Jordan at a Glance

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which once captivated ancient travellers, continues to enthral a whole new generation as a modern, vibrant nation. Jordan can be regarded as a typically Arab country for its people are very warm, friendly and hospitable. Jordanians are typically happy to forgive foreigners who break the rules of etiquette. However, visitors seen to be making an effort to observe local customs will undoubtedly win favour.

Joining local people for a cup of tea or coffee can be a wonderful way to learn more about local culture. If you are invited yet are unable to attend, then it is perfectly acceptable to decline. Place your right hand over your heart and politely make your excuses.

Without any doubt Jordan is a safe place to travel and and once beginning there it is worth to visit some historical landmarks beside the IAP conference.

See more at the website of the Jordan Convention Bureau.

Climate

Jordan boasts almost year-round sunshine with temperate, comfortable weather. In the Dead Sea area, just over 100 mm of rain per year fall. In the Jordan Valley, the average temperature in October is is around 20/24°C by usualy sunny days.

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Currency

The official currency is the Jordanian dinar, which is pegged to the IMF's special drawing rights (SDRs), equivalent to an exchange rate of 1 US$ ≡ 0.709 dinar, or approximately 1 dinar ≡ 1.41044 dollars. (subject to change)

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Visa

The entry formalities for Jordan vary according to the country of origin. However a visa is required to visit Jordan. Mostly the visa can be obtained upon arrival. However please check visa requirements with the local Jordan embassy or at the website.

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