Jordan's geography has given it an important role to play as a conduit for trade and communications, connecting east and west, north and south. Jordan continues to play this role today. The country has grown into a modern nation which has enjoyed a remarkable measure of peace, stability and economic growth in recent decades.
Ammanís new Abdali downtown links old Amman with the more modern Shmesani business district. As a central location it is surrounded by more than 25 banks and financial institutions, 12 major hotels, 16 public institutions, 9 major hospitals and the legal district of Amman. Additionally, this part of Jordanís capital borders the Palace of Justice, the Parliament Building, and the King Abdullah Mosque placing it at the core of Amman's working life.