Thru Hike to Kick off on October 14

Thru Hike to Kick off on October 14

The Thru Hike 2022 will take place between October 14 and November 24 on the Jordan Trail, a 675km hiking route that spans Jordan from Um Qais in the north, to Aqaba in the south, the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Director General Abdul Razzaq Arabiat announced on Monday.

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King Visits Umm Al Jimal

King Visits Umm Al Jimal

His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, visited the archaeological site at Umm Al Jimal in the Northern Badia region on Wednesday.

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Airport

Decision to Reopen Airport Will Be ‘Gradual’

 AMMAN — The decision to reopen the airport is going to be “gradual” and coordinated between the ministries of health and tourism, the Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission and the Crisis Management Cell, Minister of Transport Khaled Saif said on Saturday.

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Wadi Rum Full Moon Desert Marathon

The 13th edition of the Wadi Rum Full Moon Desert Marathon took place in Wadi Rum on 13rd of May with the participation of 285 runners from all over the world, according to organisers.

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Aqaba City

 AMMAN — The Aqaba Festival will be held before the end of July, as “the intensity of local tourism” has prompted the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) to reschedule it after it was postponed this winter.

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New Discovery in Jordan

The General of the Department of Antiquities Fadi Balawi announced during a press conference the important archaeological discovery in Jordan of a 9,000-year-old archaeological capsule.

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Shaumari Reserve Gives New Life to Endangered Oryx Species

 AMMAN — In response to the endangered status given to the Arabian Oryx in the 1970s, the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve has taken measures, specifically the expansion of ecological balance, to preserve the rare species.

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Tourist Cooperation with Petra

Chief Commissioner of Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) Suleiman Farajat was invited from the Royal Commission for Al Ula (RCU). He formed a delegation & headed to the ancient city in Saudi Arabia - Al Ula.

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Jordan’s Ancient History ‘Comes Home’

 IRBID — After being on display at the Jordan Museum from July through December 2019, the exhibit "Tall Ziraa — Mirror of Jordan’s Ancient History" opened on Tuesday at Yarmouk University’s Museum of Jordanian Heritage in Irbid, with a scheduled duration of five months.

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Petra Tour - Jordan Perfect Tours

 Where to travel in 2022: It's safe to say most people didn't take their dream vacation in 2021. Here are some places to dream about for when the world becomes accessible again. First up: the twin islands of Antigua (pictured) and Barbuda.

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Veteran archaeologist Hammond’s Role in Unraveling Petra’s Past Remembered

 AMMAN — In tribute to American arcaelogist Philip Hammond, a French scholar recalled his unearthing of information about Nabataean architecture and worship practices.

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Wizz Air Launches New flight

 AMMAN — Wizz Air, a Hungarian low-cost airline, on Wednesday launched its first flight to Jordan coming from Bucharest, Romania, and landing in King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba. 

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Aqaba Prepares to Welcome Waves of Tourists after Successful 2019

 AMMAN — Sixty-three cruise ships docked at the port of Aqaba in 2019, bringing 120,000 tourists; an increase of five ships and 9,000 tourists from 2018, according to the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA).

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Jordan tours from Aqaba - Jordan Perfect Tours

 On October 29, 2021 at 1 in the morning the clocks are changed back from Winter Time to Daylight Savings Time in Jordan. The clocks have to be shifted from 1 to 0 am. So, the people can enjoy this very hour twice. The winter time, also called normal or standard time, is going to be valid until the next Time Change to daylight savings time in the upcoming year

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Baptism Site Nearly Triples Visitor Numbers over Last 4 Years

 AMMAN — The number of visitors to the Baptism Site, recorded at more than 170,000 through November of this year, has almost tripled in the last four years, according to the commission that oversees the site.

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Jordan tours

 AMMAN — The Kingdom’s tourism revenue increased by 14.3 per cent in the first eight months of 2021 to JD958.8 million compared with the same period of 2020 that witnessed a decline of 70 per cent, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on Wednesday.

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‘Karama’ Human Rights Film Festival Kicks off in Amman

 AMMAN — The Human Rights Film Festival “Karama” is holding its 10th edition under the slogan “Think Forward” from December 5-12 at the Royal Cultural Centre in Amman.

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Flora, Fauna Remains in Wadi Al Zarqa Offer Scholars Insight Into Ancient Settlement

 AMMAN — The abundance of water in Wadi Al Zarqa enabled the region around archaeological site of eh-Sayyeh to establish a “very attractive” settlement area, according to a German scholar.

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Roman Times

 AMMAN — Following the intervention of Roman general Pompey the Great (106 BC-48 BC) in the Levant, Gerasa (Jerash) and Philadelphia (Amman) were integrated into a new province in the autumn of 63 BC, noted a French scholar during a lecture titled “Philadelphia-Amman: the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine City” recently organised by the French institute Ifpo.

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Traveller Lauds Jordan’s Security and Hospitality

 AMMAN — “Amman the 28 country I have visted, Jordan is the best so far thanks to the hospitality of Jordanians,” Moroccan traveller Yasin Allam said on Monday. Allam, 33, who arrived in Jordan on September 21, said that he visited 27 African countries before Jordan during a trip that took him three years on his bicycle.

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The "Lost City" still has secrets to reveal: Thousands of years ago, the now-abandoned city of Petra was thriving.

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Aqaba Carnival

 AMMAN — The Aqaba Carnival, an annual event that aims to encourage both locals and foreigners to visit the port city and its tourist attractions, will be held in August, according to an official.

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British Scholar Takes Aerial Glance at Jordan’s Past

 AMMAN — World War I marks the beginning of using aerial photography in archaeology, as cameras and airplanes improved rapidly during the war, according to a British researcher.

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Burqu Nature Reserve

 AMMAN — The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) and the Public Security Directorate (PSD) on Thursday signed an agreement to establish an office for environmental affairs and tourism in Burqu Nature Reserve, as part of a memorandum of understanding previously signed by both parties.

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Tradition Meets Avant-Garde at ADW’s Kabariti Village

 AMMAN — Tucked away in a hidden corner of Jabal Amman, the Amman Design Week’s Crafts District offered its visitors design installations, exhibitions, shops, and a cultural programme in the Kabariti Village.

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Discovery of Sundials in Jordan Necessitates Establishment of Astronomy Museum

The first specialised study on the discovery of sundials in Jordan has great potential to deepen public awareness and appreciation of the Kingdom’s astronomical history, according to the study’s author.

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Ancient Cave

 AMMAN — Cave dwelling was practised on a large scale in Sahab, located 12 kilometres southeast of Amman, during the Chalcolithic period and the beginning of the Early Bronze Age (4000 BC-3300 BC), noted a Jordanian archaeologist.

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