Madaba, is the capital city of Madaba Governorate in central Jordan, which has a population of about 60,000. It is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, especially a large Byzantine-era mosaic map of The Holy Land. Madaba is located 30 kilometers (19 miles) south-west of the capital Amman.
When to go:
Jordan has a typically Middle Eastern climate in which summers are very hot, with temperatures reaching up into the forties celsius. If you are not adversely affected by heat it is still worth considering a trip at this time as you will have sights like Petra almost to yourself.
Spring and autumn are the best times to travel as the days are warm, with temperatures into the high twenties celsius with cool nights.
Average monthly temperature (°C)
+2hrs (GMT +3 from April to October).
Arabic and English.
British citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of their arrival in Jordan. A visa is required, and can be obtained on arrival.
The flying time from London to Amman is typically 5 hours. London is 2283 miles from Amman and Madaba is 12 miles from Queen Alia International Airport (Amman, Jordan).
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