Jordan

EXPLORE JORDAN, the beautiful country of diverse culture

The Hashemite kingdom of Jordan is a sovereign Arab state in the Middle East. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, Israel and Palestine to the west. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural centre.

its major tourist attractions include visiting historical sites, like the worldwide famous Petra ,Mount Nebo, Madaba, and the unspoiled natural locations of Wadi Rum and Jordan also offers health tourism, which is focused in the Dead Sea area, getting all the benefits of minerals and salts ,Dead Sea area is home to numerous world-class resorts such as the Kempinski, Mövenpick and Marriott.,

Aqaba is Jordan's only Red Sea resort and port city which is warm, sunny, inviting, and has a dazzling undersea world of some of the most spectacular coral reefs to be found anywhere else, located 332 km (206 miles) south of Amman.with numerous shopping centres, hotels and access to various water sports and protected coral reefs and marine life. Aqaba also has a vibrant nightlife scene especially on holiday weekends. Snorkeling, water skiing, wind surfing, para-sailing, fishing and a variety of other water sports, including unsurpassed scuba diving are just some of the popular activities to partake in.

How to travel to Jordan:

By Air: Jordan has two international airports; Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, and King Hussain International Airport in Aqaba.

By Land: Jordan has two borders with Israel; King Hussain Bridge in Jordan Valley, and Wadi Araba border in Aqaba.

By Sea: Aqaba is our one and only port in Jordan; speed catamarans come from Nawaibe’- Egypt, and from Taba Heights.

Things to know about Jordan:

Jordan is a modern Arab Muslim country with 6% of Christian population, all living in harmony in cities, villages and desert. It is considered the safest country in the Middle East and its people are very friendly and helpful.

Cuisine:

Jordanian cuisine is mouthwatering with its diversity that suits meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans.

The national dish is called Mansaf, consisting of rice, lamb meat and cooked yoghurt. For vegetarians, we recommend, Mujaddara which is lintel cooked with rice or bulger.

Jordanian cuisine also offers you to indulge yourself with the other Middle Eastern cuisines such as the Lebanese, the Syrian, the Palestinian and the Arab Peninsula.

Don’t forget the sweets especially the knafeh and baklaweh!

Language:

The Jordanian official language is Arabic. English is well-spoken and understood.

Currency:

The currency is called Dinar. Many exchange bureaus are available in every city. Credit cards are accepted in most of the stores.