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    Jordan Museum is another interesting site to visit in Amman and was established in 1951.

    It is located in Ras Al Ein district of Jordan next to city hall. It was built in the year two thousand and fourteen and it is the largest museum in Jordan that hosts the country’s most important archaeological findings.

    It presents artefacts that are from the diverse ancient archaeological sites in Jordan which include the 7500 BC Ain Ghazal statutes which are regarded as some of the oldest human statutes ever made by human civilisation.

    The collections found in the museum are arranged in a chronological order and it also features lecture halls, a library, outdoor exhibitions, a conservation centre and an area where the children can hold their activities.

    This museum was established by our queen Rania which became the only museum to implement modern artefact preserving technologies in Jordan.

    We hope that one day the galleries upstairs covering the Islamic Jordan to Arab revolt will be finally finished.
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      • Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
        1.82 Km from The Jordan Museum
        The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts is a major contemporary art museum located in Amman, Jordan. The Official inauguration of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts (JNGFA) was held under the patronage of His Majesty the late King Hussein and Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein and was Established in 1980 by the Royal Society of Fine Arts, the museum's permanent collection " comprises over 2000 works including paintings, prints, sculptures, prints, sculptures, photographs, installation...

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      • Amman

        Amman is the capital of Jordan and the largest city of the Hashemite kingdom located in the central west part of Jordan. It covers an area of 1680 kilometers squared. The modern city is characterized by several ancient ruins, museums, numerous tourists’ attraction sites, galleries archaeological and cultural heritage sites. It is built over seven hills and commonly referred to as the ‘White City’.

        Most of the buildings in this city are white in color or beige due to the materials used in construction and hence the name “white city”. Amman has a population of more than 4 million people. Jordan is mainly a desert country with steep and hilly terrain.

        The people are very friendly and welcoming. There is diverse culture and religion; you will find both Christians and Muslims in this city. The official language used in the city is mainly Arabic though many people are able to communicate fluently in English especially those working in the tourism industry. The city has undergone civilization dating back to 8,000 BC.

        It is evidenced by imprints left on the caves, churches, buildings, mosques and amphitheaters by the Greeks, Ghassanids Romans, Assyrians, Babylonians, Bani Ammon, Heksus and the Umayyad. Accessing the city could be a challenge but it holds a lot of beautiful sites to visit.

        While the city has never boasted a vast array of Islamic antiquities or history delving back over the centuries like several of its Middle Eastern cousins, Amman is nevertheless an important city of Jordan, especially in the 21st century as the place goes from the quiet little countryside town to a bustling metropolis. Home to the University of Jordan as well as some strangely out-of-place Roman ruins like the Roman Theater, the Nymphaeum, or the Citadel with its Roman Temple of Herakles or the 5th century Byzantine Church, or the Ummayad Palace, Amman is much, much more than just another city in Jordan. This is a cultural hotspot, and is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, and definitely the place you want to be to really see what’s going on beneath the surface. 

        Amman is one of the most Westernized cities in Jordan. Home to some of the best schools in the nation, including the University of Jordan, Amman is a haven for the young and brilliant generations of not only Jordan, but also of Palestine and Iraq. Their tolerant views have helped push the city in a Westernized direction and have fueled the fires of modernization in the belly of the city, creating a controlled sense of chaos as the city emerges from its dusty cocoon into the modern world of skyscrapers and high-tech. While the city is Islamic at its core, it is a tolerant sort of Islam that allows its women to wear whatever they want and its people to enjoy life as it was meant to be.

        Between the ancient ruins of old and the sparkling new buildings rising above, there is a unique blend of traditional and modern within Amman, and it’s definitely an experience that you cannot get anywhere else in the world. From Starbucks to 5 star hotels to ancient Roman ruins to ancient Islamic ruins to modern skyscrapers, it is a dizzying blend of uniqueness.

        Amman, Jordan
      • Rainbow Street
        It is a popular historic street and a very busy entertainment spot in Amman. The street is less than a mile long and narrow, and it is a popular hangout especially with the locals. It is also very busy during summer.

        Previously, the street was known as Abu Baker Al Sedeeq. The street is characterized by several art galleries, boutiques, tea shops, Shisha bars and cafes.

        Along this street you will also find traditional and new shops selling handicrafts and jewelry.

        Bars, cafes and restaurants and the very popular Falafel al-Quds are located along the street. Most of the entertainment venues offer free Wi-Fi.
        Rainbow Street Rainbow St., Amman, Jordan
      • Ola's Garden

        Ola's Garden … Heartmade

        Ola’s Garden offers a unique collection of hand made jewelry pieces and beautifully crafted accessories such as scarves, shawls, leather work, mosaic, embroidery, painting, wood sculpting and other creations. Every item is a one of a kind piece making it uniquely different from other designers and accessories.

         

        Ola's pieces are made from various materials including natural stones, leather, fabrics, wood and metal. Ola's Garden is committed to design rather than trends, with unique nature loving spirit and style the core of its ethos. Ola has a unique style that strongly reflects her interest in and love for nature, designing directly from life, reflecting ideas about nature, humans and heritage; Ola's method in design is a meditation in details through patience and observation.

         

        Ola Mubaslat, designer and owner, established Ola's Garden in 2008 opening her workshop/store in the beautiful Khirfan Street the oldest street in Amman. Ola fell in love with every aspect of the place; with her jazz music playing; you can feel the soul of every brick dancing, sparkling on her works which emphasize the vision Ola wants to reflect on her work and designs.

         

        Located just off the end of Rainbow Street 400 m in Khirfan Street in the oldest part of town, Ola's Garden provides a cozy little haven to spend time peacefully admiring the many items on display. Discover the beautiful handmade work by visiting Ola's Garden.

         

        Whether you come to Ola’s Garden to buy a special gift or just to talk art; you are will be welcomed.

        Ola's Garden 60 Khirfan St., Amman, Jordan
      • Souk Jara

        Along the Rainbow street you will come across a popular market called Souk Jara. The market is a well known tourist attraction that offers a wide range of locally produced goods. Some of the items sold in the market include handicrafts, antiques, and soaps among many other products.

        Souk Jara Rainbow St., Amman, Jordan
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        Souk Jara سوق جارا Fawzi Al-Maalouf St., Amman, Jordan
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        Zahran, Amman, Jordan
      • Al-Balad Theatre مسرح البلد
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        Al-Balad Theatre مسرح البلد Jabal Amman, Amman, Jordan
      • Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery
        Dar Al-Anda Art and Gallery is one of the prominent and notable cultural centers in Amman. It’s located on Al Azwar Street with a good collection of art.
        Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery 3 Derar Ben Al Azwar Street، Amman, Jordan
      • The Duke's Diwan

        In Amman you will find the Duke’s Diwan which is a historic townhouse. It was built in the nineteen twenty four and has served as a post office, ministry of finance and a hotel. Today this house has been set with new era furniture by a famous Jordanian who is the prince of Mukhaybeh town. 

        Duke's Diwans is one of the best places to visit in Amman. It is a well preserved ancient structure that has remained unchanged even with modernization taking over major buildings in the city. The interiors and exteriors of this building are enchanting, and the surroundings as well.

        This house retains its original doors and windows that are from the early nineteen ninety’s and the furniture remains untouched leaving the visitors wondering how many historical figures ever walked on the same rooms.

        This Duke’s Diwan house will forever remain to be the paint of magical picture of a customary Levantine house. The house remains to be open daily after all in Arabic Diwan means “The guest’s place.”

        The Duke's Diwan King Faisal Street, Amman, Jordan
      • Habibah Sweets
        It is a vegetarian friendly restaurant located in Marwan Madi Complex, Al Hazar Street, Amman.

        The restaurant is popular for offering delicious traditional sweets such as Konafa Baklawa, ice creams and cakes among many others.
        Habibah Sweets Marwan Madi Complex, Al Hazar St 2, Amman, Jordan

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 8.1 83.4 46.6 32.8
      Feb 9.1 78.7 48.4 31
      Mar 12.2 63.5 54 25
      Apr 15.9 17.2 60.6 6.8
      May 20.4 5.6 68.7 2.2
      Jun 23 0 73.4 0
      Jul 24.6 0 76.3 0
      Aug 24.8 0 76.6 0
      Sep 22.8 0 73 0
      Oct 20 3.6 68 1.4
      Nov 14.8 40.9 58.6 16.1
      Dec 9.7 68.9 49.5 27.1

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        • The museum has potential but there really isn't much to it. There is literally one floor of exhibit space included with the ticket price. I'd guess about 1500-2000 square feet or so....and that's being generous. I essentially paid 5 JOD to see the Dead Sea Scrolls (which were fascinating to see). However, beyond the scrolls, the exhibits are mostly geared toward kids (digital/interactive) and only offer a rudimentary introduction to select aspects of life in Jordan. There is no history section or chronological introduction to the country and/or her people. To add insult to injury, the "Innovations" exhibit on the second floor requires another 3JD to enter. I found this additional price to be absurd, considering the museums's main exhibit was so lack luster. According to online accounts the museum opened in 2014. Unfortunately, I'm not certain where all the money went as, four years post opening, the museum does not present as ready for the public. This visit was one of my more disappointing experiences in Amman. Maybe worthwhile if you have kids but the museum has a long way to go in order to appeal to serious historians/museum buffs.
        • It's great for a casual family visit with curious kids. The upper floor hosts the Inventions exhibition and it's perfect for kids as well.
        • NOT worth visiting. They charge 5 JOD for foreigners to enter the museum. You get to see one small floor of various things. Most of what you see is not historical and does not address the Jordanian history in any way whatsoever. The second floor of the museum is another exhibit that costs 3 more JOD to enter. Ridiculous considering how little you get to see with your first 5. Do NOT bother going here, it is a waste of your time/money.
        • The exbition is very explanatory about some of the achievements and constrains/struggles of the country., specially the scarcity of water. Also loved the exbition 1001 inventions! In the "occidental culture " we often "forgot" about the contributions of the arab world ...this exposition highlights some of the main contributors for the development of nowadays world mentioning the impotant role of women!
        • This is a wonderful museum. It was a treat to see incredible historical artifacts that originally came from this region (as opposed to seeing similar things in the British Museum, etc.). I spent approximately 2 hours in the museum and read about 70% of the written information, overall. The entrance to the main courtyard is on the west side of the complex. The ticket office is in this courtyard, but it is separate from the main entrance. The entry price is 1 JOD. At the time of writing (2 Aug. 2017), the cafeteria was not open/hadn't been fully built yet - so bring your own snacks, if necessary. Additionally, the second floor of the museum is still under construction. It's an exquisite building and a well-curated museum that is well worth visiting if you are in Amman.

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