Formerly an ancient dwelling called Taybeh, the Hayat Zaman Hotel has been created from this village to provide a luxurious experience set in rustic trappings. The resort offers stunning views of the Sharah Mountain Range. The facilities on offer at the Hayat Zaman Hotel include a well equipped fitness room, a traditional hammam, and an outdoor pool.

The air-conditioned rooms at the resort feature modern amenities combined with traditional decorations. All rooms have a seating area, a flat-screen TV, and a mini-bar. Some rooms have an private bathroom with a whirlpool. Hayat Zaman has several restaurants offering authentic Arabian dishes as well as international cuisine. Guests can enjoy an evening cocktail at the garden bar. The resort’s hammam features original Ottoman features, and offers professional massages.

There is also a handicraft souk, and a small shop selling a selection of incense, tea, hand soaps, and body creams. The well-tended walkways of the resort lead to the old village center, with its original water-well and marble benches. Petra is just 7.5 miles from Hayat Zaman, and Aqaba is a 90-minute drive from the resort. Travellers bound for the Holy Land will find this a convenient stopover while they visit some of the historical sites which lie in Jordan.

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