Settled by nomadic tribes during the Bronze Age and shaped by the Nabatean culture, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a place set apart by its with an ancient legacy and bright, creative future.


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Jordan Travel Guide

Visit its sandstone facades, explore its sprawling desert ecosystems, and traverse its thousand-year-old cities, but also engage with its people, enjoy its thriving contemporary art scene, and immerse yourself in its ecologically rich waters.

No matter how you decide to experience Jordan, you’ll be met with the warm greeting, ahlan wa sahlan — “welcome.”

Jordan Essentials



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Plan Your Trip

Traveling to the Middle East is always special. Here, you’ll discover hidden pasts and undisturbed cultures that date back to the origins of what we understand as humanity. Jordan epitomizes this.

What to Do in Wadi Rum

Though Wadi Rum means “Sand Valley” in Arabic, the vast desert valley in southern Jordan is also known as “the Valley of the Moon.” These

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Quick Facts

  1. Jordan is officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  2. The Kingdom was formed during the division of the Middle East by France and the U.K. after World War I. Prior, it had been known as Transjordan, but finally became a sovereign kingdom in 1946.
  3. Jordan is known for its hospitality — and nearly one third of Jordan’s population is made up of refugees from nearby Syria and Palestine.
  4. Amman, Jordan’s capital city, was once named Philadelphia after Ptolemy Philadelphus, the King of Syria who ruled from 34 to 30 B.C.

For Creative Travelers

If you’re headed to Jordan and are looking to experience all that this creative melting pot has to offer, you’ve come to the right place.

A Creative’s Guide to Amman

Although Amman is considered an ancient city, it’s budding with creative potential and new beginnings. Between its contemporary vision and deep-seated Arabic tradition lies a

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Jordan Articles

When you visit Jordan, you’re likely to hear “ahlan wa sahlan” — which means “welcome” — on a regular basis. Though hospitality and generosity are associated with many people and places, these characteristics are ingrained in Jordan’s culture, with origins in Bedouin tradition.