The national dish of Jordan and the most distinctive Jordanian dish. “Mansaf” is a traditional dish made of lamb cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yogurt called “Jameed” and served with rice.
Considered as one of largest producers of olive in the world, olive oil is the main cooking oil in Jordan. Herbs, garlic, onion, tomato sauce and lemon are typical flavours found in Jordan. The blend of different spices that grows wild in Jordan like za'atar, siege, hweirneh, fete and more makes the Jordanian food healthy and special.
Although Jordan is a modest culture, traditional behavior and dress co-exist easily alongside modern manners. Jeans or long shorts are perfectly acceptable attire for both men and women, especially in the most popular tourist attractions.
Friday is the main official weekly day of rest, and most businesses are closed on Fridays. Friday/Saturday is the official weekend with some schools.
Traditional handicrafts and more contemporary creative endeavors are to be found in every corner of the country. Several NGOs including the Jordan River Foundation, Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and Noor al-Hussein Foundation have established or helped local people establish handicraft workshops in rural areas to provide much-needed income and spread the benefits of tourism throughout the country.
The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar, or “JD”, which is divided into 1000 fils. The exchange rate of the US Dollar to the Jordanian Dinar is almost 1US$ is equivalent to JOD 0.700.
Jordan is known for its truly justed weather of 4 seasons, the weather is usually watm and sunny from the mid of May to the beginning of October. with The Jordan Valley being below sea level, it's the warm local destination during the winter and the hot days of the summer.
In Jordan the power sockets are of type C, D, F, G and J. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Tipping is a customary and expected way of showing your appreciation for good service. Unless you have made prior arrangements with your tour operator to include tips in your tour price, it is customary to tip your tour guide, your driver and the porters who handle your luggage.