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Festivals & Events in Jordan

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Holidays in Jordan

DateEnglish nameLocal nameCommentsOfficial business
1 JanuaryNew Year’s DayRas Assanah al-MiladiClosed
1 MayLabour DayEid el-OmmalClosed
Date variesEaster SundayEid Al Fiseh Al AtheemCelebrated by Christians. Easter is celebrated in Jordan by all denominations according to the Eastern Church calendar.Open
25 MayIndependence DayEid al-IstiklaalClosed
9 JuneThe accession of King Abdullah to the throneEid al-JolousOpen
25 DecemberChristmas DayEid Al Milad Al Majeed, Al Eid Il SagheerChristmas is celebrated in Jordan by all denominations according to the Catholic date (Orthodox date on 7 January).Closed
10 Dhul HijjaFeast of Sacrifice or the Great FeastEid al-Adha, Eid al-KbeerRecalls Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son.Closed
1 ShavwalThe little feastEid al-FitrCommemorate the end of RamadanClosed
1 MuharramHijri New YearRas Assanah Al HijriIslamic New YearClosed
27 RajabIsra and Mi’rajIsra wal Mi’rajAscension of MohammedOpen
12 Rabi’ al-awwalBirthday of the Prophet MuhammadMawlid al-NabiClosed

How To Travel To Jordan

By plane Jordan's national carrier is Royal Jordanian Airlines. In addition, Jordan is served by a number of foreign airlines, including BMI, Air France, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Egypt Air, Emirates, Alitalia and Delta Airlines. The low-cost airline Air Arabia flies between Jordan and destinations throughout the Middle East. The British...

How To Travel Around Jordan

By plane The only domestic flight connection is between Amman and Aqaba. By bus The bus company JETT offers connections from Amman to Aqaba, to the King Hussein Bridge (to get to Israel), and to Hammamat Ma'in. Private buses (mainly from the Hijazi company) run from Amman to Irbid and Aqaba. Minibusses...

Tourism in Jordan

Tourism is one of the most important sectors in the Jordanian economy. In 2010, over 8 million tourists from various countries visited Jordan, with tourism revenues amounting to about $3.5 billion. Another $1 billion was earned from medical tourism to the Kingdom. In 2011, Jordanian tourism lost $1 billion...

Weather & Climate in Jordan

The climate in Jordan varies considerably. As a general rule, the further the land is from the Mediterranean, the more temperature contrasts occur and the less rainfall there is. The average elevation of the country is 812 m (2664 ft) (SL). The uplands over the Jordan Valley, the Dead...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Jordan

Jordan is one of only three countries in the Middle East that tolerate Israeli citizens in their country. Therefore, entry into Jordan is not a problem for holders of an Israeli passport.Visitors from most countries require a visa to enter Jordan, which is readily available on arrival at almost...

Destinations in Jordan

Cities in Jordan Amman - Capital of the KingdomAjlun - a mountain town in northern Jordan, known for the impressive ruins of the 12th-century castle now known as Ajlun Castle.Aqaba - located on the Gulf of Aqaba / Eilat, with connections to the Sinai and the Red Sea.Irbid - the second-largest...

Accommodation & Hotels in Jordan

Amman has an abundance of 5 and 4 star hotels. In addition, there are a good number of 3-star hotels and there are many 2-star and 1-star hotels in downtown Amman that are very cheap and there are many tourists, especially those who are passing through staying in these...

Things To See in Jordan

The capital Amman is located in the north of Jordan, and features are spread along the entire length of the north-south side of the country. North Jordan North of Amman is also the ancient city of Jerash, where you can visit some of the most impressive Roman ruins in the eastern...

Things to do in Jordan

Go diving or snorkelling in the Red Sea near Aqaba. The Red Sea has some of the most famous coral reefs in the world and is a popular place for diving and snorkelling. Turtles, octopus, clownfish and a sunken tank are just some of the underwater sights. Equipment can...

Food & Drinks in Jordan

Jordanian cuisine is very similar to that in other parts of the region. The daily staple is khobez, a large, flat bread sold in bakeries throughout the country for a few hundred fils. Delicious when freshly baked. Breakfast is traditionally fried eggs, labaneh, cheese, zaatar and olive oil along with...

Money & Shopping in Jordan

The currency is the Jordanian dinar (currency code: JOD), sometimes shown locally as "JD" before or after the amount, or in Arabic as دينار or sometimes as £, and is divided into 1000 fils and 100 piasters (or qirsh). Coins come in denominations of 1, 5 and 10 piasters...

Traditions & Customs in Jordan

Jordan is a very hospitable country for tourists and foreigners will be happy to help you if you ask. In turn, Jordanians will respect you and your culture if you respect theirs. Respect Islam, the dominant religion, and the King of Jordan. Wear modest clothing at important religious sites. Respect...

Culture Of Jordan

Art, cinema, museums and music in Jordan Many institutions in Jordan aim to raise cultural awareness of Jordanian art and represent Jordan's artistic movements in fields such as painting, sculpture, graffiti and photography. The art scene has developed in recent years and Jordan has become a haven for artists from...

History Of Jordan

Ancient era Jordan is rich in Palaeolithic remains that contain evidence of settlement by Homo erectus, Neanderthals and modern humans. The oldest evidence of human settlement dates back about 250,000 years. In the Kharanah area of eastern Jordan, there is evidence of human huts from about 20,000 years ago. Other...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Jordan

Stay safe in Jordan Jordan is very safe. There is virtually no unsafe part of Jordan except on the Iraqi border. Although the rural parts of Jordan have limited infrastructure, the fellahin (or villagers) are happy to help you. Jordan is one of the most liberal nations in the region. Women...

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