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Muna Haddad As the founder and managing director of BARAKA, Muna develops tourism destinations around Jordan that help local communities benefit from visitors while sharing their culture and natural heritage. She’s often out exploring a village somewhere and sipping a cup of tea while getting to know the diverse cultures of the people of Jordan. www.experiencebaraka.com https://www.facebook.com/Barakaconsulting/
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Abu Al-Alaa Al-Maari St., Amman, Jordan
In Northern Jordan, the hilltop village of Umm Qais, known as Gadara in the bible, provides sweeping views of the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. (Mathew 8:28-34). It’s skirted by Greco-Roman ruins from the Decapolis city of Gadara, yet Umm...
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Abu Al-Alaa Al-Maari St., Amman, Jordan
Solar powered and supplied with water from a local spring, the award-winning Feynan Ecolodge blends seamlessly with its setting in the Dana Biosphere Reserve. It’s a special place that encourages guests to disconnect and engage with nature. The...
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Abu Al-Alaa Al-Maari St., Amman, Jordan
This historic townhouse has served as Amman’s first post office, the Ministry of Finance, and a hotel. It’s been left in the same state since 1924 and, while rather rundown, is an intriguing place that welcomes all comers. The walls display...
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Four Seasons Hotel, Shopping Arcade, Amman, Jordan
A group of dedicated hikers successfully joined forces to develop the Jordan Trail, the country’s greatest example of a passion project. It stretches for about 370 miles, from Umm Qais to Aqaba. You can choose among trail options for one or more...
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Foresight32, Ibn Al Rumi St 32, Amman, Jordan
If you’re in the market for a special souvenir from your Jordan trip, I suggest stopping by Lama Hourani Jewelry for a culturally inspired, locally made item. Lama’s eclectic, chic creations have been celebrated and exhibited in galleries and...
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Every other summer, Amman highlights independent music acts from the Arab word during the Al Balad Music Festival. A variety of concerts take place for a week at one of Amman’s most ancient sites: the downtown Odeon Theater, built in the second...
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Amman Civil Airport، Al Mataar St 22، Amman, Jordan
Founded in 2010, Carakale is Jordan's first and only family-owned microbrewery. It began as a labor of love for master brewer Yazan Karadsheh, who has grown production from his family’s backyard to a hillside location by the old city of Fuheis. It...
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Jabal Al Lweibdeh, Amman, Jordan
Artists have long flocked to Al Lweibdeh, which remains the preferred neighborhood of creative types, even as it admittedly gentrifies. My favorite lunch spot is Joz Hind. There’s no menu; Luca makes his creations from whatever seasonal, locally...