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Fairmont Amman
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Capital City
Amman is the capital and the largest city of Jordan, with a booming population of 4.5 million. It is the administrative, government, and business center of the country.

Amman has a Mediterranean climate, with summers that are mildly hot and breezy. Spring is brief and warm, and around the end of November winter usually starts and continues to mid-March. Temperatures are usually near or below 17 °C (63 °F), with snow occasionally falling once or twice a year. Snow may accumulate in the western and northern parts of Amman.

Business or smart casual. In the winter, jackets are needed as temperatures in the capital can dip below zero at night. In the spring and fall, a light sweater is recommended especially at night.

Credit Cards
Most major credit card are accepted (Visa, Amex, MasterCard and Diners Club).

Jordan’s culture is firmly rooted in Islamic tradition. The country is tolerant and fairly liberal compared to other Middle Eastern countries, and hosts a variety of refugees including from Palestine, Syria, and Iraq which create an eclectic mix of traditions.

The local currency in Jordan is the Dinar, and is also referred to as the JOD (Jordanian Dinar).

Electric Current
220 Volts

Arabic is the official language of Jordan, but English is also widely spoken.

Regular post to North America may take up to two weeks, up to five days for Europe.

Time Zone
Winter/Fall EET Eastern Europe Time: GMT/UTC+2:00
Spring/Summer: GMT/UTC+3:00
Please check before departing for the correct updated time zone.

In hotels and restaurants, 10% may be added to the bill, but a small tip for the waiters is appropriate. For hotel bellmen and porters, 2 or 1 JOD, or US$ 2 is customary. In taxis, pay the nearest round figure to the price on the meter.

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Day trips