Sofitel Petra Taybet Zaman, Petra Hotels, 5 Stars Hotel
Room Type Low Season High Season
Standard Room BB HB BB HB
Single Room 87 107 106 126
Double Room / Per Person 52 72 66 86

The Hotel
Taybet Zaman is an authentic late 19th century Jordanian village of 40,000 square meters. It is situated 9 kilometers South East of Petra the ancient Nabatean City carved out of the mountains more than 2000 years ago.
Jordan Tourism Investments (JTI) transformed the village of Taybeh by preserving and converting the existing houses and structures of the village into a five star resort hotel. While recapturing the spirits of 19th century style of living, guests can now sample the old charming beauty of the place without sacrificing the modern comforts, tastes and facilities of today's needs.
The resort features 105 rooms (small houses), 7 Junior Suites and 1 Royal Suite in which old inhabitants of the village lived. The architecture of the village boasts grand arches, vaults and houses of local stone that keeps cool in summer and warm in winter. Facilities at the village are built around themes, and this allows the visitor guest to experience the old village way of life.
Taybet Zaman provides the ideal place for visitors who wish to explore Petra while at the same time offering modern recreational facilities and entertainment in a traditional Jordanian village. Our favorite is having a Turkish bath after a long day in Petra ending with a dinner of traditional Syrio-African cuisine..

Here is the place for the guest to taste Jordan's rich culinary heritage. Traditional Arab and international home-cooked specialities can be enjoyed here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A restaurant with a taste of old times.
The village square features traditional and folkloric entertainment.
A bar & garden terrace where you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking sunset view over Petra. Not to be missed.
The oriental bakery provides freshly made Arabic bread & savories.
This discotheque and bar, by the village square "Bustan", is THE place to dance the night away.
The ball room suitable for all types of functions up to 300 persons.
The Turkish bath is a simple way to relax after a long day, and has original Ottoman features and offers the services of a masseur.
Birkeh & Sehha
The swimming pool and health centre that will keep you in top shape during your stay at Taybet Zaman.
The ArtiZaman handicraft market where one can watch craftsmen labor in the making of old-age crafts.
The spice shop that offers exotic herbs and spices.
The photo shop to take a picture in typical Bedouin attire.
The ideal gift shop to have your mementos & souvenirs of Jordan.

Other Attractions
Shrak Show (Demonstration of Arabic bread making
Hotel Social club, Taybeh Village Club
Street peddlers
Arabic coffee man
O’ud music (Arabic guitar)
Camel rides
Folkloric Dabke (dancing)
Bedouin Tent
Local bands & DJ
In-room facilities
Sitting areas
Private bathrooms
Direct-dial telephones
Souvenir shops
Laundry service
24 hour room service
Valet service
Turkish bath
Ball room Pool bar
Spice shop
Health & Fitness center
Restaurant & Cafes
Car park
Billiards room
Garden terrace
Satellite television with remote control
ArtiZaman - Handicraft Souk
Medical care
A tour guide and/or Taybet Zaman pubic relations staff will give you a briefing on the history of the village where clients can mingle with Jordanian villagers who enjoy this visit to their past.

Beautiful summer nights under the lit stars in the village square with live Oriental music and hubbly bubblies (the traditional Arghilleh), and the swirls of fragrant incense smoke make the night evenings at Taybet Zaman typically Arabian. Here, local men play their flute and haunting melodies echo through out the village, while the smell of Taboun, traditional bread, fill the air with its freshly, delicious aroma.

For a magical, entertaining and truly unforgettable experience, groups can enjoy theme evenings at the village such as authentic "Arabian nights", the often-spoken of "One Thousand and One Nights", traditional Jordanian "Bedouin Night" and an international evening from "Around the World". These authentic theme evenings are held at the village square "Al-Bustan" (weather permitting) or at Al- Saraya ballroom.


Visitor guests can enjoy before their eyes the making of traditional handicrafts such as beautiful pottery, hand-blown glass, jewellery, at the workshops and order their own personalised gift items and souvenirs. A wide selection of exotic aromas and spices awaits the client at the Attar, where biblical Incense and Myrrh can be found. ArtiZaman handicraft workshops and market (Souk) are open daily from 9 am to 11 pm.
Guests can also browse through the gift shop and buy mementoes and souvenirs of both Taybet Zaman and Jordan, and take also an ideal memento of their own picture in typical Bedouin attire.

Taybet Zaman hotel & resort - Global winner of British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Award 1996, and a recipient of Green Globe Commendation Award 1997, and the EIBTM 1998 Green Award is the second of JTI's tourism projects. It is an authentic late 19th century Jordanian village of 40,000 square meters (10 acres) situated 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) south-east of Petra - the old Nabatean city carved out of the mountains more than 2000 years ago.
Taybet Zaman, the first environmentally friendly establishment of its kind in the region, was renovated back to the old architecture of the time. It offers its guests first-class accommodation while keeping its Old World charm. The resort was opened to the public in July 1994, and features (houses) in which old inhabitants of the village lived. It's Sahtain restaurant serve both traditional Arabic and international dishes. Its terraces and Town Square offer an uninterrupted view of the rose colored Sharaa mountains.