Country info Jordan

  • Background information
  • Culture Jordan
    The cultural differences between Europe and Jordan are so big that you could write a book about them. The following hints will help you avoid the biggest misunderstandings. H
  • Religion Jordan
    Jordan’s state religion is Islam, although people are free to practise whatever religion they choose, just as in Syria. Over 90% of the Muslims are Sunnis and 3% Shiites
  • Festivals Jordan
    Friday is the day of rest. Most shops, government buildings/services and banks are closed (NB: Jewish people do not work on Saturdays and Christians are free on Sundays). On F
  • Food and drinks Jordan
    Drinking water: You cannot drink the tap water. Buy bottles of purified drinking water, which is safe to drink everywhere. Do verify that the bottles have their original caps.
  • Tipping Jordan
    At the more expensive restaurants, the service charge is included in the bill. If this is not the case, then a tip of around 10% is customary. This also applies to taxis, on t
  • Weather and climate Jordan
    Climate: In general, the winter months (November-March) are cold and wet and the summer (April-November) is hot and dry. However, there are, as mentioned, varying climates. Th
  • Population Jordan
    In Jordan, 95% of the population is Arab. More than half are refugees from Palestine, who fled to Jordan during the wars between 1948 and 1967. They received (as in any Arab n
  • Landscape Jordan
    Jordan has a surface area of 35,500 square miles, slightly larger than Ireland. Its coastline along the Gulf of Aqaba is just 29 km long. 5.5 million people live in the kingdo
  • Practical information
  • Arrival information Jordan
    Take it easy on your first day in Jordan. Take the time to recover from the flight and get used to the different climate, culture and country. Let it slowly work its magic on
  • Time differences Jordan
    Jordanian time is two hours later than Greenwich Mean Time. This remains the case in summer, as Jordan also have daylight saving time.
  • Money Jordan
    The amount of spending money suggested is the minimum required to pay for your meals, drinks, optional excursions, entrance fees, airport taxes and tips. The amount you actual
  • Luggage and clothing Jordan
    Women are better off wearing dresses or trousers which cover the knee at least. Also make sure that your shoulders are covered; spaghetti band tops are not appreciated here! O
  • Electricity Jordan
    Jordan uses 220 volt, 50 hertz alternating current, assuming a power cut is not occurring. For this reason, many Jordanians have backup generators at home. At the souq, you wi
  • Safety Jordan
    In general, Jordan is safe for tourists. Most of the locals are hospitable and friendly. Although theft is not a big problem, it is always sensible to take precautions. Do not
  • Health Jordan
    The following health information is a general text that applies to all our Middle Eastern holidays (Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Jordan). Travellers to the Middle East who p
  • Other info Jordan
    You are responsible for having a valid passport and visa when you travel. Travelling with the correct travel documentation is your own responsibility. Please ensure your passp
  • Information for people at home Jordan
    Make sure that those at home know which country you are in and how long you are planning to stay away. You may fix a date when you will contact them again. Provide those picki
  • Photographs Jordan
    You can photograph/film everything in both countries, with the exception of military sites (bridges, airports or government buildings) or the police. People generally enjoy be
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