Umm Qais – أم قيس

A two hours drive from Amman you will find the historical site Umm Qais. It is a nice area and an interesting drive from Amman over Irbid passing by green fields. From Umm Qais there is a nice view on the surrounding countries to the North and West and you can see Lake Tiberia. Below you will find the pictures from our visit in April and November 2017. In April it was very green. I recommend not to go on Fridays but Saturdays, as it will be less crowdy. If you can, take the chance to grab a snack or coffee at the restaurant within the site. However, it might be busy so depending on when you go, reserve a table. You might combine the trip with visiting Irbid or Pella or Jerash/Ajloun. It is a great site to take friends who visit. Umm Qais is also the starting point for the Jordan Trail. When coming to, take the road near Irbid, when leaving take the Dead Sea Highway and turn towards Amman bypassing the road towards Salt. There is a cafe called Sunset cafe offering a stunning view over the Jordan Valley.

Tourists pay 5 JD, residents/Iqama 250 fils.

Umm Qais in April

Umm Qais in November

Panorama View of the Jordan Valley
Panorama View of the Jordan Valley

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