Jordan’s culture is composed of many different aspects that make it a tourist draw for visitors eager to discover other ways of life. Although it shares elements with its Arab neighbors, there are also unique and distinguishing features. In this section, we group together the most important ones that you should know beforehand to enhance your trip: the predominant religion, history, the Hashemite royal family, handicrafts, language, Jordanian cuisine…and much more.
On this page, you can learn about the most representative data of Jordan as a whole: population, form of government, year of independence and creation as a country, etc. Here you will have them at your fingertips in a summarized manner to discover them at a glance, and on other pages of this website, you can learn about them in depth.
The country’s history is very ancient and has largely influenced many aspects of Jordan’s culture. Knowing it will help you understand numerous details of local architecture, gastronomy, or crafts, among others, so you should not overlook this reading.
What is the lineage of the current Jordanian Royal Family? Who currently holds the position of Head of State? What image does it have within the citizenship? These are some of the questions we answer on this page, essential to understanding the functioning of its government system, which we also explain here.
One of the most important aspects of Jordan’s culture is its gastronomy, which will also be one of the most present in your day-to-day life, especially if you enjoy discovering other cuisines and flavors. Here, we explain the typical dishes and drinks, as well as their main influences.
Ecotourism has become one of Jordan’s biggest attractions thanks to truly surprising and unique landscapes, with the desert as its hallmark but with many other spaces of equal beauty. On this page, you will learn which areas they are and why they are so special from a natural point of view.
During your trip through the country you will come into contact, to a greater or lesser extent, with the local population. Therefore, it will be good for you to know the keys of this society: its character, its geographical distribution areas and other issues that are probably very different from those of your country of origin.
Arabic is not only the official language, but also a hallmark of Jordanian culture. On this page, we also tell you which dialectal variety is spoken colloquially and to what extent other international languages, such as English or French, can be used.
What is the strategic sector in Jordan’s economy? What products does it export to other countries? These are some of the questions we answer on this page, where we give you other interesting macro-level data, such as GDP per capita, which will help you get an idea of the standard of living of its inhabitants.
As in many other Arab countries, craftsmanship is an exceptional display of Jordanian culture. Even today, there are many humble professionals who preserve traditional techniques and styles, and survive largely thanks to tourism. Here we explain which disciplines are the most prestigious and where you can buy quality craft objects.
The Muslim religion is probably the most influential and defining element of Jordanian culture, and we explain it thoroughly here. In addition, we provide access to information about two other very important religions in the country because some of their sacred places are located here: Christianity and Judaism.