If you're on a mission to find your happy place, it's time to plan a trip to Jordan. The country filled with lost cities, rich heritage, mouth-watering food, and friendly locals is an adventure waiting to unfold. From the healing properties of the Dead Sea, calm afternoons at Sheesha cafes, to the impressive arts and festivals, there are many things to do in Jordan. Captivating and mystical, the Bedouin community warmth, historic wonders of Petra and the golden sands of Wadi Rum are just a few of the reasons to visit this stunning country this season.
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT JORDAN
OFFICIAL NAME: Cairo
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Parliamentary Monarchy
POPULATION: 10.10 million (2019 estimate)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Arabic
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Arabic, English, French, Chechen, Circassian
ETHNICITY: Arab, Circassian, Chechens, Armenian
CURRENCY: Jordanian Dinar
MAP REFERRED: Asia
AREA: 89,342 Sq. Km
Average Elevation: 1,200 meters
NEIGHBOURING PLACES: Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq
FAMOUS FOR: : Citadel Hill | Darat Al Funun | Roman Theatre | King Abdullah I Mosque | Qasr al-Abd | Dead Sea | Petra | Wadi Rum | Jerash Ruins | Aqaba | Red Sea | King's Highway | River Jordan | Karak Castle
THE NATIONAL SYMBOL: The coat of arms of Jordan is a black eagle standing on a bronze shield. It is supported by the 2 flags of Jordan along with spears, swords, bows and arrows.
TIME ZONE: UTC+2 (EET)
DRIVING SIDE: Right
King Hussein Airport (Mafraq), King Hussein International Airport (Aqaba), Maan Airport (Maan), Marka International Airport (Amman), Queen Alia International Airport (Amman)
Network / Connectivity
Wi-Fi accessibility is easy to secure in Jordan. It is a standard and mostly available for use for free in hotels, bars, malls, cafes and eateries. If you choose to use internet cafes, the average cost per hour is about $2.82. Coverage can be spotty in remote areas due to the mountainous terrain, but even the most rural areas will have some connectivity to offer.
Data plans from operators such as Zain are affordable options; 4 GB of data costs about $17 per month. There are plenty of other alternatives to remain connected on-the-go such as rental pocket Wi-Fi devices with 4G speeds which are affordable and convenient.