Discover Jordan’s urban groove
There’s a new Arabian culture hub that’s causing ripples on our radar. Jordan’s dramatic sand-swept landscapes and azure waters have inspired filmmakers and travellers alike, but its capital city Amman is also fast establishing itself as a cultural muse for the Middle East. Over recent years it’s been growing its close-knit community of artists and creative types who are on the front-line to the new wave of art, craft and modern sensibilities. Neighbourhoods like Rainbow Street and Weibdeh bustle with galleries, boutiques and cafés, while the burgeoning restaurant scene means you can pick and choose between modern concepts or traditional flavours. Marvel over the contemporary visions at the Wadi Finan Art Gallery and mingle with local artists on the graffiti-clad streets nearby, take a cooking class at Beit Sitti for a window into Jordan’s rich culinary history, or head north of the city to Carakale Brewery and sip Jordan’s first craft beer—now is your chance to discover Jordan’s new urban groove before anyone else.
By Tom Marchant
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