jordanian Musical group that was established around 1998. Rum performs Tareq Al Nasser's compositions, which are characterized with musical structure that can be described as novel and daring in oriental music, part from the innovative approach and the new spirit he added to the soundtracks he contributed to TV series, where the arrangements skillfully combined between oriental, western and international instruments. Urdun CD, meaning Jordan. Most pieces are traditional but the composer had managed to revive them with some instrumental compositions and vocals. Pieces are from different parts of Jordan, and the audio was done with local singers, shepherd and groups around Jordan. The CD is for 10$ max

To Jerusalem

by MalenaN

There are no direct buses between Amman and Jerusalem. From Amman you take a service taxi or a bus from Abdali station. As I arrived to Abdali station by taxi (400 files) a bus was just leaving. The bus took an hour to the border at King Hussein Bridge and I paid 2 JD. I saw someone pay less but they said I was going to another gate (but it was not far away). It seems like all foreign people, or none arabs, leave from another gate (and also arrives to another gate at the Israeli side). After getting a stamp in the passport I was shown to sit down outside to wait for a bus together with many others. After an hour a bus came and for 3 JD it took us all way over the bridge to the building of the Israeli passport control.
For some people it was fast at the passport control and they got the stamp after a few questions. But I, and some others, who had a Syrian visa and stamp from Lebanon had to answer many questiona and then wait. After 1,5 hours I finally got the stamp in my passport (you can get it on a paper if you ask) and could continue.
It was sabbath (Saturday) and therefore no buses were running, but there are service taxis (sheruts). The service taxi to Jerusalem was 30 shekels and it took about one hour.

Best restaurant downtown

by Djinn76 about Fakhr el-Din

The building now sheltering this famous restaurant has successively been the house of the prime minister and the ambassy of Spain.

Unfortunately, while the weather is mild, everyone is eating on the outdoor terasse.

The restaurant is famous for its mezzes. Even with an english menu, it is not always easy to know what to order. However the waiters are quite friendly and will give you any needed explanation. The mezzes of courses, hummus, goat cheese and many others delicious things I don't remember the name.

It wasn't bad but I was not impressed by the main dishes: mostly grilled meat. Small hint: leave some space for the desert!

As a desert, you *must* taste the 'osmaliya'. This is the turkish version of the 'knafah'.


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