What’s on in Jordan in 2015
20 Nov 2014 10:02 AM
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, AmmanWhen? 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, AmmanWhen? 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 ArtsWhen? 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.