Incentive Destinations: The Wonders of Jordan

PetraWith panoramic views from rocky vistas, lush seaside resorts and ancient sites like Petra, corporate groups seeking a unique Middle Eastern destination for meetings, conferences and corporate events should consider Jordan.


Petra, one of the 7 Wonders of the ancient World and a UNESCO World heritage site, is where the ancient Nabataeans carved their homes in the clefts of rocks about 7,000 - 6,500 BC. Sand covered Petra and perfectly preserved the ancient city until it was re-discovered in 1812.

Hotels near Petra include Moevenpick Resort Petra.

Near Petra, corporate groups can camp out in a Bedouin camp, go for scavenger hunts to explore the ruins, take camel safaris or learn about Jordanian cuisine through cooking team events at nearby Petra Kitchen.


Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is an eco-system that resembles the surface of the moon. With sweeping sand dunes, soaring mountains in a rich variety of colors, rare plants and over 120 species of birds, it provides an unforgettable backdrop for team activities.

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, is a rich natural environment where sea salt and mud are left after the sea water evaporates. The mud is said to have curative properties.

Luxury resorts on the Dead Sea include Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea and Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea Resort & Spa.

The Red Sea

Aqaba on the Red Sea has the world's most northern coral reef. When they are not in meetings, attendees can relax in the warm waters or glimpse unique animals including sea cows, whale sharks and sea turtles. Sailing excursions can be arranged for corporate groups.

Resorts with meeting facilities in Aqaba include Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Kempinski Hotel Aqaba and Moevenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba.


Jordan is a truly one-of-a-kind. For example, its Dana Biosphere Reserve where visitors can explore gorges, cliffs and canyons stretches over 4 distinct geographical zones. By contrast, Mujib, the world's lowest natural reserve, has sandstone cliffs and the Wadi Mujib gorge, which gushes into the Dead Sea at 410 meters below sea level.

Photo Credit: Chris Yunker
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