Umm Qais


Site of the famous miracle of the Gadarene swine, Gadara was renowned in its time as a cultural center. It was the home of several classical poets and philosophers, including Theodorus, founder of a rhetorical school in Rome, and was once called “a new Athens” by a poet. Perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee, Gadara is known today as “Umm Qays” and boasts an impressive colonnaded street, a vaulted terrace, and the ruins of two theatres. You can take in the sights and then dine on the terrace of a fine restaurant with a breathtaking view.


Umm Qais to Amman: 120 KM approximately 2 hours of driving.  Umm Qais to Aqaba: 440 KM, approximately 5 Hours 50 Minutes of driving.

Internet Access
Mobile broadband (4G)

 Few shops and restaurants are available in the area.


2+ Hotels and Hotel Apartments are available in the area.

Medical Services

 30 minutes of driving to reach 4+ Hospital, 5+ medical centers, clinics & medical laboratories, 3+ Pharmacies in Irbid.


Average high °C (°F) 31.8 (89.2) in August.  Average low °C (°F) 5.3 (41.5) in January.