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Jordan in brief

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a diverse destination offering unique experiences to every traveller. From the breath-taking deserts and landscapes of Wadi Rum, to the restless city centre of urban Amman, and the majestic ruins of civilizations once forgotten. Jordan is a unique destination offering unmatched sights, first-class accommodations, and mouth-watering cuisine. Jordan is home to countless wonders that are long to be remembered. Jordan is a land deeply rooted in history. It has been home to some of Humankind's earliest settlements and villages; harbouring hidden treasures from the world's great civilizations.  CLOTHING Jordan is a primarily Muslim country, although the freedom of all religions is protected. Muslim women’s clothing often covers their arms, legs and hair. Western women are not subject to these customs, but very revealing clothing is never appropriate and conservative dress is advisable for both men and women in the old part of Amman (downtown), and outside cities. Shorts are rarely worn by either sex, and would be out of place in the downtown Amman area. ACCESSIBILITY Visitors with a valid passport may obtain a visa at any Jordanian embassy or consulate abroad. A visa can also be obtained at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport (for unrestricted nationalities) or at any other border crossing except King Hussein Bridge and the ferryboat from Egypt. Visas are valid for one month, but can be extended at any police station. CREDIT CARDS Credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants and larger shops, including American Express, Visa, Diners Club, and MasterCard. Please note that many smaller shops still prefer cash payment in the Jordanian currency. LANGUAGE The official language of Jordan is Arabic, but English is widely spoken especially in the cities. ELECTRICAL CURRENT 220 AC volts, 50 cycles, requiring rounded two-prong wall plugs. Visitors from the US will need a transformer, which most hotels can provide. SHOPPING Wherever you go in Jordan you will find plenty of opportunities to shop. For visitors there is a wide range of locally made handicrafts and other goods available at all the popular sites, as well as within the boutiques of the leading hotels and at the various visitors centres. LOCAL TIME October – March: Greenwich Mean Time plus 2 hours (G.M.T. + 2). April – September: Greenwich Mean Time plus 3 hours (G.M.T. + 3). Jordan is seven hours ahead of US Eastern Time. WATER Water is a precious resource in Jordan and visitors are encouraged not to waste it. Hotels rated 3 stars and up have their own water filtering systems and their water is considered safe to drink. Elsewhere, bottled water is inexpensive and readily available. CURRENCY The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar, symbol JD. There are 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 JD notes. The dinar is divided into 100 piasters of 1000 fils   PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Banks, businesses, government offices and many shops close all day for public holidays. Fixed public holidays include: - New Year’s Day January 1 st - Labor Day May 1 st - Independence Day May 25 th - Christmas Day December 25 th A number of public holidays are not fixed. These include Easter and the following Islamic Holidays, which are based on the Lunar calendar: - Eid al-Fitr - A 3 or 4-day feast marking the end of Ramadan. - Eid al-Adha - A 4 day feast at the end of the Hajj, or month of pilgrimage to Mecca. - First of Muharam - Islamic New Year. - 12 Rabee Al Awal - The Birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).   WEIGHTS & MEASURES Jordan uses the metric system. Every day we go to our office to do two things: Create new package tours to capture your interest and go one step further in service to exceed your expectations.

Jordan Is a Land Deeply Rooted In History.

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