Queen Alia International Airport Amman, UTC +3 Location: 32 km (20 miles) South of AmmanThe modern Queen Alia International Airport in Amman is our “home hub” and an increasingly popular transit point for world travelers and international air freight. Jordan’s “gateway to the world” smoothly welcomes as many as five million passengers a year, with plans for expanding capacity to ten million Continue reading
Jordan achieved full independence from Great Britain in 1946, before which it was the Emirate of Transjordan established in 1921. Since independence it has been known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The country has been ruled by four monarchs to date: HM King Abdullah Bin Al Hussein (1921-1951); HM King Talal Bin Abdullah (1951-1952); HM King Hussein Bin Talal (1952-1999); and HM King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein (1999-present).
Situated near the southeastern coast of Continue reading
The climate in Jordan is conditioned partly by altitude, the lowest areas such as Gulf of Aqaba and the Jordan Valley suffering the most from the summer heat and humidity. From November to February, Jordan’s coldest months, the higher central and northern areas can be quite cold by contrast.
Jordan has an extraordinary range of climates, considering the small size of Continue reading
Royal Jordanian is the national airline in Jordan. It flies directly between Jordan’s capital Amman and numerous destinations throughout the Middle East, Europe and the rest of the world. It flies to Chicago, Montreal, New York and Toronto to the west and to Calcutta, Delhi, Colombo, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta to the east.
Other airlines that operate direct flights to Jordan include Continue reading
The official language of Jordan is Arabic, but English is widely used, both commercially and socially. Both languages are compulsory subjects in schools, ensuring that many people are bilingual. Other languages which are also used frequently include French and Russian. Radio Jordan broadcasts programmes in Arabic, English and French, while some Continue reading
When travelling to Jordan or any other country it is important to remember that you should have your passport and at least one other form of identification with you at all times. This may be in the form of a driver’s license, birth certificate or any other form of identification that is accepted worldwide. Along with your passports bring at least two copies of Continue reading
The currency used in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar, shortened to JD. It can be divided into 1000 fils or 100 girsh. Expats are able to open bank accounts either in a foreign currency or in JD. When you arrive in Jordan it is a good idea to check with the local banks to find out what the current regulations are. For those who are receiving an income in the currency of Continue reading
For a relatively fast and inexpensive way of getting around Amman, Aqaba and other cities use yellow private taxis, which can be found in abundance in most areas. Yellow taxi drivers are obliged to use their meter, which starts at 0.150 JD.
A cheaper option is to make use of the servees or Continue reading
Visitors with a valid passport may obtain a visa at any Jordanian embassy, consulate, or legation abroad. You can also obtain a visa upon arrival at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport or at any other border crossing (except the King Hussein Bridge and the ferryboat from Egypt).. Visa fees are 10 JD / $ 14 for Continue reading