Tourism Board Launches Charter Flights from Poland to Aqaba

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 AMMAN — Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Director General Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat on Sunday announced the launch of charter flights from Poland to Aqaba. The charter flights are expected to carry more than 3,000 Polish tourists aboard 16 flights planned for 2019, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

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Jordan Fashion Week to Launch March 29 at W Amman Hotel

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 AMMAN — The Jordan Fashion Week, in collaboration with the W Amman, will launch on March 29, according to a statement sent to The Jordan Times on Tuesday. The two-day event will feature Amman-based designer Shirene Rifai to select participating designers and brands showcased at the event.

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Dozan Wa Awtar Launches Christmas Season

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 AMMAN — On the opening night of their series of Christmas concerts, Dozan wa Awtar singers on Thursday night scored a full-house booking at the Terra Sancta College Theatre, with the event wittily entitled “Cinnamon Christmas”.

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Roman Ruins of Jerash

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 The ruined city of Jerash is Jordan's largest and most interesting Roman site, and a major tourist drawcard. Its imposing ceremonial gates, colonnaded avenues, temples and theatres all speak to the time when this was an important imperial centre. Even the most casual fan of archaeology will enjoy a half-day at the site – but take a hat and sunscreen in the warmer months, as the exposed ruins can be very hot to explore.

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Rahhal: Working to Inspire Others as a Palestinian World Traveller

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 AMMAN — Sitting in a dimly-lit east Amman café is Palestinian native Alaa Al Juneidi; world traveller and creator of “Rahhal” (which means “traveller” in Arabic), a project whose goal is to document the world’s 194 countries and mount the seven summits while inspiring others and creating a shared community of travellers.

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10 Things No One Tells You About Jordan

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 Petra’s well-deserved spot on the New Seven Wonders of the World list has put it on every traveler’s radar. However, Jordan is much more than a check mark on a bucket list, and dropping in for a day trip is an injustice to this nation. Come for Petra, but stay for the castles, wadis, ruins, hikes and hospitality — and use these tips to upgrade your experience.

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