Petra Nightlife

  • Teh bar at the movenpick.
    Teh bar at the movenpick.
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    Cave Bar, Dec 2010
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  • Petra By Night: Petra Night

    by traveller86 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Every Monday, Wednesdy and Thursday, the group enters Petra at 10:30 p.m., walks through the candle lit Siq and reaches to the Treasury where Bedouin music is played and a cup of tea is ready to worm you up... A lecture about Petra and the Nabataeans, and then back out again through the Siq, this time it is allowed to take pictures... It is a nice experience, and it only costs 12 J.D., To know more you can email us at traveller86@vtmail.com

    Dress Code: coat in c

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    Cave Bar: Drinks in a 2000 year old Nabataean tomb!

    by MM212 Updated Jan 18, 2011

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    Cave Bar, Dec 2010
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    One of the most original bars in the world, Cave Bar is set in cave tomb carved by the Nabataeans in the 1st century BC. The tomb is one of a few located just outside the Petra site, in what is now Wadi Musa, the town that developed at the entrance of Petra. It is a great place for a drink at the end of a long tiring day in Petra.

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    Sahtain: Lounge at Taybet Zaman Hotel

    by MM212 Written Jan 14, 2011

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    Small and charming, this bar-lounge is part of Sahtain Restaurant of the Taybet Zaman Resort Hotel. It is located a good 10 minute-drive south of Wadi Musa, so it is not convenient for everyone visiting Petra and Wadi Musa. However, if you happen to be nearby or staying at Taybet Zaman, then this bar/lounge is a great place for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail.

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  • Petra: Petra is locked down after midnight

    by ThwartedVillainy Written Aug 11, 2010

    This is just a heads up because nobody warned us about this, but Petra is LOCKED DOWN after midnight by tourist police and secret police. If you are not back in your hotel by midnight, the hotel is requested to call local police and give them your name(s) and nationality and a brief description of you or the members of your party.

    Just be aware of this so you avoid trouble late at night because its not well advertised. The streets are crawling with secret police, too. They are dressed in plain clothes, but speak fluent english and will practically interrogate you about where you are from, which hotel you are staying with, and why youre out at night.

    So dont expect any nightlife outside of your hotel.

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    The bar at the movenpick hotel.: nice hotel bar.

    by cachaseiro Written Apr 20, 2009

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    Teh bar at the movenpick.

    The bar at the movenpick hotel is one of the few options you have if you want to head for a drink in the evening in Petra.
    Petra is not much of a nightlife place, but it has so many other things that it dosen't really matter.
    The movenpick bar is quite ok though and can get lively at night and they do have live music and dancing sometimes too.

    Dress Code: It's a 5 star hotel, but because it mainly caters to tourists the attitude is quite relaxed when it come to dressing up or down.

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    The Cave Bar

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 6, 2006

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    Next to Crowne Plaza Hotel and Mövenpick Hotel and very close to Petra's entrance and visitors centre, you can find this bar which is a nabatean cave. Opens till 12 o'clock at midnight, and it's a very nice place where to have a late night drink after a full day visit around Petra. There are also tables outside the cave which can be very nice if the weather is warm enough.

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    Petra by Night - Light Show

    by jadedmuse Written Nov 10, 2005

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    OK, I didn't see this myself BUT that was only because the last time I was in Petra I was 4 months pregnant, tired from hiking and climbing through the park all day AND it was rather cold at night since we were there in December - HOWEVER....had it not been all of the above, I would have loved to experience Petra at night.

    Apparently local talent puts on a lovely little cultural show inside the park, with narration and lights....I am sure it must be haunting and beautiful even if it does sound a bit cheesy. Tales of the Nabatean are spun while dances are performed under a canopy of desert stars, amidst the theatre of Petra's rose colored city.

    It just sounds really romantic and worth an evening (there's nothing else to do in Petra anyways)

    Dress Code: Comfortable

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    Al Magaad Bar: Romantic Interlude

    by jadedmuse Written Nov 10, 2005

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    With a Lawrence of Arabia theme (but of course!), you feel like you're smack in the middle of an extraordinary bedouin tent.

    We sat outside in the atrium area and enjoyed a milkshake in the late afternoon, but after dinner we peeked inside the bar area and it was gorgeous....dim lighting, perfect ambience, live music.....perfect for an after dinner drink and quiet conversation or some romance....

    Dress Code: Pants for men, pants or dress for women. Sleeveless is OK for women because it's inside an international hotel...but if you show up in a t-shirt and shorts, you might embarass yourself because of the sheer elegance of the ambience.

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    I Wanted...

    by coceng Updated May 15, 2005

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    Along The Siq In Petra...

    I don't know how long you guys (who have been to Petra) could walk along The Siq during the day but for me it's 30 minutes.
    On that night, I wanted to smoke but I dare not, afraid that I might disturb some spirits with my Malboro sticks !
    I did enjoy the walk.
    We were supposed to walk in 1 straight line but of course for the couple, they walked hand in hand anyway.

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    It Seems...

    by coceng Updated May 15, 2005

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    Keep On Walking Along The Siq...

    It seemed a long time to walk along The Siq at night ! Only candles, put in paper bag were lined up The Siq.
    Being myself, I wanted to capture everything !
    I brought my small tripod with me but there's another guy who had a big tripod !
    We walked & walked...

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    Finally...

    by coceng Updated May 15, 2005

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    The Treasury At Night !

    Finally, we reached The Treasury ! There were lots more candles in front of The Treasury. The Treasury during the day is the main photo on this Petra page.
    Minutes before that actually, we heard sweet ancient music, wailing, singing...Kinda spooky but nonetheless exotic !

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    The Paperbags...

    by coceng Updated May 15, 2005

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    Candles In Paperbags in Petra...

    My eyes were looking at the paperbags (as in my photo); Thinking that we were all like that. That flames burning for a short time. Feeling forlorn a bit there.
    They do look a bit like flowers yes ?
    Well, I have a flowery life, I thought...

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    A Couple...

    by coceng Updated May 15, 2005

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    Feeling The Ambience In Petra...

    On this photo, we could see a couple were enjoying the ambience, the story-telling...
    We were allowed to roam Petra at night but The Tour Guide told us that there used to be a place to sleep in Petra years & years ago. Now no more...
    Somebody sure would love to make babies in Petra !

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    We Were...

    by coceng Updated May 15, 2005

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    The Treasury At Night !

    We were treated with music...with herbal tea. Nice !
    Everybody was sitting quietly & I of course started to smoke anyway.
    The Tour Guide was telling us about Petra thousands of years ago. What it was like, what it was making Petra the true civilization of this world.
    Look at my photo. The Treasury was not lit at all. You could see part of it...

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    Petra Night Excursion...

    by coceng Updated May 15, 2005

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    People To Petra Night Excursion...

    Right ! I managed to see Petra at night ! We had to pay JD 12 for about 2 hours or walking from The Siq until The Treasury so we were told.
    We gathered around The Tourist Office & there were about 16 of us.
    You can see some of them on this photo. Everybody was excited but I was kinda moody because all my Petra digital photos (taken during the day) were gone hours before !
    People were bringing their cameras & some only their mobiles.
    This photo was taken by me because I wanted to test the light.
    I used the flash which was stupid as it frightened some old people !
    The flash was too strong like there's a big explosion from my camera. "Sorry...", I said to them.
    It was NOT brightly lit, you need a special camera to take photos in this kind of setting.
    Let see what I could capture with my digital camera.

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