London based style creative influencer and artist Nik Thakkar shares his top tips from his recent trip to Jordan.
Destination: Dead Sea
Where to visit: I recently spent an amazing four days in Jordan travelling across the country from Amman to Aqaba via Wadi Rum and the coast of the Dead Sea. It was an incredible experience in a truly beautiful part of the world that few people have visited. A personal highlight was floating in the Dead Sea at the lowest point on Earth; Dead Sea is 304 m (997 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world where you literally float.
Must see: The city of Petra – originally known as Raqmu to the Nabataeans. It is a stunning historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan, famous for its rock-cut architecture. Also the Dead Sea – of course! Make sure you get into a mud mask and float!
I loved Wadi Rum where you can hire a 4x4 and ride through the desert, eat local food and experience the stunning dunes and desert mountains.
Where to stay and or eat: The Kempinski Ishtar Hotel on the Dead Sea is an amazing space with access to the Dead Sea, infinity pools and restaurants to die for. If you're staying in Aqaba, the Kempinski Aqaba is also amazing – it's situated on the sea with beautiful surrounding and a pirate ship!