Comprising sandstone and granite rock formations, the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan is the closest place to Mars (at least in appearance) on Earth. After designing the set for 2015 Oscar-winning film “The Martian”, Freedomes created smaller versions of this domed habitat and now travellers can visit for an experience that is out of this world.
A rare natural gem not many know about, the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve is one of Jordan's most surprising eco-attractions; a protected home and breeding ground to some of the rarest animal species to be found in the Middle East. Comprising desert wadis as well as rocky hamada areas, not only are the landscapes here worthy of admiration, but the biodiversity supported means a visit to this reserve is a must for nature and wildlife lovers.
Rotana Amman has opened its doors in Jordan, bringing 803 guest rooms, suites and hotel apartments spread over 50 floors to the Kingdom. The luxury hotel was officially opened by Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki, and the building measure 188 metres high, making it the tallest building in Jordan. Facilities include six restaurants, the Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club, and an outdoor swimming pool.
New regulations have been enforced with the help of the Four Paws charity at the tourist site in Petra in Jordan to protect the horses and donkeys that are used to transport holidaymakers. The site is home to more than 1,300 horses and donkeys, and new stables and shaded rest areas have been created at the entrance of the site along with a renovated clinic to treat injured animals.
The Jordan Tourism Board has teamed up with Qantas Airways to launch a series of promotional activities in Australia. The promotion campaign will help strengthen tourism between the two countries, and will include a press trip for Australian media representatives to Jordan so they can discover and learn more about the beautiful Middle Eastern country.
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