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9 Things you need to know before visiting Jordan

Before planning your visit to any country especially visiting Jordan, there are few things that you should learn in order to spend the best times. 

And if you’re considering a trip to Jordan, no worries—we’ve got you packed! Here are the most important 9 Things you need to know before visiting Jordan that will help you enjoy your stay in the country!

1- Consider the proper dress-code when visiting Jordan

Although Jordan is a civilized country, you must respect the local traditions regarding clothes, particularly when visiting areas considered conservative. Both men and women are expected to cover their arms and legs!

A tourist  enjoying the view of Downtown Amman, Jordan
 People of Amman at Downtown Amman

and while you’re in Jordan, It’s important to remember that women should wear loose-fitting clothing and that men shouldn’t go around topless.

2- Bring your bottle of water when visiting Jordan

When visiting Jordan, You can’t drink from Tap water! You can buy water bottles from any supermarket
You can also refill your bottle before leaving the house if you choose not to use plastic bottles for environmental reasons.

3- Keep a scarf with you when visiting Jordan

Scarves are not just for the dress code in Jordan. Keep a scarf with you to assist protect you from the sun if you visited Wadi Rum, Petra, or any other tourist destination when visiting Jordan.

A tourist in Wadi Rum, Jordan

And don’t forget to choose one of our specially designed destinations specifically for you to create a memorable tour in Jordan!

4- When to visit Jordan?

Knowing the ideal dates to visit Jordan is essential! Jordan has the nicest weather to welcome spring beginning in April.

 A rooftop restaurant in Amman, Jordan

Rooftop cafes and restaurants are open during this season, allowing you to spend wonderful evenings with your friends. But keep in mind that it could get colder at night, so carry a warm jacket.

Spring in Jerash, Jordan

As the weather begins to get ready for winter and cozy atmosphere, September is the ideal month to start organizing your trip to Jordan if you enjoy the colder months.

5- Food Culture in Jordan

Even though there are many different types of food in Jordan, you can’t refuse food when it is offered to you when visiting Jordan. The hospitality in Jordan is out of this world.

Food Culture in Jordan

Most Jordanian dishes are made with chicken or meat. Therefore, if you’re a vegetarian, be ready to see a variety of meals that include meat. If this happens to you and you’re invited to lunch, you should expect a main meat dish. Instead of expressing disgust; because doing so will be seen as disrespectful, find the best way to explain that you don’t eat meat.

Get to know more about the food in Jordan from here.

6- Roads and Transportation in Jordan

The roads of Jordan, particularly in Amman, are quite well known to everyone. The majority of Jordanians identify their destinations in relation to Amman’s 8 well-known circles. You can navigate the city with ease if you become familiar with the city’s 8 primary circles .

The city’s main roads are these eight circles (roundabouts). Following your path along these 8 circles will allow you to easily reach your destination. The first circle is the easternmost one and marks the beginning of Rainbow Street, while the eighth circle is the last one and is located near to the west edge of Amman.

Amman streets by night, Jordan

Keep in mind that some areas of Amman, especially the downtown, are best explored on foot. You should therefore spend some time exploring the area to appreciate the Amman’s beauty and the kind nature of its people.

7- Use Bus Rapid Transit in Amman, Jordan

If you decide to use Amman’s local transportation system, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will make getting around the city much easier. The bus is quick, reliable, and safe. Nearly all of the significant stops in Amman are covered by the bus route.

Take this little trip with the people of Amman and enjoy in the many roadside views as you go

The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Amman, Jordan

8- Greetings when visiting Jordan

As soon as you step foot in Jordan, locals will welcome you with “ahlan wa sahlan,” which translates to “Welcome,” and this will happen in practically every place you visit. To let Jordanians know you’re happy and enjoying your stay, make sure to smile back and say “Shukran,” which is Arabic for “Thank you”.

And be careful not to decline an invitation to lunch! In Jordan, offering food to visitors or complete strangers is a common way to show hospitality.

You can read more and learn about the Jordanian Hospitality from here .

9- Smoking in Jordan

While smoking is allowed across Jordan, it is not permitted in some restaurants, cafes, and private spaces, as well as in some government buildings.

On the other hand, smoking is permitted in a broad variety of cafés and venues, even in taxis, and shisha cafes may be found all over the nation.

Therefore, when visiting Jordan; it is best to check whether smoking is permitted before entering any location or making a reservation for hotel.

Tourists happily walking in Wadi Rum ,Jordan

Visiting Jordan will leave you in awe. You will spend a great time in the desert under the starry skies or if you spent your time in the cities like Amman, Aqaba or Jerash surrounded by nature!

You’ll want to return to Jordan after creating priceless experiences there to meet the people again, enjoy the food, and explore the sites! In order to restore your enthusiasm for life, make sure to travel to Jordan whenever you have the chance.

If you are still curious to know more about Jordan, you can read our Top Asked Questions about Jordan !
Or, you can plan your ideal trip to Jordan right away using our website and our exciting destinations created particularly for you!

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