Amman is the capital city of Jordan. Jordan is both a Muslim and Christian country, and is home to some impressive churches and mosques, including the King Abdullah I Mosque. The World Heritage Site of Petra is within a short drive of Amman. The beach resort of Aqaba, and the Dead Sea Resorts, are both close to Amman. Jordan has an enviable climate, and it rarely rains in Amman between June and September. bmi fly from London Heathrow to Jordan, as do Royal Jordanian (flight time of around 5 hours).