Cultural Information Jordan

Official Travel Website

visitjordan.com

Culture Gram

Culture Gram

Federal Travel Website

travel.state.gov

Local News

  • Ad-Dustour
  • Al Rai 

Common Cuisine

  • Sfeeha
  • Zarb
  • Mensaf
  • Hummus
  • Falafel

Music

  • Zade Dirani
  • Sakher Hattar
  • King Deco
  • Naser Mestarihi
  • Hani Naser
  • Ostaz Samm
  • Alaa Wardi

Yummy Juice!

Television and Films

  • Captain Abu Raed
  • Al Juma Al Akheira (The Last Friday)
  • High Heels (2009)
  • The View
  • Sera fe Jarash

Recommended Readings

  • Writings of Mustafa Wahbi al-Tal, poet
  • Writings of Munis al-Razzaz
  • Al-Hamrawi by Ramadan al-Rawashdeh
  • Justifiable Agony and The Outcast by Rifka Doudeen
  • The Fact of Time by Taher al-Adwan

Who's Who?

Suleiman Mussa was a prominent 20th-century Jordanian historian best known for works such as Jordan in the 1948 War and The Great Arab Revolt. His groundbreaking work, T.E. Lawrence: An Arab View was published in several different languages.

Suheir Hammad is a Palestinian-Jordanian-American poet and political activist whose works include Drops of This Story and Breaking Poems. She also toured with an HBO-produced event called Def Poetry Jam, winning a 2003 Tony Award for a Broadway Def Poetry performance.

King Hussein of Jordan was Jordan's ruler from 1953 to 1999, who is credited with modernizing his country. He became the second Arab Head of State to recognize Israel in 1994 and years later he was invited to give a speech during the funeral of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Dima and Lama Hattab are twin sisters from Jordan best known for being the first female ultramarathon runners in the Middle East to take part in the famous endurance race Marathon des Sables. The Hattab twins also promote the sport of running in the Middle East, especially among women.

Politics

King Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein is the reigning King of Jordan. He ascended the throne on 7 February 1999 upon the death of his father King Hussein. King Abdullah, whose mother is Princess Muna al-Hussein, is a member of the Hashemite family.

Queen Rania Al Abdullah is the queen consort of Jordan. Queen Rania has used her position to advocate for various sectors of society in Jordan and beyond, including many humanitarian activities

Cultural Activities

  • Explore the Roman Theatre in Amman
  • Discover the ancient city of Petra in Southern Jordan
  • Spend a night under the bright stars of Wadi Rum, Jordan’s largest desert valley
  • Float effortlessly on the surface of the Dead Sea

Recommended Websites

Games



Page last modified November 13, 2017