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    Amman Souvenir Shops: Souvenir Shops in Amman

    by machomikemd Written Aug 31, 2013
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    being one of the popular destinations in the middle east due to it's cosmopolitan atmosphere and a large expatriate population, Amman has many souvenir shops for tourists visiting the various attractions in Amman and areas nearby. these souvenir stalls sells everything from local crafts, fridge magnets, mosaic products, keychains, fridge magnets, post cards, books, local carpets and crafts and a lot more. most of these souvenir shops also accept haggling too.

    What to buy: all the touristy items that you can think off, be sure to haggle as most souvenir shops do accept haggling, but not as low as in local hawkers or sidewalk stalls.

    What to pay: not a dent on your wallet

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    Jordanian Dead Sea Products: Jordanian Dead Sea Products

    by machomikemd Written Aug 31, 2013
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    many shops and supermarkets and even the duty free stores in Amman sell Dead Sea Products made by jordanian dead sea companies like Rivage, Dolmen, Re Life, Kawar and more. As the Dead Sea is world famous for it's high mineral content which is good for the skin and for other medical ailments.

    Again, the Dead Sea is famous for it's high mineral and nutrient content that is good for the face and body and both Jordan and Israel have assorted dead sea products that are promoted worldwide as a beauty, facial, bath and health products and among the items they sell coming from the dead sea are dead sea salts, dead sea mud packs for the face and the body, herbal oils, moisturizing creams, soaps, perfumes, facial toner, facial scrub, mineral body serum, foot scrub, body butter and a lot more. the most popular Dead Sea Products on the Jordanian Side are Rivage and Dolmen Companies, which are also marketed worldwide.

    Discoveries show that the ancient people visited the Dead Sea over 4000 years ago. King David, Herod,the Roman Emperor Vespasian and many of time's subsequent royal and wealthy travelers, have all made a point to treat themselves to the therapeutic and restorative properties of the Dead Sea. King Solomon made gifts of Dead Sea Salts to the Queen of Sheba. Marc Anthony attempted to conquer the area for the legendary Queen Cleopatra, who sought its beautifying qualities.

    The Dead Sea Therapy has proved itself to be of value in treating number of Dermatological, Rheumatologic and Pulmonary diseases especially psoriasis, Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and eczema. As a health spa, the Dead Sea offers to patients an opportunity to treating various skin ailments.

    you can buy these dead sea products at souvenir stores, shops, Drug Stores, Convenience Stores markets at tourists sites in Jordan and also here at Amman

    What to buy: dead sea soaps, dead sea mud packs, dead sea moisturizing cream, dead sea sun blocks, dead sea bath salts and a lot more. Jordanian Dead Sea products are way cheaper than buying the Israeli Dead Sea Products across the border in Israel.

    What to pay: JD 10 for mud packs, JD 5 for soaps, JD 25 for facial creams and a lot more

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    Amman Duty Free: Queen Aliah International Airport Duty Free Shop

    by machomikemd Written Aug 31, 2013
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    Both the International Departure and Arrival Areas of the Queen Alia International Airport have duty free shops which are owned by the Jordanian Duty Free Company (JDF) and they sell all kinds of Duty free products, ranging from perfumes, spirits and liqours, chocolates, local jordanian delicacies, leather products, food stuffs and more. tourists are allowed to buy up to 2 packs of cigarettes and 2 bottles of spirits and liqours and unlimited number of perfumes or other items they carry. They accept international credit cards international currencies like the Euro, US Dollar, UAE Dirham, Saudi Riyal, etc. but they give loose change in Jordanian Dinars.

    What to buy: all the duty free items that you fancy, just present your passport at the counter before paying for the items

    What to pay: not a dent in your wallet

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    Pharma Beaute' Pharmacy: Pharmacy and Convenience Store

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 31, 2013
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    This pharmacy cum Convenience store is located along the busy Queen Alia Street, just in Front of the Royal Cultural Center and is walking distance of many hotels in the Jabal Amman area. they sell typical convenience store products like bottled water, sports drinks, bath and toiletries, shaving creams and prescription and non prescription drugs. they also have a variety of Dead Sea Beauty Products. Be sure to have Jordanian Dinars handy as this convenience store cum pharmacy does not accept US Dollars or Euros.

    opens: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    What to buy: bottled water, sports drinks, snack foods, cosmetics, dead sea beauty products, drugs and medicines and more.

    What to pay: not a dent on your wallet

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    Shopping mall city mall: City mall largest in Jordan

    by Robin020 Written Nov 21, 2011

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    The largest shopping mall and entertainment in the Kingdom of Jordan.

    City Mall is a landmark and distinctive character of modern architectural imprint in the heart of the city of Amman, along with the enjoyment of the highest international quality standards in construction.

    The number of shops open 150 stores a large number of doors for the first time in Jordan.

    Includes City Mall, the largest hypermarket in the Kingdom - Carrefour - This is in addition to leading brands such as Virgin Mega Store, Zara, Aizone, Starbucks, Mothercare, Vavavoom, which provides City Mall shopping, entertainment and a wide choice of restaurants, cafes, luxury and forget halls the cinema.

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    JO BEDU: Authentic funky Jordanian T-shirts

    by onfoot Updated Sep 6, 2011

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    One of the most common designs on T-shirts

    This is one of the most famous T-shirts shop not only in Jordan but in the region. The reason is that these guys have great, simple, authentic and simply cool designs on something wearable.

    In this shop you can find some of the best gifts you can take back home with you to your family and friends ....

    JO BEDU has a mission to promote Arab pop culture using art, humor, silliness, creativity, and style. Those messages are being transmitted on t-shirts designed by local Jordanian artists.

    What to buy: In their shop you can find original T-shirts with various colours and Jordanian sayings or slang ... and some other cool designs in English e.g. "I survived mansaf"
    also you can find bumper stickers, I pad sleeves... as well as some other cool stuff printed on different types of fabrics such as laptop bags.

    What to pay: T-shirts go for 15$ ...
    Bumper stickers for 2$

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    Jordan River Designs: olive oil soap

    by call_me_rhia Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    detail of the package

    it's a local arts and craft shop sponsored by Save the Children. All the proceeds go to the women who produce the items.

    What to buy: jordan river soaps - tiny green soaps made of pure olive oil.

    What to pay: about 3 JD for a small soap

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    hand painted ostrich eggs

    by call_me_rhia Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    detail of a decorated egg

    it's a local arts and craft shop sponsored by Save the Children. All the proceeds go to the women who produce the items

    What to buy: hand painted ostrich eggs - the designs vary - but for them the artists use the mosaic technique (little dots instead of brush strokes). Most designs are inspired by Jordanian mosaics

    What to pay: over 100 JD, expensive but worth it

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  • Precious Gems: Best Jewelry Shop

    by juniors46 Written Apr 4, 2010

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    I heard about this shop from a friend while visiting. Suffice to say, I was totally shocked to find such qualifications. Graduate gemologists, Accredited Jewelry professional, and a CGA!
    Not pushy which was a plus, however very helpful.

    The shop is run by the father and his son. They definitely know what they're talking about.

    After i returned to the states, I had the ring appraised (they also offer appraisals) and it was
    appraised for double what I bought it for. Our jeweler said it was a terrific price!

    This place is a must for anyone looking to buy lovely jewelry at incredible rates.
    They were very kind and knowledgeable throughout, even offered to clean my wife's engagement ring!

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    Rum Group - Tareq Al Nasser: Authentic Jordanian Group

    by onfoot Written Mar 7, 2010

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    Rum Group is a Jordanian Musical group that was established around 1998. Rum performs Tareq Al Nasser's compositions, which are characterized with musical structure that can be described as novel and daring in oriental music, part from the innovative approach and the new spirit he added to the soundtracks he contributed to TV series, where the arrangements skillfully combined between oriental, western and international instruments.

    What to buy: Urdun CD, meaning Jordan. Most pieces are traditional but the composer had managed to revive them with some instrumental compositions and vocals. Pieces are from different parts of Jordan, and the audio was done with local singers, shepherd and groups around Jordan.

    What to pay: The CD is for 10$ max

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    Safeway: All you need

    by PierreZA Written Jun 7, 2009

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    Perfume Shop

    For all your needs, Safeway should have what you are looking for. It is a huge ‘supermarket’ and is open 24 hours!
    You will find everything from tooth paste to fresh fruit, spices, fresh bread, beer etc.

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    Jordan River Foundation: Local Craft

    by PierreZA Written Jun 7, 2009

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    River Jordan Foundation

    This Foundation’s aim is to empower local communities, especially women. At the shop here on Rainbow Street you can buy rugs, cushions and other handicrafts.
    The prices might be slightly high, but the quality of the goods is good.
    The Foundation is in a beautiful old villa, with a beautifully kept garden.

    What to buy: Dead Sea products
    Textiles
    Rugs & Carpets
    Mosaics

    What to pay: More expensive, fixed prices, but good quality

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    Several: Shopping in Downtown Amman

    by PierreZA Written Jun 7, 2009

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    Textiles - Amman

    In Downtown Amman are many spice shops selling a variety of teas, coffee, spices, oils etc. They are not expensive and offers quite a variety.
    There are many clothes shops, fresh produce, sweet shops, shops selling handicrafts and souvenirs.

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    The downtown market.

    by cachaseiro Written Apr 6, 2009

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    The downtown market in Amman is a very colorful market with pretty much everything for sale that you need in daily life in Jordan.
    It's not a very touristy market so the people mostly leave you alone to explore the market and try all the different types of fruits and nuts.

    What to buy: Yuo can buy everything there that a jordanian need in his/her daily life.

    What to pay: Remember to haggle about the price there.

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    RIVER JORDAN: Handicrafts by Local Women

    by Arkeolog Updated Apr 6, 2009

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    It says "The Jordan River Foundation (JRF), established in 1995 and Chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, is a non-profit Jordanian non-governmental organization (NGO).
    Our vision is to empower society, especially women and children, and in turn, improve the quality of life to secure a better future for all Jordanians" at their website www.jordanriver.jo

    I visited their shop in Al Rainbow Street. The building is a former consulate and it's a nice garden. Also they have shops in different places in Amman such as Free shop.

    What to buy: They sell many hand made objects made by Jordanian women. All traditional and worth to buy. Cushions, dolls, runners, wooden boxes, shawls, rugs, wall hangings etc. The wall hangings I liked most. These are very detailed. Some of the wall hangins are hand embroidered, some felt patch work.

    Also dolls are good gifts for children.

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