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Jordan

  • Getting there: Jordan has three international airports, with Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) being the main one. Jordan can also be reached by train from Syria, as well as by car or bus from Palestine, Israel or Syria.
  • Capital city: Amman.
  • Population: 7.809 million.
  • Religion: A majority of Jordanians are Muslim, predominantly Sunni.
  • Language: The official language of Jordan is Arabic. English is widely spoken, especially in the cities.
  • Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD).
  • Climate: Jordan has a desert climate characterised by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. Spring and autumn are the more pleasant seasons with lots of sun and moderate temperatures.
  • Transport: Renting a car or taking a taxi are the best ways to get around. Bus and minibus services are not very punctual as buses leave only when they fill up and official information on routes is minimal to non-existent.
  • Best time to travel: Jordan is a year-round destination. The best time to visit would be March to May — springtime. The temperatures are warm but not extremely so and the countryside is lush and carpeted with flowers, even the desert.
  • What to wear: Jordanians take pride in their appearance and clothing but at the same time dress modestly so it pays for both sexes to cover up as much as possible. Long trousers or skirts are de rigueur as are also high necklines and long sleeves,
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