Back to Blog List

What’s on in Jordan in 2015

20 Nov 2014 10:02 AM

What’s on in Jordan in 2015
If you’re travelling to Jordan this year, then make sure exploring its vibrant cultural scene is at the top of your bucket list.

With music festivals celebrating the music of the Arab youth to the traditional sound of classical Arab songs, Jordan’s capital city Amman is at the forefront of the country’s exciting events calendar.

And just so you know what is not to be missed, here’s a quick rundown of the best events happening in Jordan in 2015.

Al Balad Music Festival, Amman

When? June 2015

Running for a whole week in the month of June, the annual Al Balad Music Festival promotes music from the Arab world.
It’s a platform for artists from all over the Middle East to showcase their music and if you’re in the audience, you’ll quickly find yourself swept up in the carnival atmosphere.

Last year’s highlights included acts from Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia and you can keep an eye out for this year’s festival line-up here.

You can even buy your tickets online in advance to help you plan your time at the festival.

Citadel Nights, Amman

When? Ramadan, July 2015

Starting on the 3rd night of Ramadan, Amman will be welcoming visitors from all over the world to celebrate traditional Arab culture.
As the city comes to life each night of Ramadan at 9pm, guests will be able to enjoy traditional Arab dishes, authentic souks and classical Arab music.

But what makes the festival so special is its panoramic views of Amman – one of the oldest cities in the world and the largest in Jordan.

Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts

When? July 2015

Just half an hour’s drive from Amman lies Jerash – one of the best preserved Roman cities in the world and the host of this major international festival.

Taking place every year since 1980, the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts transforms this ancient city into one of the world’s liveliest cultural events. With singers, poetry readings, ballet performances, symphony orchestras and art shows, the Jerash Festival showcases the best of Jordanian culture in a host of different arenas.

And if you’re planning to come over to Jordan for this years’ festival, here’s some good news – the festival takes place in a usually quiet season for tourism, so hotel rooms and air travel won’t be as expensive or hard to come by.

Where to stay

If you’re hoping to explore Jordan’s landmarks during the day and experience its cultural life at night, then staying near Amman will give you the best of both worlds.

At DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba you’ll be on the banks of the Dead Sea, just 50 minutes away from Amman. You can spend the day floating in the Dead Sea’s salty waters and then make the short drive to the city to enjoy its evening cultural events.

Stay for at least a week and you’ll have enough time to soak up everything Jordan has to offer.


  • What is considered good etiquette in Egypt

    What is considered good etiquette in Egypt

    When visiting Egypt for the first time, it’s important you get to know the culture. Here's an etique

  • Nine unmissable beaches in Egypt

    Nine unmissable beaches in Egypt

    Egypt is a popular holiday destination for those looking to relax by the sea. Here we explore nine o

  • Discover the best restaurants in Egypt

    Discover the best restaurants in Egypt

    Can't decide where to enjoy a lovely meal in Egypt? We've done the legwork for you and compiled a li

  • Spotlight on Hilton Hotels in Cairo

    Spotlight on Hilton Hotels in Cairo

    Planning a trip to Egypt anytime soon? Here is a review of five Hilton hotels of the highest quality

View All
Terms & Conditions

Full Guaranteed Discount Terms & Conditions

Limited availability at the advertised rate. Featured rates are subject to availability at properties in Europe, Middle East & Africa and are for stays which may begin on Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights in Europe or a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night in Middle East & Africa. The actual rate relates to the hotel’s Best Available (a.k.a. Flexible) Rate (“BAR”), which is a specific rate type that varies depending on time of purchase, is unrestricted, non-qualified and excludes discount rates. Early departure fees, deposit and cancellation restrictions may apply and vary by hotel. Quoted rates are per room per night and are for room only, based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, gratuities, incidental charges or other associated costs (where applicable). Rates advertised may vary and may be higher or lower than the advertised rate.

Rates correct at time of going to press and valid for weekend arrivals throughout March and April 2017.

Any currency conversions displayed on advertising are for comparison only.  Reservations will be booked in the local hotel currency displayed. Currency rates utilized in each conversion rely upon several different public sources from other parties without independent investigation or verification and should be used only as examples. Hilton does not, and cannot, verify the accuracy of any rate conversion examples.