Irbid

Anciently known as Arabella, it is Jordan's second largest city located about 85 km north of Amman, situated at an equal distance from Pella and Umm Qais.


Irbid is quite a lively city with a bustling community and a large university. Though not as significant a city for sightseeing as other areas, Irbid houses two very worthwhile museums, and forms a good base from which to explore the northern Jordan Valley.