Visit Amman - Best of Amman
If you crave an authentic Middle-Eastern experience, Amman will quench your thirst. Young and thriving, this one place that is forever buzzing with the urban and not so urban aspects. A beautiful melange of the earthy and the contemporary, the city does not cease fascinating you. Rightly so, it is also referred to as the modern and ancient capital of Jordan. Its beautiful topography atop mountains and hills, with a desert on one side and the fertile Jordan valley on the other, renders to the picturesqueness of the capital.
The urban part of the city is an energetic mishmash of swanky buildings, smart restaurants, 5-star properties along with art galleries, traditional coffee shops and quaint tiny artisans' workshops. However, as you explore the city you are likely to encounter several evidences of Amman’s history. Speaking of which, you must know that this is a city which has been continuously inhabited. Thus, justifying its being of one of the oldest cities of the world.
The temperate climate of Amman has been one of the biggest purpose for its flourishing civilization. As you hit the roads of this long-established metropolis, you are subject to sights of tree-lined streets with avenues of white, symmetrical houses and elegant structures with a rather interesting municipal law stating that every construction must be clad with local stone, hence, executing uniformity throughout the city. This against a backdrop of the remnants of the bygone civilization, is simple breath-taking! Like every old city, this one too, has two parts, a modern one and a downtown one. The downtown part is where you will get to experience the authenticity of Amman, with traditional businesses. From handicrafts, kebab stalls roasting succulent meat, besides coffee stalls to jewellery that will leave you smitten and mundane household items. Plus, the locals will further enlighten you about every product warmly, taking pride in their customs.
All in all, Amman promises a rustically primitive experience accommodating a modern vibe, just rightly.
Amman Travel Tips
Essential travel information and Amman tips for your visit
- Time Zone: Eastern European Time Zone; UTC +2, +3
- Currency: Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
- Electricity and Internet: The voltage is 230 V/ 50 Hz. Internet in the form of wi-fi is available at most of the hotels, restaurants and places of interest.
- Languages: Arabic is the official language in Amman, albeit English too is widely spoken.
- Security: Dial 4622090/93 for fire brigade, 193 for ambulance and 192 – 191 for police.
- Off-beaten Path: Little Petra and the Neolithic Village is a must-visit, if crave to do something offbeat.
- Tipping: A 10-20% tip of the bill is appreciated, however, not customary.
- Scammers operate in tourist areas.
- Solo women travellers need to be extra careful from persuaders that will promise marriage or companionship, apart from their belongings.
- Be vigilant when using ATMs.
- The narrow and crowded streets of Amman’s city centre, especially the older parts are more prone to opportunistic thieves.
- Bear in mind that you need to respect the Jordanian, Arab and Muslim culture in Amman.
- Dress modestly
- Avoid public display of affection.
- Shaking hands and elaborate conversations with strangers is absolutely normal here, with inconsiderate personal space.
- Always ask for photography permissions here.
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Travel to Amman- Know before you go to Amman
Facts and Stats for Amman*
Pollution Statistics in Amman
Know the pollution level of Amman before you plan your visit.
Air Pollution 69.52 (High)
Water Pollution 68.75 (High)
Noise and Light Pollution 61.96 (High)
Unattended dirt and garbage 68.48 (High)
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 55.71 (Moderate)
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 72.1 (High)
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 68.15 (High)
Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 87.5 (Very High)
Amman: Crime and Safety
How safe is Amman for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Amman.
Burglary and Theft 39.08 (Low)
Mugging and Robbery 35.75 (Low)
Assault and Armed Robbery 30.94 (Low)
Corruption and Bribery 72.47 (High)
Car Stealing 46.53 (Moderate)
Robbery of Car belongings 53.75 (Moderate)
Attacks 38.59 (Low)
Drug offense 36.63 (Low)
Safety walking alone during daylight 86.41 (Very High)
Safety walking alone during night 63.46 (High)
Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.56 (Moderate)
Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.23 (Low)
Property crimes and Vandalism 44.8 (Moderate)
Living in Amman - Quality of Life
Quality of Life Index of Amman is 110.34 (High)
Safety Index 58.58 (Moderate)
Climate Index 88.78 (Very High)
Pollution Index 80.13 (Very High)
Traffic Commute Time Index 53.07 (High)
Cost of Living Index 58.04 (Low)
Health Care Index 68.21 (High)
Property Price to Income Ratio 7.59 (Moderate)
Purchasing Power Index 43.8 (Very Low)
Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.
Cost for Essentials in Amman
Here's how much it will cost to shop in Amman
Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
International Movie per seat 11.28 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 67.59 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 94.65 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 66.82 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.
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