Ma’an was a famous stop on the pilgrim route, and is often called the “Pilgrim City.” You can reach this route by car or bus, by traveling south from Amman on the Desert Highway that takes you to Aqaba. If you are planning only a short stop, drive into town and proceed to the south east corner of the city. From there you will see signs to the Museum for King Abdulla the First, and beside this museum is the train station. In the center of town is an open area, known as the Pilgrim stop. Ma’an is an almost totally Muslim city, and folk there are usually pleased to give you directions to the museums. It is also an old oasis, as well as the largest city around.