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Conference Venue

The conference will be held in the Holiday Inn Hotel, Amman, Jordan.

Madina Al Munawarah road
Tala Ali,
Amman, 11194


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About Amman

Jordan, a young country dense with history, full of natural wonders and historical sites, a well-travelled bridge between sea and desert, east and west. Situated just east of the River Jordan, it continues to be a bridge between ancient and new civilizations and an open air museum in almost all its entirety.

Jordan is a country for all seasons. In winter it offers therapy at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth where "floating" rather than "swimming" is a unique adventure in the extremely saline and mineral rich waters.

Amman, the capital, is an ancient city, first known as Rabbath ‘Ammon in the Iron Age and later as Philadelphia which is one of several Greco-Roman cities in the urban confederation known as the Decapolis.

One of Amman’s treasures is the Roman Byzantine and early Islamic ruins on Jabal al-Qal’a (Citadel Hill); a 2C AD Roman theater built to hold 5,000 spectators, and an archaeological museum.

Northern Jordan is home to other ancient cities of the Decapolis. These include Jarash (Gerasa), Umm Qays (Gadara), Tabaqat Fahl (Pella), Bayt Ras (Capitolias), and Quwayliba (Abila). Jarash, straddling one of the ancient world’s key trade routes, offers extensive and breathtaking ruins of colonnaded streets, arches, temples, and baths in a remarkable state of preservation and completeness.

Umm Qays offers fascinating ruins; a stunning black basalt theatre, a colonnaded main street, a city gate and a museum in a restored Ottoman house, among others.

Within 2 hours driving, you can see lots of history and touristic sites:
Aqaba, Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, Dead Sea, Bethany, The King's Highway, Ajloun, The Decapolis, Desert Castles, Irbid, Kerak, Shobak, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Pella, Machaerus, Ma'in, Salt, Umm Arrasas, Umm Al-Jimal, Umm Qais (Gadara)



Weather  Overview

Jordan has a typical Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers (June-August) and mild, wet winters (December-February). Amman is sunny and cloudless from May to October, with average temperatures around 23c (73F). Spring time brings optimal weather , lush with greenery, and autumn is equally mild and pleasant.  Because of Amman city's elevation, evening are cool. Temperatures averaging 16-20c (61-72F) between November and April.

Temperature averages in Amman during November (1976-2005): 19.7 (67) high - 9.3 (49) low
Temperature averages in Amman during October (1976-2005): 26.5 (80) high - 14.5 (58) low


Travel Information

Getting to Amman
Most international airlines will go to Queen Alia International Airport. Easy and convenient airport transfer service is available between Queen Alia Airport and Amman City. The drive from Queen Alia Airport takes approximately 18 minutes to Petra university and about 30 minutes to suggested hotels. The taxi fare to Sheraton Amman hotel (6th circle) is around 20 Jordanian Dinars (0.708 JD = 1 US Dollar).  

Visa Requirements
Not everyone requires a pre-issued visa to enter Jordan.
Please check with your travel agent or the nearest Jordanian Consulate/Embassy to determine what applies to your case. Visa application may takes more than 40 days, and thus we recommend to apply very early.

The Conference organizers can provide assistance, if required, in obtaining visitors' visas. If you need this help, please contact samer taweel (samer at csaar-center.org) and email him the required information before January 20, 2011, 8:00 pm (GMT).
Useful visa information can be found at this link >>

Letter of Invitation
Those who needs an official invitation letter in order to attend the conference may write to  Adel Shaban ()l, specifying the necessary details. This service is designed only to assist participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the Conference. It should not be considered an official invitation covering fees or other expenses.

Foreign Exchange and Banking Arrangements
The official currency of Jordan is  the Jordanian Dinar, or JD  (1 US dollar= 0.708 JD).  Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport bank upon arrival or at banks located throughout Jordan. Major credit cards are accepted in Jordan.



Hotels in Amman: The following hotel(s) have corporate discount rate with Heritage11. To obtain the hotel rates listed on our website, you must contact directly the hotel reservation desk via phone, e-mail or fax in order to arrange for the reservation. Room reservations are subject to availability.  Reservation need to be done as early as possible as there are usually shortage of hotel accommodation in Amman at this period. 

Holiday Inn Hotel - Amman  is the conference venue and providing a special corporate discount rate for Heritage11 participants. 


Holiday Inn Hotel - Amman (5 Star)

Website: Click Here for the Hotel Website

For reservation please contact Lama Youssef (Mobile



Special rates for conference attendants Please mention (Heritage 2011 Conference)
Single Room: JD 89  Including Tax
Double Room: JD 101  Including Tax

Other Hotels in Amman:

-There are many other hotels in Amman which can be reserved over the internet, click here for more hotels in Amman.  

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