Amman

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taking home

(the ''Balad''). Shopping in the Balad has a more primitive feel with shop after shop filled with wares and prices not always clearly marked and extremely negotiable. Some interesting, original souvenir items that one may consider taking home are: * a keffiyeh, the traditional checkered headpiece of Jordanian men * an antique brass tea coffee pot, distinctly Middle Eastern with its artistic etching and curved spout * olive wood carvings of various objects or figures can be purchase nearly everywhere * hand-crafted Jordanian daggers * hand-made Bedouin-style embroidered clothing For the coffee lover, Amman's Starbucks locations (Swefieh, Abdoun, Taj Mall, City Mall, Mecca Mall) offer various mugs, tumblers, and to-go cups with distinctive Jordanian and Middle Eastern flair. Those who crave gourmet coffee have a number of choices along Rainbow St. off of First Circle in Jabal Amman with other shops sprinkled throughout the city. Alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, liquor, etc.), can be purchased in liquor stores across the city. Most are distinguishable by an advertisement for Amstel or some like beverage outside. There are also bars up and down Rainbow St. in Jabal Amman and throughout Abdoun. Drinking age is 18 but some bars cafes might card you and admit 21+ customers only. Shopping areas * '''The Balad''' An area of extreme frenzy 8AM-8PM. Take a walk through the narrow alleyways and corners and negotiate (haggle) the price with friendly vendors. A maze of streets with everything from a fruit market to spices, souvenirs, clothes, hardware. Drink a cool glass of Sugar Cane juice, watch the talented young men make artistic sand designs inside the glass bottles, go and smoke a shisha (hubbly bubbly) in any of the numerous street cafes. Enjoy some tasty falafel in the famous Hashem cafe, enjoy a mansaf dish at Jerusalem restaurant or a nice slice of tasty Kanafe from Habibeh sweets. Busy crowded streets with the real taste of Jordan. Visit the Husseini Mosque, Darwish Mosque, Roman Theatre, Citadel, spice markets, or if adventurous have a wander around the Friday Bird and animal market and the second hand market on a Friday morning. Walk to Rainbow street and enjoy a different side of Amman. Visit the Duke of Mukhyber's residence on the main street. Lot's of small cafes and roof terraces to enjoy the atmosphere. Visit the new Museum or catch a music recital or performance at the Hussain Culture Centre. Lot's to do in Wastel Ballad - Downtown Amman. * Souk - Afghani - Yemeni - and lots of others * '''Malls''' - '''City Mall''' is currently Jordan's biggest shopping mall. All the usual international brands are present. Mecca Mall is another big mall on Mecca Street (not far—about a 15-minute walk—from the City Mall; there's an ACE Hardware store). Baraka Mall- Sweifiyeh for those seeking indulgence and the odd $500 to spare - all designer names. Majdi Mall for those with the common feel - located near University of Jordan towards Sweileh. * '''Wakalat Street''' A new street with big western stores. Mostly clothes, furniture, sport. A traffic free street with open areas for sitting and walking. thumb Wakalat Street (File:AmmanWakalatStreet.jpg) * Sharia Rainbow - Rainbow Street - A cobblestone street just down from First Circle that is populated with small antique stores, clothing, restaurants, sheesha tea shops and the well-known Falafel al-Quds, reputedly the "best" Falafel in the Middle East (some Saudi's even financed the opening of one in Saudi Arabia). Further down the street you will find a small park that overlooks the city. Further still on a side street, during the warmer months, is a side-walk flea market. At the end of this street and down some stairs you will find Wild Jordan. Learn There are numerous universities one can study in. Irbid, Madaba, and Aqaba also hold many educational institutes for foreigners. Jordan's universities are world-renowned and respected for their hospitality and methods of instruction. * WikiPedia:Amman Dmoz:Regional Middle East Jordan Localities Amman Commons:Category:Amman


decades rock

Faisal (Faisal I of Iraq) was briefly King of Syria and later King of Iraq. DATE OF DEATH 4 June 1931 PLACE OF DEATH Amman, Transjordan In Amman, the capital of Jordan, there has been a movement of alternative music in the last two decades. rock (Rock music) bands that mix western and eastern influences are continuously becoming more popular. Ethereal was a famous oriental rock band early this decade, they were the first band in Jordan to have


food game'

for meat of terrestrial (terrestrial animal) wild animals, killed for subsistence or commercial purposes throughout the humid tropics of the Americas, Asia, and Africa. To reflect the global nature of hunting of wild animals Resolution 2.64 of the IUCN General Assembly in Amman in October 2000 referred to ''wild meat'' rather than ''bushmeat''. A more worldwide term is game (game (food)). The term ''bushmeat crisis'' tends to be used to describe unsustainable hunting


artistic work

inhabited by several civilizations. The first culture on record is during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period, around 7250 BC, when archaeological discoveries in 'Ain Ghazal, located in eastern Amman, showed evidence of not only a settled life but also the growth of artistic work, which suggests that a well-developed culture inhabited the area at that time.


cultural interest

Roman theatre.jpg thumb Roman theater in Amman thumb Umayyad Palace (File:AmmanCitadel.jpg) Although the capital of a diverse kingdom, Amman is not what one would call "packed" with things to see, making it a great gateway to explorations further afield. Even so, the city does hold a few items of historical and cultural interest (allow maximum 2 days to see them). *


amp movies

. In the winter it can get very chilly, make sure that you ask for more blankets. Sometimes they heat your room if you ask for that. *


largest projects

of road works, will ease the arrival of millions of new visitors and tonnes of cargo through this soon to be regional hub. New developments New projects and proposals in and around the city include: *The Abdali Downtown (Al Abdali) project: this new development in the heart of Amman is among the largest projects under construction in the kingdom, and is a mixed-use development consisting of retail, outdoor shopping and restaurants, residential and office buildings. The master plan


extensive reporting

and Montreal, with extensive reporting assignments in Haiti and Bosnia. She reported from Iraq while based in the region from 1991 to late 1993 before returning to the U.S. Arraf studied journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa. References Nazeri’s name has also been included in the list of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World, WikiPedia:Amman Dmoz:Regional Middle East Jordan Localities Amman Commons:Category:Amman


novels based

for their work in the Middle East or North Africa. The fund was developed at the International Conference on Freedom of Expression in the Arab World, held in Amman, Jordan in December 2005. International Freedom of Expression Exchange The Comics Reporter ** Comic book writer J. Torres is to write a series of graphic novels based on the popular television drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. newsarama Amman International Stadium Amman, Jordan rowspan 3 align center 18 Amman International Stadium Amman, Jordan rowspan 3 align center 20 Amman International Stadium Amman, Jordan rowspan 3 align center 24 Amman International Stadium Amman, Jordan - *'''Jordan **Amman – Queen Alia International Airport ''Hub'' '''**''' **Aqaba – King Hussein International Airport ''focus city'' - Amman WikiPedia:Amman Dmoz:Regional Middle East Jordan Localities Amman Commons:Category:Amman

Amman

settlement_type City image_skyline AMMAN 2.jpg imagesize 300px image_caption Amman city landmarks, From right to left and above to below: Amman's skyline as seen from Sport city, Temple of Hercules at Amman Citadel, Omayyad Palace, Ottoman Hejaz Railway station, Roman theater (Roman theater (Jordan)), Abdoun Bridge, King Abdullah I Mosque and Raghadan Flagpole. image_seal Ammanlogo.png image_flag Amman Jordan Flag.svg pushpin_map Jordan pushpin_mapsize 300 coordinates_region JO subdivision_type Country subdivision_name subdivision_type1 Governorate (Governorates of Jordan) subdivision_name1 Capital Governorate (Amman Governorate) leader_title Mayor leader_name Akel Biltaji established_title Founded established_date 7000 BC established_title2 Municipality established_date2 1909 area_total_km2 1680 area_land_km2 population_as_of 2014 population_note population_footnotes population_urban 4,125,000 http: jordantimes.com ammans-population-rises-to-around-4-million----biltaji population_metro 5,125,000 http: www.geohive.com cntry jordan.aspx latd 31 latm 56 lats 59 latNS N

longd 35 longm 55 longs 58 longEW E elevation_min_m 700 elevation_max_m 1100 timezone +2 Eastern European Standard Time (Eastern European Time) http: www.timeanddate.com time zones eet utc_offset timezone_DST +3 Arabia Standard Time postal_code_type Postal code postal_code 11110-17198 area_code +962(6) website Amman City footnotes '''Amman''' ( , with an additional million residing in the surrounding areas. Other population estimates consider the number of expatriates residing within the city limits and rank the total population much higher.

The recent economic growth experienced in Amman is unmatched by any other Arab city except those located in the Persian Gulf area. Amman is also the administrative seat of the homonymous governorate (Amman Governorate). Amman is also ranked a Beta− global city on the World city index, the same category as Abu Dhabi, Kuwait City and Manama.

Amman was named one of the MENA's best cities according to economic, labour, environmental, and socio-cultural factors. Amman is among the most popular locations for multinational corporations to set up their regional offices, alongside Doha and only behind Dubai. Furthermore, it is expected that in the next 10 years these three cities will capture the largest share of multinational corporation activity in the region.

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