Dakkak Newsletter

September 2023 Edition

Dakkak Jordan

Featured Destination:

Ajloun – Jordan

Ajloun is a beautiful mountain district in northern Jordan. It is known for its stunning scenery, its historic castles, and its cool weather. Ajloun is a great place to escape the heat of the desert in summer.

Here are some of the things you can do in Ajloun:

  • Visit Ajloun Castle, a 12th-century castle that is one of the best-preserved castles in Jordan.
  • Hike in Ajloun National Park, which is home to stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Visit Umm Qais, an ancient Roman city that is located on a hilltop with panoramic views of the Jordan Valley.
  • Take a cooking class and learn how to make traditional Jordanian dishes.
  • Visit a local village and experience Jordanian culture firsthand.

Local Experience of the Month:

A Cooking Class in Ajloun

Learning how to cook traditional Jordanian dishes is a great way to experience Jordanian culture firsthand. There are many cooking classes available in Ajloun, where you can learn how to make everything from hummus to baba ghanoush to mansaf.

Here are some of the benefits of taking a cooking class in Ajloun:

  • You will learn how to make traditional Jordanian dishes that you can enjoy at home.
  • You will get to know Jordanian culture and learn about the ingredients and spices that are used in Jordanian cuisine.
  • You will meet other travelers and make new friends.
  • You will have a fun and memorable experience.

Here’s a specific cooking classes that we recommend:

  • Cooking with Local Residents – Ajloun Forest Reserve

    Learn about local Jordanian culture and cuisine and have hands-on cooking experience with local families in Ajloun. Guests will enjoy learning how to cook and then sitting down to their delicious home-cooked traditional meal with their local hosts, a truly immersive cultural experience. 

Restaurant of the Month:

Al Quds Restaurant

Al-Quds Restaurant is a traditional Jordanian restaurant located in multiple areas in Amman. It is known for its delicious local food and its friendly atmosphere.

Here are some of the dishes that you can try at Al-Quds Restaurant:

  • Hummus: This is a popular Middle Eastern dish made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic, olive oil, and parsley
  • Mansaf: This is a national dish of Jordan made from lamb, yogurt sauce, rice, and pine nuts.
  • Kabsa: This is a rice dish that is popular throughout the Middle East. It is made with meat, vegetables, and spices.
  • Shawarma: This is a popular Middle Eastern dish made from grilled meat (Beef or Chicken) that is shaved and then served in a pita bread with vegetables and sauces.
  • Falafel: These are deep-fried balls made from chickpeas, herbs, and spices. They are often served in a pita bread with vegetables and sauces.
    Al-Quds Restaurant is a great place to try traditional Jordanian food. It is a popular restaurant with locals and tourists alike. The food is delicious and the prices are reasonable. The service is friendly and attentive. If you are looking for a great place to try a variety of local food then we recommend Al-Quds Restaurant.

Featured Accommodation:

Ritz-Carlton Amman

The Ritz-Carlton Amman was opened on May 20, 2022 located in the heart of Amman. The Ritz-Carlton Amman is a luxury hotel that is a popular choice for business travelers and leisure travelers alike. The hotel is known for its luxurious accommodations, its excellent service, and its stunning views of the city.

  • Number of rooms: 228
  • Number of suites: 34
  • Amenities:
    • Spacious and luxurious rooms
    • Attentive and friendly service
    • Stunning views of the city of Amman
    • Restaurants, a bar, and 2 pools
    • A spa and fitness center
    • A business center
    • A kids’ club
  • Luxurious accommodations: The hotel has a variety of room types, including suites, villas, and apartments. All of the rooms are spacious and well-appointed.
  • Outlets:
    – Soleil Cafe
    – The Founder’s Room
    – Legends Sports Lounge
    – Iris Tea Lounge
    – Ambros Bistro
    – Roberto’s
    – Pool Grill

News & Events:

  • Ryanair launches biggest ever winter schedule for Jordan celebrating 5 years of operations with 4 new routes and over 100 weekly flights. (https://www.dakkakjordan.com/ryanair-biggest-winter-schedule-for-jordan)

  • Low cost carriers: Starting end of October 2023, Aqaba Airport will have direct flights from low-cost carriers Ryan Air, Wizz Air, and easyJet.
  • Amman Jazz Festival (September 13- October 1st): This popular festival features performances by international and local jazz musicians
  • Aqaba Beach Festival (September 22-24): This festival takes place in Aqaba, Jordan’s only port city, and it features a variety of activities, including swimming, sunbathing, water sports, and live music. 
  • Dead Sea Marathon (September 24): This marathon is held on the shores of the Dead Sea, and it is a challenging but rewarding experience.

Dakkak UAE

Featured Activity

Seaworld Yas Island Abu Dhabi
The region’s first marine life theme park

Get ready for more than 100,000 animals and 75 interactive experiences and rides, and learn all about the One Ocean that connects us all.

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is a marine life theme park and animal research, rescue & rehabilitation center that opened on May 23, 2023, on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is the first SeaWorld park outside of the United States and the first park without orca whales.

In addition to its educational offerings, SeaWorld Yas Island also offers a variety of thrilling rides and attractions. The park’s signature ride is the Ray Reef, a suspended roller coaster that takes riders through a bioluminescent tunnel filled with stingrays. Other popular attractions include the Dolphin Encounter, where guests can get up close and personal with dolphins, and the Sea Lion Point, where guests can watch sea lions perform tricks.

SeaWorld Yas Island is also committed to marine conservation. The park has a research and rescue center that is dedicated to helping injured and orphaned marine animals. The park also supports a variety of conservation initiatives around the world.

Address: Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Hours: Open daily from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Featured Accommodation

Royal Atlantis Hotel: The Ultimate Dubai Luxury Resort

The Royal Atlantis Hotel is a new luxury resort located on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Words cannot describe the level of luxury this hotel is. It is home to 795 rooms and suites, 17 restaurants and bars, a spa, a fitness center, and a variety of other amenities.

The hotel’s rooms and suites are spacious and ultra-luxuriously appointed. Many of the rooms have private balconies or terraces with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf.

The hotel’s restaurants offer a variety of dining options, from fine dining to casual fare. There are also several bars and lounges where guests can relax and enjoy a drink.

The hotel’s spa is a luxurious oasis where guests can pamper themselves with a variety of treatments. The fitness center offers state-of-the-art equipment and personal training sessions.

In addition to its many amenities, the Royal Atlantis Hotel is also home to a number of attractions, including:

  • The Lost Chambers Aquarium: This massive aquarium is home to over 65,000 marine animals, including sharks, rays, and fish. Guests can take an underwater journey through the aquarium and learn about the animals that live there.
  • The Aquaventure Waterpark: This waterpark is one of the largest in the Middle East. It features a variety of slides, pools, and attractions for guests of all ages.
  • The Atlantis Kids Club: This club offers a variety of activities for children of all ages. Children can swim, play games, and participate in arts and crafts.

The Royal Atlantis Hotel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a high-level luxurious vacation in Dubai. With its stunning location, luxurious amenities, and exciting attractions, the Royal Atlantis Hotel is sure to exceed your expectations.

Book your stay at the Royal Atlantis Hotel today and experience the ultimate Dubai luxury resort with Dakkak UAE!

Restaurant of the Month

Sublimotion Dubai: A Multi-Sensory Dining Experience That Will Take Your Breath Away

Sublimotion Dubai is a multi-sensory dining experience that is considered to be one of the most unique and unforgettable dining experiences in the world. The price tag of AED5,000 (US$1,361) per person includes a 10-course meal, live performances, and 360-degree screens with surround imagery.

Book your table with Dakkak UAE at Sublimotion Dubai today and experience a dining experience that you will never forget!

The restaurant is located in the Royal Atlantis Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. It was created by chef Paco Roncero, who is a two-Michelin-starred chef, and creative director Eduardo Gonzales.

The dining experience at Sublimotion Dubai is designed to be an immersive and unforgettable one. The food is paired with music, visuals, and even scents to create a truly unique dining experience. The dishes are also designed to be visually stunning, and they are often accompanied by live performances.

Sublimotion Dubai is only open for a limited time each year, so it is a truly exclusive experience. If you are looking for a truly unforgettable dining experience, Sublimotion Dubai is the place for you.

News & Events

1- NBA to take place Abu Dhabi “ https://nbaevents.nba.com/abudhabi2023

2- UFC Final to take place Abu Dhabi “ https://visitabudhabi.ae/en/campaign/abu-dhabi-showdown-week-2023-ufc-294

3- Climate Control Street in Dubai “ https://www.khaleejtimes.com/local-business/worlds-first-climate-controlled-raining-street-coming-to-dubai

4- Anantara Mina Al Arab to Open Rask Al Khaimah
Looking forward to welcoming you to this Maldivian-inspired resort amongst the lush Mangroves of Mina Al Arab.

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