Site and Travel

October 25-26, 2019 ~ Irbid, Jordan


Retaj Hotel, Amman, Jordan
180-Zahran Street, 5th Circle
Jabbal Amman
P.O Box 3540 Amman 11953 Jordan
Tel: +962 (06) 551 66 88
Fax:+962(06) 553 40 37

Please Note regarding hotel room booking:
Conference Program Registrations and all arrangements for Accommodations at the special discounted rate and room block availability at the conference hotel are handled directly by Common Bond Institute.
Rate and availability is not offered outside the conference room block.

* Additional Hotel Stays:
Reserving needed additional hotel nights at the conference rate and as available is handled by CBI only. Please contact CBI directly for securing additional nights at:
Tel: 1-269-665-9393 (US)

Please see "Fees and Registration" for rates and details on registering.

HOTEL Information:


Retaj Hotel is a contemporary designer hotel located in the heart of Amman's embassy and business districts. It is close to the restaurants and high-end shopping venues at Um Uthaynah & Sweifeyah which makes it convenient for both business and pleasure. Facilities include 48 guest rooms and suites, and three meeting rooms including the Rivoly ball room.
Amman's historic Roman Theater is 2.5 miles away and Marka International Airport is a 6 mile drive.

Check in time: 15:00  (3:00 pm)
Check out time: 12:00

Food and shopping  in the area:
In addition to the hotel restaurant, there are several restaurants, cafes, and convenience stores within short walks from the hotel.



In room safe deposits.
Individual central air-conditioning
Internet access (included)
International direct-dial telephone
24-Hour Front Desk,
24 hour Business Center offering internet, full secretarial services, airline ticket confirmation & a tour desk
Laundry service
Valet & dry cleaning
Mini fridge
24-hour Room service
Satellite television channels
32 inch LCD TV
Cot and crib available
Well-equipped suite bathroom with walk-in shower.
Smoke detectors in all areas and full fire sprinkler system
Executive writing desk
Non smoking floor
Air Port Pick up & drop off: 30 JD one-way
Rent-a-Car Desk
Currency Exchange
Baggage Storage
Free private parking



Air Travel:
A number of major international airline carriers serve travel to Amman, Jordan. Contact individual carriers or a travel agent for options.
Queen Alia International Airport is located 21 miles from the hotel.


Ground Transportation:
Street Map
Roundtrip Airport Transportation to the conference hotel is available for hire on an individual basis. Options are:

1) The Retaj Hotel offers a regular shuttle service for: 30 JD ($ 42) each way. Please call the hotel directly for this. 
Tel: +962 (06) 551 66 88     Fax:+962(06) 553 40 37

2) UberX  (this is through the Uber app)

3) Public Taxi service (this is typically more expensive)

* Note: If you wish option 1, arrangements should be made in advance of arrival to ensure your pick-up is scheduled to be at the airport for your transportation to the hotel.

Our conference team can be available to help with questions and information on these ground transportation options.
If needed, contact team member Samer Zughul for this information:
Tel: From outside Jordan: +962 79 9163350
From inside Jordan: 079-9163350

VISA Information:

Please contact the Jordanian visa office in your country to confirm any specific requirements and applicable procedure for travel to Jordan.
Important Note: Citizens of the following countries do not require securing visas in advance of arriving in Jordan:
USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea
Those from these countries would instead purchase a visa at the airport in Amman upon arrival for approximately 30 - 40 JD
(NOTE: this must be in Jordanian currency. There is a currency exchange station in the passport check-in area)

For convenience we typically recommend carrying an extra passport type photo when traveling.

Details on visa requirements can be found at:


TOURISM - Pre-Conference or Post-Conference:

Tourism - Pre-Conference or Post-Conference:

Tourism - Pre-Conference or Post-Conference:
As a courtesy to our participants, we are happy to refer those interested to a local tourist service for separate hire to arrange for any excursions and cultural events wished after the conference.
Discover Jordan
Laura Rihani, General Manager
28 Al- Bayt St., Dabouq, Amman, Jordan
Tel: +962 (0) 6541 1550 Fax:+962 (0) 6541 1412 Cell: + 962 (0)797627736

* Additional Hotel Stays:
Reserving needed additional hotel nights at the conference rate and as available is handled by CBI only.
Please contact CBI directly for securing additional nights at:
Tel: 1-269-665-9393 (US)