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Stay Safe & Healthy in Jordan

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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 can wear normal clothes in any part of Jordan without harassment. Western fashion is popular among young Jordanian women. However, modest clothing should be worn in religious and ancient historical sites.

Bear in mind that Jordan is a Muslim country and Western norms, such as the public display of affection, are not accepted even by Jordan’s Western-educated elite. In Jordan, homosexuality is not taken as lightly as in the West, although it is not illegal as it is in most other Arab countries. However, adultery, including consensual sex between unmarried couples, is illegal and can be punished with a maximum of three years in prison.

Stay healthy in Jordan

As with all urban areas in the world, there are some health issues in Jordanian cities, but also remember that Jordan is a centre for medical treatment in the Middle East and its world-class hospitals are respected in all parts of the world. Remember to exercise caution when buying food from vendors; the vendors don’t want to harm you, but the food may be unclean. Hospitals in Jordan, especially in Amman, are plentiful and Jordan is a hub for medical tourism.

How To Travel To Jordan

By planeJordan'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 planeThe only domestic flight connection is between Amman and Aqaba.By busThe 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 JordanAmman - 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 JordanNorth 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...

Festivals & Events in Jordan

Holidays in JordanDateEnglish nameLocal nameCommentsOfficial business1 JanuaryNew Year's DayRas Assanah al-MiladiClosed1 MayLabour DayEid el-OmmalClosedDate variesEaster SundayEid Al Fiseh Al AtheemCelebrated by Christians. Easter is celebrated in Jordan by all denominations according to the Eastern Church calendar.Open25 MayIndependence DayEid al-IstiklaalClosed9 JuneThe accession of King Abdullah to the throneEid al-JolousOpen25 DecemberChristmas...

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 JordanMany 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 eraJordan 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...

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