Amman, Jordan: 3 hour, 30 minute flight
The metropolitan capital of Jordan, Amman, really hit its growth spurt in the 20th century - making it a city full of juxtaposition. The trendy western side of the city is any city-dwellers' ideal getaway, with its leafy neighbourhoods, local cafes and shops, and art galleries to browse. The eastern part of the city is where tradition lies, dotted with mosques, souqs and coffeehouses to explore.
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