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Official Name
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, it's divided to 12 governorates, Amman is the Capital.

Location
Jordan is situated in southwest Asia, bounded by Iraq & Saudi Arabia to the east and south, Palestine & the dead sea to the west and Syria to the north.

Climate
Jordans climate varies between an oppressive summer in the Jordan Valley and a low-rainfall winter with only 200 mm annually

Area & Population
Area: 89387 sq km
Population: around 5.5 Million inhabitants

Languages
Arabic is the official language in Jordan, and English is widely spoken there.

Time Zone
+ 2 GMT
+ 3 GMT (from April to September)

Currency & Banking
The monetary unit is the Jordanian dinar (JOD ) and its divided into 100 piastres.
Coins are in denominations of: 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 fils
Notes are in denominations of: 0.5, 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 JD
Foreign currencies & traveler checks can be easily exchanged at banks.
Major Credit Cards are acceptable by hotels, many retailers like " Orientals, jewelry, fashion shops",
restaurants, rent a car, travel agencies.

Transportation
Two Airports.
One port.
border centers.
Taxis available in all parts of the country.
Modern Buses are available all over the country with regular journey covering all the main cities.
Rent a Car companies offer many new types of cars & vans.

Electricity:
220 volts AC, 50Hz. European-style 2-pin plugs.

Communications:
Telephone services are available at the telephone centers and hotels.
Mobile telephone: GSM network in use, you can use your own mobile line if your company has an agreement with one of the companies operating in Jordan.
Internet Services are available at " Internet Cafes ".

Water
The mineral water is widely available in bottles in different sizes and brands.

Measurement System
Metric system is in use.

Business Time
Governmental section: from 8:00 to 15:00
Private Section: from 9:00 to 20:00
Currency Changing Banks: from 8:30 to 15:00
Official Weekend is on Friday & Saturday

Accommodation
There are many hotels covering all the country, these hotels are of varied categories from fairly low grade to luxurious 5 star and international. In addition to the furnished apartments whish we advise for long stay.

Shopping
There are many markets or Souqs as named in Arabic, as each city has its own Souqs, in addition to the supermarkets and the modern shops in the major cities, and note that the bargaining with the merchant is a normal thing, and many people enjoy doing it.
Food
There are many restaurants in each city, serving a variety of Oriental and European dishes beside the habulebaple. The fast food & take away restaurants are available in the main cities.
Table service is the norm and a meal is paid for afterwards. and meals are served late " lunch from 13:00 to 16:00 and dinner from 20:00 to 22:00 "


Cities & Sites
Amman:
The capital of Jordan, is a rapidly growing city with busy commercial and administrative center, contain many ruins and ancient sites as well as fine hotels, restaurants and museums to make a harmony of history and modernity, which give her a distinguished style. You can visit, the Citadel, the Temple of Hercules and the Roman Theatre

Jerash                                   50 km from Amman
The ancient Roman city comprising the ruins of ancient city of Gerasa dating back 6500 years, there is much to see in this city such as the paved and colonnaded street, the soaring hilltop temples, the theatres, the bathes and fountains, the public squares and sculptures. A big cultural festival is held in Jerash in July every year transforming the ruins into liveliest sites.

Madaba & Mount Nebo         30 km from Amman
The city of Mosaics, its considered as one of the worlds largest collections of ancient mosaics, the most important one is the magnificent map of ancient Palestine, a superb depiction of the holy land in the 6th century with many towns and rivers.
Nearby is Mount Nebo which is the most revered site in Jordan, and was an important stopover in the pilgrimage journey coming form the Holy Land. A small church was built early 393 then gradually expanded to become a huge complex containing a monastery and a modern building which contain many ancient mosaic tablets. Near this building and from a platform you can see the Dead Sea and Jerusalem if the weather is clear

Dead Sea                                       50 km from Amman
The lowest point on earth, which has its own unique beauty and spiritual legacy, the gently quiet waters is rich in minerals. When there be sure to do the two unique experiences in this area; the first is the relaxation in water without sinking, even you can read a book while you are lying on your back, the second one is covering your body with the black mineral mud.
You can enjoy your stay at one of the international resorts & spas or in one of the other less category hotels and rests

Petra                                              226 km from Amman
It is one of the most famous ancient sites in the world. This astonishing rose-red city hiding between mountains is the legacy of the Nabateans who settled in this area more than 2000 years ago. There are many things to see and discover in this hidden city, such as the Siq, Al Khaznah the Treasury , Al Deir the Monastery, the Royal Tombs, the Theatre, the Colonnaded street. And note that you can do this long tour by camels or horses, but for some high places its better to get a donkey

Wadi Rum                                   311 km from Amman
It is a wide valley bounded by rugged colored mountains with a magic desert, safari tour by four-wheel cars would be good to explore this wild nature spot, and to enjoy the famous sun-set in this area. This tour can also be done on camels; after then a barbecue and folkloric Bedouin evening with local music and songs can be arrange. A camping night in a Bedouin tent under brilliant stars will be an unforgettable experience. We advise you to arrange the time of your visit to be when the moon is full, so you can enjoy hiking and meditating at midnight in this magic quiet space

Aqaba                               325 km from Amman
The only sea outlet of Jordan, you can enjoy your time in this quiet city, which has a wide range of hotels that vary from international standard to tourist class hotels, as well as to many restaurants and many diving centers.
In your stay you can enjoy doing the water sports and activities in the spectacular Red Sea clear waters and golden sandy beach. Scuba diving and snorkeling are of the most pleasant activities there, enabling you to dive into the magical world of abundant marine life with exotic fish and corals.