King's Highway
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,443 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The fabled King's Highway is one of the best-known roads in Jordan. It's a route to Mount Nebo, one of the most famous sites in the Middle East. From Mount Nebo, Moses saw the Promised Land. From Mount Nebo, Moses had a wonderful sight over the Jordan River Valley. Bur Moses did not enter the Promised Land; no-one knows where Moses is buried.
Written 9 November 2023
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,065 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Main highway between Amman and Aqaba, well maintained with many fuel/eatery spots along the way.

Try to stay to main fuel stations and not the smaller towns, when I drove from Amman to Aqaba lots of protests against government that spilled onto highway that stopped traffic with riot police at several places along the way and police escorting many truck convoys!!

Try to get to final destination by dark if possible.
Written 11 May 2023
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Harrison F. Carter
Auckland, New Zealand12,827 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Had no idea just how much I would enjoy driving around Jordan... It is wonderful... And the Kings' Highway full of such beautiful vistas...
Written 10 April 2023
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PAQUITO-VIAJERO
Valencia, Spain370 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Just the typical highway to go from Amman to Petra for example. Good to take to visit Dead Sea or Karak Castle as well.
Be careful, I found some fuel stations only accepting cash, always ask if they accept Visa card before refulling
Written 24 February 2023
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
What a lovely highway to drive on but only during the day time. Ensure you minimize driving at night as it is very challenging (the last bit down into the Dead Sea was done at night, and wow the difficulty).

Ensure you know how to move the rental car into low gear and up/down shift between first and second gear. The scenic spots are phenomenal and ensure you allot a full day, sunrise to sunset, if you plan to do it all in one day.
Written 7 October 2022
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Frank T
68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We drove from Madaba over the mountains and down to the Dead Sea. We shirtly picked up The Kings Highway which scrolls through the countryside. Watch the speed ramps. Some of them are signed and others are not. We came across 2 police checkpoints en route to Wadi Musa and again when we were returning via Shobak. There are a few fuel stations on the road. The one near Shobak was ultra modern while another one near Karak was not. People we encountered along the way were very friendly and at the last fuel station the attendant boiled us a wicked pot of Turkish coffee which you could eat with a fork. The police who stopped us wanted to know where we were from. When we said Ireland they were surprised. Some parts of the road have deep potholes which are hard to see but you'll know all about it when you hit one at speed.
Other road users are liable to pull off some daring feats. Be prepared to be overtaken on any side on bends and straights. Most of the culprits are Bedouins driving Japanese 4x4s. As you head south from Dead Sea you will see camps on the right hand side occupied by Palestinian Bedouin refugees who get blamed for all the plastic rubbish on the road side.
You may get lucky and see a line of camels strolling by.
If you want to see the real Jordan and are not in a hurry this is the real deal. If not ; check out the Desert Highway which is another story 😁
Written 21 February 2020
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Tatiana T
Constanta, Romania28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
I recommend to stop
And eat here the best services, food high quality, very clean and very good price.
Written 10 January 2020
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moloneythreasa
London, UK106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
I went on the King's Road on the way to Amman. I visited Shobak Castle. It is in Jorden not too far from Petra. It is very interesting Castle. In the middle of nowhere. The next city is Karak. Huge big Castle ruins very high up. Worth a visit. Peaceful and tranquil
Written 22 November 2019
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Sean G
Cardiff, UK19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Some fantastic views if you don’t mind the constant change in speed limits, hidden police speed cameras, speed bumps and towns with very busy traffic caused by people double parking and stopping in the main road to talk to friends on the pavement.
Written 27 May 2019
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abuaql
Irbid, Jordan9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Amazing visit with outstanding scenery. Especially the places chosen by service providers to mount a small place for tea break. I advise all to take it at least once, especially between Madaba & Karak, it till Petra... I love it.
Written 19 May 2019
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