Theme dinner party suggestions:
For an exciting evening, dinner can be arranged in one of the ancient castles northeast of Amman. Qaser Al-Karaneh Castle located 23 km away from Amman was built in 711 AD and has a multitude of doorways and staircases that overlap and criss-cross. The walls are meters thick and there is an open roof for clear view in every direction. The carved medallions set around the top of walls and the frescoes in the upstairs rooms give the Karanah its unexpected elegance and expression.
Guests can experience first hand the magic of dining in an ancient castle lit up and decorated to the original 6th Century Ommayad Style. All waiters will be dressed in traditional Omayyad outfits and menu will be catered by a 5* restaurant.
‘Arabian traditional market’
This memorable event can easily take place in the grand ballroom of one of Amman’s major hotels, transformed for the evening into an animated Arabian traditional market. Merchants display their overseas merchandise: spices and silk, faraway perfumes and fragrances; a Bedouin in traditional dress prepares his own special blend of Middle Eastern coffee outside his goatskin-covered tent, another is baking pita bread in an authentic oven while a third plucks the strings of his ‘oud’ instrument, accompanied by his friend on a wooden flute; Waiters decked out in traditional attires. The sight, sounds and smell are undoubtedly those of an ancient oriental market and your group may very well be enjoying this exciting atmosphere out of doors, after a day of fun and adventures.
Adventure on ‘Al Hijaz’ steam train.
Transfer to ‘Al Hijazi’ railway station and get ready to take an adventurous trip into history aboard luxurious ‘Al-Hijaz’ steam train dating back to Lawrence of Arabia times. While guests will enjoy a drink aboard the old steam train heading on towards Jiza, one of the old Ottoman stations along the Hijaz railway, a surprise mock attack will be performed by a group of Bedouin horsemen riding their pure sang Arabian stallions. Forcing the train to a halt, some of the passengers will be “kidnapped” while the rest will be invited under a Bedouin tent for mint tea, cardamom coffee and oriental sweets. Eventually, guests will be released after a ‘thorough’ negotiation with the Bedouin Sheikh.
Lunch will be served on the platform of Jiza railway station with special set up and menu catered by a 5* restaurant.
‘Roman Toga’ dinner party at the Movenpick hotel Sun Set Arena.
For a night you can be the great emperor Cesar, a brave roman legionary or a gladiator, a roman senator clad in his toga, Apollo or Dionysus, Antonio or maybe charming Cleopatra, or seductive Salome dancing for King Herod the Great or…. just a simple and innocent roman ‘vestal’. Set up, arrangements and menu endowed with Movenpick Dead Sea hotel & resort exquisite ‘savoir-faire’.
‘Orange plantation’ garden party at the Dead Sea.
Imagine a dinner party in spring when orange trees are in flower or end of September when fruits are fully-grown. Wind Candle lights and torches along the alleys and tables placed under the orange trees, virgin white tablecloths and flower arrangements… ‘White gloves waiters’ to attend to your needs and a local band playing Arabic ‘oldies’ or a DJ to select the music of your choice. Open air dancing ring for you to boogie all night long and gather memories for a life time! BBQ dinner catered by a 5* hotel.
‘Nabatean’ dinner in Little Petra [Beida].
While the bus stops in the darkness, the only thing that could be seen is a narrow path lit with candles. While walking through, a mysterious Flute music coming from behind the huge mountains will enchant visitors. At the campsite, special dinner set up & Nabatean dressed restaurant staff will prepare a genuine “Machoui” dish. Live band for entertainment.
‘Nabatean’ dinner at the Cave Bar in Petra.
Located just 500 meters from the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the 2,000 year old Nabatean tomb carved out of the rock face, can be an ‘out of this world’ venue for your gatherings.
‘1001 Nights’ Gala dinner at Taybet Zaman village.
Gala dinner will be set up at ‘Al Saraya Hall’, which will be transformed to a Sultan’s tent with oriental style seating and mattresses, low tables and pottery. Beautiful and cunning story teller ‘Sheherezada’ will be also present and will enchant you with a languorous belly dance to lift up the spirits. Restaurant staff, dressed in ‘1001′ Harun Al Rachid outfits, will attend to your needs.
Candle light bags will be displayed from main entrance to ‘Al Saraya Hall’.
The menu will contain deluxe hot & cold oriental ‘mezzeh’ served with a selection of Taboun bread, whole stuffed Lambs, whole roast chicken with Arabic Freekeh. A selection of Turkish delights will be served in straw baskets.
‘Bedouin night’ in Wadi Rum Desert.
Under a tent richly decorated with the trappings of Bedouin pride, guests will be main characters of a genuine reenactment of the traditional Bedouin welcome [‘Ahlan wa Sahlan’] coffee ceremony performed by authentically Bedouin tribesmen clad in their specific attire and wearing red and white kuffie. Guests will be invited to sit on mattresses at low tables and enjoy a royal banquet and entertainment fit for Sheikhs.
There’s plenty of music, dancing and Bedouin fare, fireworks splitting the pure, crisp desert air complemented by a camel or two bedecked in regal ornaments, sedately surveying the scene.
These theme dinners are just a few to mention the possibilities and can be easily adapted to your group size, age and background.
Incentives with a difference
- “White Gloves” dinner in the desert accompanied by a chamber music ensemble.
- Star watching & night walking in Wadi Rum desert accompanied by an astronomer or fortune teller.
- A day with the Ammarin Bedouins.
- A fisherman’s evening in Aqaba.
- A dinner concert in Petra or Little Petra.
- Around the world dinner.
- Up to Mukawer, where Salomé danced for King Herod the Great and had John the Baptist beheaded, for a Roman breakfast and tour of the site.
- Lunch Picnic inside Dana reserve or Showback Castle premises.
- Jordanian folklore evening.
Fit & Shine incentive activities
- A company tennis tournament at the lowest point on Earth -the Dead Sea.
- Horseback riding at the Arabian Horse Club.
- Horseback riding in Wadi Rum desert.
- Camelback trekking along Nabatean ancient routes and Wadi Rum desert.
- Snorkeling and scuba diving in the Red Sea at Aqaba.
- Water-skiing & wind surfing.
- Climbing &Trekking in Wadi Rum.
- Troglodyte caves exploration in Petra and Beida.
- Hiking and bird watching in Dana, Shaumari, and Azraq Naturel reserves.
- Jeep safari from the Dead Sea to Petra.
- Dead Sea Marathon.
- Beauty and pampering treat at the Dead Sea Spas.
- Paintball ultimate outdoor game.
- Cycling to the lowest point on earth.
State of the Art Incentive
- Banners and welcome signs with the name and logo of the conference or incentive can be arranged at the airport outside the arrival hall, hotel entrance, at sites, on buses, printed on programs, welcome kits, menus, luggage tags, T-shirts, flags.
- Hospitality Desk – during conferences and incentives, Jordan Valley Events hospitality desk consultants will be happy to assist guests with first hand and pertinent information regarding the event and help them make the maximum of their visit.
- Our ‘Ya Halla’ hospitality representatives will reconfirm airline tickets, book dinners, limousines, sightseeing tours, and onsite registration for conferences and meetings.
- A welcome Jordanian ‘Zaffa’ or bagpipe troupe at hotel or at the airport. [A ‘Zaffa’ is a troupe of dancers and musicians playing oriental music instruments].
- Welcome drink [alcoholic or nonalcoholic], coffee and oriental sweets on arrival at the airport or upon check in.
- A fruit basket or flower arrangement placed in the hotel room upon arrival, goodnight chocolate in small, beautiful packs, neatly laid on guests’ pillows, scented cold towels and nonalcoholic drinks in the bus during tours.
- Visa processing prior to the arrival & special immigration desk at the airport to facilitate passport control formalities.
- Separate luggage vans arranged to ensure that guests’ arrival and departure are as smooth as the rest of their trip.