Although during a trip (especially one of this magnitude) it may seem like time stops or is more relative, there is no doubt that managing it properly is essential to enjoy it better. Therefore, on this page, we talk about schedules and time in Jordan, so that you can manage yourself well from the moment you land in the country.
The widespread use of mobile phones and internet-connected watches has made our lives more comfortable: we know that they adjust their time according to the geographic location we are in. But even if you are still a romantic person who uses analog watches, it is important to know the time in Jordan, which is technically called the ‘time zone.’
So, the time in Jordan is:
In winter (October to March): GMT/UTC+2 In summer (April to September): GMT/UTC+3 That means that there is also a time change in Jordan to take advantage of the daylight hours: the clock is set forward by one hour in the autumn and set back one hour in the spring. Additionally, there are no different time zones in the country: the entire territory is in the same time zone, which is the same as that of the Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Israel, and Syria.
For reference, here is a comparison table of the time in Jordan with that of some Western and Latin American countries:
The time in Jordan is… 1 hour ahead of Spain 8 hours ahead of Mexico City, Mexico 7 hours ahead of the East Coast of the United States 10 hours ahead of the West Coast of the United States 6 hours ahead of Argentina and Chile 8 hours ahead of Colombia
Or, in other words, when it is 12:00 noon (12 PM) in…
Spain, it is 1:00 PM in Jordan Mexico, it is 8:00 PM in Jordan the East Coast of the United States, it is 7:00 PM in Jordan the West Coast of the United States, it is 10:00 PM in Jordan Argentina and Chile, it is 6:00 PM in Jordan Colombia, it is 8:00 PM in Jordan.
It is not only important to know what time it is in Jordan, but also to understand their business hours and general way of life in order to know when to wake up, when to go to bed, and so on.
In general, office hours in Jordan are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., such as in the case of banks. Shops, on the other hand, usually open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 2:00 p.m., and then reopen for four more hours in the afternoon, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Souks and markets, however, usually remain open all day from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. As for restaurants, it is common for them to open their doors at 12:00 p.m. for their first lunch service, but it is difficult for them to stay open beyond 11:00 p.m. or midnight.
Furthermore, the weekend in Jordan is considered Friday and Saturday, so public buildings and many establishments are closed on those days.
However, it is also important to note that schedules in Jordan may be temporarily modified during Ramadan, with closures during the day to facilitate fasting.