I am not going to write about whats there to see or do in Amman but just my over all view of my experience here.
First of all people here will not return smiles and most locals will start smoking at the most unexpected of places like a hotel lobby or even when waiting in ques at government offices for example where there are very prominent no smoking signs.
Taxi drivers will tell you their meter doesn't work so instead of arguing just tell them to pull over so you could get off and it would magically start working all of a sudden.. Taxis are cheap but drivers don't speak or understand much English so it would be a mission to get your word across.
Things to do.: You could spend a day at the dead sea. Instead of going to a public beach I suggest going to the Marriot as they have a private beach and a fine restaurant and you could get your drinks there. If you don't want to stay there then they have this day pass kind of thing which shouldn't cost much either. Shopping wise I dont suggest buying things here as you would get better quality and better prices back home.
All in all I didn't like the people at the immigration counter as they made me feel like I am some kind of a criminal of some sorts.. Kept my passport with them for some reason never happened to me anywhere in the world before.. May be because I had stamps from Israel in my passport but I still don't see a good reason for me being treated this way. I didn't argue or ask why they were doing this as I had an important meeting to attend to and those guys didn't speak any English at all.
More about Amman once I get back home