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Irbid, Umm Qais 21986, Jordan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was very good. Small but tidy with a lovely courtyard. One of the exhibit statues has a plaque that said the "head was lost". What a load of rubbish. It was not lost. Islamic warriors defaced all the great Roman statues in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Miotoni
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Visited on 1st November at 9am so the site was empty and not too warm (temps did reach up to 28 degrees by noon). Follow the signs from Irbid and park in the car park then follow through to the entrance gate. (We had purchased...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank UmmMerlin
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Received guided tour and was really interesting to see all of the historical places. Watched the amphitheatre being rebuilt. The guide explained how close we were to the Israel border and showed land lost during the 6 day war. 7 miles away we could hear...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank MagooeEinstein
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Apologies, missed out this leg of what was a private full day tour which included Adjourn Castle and Jerash. Sadly this part of the tour was possibly the worse and being the most northern village took the longest amount of travel time. Yes it was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Mark H
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This was one of the first sites I was visited during my tour of Jordan. Unfamiliar with it, I wasn’t expecting much, & my driver told me I’d probably finish in 45 minutes or so. Just after the entry gate are the ruins of an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Shannon D
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Um Qais was worth the drive from Amman, and it can be combined in a full day with Jerash. Before you enter the the archaeological site, in front of the ticket counter, you'll find a handful of tour guides. Please avoid them. They will charge...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AdityaDas_13
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Whilst not as fully intact as Jerash, it is exceptional. You can explore without restriction and have a solid 2-3 hours. There is a restaurant at the top with magnificent views and superb food

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KLAT1983
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Make sure you check out Um Qais at the beginning of your day as you move to Ajloun and Jerash. The panoramic view of the Golan Heights is worth the trip alone and going in this order will wet your appetite. The site does need...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank dougm478
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The beautiful location of these important ruins enhances the visit and the views across Sea of Galilee to Golan heights are stunning. The site is extensive and fascinating with lots of rough walking involved but well worth the effort. Do have a good guide to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank EleanorStoneham
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Umm Qais is a fantastic location. Whilst the ruins are still not fully excavated and could be presented better, they are still interesting but the experience is capped by the stunning views of the North of Jordan, the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank greenyak262018
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Ahmad A
December 17, 2015|
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No, I'm pretty sure we didn't meet. But, nice to hear from a fellow traveller. Bob