Stores, Malls or Markets in Jordan

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    Jordan River Designs: hand painted ostrich eggs

    by call_me_rhia Updated Apr 4, 2011

    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

    detail of a decorated egg

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    Jordan River Project: Shopping to Benefit a Cause

    by kucha Written Nov 19, 2009

    This Amman shop is a must-see. It is filled with beautiful local crafts of many sorts. In particular, the linen and sewn products are amazing. Much of the proceeds of your purchases go to support cooperative run by women throughout the country. The shop is well-run and has a web presence. Warning: nothing is cheap here -- but the quality and selection was the best we found in Amman.

    What to buy: Table cloths, embrodered silk runners, carved wood objects, etc.

    What to pay: Pricey, but the best quality in Amman.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel

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    Several: Shopping in Madaba

    by PierreZA Written May 23, 2009

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    Madaba is a very good place to buy authentic Jordanian handicrafts. Madaba is well known or its carpets and rugs, as well as mosaics.

    There are many shops around the Church of the Map, so take you time and compare prices before you buy anything.

    I did get very good quality souvenirs at 'The Map Bazaar'.

    What to buy: Mosaics
    Rugs
    Cermics
    Textiles

    What to pay: Haggle

    The Map Bazaar Rug weaving - Madaba

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    Several: Shopping in Amman

    by PierreZA Written May 23, 2009

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    Downtown Amman offers a lot for the shopper. There are shops selling spices, coffee, handicrafts and souvenirs, clothing, sweets, fresh produce etc.
    You just have to wander around the Downtown Area, and you will find what you need!

    There are more than one market in Downtown Amman. I sepecially liked the one behind King Hussein Mosque.

    You can also visit the River Jordan Foundation in Rainbow Street where you can find good quality ‘Made in Jordan’ goods.

    What to buy: Most things you will need

    Spices Fresh Produce Market

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    Jordan River Foundation: Quality Local Craft

    by PierreZA Written May 23, 2009

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    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
    Mosaics
    Art

    Entrance - River Jordan Foundation The Foundation

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    Habibah etc: Sweets

    by PierreZA Written May 23, 2009

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    There are many sweet shops in all the towns I visited in Jordan.
    One of the most famous is Habibah in Amman. They have more than one branch, although the one on King Faizal Str are the best known. You can buy a selection of Middle Eastern Sweets packed in a Habibah tin, which makes great gifts.
    The fresh, warm sweet confectionaries are actually my favourite. These are sold all over Jordan - do try them!

    They have a fantastic website! I discovered this after my trip.

    www.habibahsweets.com

    What to buy: Sweets

    Habibah Sweets, sweets, sweets

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    Shops and Malls in Jordan: Dead Sea Salt

    by Arkeolog Written Apr 13, 2009

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    Dead Sea salt is very popular for cosmetic market all around the World. Especially Jordan and Israel are leading this market by natural products. In Jordan you can see many options for Dead Sea Salt cosmetics. In the markets, souvenir shop and even at the malls you can buy great variety of creams, moisturizers, lotions, soaps etc. Also Dead Sea Salt is popular for bath cubes. I liked salt bags. The mustache men are very funy.

    Dead sea Salt bags

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    RIVER JORDAN: Best in Amman

    by Arkeolog Written Apr 13, 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.

    RIVER JORDAN

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    Dead Sea Bath Salt

    by imran8852 Updated Mar 11, 2008

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    This Is One Of The Local Shop Where We Bought The Dead Sea Bath Salts And Some Incense. In fact The Dead Sea Product Like The Bath Salts,The Mud Etc. Are Easily Found In Jordan.The Dead Sea Bath Salts Is Good To Help Stimulates Blood Circulation And To Relieve Pain In The Joints And Muscles.

    What to buy: Dead Sea Products Such As Bath Salts, Dead Sea Mud Etc.

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    Bawabet al Sharq (OriantGate ): The best Place to go

    by majdiko Written Jul 6, 2006

    This lovely shop is Place called jabal Amman 1 st circel the place is good the way they dealing with is exellent , the lawest prices in the town 100% , they are ready to do speical order , there designe are beautiful

    What to buy: Silver plated staff
    EMBROIDERED CUSHION
    Ceramic
    Small Item

    What to pay: 5 $- 100$

    This the superlative ceramic they produce Mosiac of Jordan Coaster Embroidered CUSHION Pen case ( Small items ) Silver plated Cork openner With hand made glass
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    • Family Travel

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  • Old Market near al Husseini Mosque: where to shop - avoid the mall - go to the souk!

    by glassgardener Written Mar 7, 2006

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    There are a group of small shops that are there for the locals. Park and walk. As you enter the shop the worker may yell out "Salam al'lekum", you must respond "al'lekum salam". this shows that you know what you are doing and gives respect. Ignore this, and you will be paying alot more! You must bargain for the prices and look around before you do. Your best deals are if you add in things that you want while lowering the sellers price. Start with a low offer, but not too low. Insulting offers will leave you with nothing.
    This is a great place to buy arab music, arab clothing, incense and carved wood boxes among other things.
    Don't go alone, hold your packages close and your money closer and you will be fine.
    Notice the houses carved right into the mountain!

    What to buy: worry beads, arabic cds, carved wood screen, dishdasha and head gear

    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Arts and Culture

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    Shops in the souq: Amman's souq

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 31, 2006

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    Don't expect to find a souq like in Istanbul or Marrakesh. Apart from being an "open air" souq (with no roofs or buildings holding it), Amman's souq is not really a place for tourists to buy things. It is more a place for locals, with cheap prices, with food shops, barber shops, groceries, butchers', cheap clothing shops etc ... you might find some shops with handicraft or souvenirs for tourists, but just a very very few. But, be sure that prices here are much lower than in any other touristc place in Jordan. As low as 4 or 5 times the price you would be asked for if you buy anything in a shop near a touristic site.

    However, it's an interesting place, and spending a while walking around Amman's souq won't be a waste of time.

    The souq is located downtown, near the Roman Theatre and King Hussein Mosque.

    What to buy: Cheap clothes, food, vegetables, kitchen tools, handicrafts

    What to pay: Not much

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

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    Music Box: Buying cds

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 31, 2006

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    If you want to buy cds in Amman, mind that most of the shops downtown, specially those in the souk, sell only home made copied cds. When asking for original cds, shop owners looked suprised and insisted in selling a copy telling that the quality is the same and the price is much lower. However, I didn't want to buy any copy, but some original jordanian pop cds. So I was told to go to Music Box shop at Mecca Mall shopping center. And yeah ... there I found a shop with original cds to buy. 4 brand new jordanian cds recently released for 24 dinars. Not bad.

    What to buy: Cds, Jordanian and Arabic music, International music.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Archeology

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    Wedouine tent at Wadi Rum

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 30, 2006

    Wedouine tents in the middle of the desert are usually situated near the places where the 4x4 cars stop. Visitors will be offered a glass of tea (really nice and tasty), without the need to buy anything. You might find some interesting handicraft, maybe some local clothing, desert stones, tea, cardamom .... but the price is not specially cheap. Remember that these shops are certainly made for tourists. But, it is a nice experience. And the shop tenders are always nice, polite, and they welcome you to sit for a while at their tent, no matter if you finally buy anything from them

    A view from Wadi Rum with a wedouine shop-tent
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    Jeff's Book Shop: Books about Jordan and Petra

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 30, 2006

    This is mainly a book shop, where you can find a wide assortment of the different books published about Jordan in general and Petra in particular. It is not specially cheap compared to others, but I wouldn't say that is more expensive than those other shops near Petra's entrance. Books are properly stored and you will find the all different language versions of the titles published.

    What to buy: Books, postcards and a few souvenirs.

    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

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