About Amman


Amman, founded in 7000 B.C., is situated in northwest Jordan, just twenty-five miles from the Dead Sea. Seven surrounding hills helped shape the city. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, having been home to a multitude of civilizations over the years—the Ammonites, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Nabateans and Romans, Byzantines, and Umayyad Arabs. Now the capital and largest city in Jordan, Amman is a prospering, modern metropolis filled with ancient ruins, art galleries, and museums. It serves as a hub within the Middle East for commerce and trade. With a tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants from nearby countries, Amman has become a multicultural and multi-denominational city, that combines the traditional and the modern, the liberal and the conservative. Amman is a complex and welcoming city and a major attraction for anyone looking to learn about Arabic language and culture.


Map of Amman with UJ Campus and City Hotspots

Campus: Purple | Cafes & Restaurants: Blue | Other places of interest: Yellow


A student’s take on Amman!


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