Gadara or Umm-Qais as known now, another Greaco-Roman city of the Decapolis age. Its history witnessed the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the early Muslims, the Crusaders and the Ottomans. It was an ancient city of the arts during the Decapolis era. It produced poets, playwrights, philosophers, satirist and orators.
It commands a magnificent view over the northern part of Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee (Tiberias Lake), the Yarmouk River gorge and the Golan Heights.