Amman’s buildings, with a few minor exceptions, are obliged to be ‘clad’ with white stone from the region.

The result is a very attractive city. Low cost buildings look smart. High end buildings are able to have their own unique architecture, but still look good and fit in with everything else.

Here’s the Sheraton, for example.

sheraton amman.jpg

Here’s the ‘Le Royal’.

le royal.jpg

Imagine what Dubai could have looked like if someone had imposed some basic rules?


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