On the eastern side of the Ajlun mountains, Amman is a hilly city through which a small river, Wadi ‘Amman, once ran. Settlements have existed on the plateau since at least 3000 BCE. The Islamic history of the city begins when the city was taken by the forces of the general Yazīd ibn Abī Sufyān in 635, but it declined in importance, and by 1300 had nearly disappeared.
The Ottoman resettled the site with Circassian refugees from Russia in 1878, but I wasn’t until becoming the capital of Jordan after World War II that the city really began to grow.
Located within Amman’s Business Central District, the Abdali
Central Market Place was designed by Laceco Architects & Engineers and completed in 2012. The Abdali Central Market Place is a mixed-use development composed
of a low-rise retail and entertainment complex and a high-rise residential
tower with various amenities. The site is the winner of the 2016 Dubai Cityscape
Awards for Best Retail Project in the MENA Region.1 It is part of the Abdali Project, to provide the city of Amman with a "downtown that provides the Jordanian capital with the central business, social and residential destination."2