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Major cities and airports in Jordan
- Amman – Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
- Aqaba – King Hussein International Airport (AQJ)
Time and Communication
Jordan is in the Eastern European Time (EET) zone, which is UTC+2. The country observes Daylight Saving Time, switching to Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), which is UTC+3. The major mobile operators in Jordan include Orange, Zain, and Umniah. The call quality is generally good, and cell phone coverage is widely available in urban areas, but it may be limited in remote and rural areas.
Money and shopping
The local currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar (JOD). The exchange rate to the US dollar varies, so it’s best to check current rates before traveling. Jordan generally does not accept payment in other currencies. Payment by bank cards is common in urban areas, but some small businesses and rural establishments may only accept cash. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, while American Express and Discover cards may not be. Currency exchange offices typically operate during regular business hours, with some located at airports and major hotels offering extended hours.
Jordan has a limited public transportation system, with buses being the most common form of public transport. Taxis and ride-sharing services like Uber and Careem are also available. Renting a car is a popular option for tourists who wish to explore the country at their own pace.
- Petra: The ancient city of Petra, carved into red sandstone cliffs, is Jordan’s most famous attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Wadi Rum: Also known as the Valley of the Moon, Wadi Rum is a stunning desert landscape, popular for its unique rock formations, Bedouin culture, and adventure activities like camel rides and hot air balloon flights.
- Dead Sea: The lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea is famous for its high salt concentration, allowing visitors to effortlessly float on the water. The mineral-rich mud is also known for its therapeutic properties.
- Jerash: The ancient Roman city of Jerash boasts well-preserved ruins, including the Arch of Hadrian, the Temple of Artemis, and a large, well-preserved Hippodrome.
- Aqaba: Aqaba is a coastal city on the Red Sea, known for its beautiful beaches, water sports, and vibrant coral reefs, making it a popular destination for snorkeling and scuba diving.