AMMAN

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AMMAN, JORDON

Holiday Houseboys

To fully appreciate Amman you need to book a Holiday Houseboy, your local gay friendly tour guide. If you want to see the tourist sites, places off the beaten track or discover new experiences, the Holiday Houseboy is there to help you. He looks after your safety and welfare at all times. It is a fun way to explore anew city.

Basil

Basil studies mechatronics engineering and builds robots. He is accustomed to showing friends and colleagues around the city. Having gained the experience, he is also now an unofficial tour guide who loves to show what Amman has to offer. In his free time he plays the guitar. Book Basil to give you his insights of Amman and have a fun time like a local.

Basil smokes occasionally, and speaks English and Arabic.

Total cost for the guide services of Basil for a full day of 8 hours = a non refundable deposit of US$45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS US$50 in cash to Basil after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

Alternatively for the guide services of Basil for half a day of 4 hours = a non refundable deposit of US$25 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS US$30 in cash to Basil after his services. Total 55 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.



How To Book A Holiday Houseboy

To book any of our Holiday Houseboys please go to the enquiry form.

Or send an email to info@holidayhouseboys.com.

Alternatively WhatsApp +94-76-630-1069.

Remember a Holiday Houseboy is your gay friendly tour guide who looks after your safety and welfare at all times.

Please note these are guide services and not sexual services.

 

Highlights of Amman


Roman Theatre Amman Jordan

Roman Theatre Amman Jordan



Amman is the capital of Jordan with a population of over 4 million. Located in the Middle East along the east ban of the River Jordan, Jordan is flanked by Israel to the west, Saudi Arabia to the South and East, and Iraq and Syria to the north. Jordan is also home to the famous archaeological site of Petra. Dated at around 300 BC, Petra is set in a valley filled with temples, tombs and monuments carved out of the rock. Because of the colour of the rock, Petra gained its name as the “Rose City”. Amman is some 230 kms (140 miles) from this must see site.

Amman was originally built on 7 hills, but is now over 19 hills, and 22 regions. East Amman is the historic area, whilst West Amman is more modern with business concentrating on this side. Romans left their mark with many ruins around the centre. These include the Temple of Hercules, the Roman Theatre, the Amman Citadel, the Odeon and the Nymphaeum. The Roman Theatre is of particular interest as it had a capacity for 6,000 attendees. By being carved in the hill, the attendees were also protected from the sun.

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From 7th to 15th Century, Islam became prominent. The Rashidun Caliphate took control in the 630s. With many of the inhabitants already speaking Arabic, conversion to Islam was the next step. This period is also renowned for the “desert castles”. These are outposts in the desert with the aim of controlling and protecting the conquered area.

One main settlement came from the expulsed Circassians from the Ottoman Balkans from 1878 to 1910. This as a result of Russian invasions into their homeland.

One of the main factors for Amman’s growth was the railway system. An adventurous Hejaz Railway linked Damascus to Medina through Amman. Part of the Ottoman Railway network, this permitted the pilgrimage to the sacred city of Mecca. For Amman the effect firmly put Amman on the map and economic wealth flowed in from all sides as opportunities arose.

More recently Amman has had an influx of refugees as a result of conflicts in the Middle East. Principally Palestinians in 1948 and 1967, Iraqis in 1990 and 2003, and Syrians since 2011.

Top tourist attractions in Amman are of course the Roman ruins with the Citadel as being the top attraction. For an intriguing walk, stroll along Rainbow Street which goes from the historical First Circle to Mango Street. Along the way you will come across rooftop terraces with spectacular views.

For those interested in Islam culture, you have King Abdullah Mosque in all its glory, and Ahl Al Kahf, an education centre for budding imams and preachers.

For museums, you have the highly cherished Royal Automobile Museum which is much more than just cars. Whilst the Jordan Museum hosts the Dead Sea Scrolls plus other artifacts. And the Royal Tank Museum based on Jordan’s military history.

To get a feel of the city, you can also take tours that specialize in certain areas of Amman. Given its 22 districts, each has its own history of growth and expertise. For example Jabal Al Lweibdeh is famous for its art galleries and museums.

For shopping, besides the local shops and markets you come across, a more upbeat location is the City Mall. This caters more for brand shopping as per any modern shopping mall experience.

In conclusion Amman has a history like no other that is worth investigatng. Moreover regarded as a safe haven for many, Jordan has become an influencing factor of stability in the Middle Eastern region with many marvels of wonder to admire.

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