1. The locals are very hospitable and are always eager to help visitors. When communicating with the locals, travellers should definitely follow all the rules of the local etiquette. Shaking hands is a traditional form of greeting of men. You must use your right hand only for handshaking. Before you start a serious conversation, make sure you ask about the health of family members and children. Do not ask about wives – the local men do not talk about them as this is not accepted.
2. Amman taxis are one of the cheapest in the country, so you can easily use them to move around the city. If you want to make a trip to the city’s suburbs, it is better to use the services of the special buses – their rates are much more advantageous than in the usual taxi.
3. Amman suburbs are the location of a huge number of attractions located. It will take you no more than two to three hours to get to them from the city center. Every day tourists can participate in specially organized bus tours to the best attractions in the city’s suburbs.
4. The majority of public institutions, shops and museums are closed on Fridays. This day is considered a weekend day in the country. The local people, who belong to Christianity, can rest on Sundays.
6. You should not forget to leave tips in the local restaurants and cafes. As a rule, they range from 10 to 15% of the total bill. Hotel staff should also receive a reward. As a rule, one-two dinars will be enough. Taxi drivers should get a tip of one and a half dinars. The reason for this is in the fact that tips make up the largest share of income of the local staff, so the absence of tips can greatly offend the locals.
Jordan: travelling advices4. Don’t forget that it is prohibited to ask questions to wives of Jordanian men!
5. Women of all ages are recommended to wear modest and closed clothes during their vacation in Jordan. It is not allowed to stay in public places in short skirts and t-shirts.
6. Jordanian women wear hijabs, special scarves that cover head and neck. Their clothes don’t reveal wrists and ankles. When visiting sacred places, female tourists should also cover their heads.
7. If you have a romantic holiday, honeymoon, or simply feel in love with your partner, this doesn’t mean that all Jordanian people need to know about that. Kissing and hugging in public places is prohibited. … Open