Gone are the days of stuffy boardrooms and drab office parties. These days, businesses are setting the bar ever-higher in giving their staff enticing rewards to look forward to. From desert camps to cocktail parties in forts and citadels, with some of Jordan’s most iconic historical sites at your fingertips, we can help you create unforgettable moments to share with your colleagues.
Incredible backdrops await when you dine in Jordan, where you can pick and choose between historic sites like Little Petra or Aqaba Castle for your venue. Or go a step further and create your own pop-up gala dinner in the desert. Either way, wow factor comes guaranteed.
THE CITADEL, AMMAN
Perched on the highest hill in Amman is the Citadel, one of the city’s most prized monuments and also your exclusive setting for an office dinner party. Sit back and tuck into bespoke tasting menus of the finest Jordanian cuisine beneath its towering pillars. We can help you create your own programme of entertainment should you need to distract yourself for a moment from the view.
PETRA & LITTLE PETRA
A welcome cocktail beneath Petra illuminated at night followed by dinner in the desert is one of those ‘pinch me’ moments that will go down in history with your colleagues. For something a little more intimate, there’s also Siq al-Barid, or ‘Little Petra’. Part of the UNESCO Petra site and similarly carved straight out of sandstone canyons, it’s a beautiful setting to sip cocktails and dine amid a cool desert breeze.
DESERT GALA DINNER
When it comes to office perks, whisking your colleagues off to enjoy a gala dinner in the middle of the desert has to be up there in the ‘wildest dreams’ category. In Jordan, you can turn desktop daydreams into a reality and create your own pop-up desert camp. Food and entertainment choices are endless. For a sophisticated touch, we recommend live accompaniment from a grand piano.
First impressions are everything in event planning and if you’re after an epic build-up then arriving to these ancient Romans ruins is bound to impress. The striking pillars of these skeleton Graeco-Roman temples often comes close to toppling Petra as Jordan’s most renowned architectural gems. Perfect then as your next event venue.
TEAM BUILDING EXPERIENCES
Forget everything you already know about team building. We’re not talking orienteering or tried-and-tested exercises here. In Jordan you have wild red deserts to explore together and mountains to conquer. Jordan is a place filled with ways to challenge and excite.
Imagine the scene—you’re sitting around the campfire together enjoying the best Jordanian wine while your own bespoke menu is being prepared, stars glitter above, and the Wadi Rum rolls out red beneath you. After, you’ll be able to dance off your candlelit dinner to live traditional music before falling asleep in your private luxury tent. It’s one of our favourite experiences and a must-do for a team trip to Jordan.
Nothing brings a team together more than the grit and camaraderie of a good hike. Have a go at navigating winding red canyons, or wandering the Petra trails where we can show you lesser-known trails and introduce you to the families that still live in its caves. Or for a lusher scene, go wildlife-spotting in the Dana Nature Reserve. Either way, a team trek is one of the best ways to familiarise yourself with Jordan’s landscapes (and get to know your colleagues better at the same time). Expect plenty of ‘team photo’ opportunities too.
Jordan’s landscapes are strewn with monolithic canyons and red-rock mountains that offer plenty of thrills and spills. The more adventurous of your colleagues will love putting their courage to the test rock climbing over Jordan’s most memorable landscapes or going full throttle on a quad bike.
In order to nurture creativity in the workplace, sometimes you need to think a little differently. Wave goodbye to the boardroom and be inspired by Jordan’s more unique and inventive incentives.
TAKE TO THE SKIES
Nothing is more spectacular than seeing Jordan’s landscapes from above. You have two choices here – either take things easy and glide across the Jordanian desert in a private hot air balloon (we can even provide Ollo iPhone clips to capture those wide-angle shots). Or for an adrenaline rush – bring things up a notch and sky dive into the lunar landscapes. The choice is yours.
WINE & BEER TASTING
Wine tours are always a popular pastime with the office and Jordan boasts a fabulous collection of vineyards. You and your colleagues can get behind the bottle and discover the secrets to making some of Jordan’s delicious labels in the Sonoma wine country. But Jordan now also boasts its own craft beer brewery, where tours and groups are warmly welcomed. No more incentive needed.
THE ULTIMATE DESERT MISSION
The ultimate adventure for you and your team. Start with a sky dive into the red folds of the Wadi Rum where, in teams, you’ll be charged with carrying out a special desert mission. We’ll leave clues and fly-in supplies in secret locations along the way as you ride camels, rock climb, quad bike and negotiate with locals to complete your mission objective. This is one experience that will become legend among your office colleagues.