Jordan Shopping

  • Shopping
    by machomikemd
  • Shopping
    by machomikemd
  • Shopping
    by machomikemd

Jordan Shopping

  • hand painted ostrich eggs

    it's a local arts and craft shop sponsored by Save the Children. All the proceeds go to the women who produce the items 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 over 100 JD, expensive but worth it

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  • Shopping to Benefit a Cause

    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...

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  • Shopping in Madaba

    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'. MosaicsRugsCermicsTextiles Haggle

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  • Shopping in Amman

    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...

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  • Quality Local Craft

    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. Dead Sea ProductsTextilesMosaicsArt

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  • Sweets

    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...

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  • Dead Sea Salt

    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...

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  • Best in Amman

    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...

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  • Dead Sea Bath Salt

    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. Dead Sea Products Such As Bath Salts, Dead Sea Mud Etc.

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  • The best Place to go

    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 Silver plated staffEMBROIDERED CUSHION Ceramic Small Item 5 $- 100$

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  • where to shop - avoid the mall - go to...

    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....

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  • Amman's souq

    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...

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  • Buying cds

    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...

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  • Wedouine tent at Wadi Rum

    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....

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  • Books about Jordan and Petra

    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...

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  • Music

    Street stall, outside a bed bug ridden hostel, somewhere in the centre of Amman!I was looking for some music I had heard again & again during my time in Jordan, so I got the stall owner to play loads of tapes until we found the right one, as I had no Idea of the artist! He unsurprisingly wasnt too impressed with me This is one of the top Arabic...

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  • Making the sand bottles

    One of the nicest objects that you can buy in Jordan are the sand bottles. You can choose yout prefer bottle and waiting that the artist make it!!!!

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  • The Ottoman Room

    The Sandcastle is a well known souvenir shop in Petra but has recently set up a large back room as a collection of "old things". Most of them date from between 50 and 100 years ago, and range from ethnic objects like head dresses to furniture, bowls and bibelots and carpets.They are expensive - but no charge for looking. Posted by Lulu

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  • 24 carat gold

    No shop in particular - but heyyyyy, so many places to buy beautiful 24-carat gold jewellery! Gold .. gold ... gold ... oh yes, and gold! At least half the price you would pay in the UK but for very good quality, heavyweight chains and bracelets.

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  • Traditional crafts

    The Jordan River Foundation shop is a wonderful showcase of traditional handicraft, much of it in a very modern guise, and all of the very highest quality. All the items on sale are made by village women working in a variety of programmes that encourage and empower village women and their families by providing employment and fostering...

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  • Sandbottles in Jordan

    Some popular souvenirs are the decorated sand bottles, sometimes with the most intricate designs done in the sand, with the aid of a knitting needle and a funnel! Be careful, often dyed sand is used rather than the natural sand. These coloured designs will fade fairly soon and very quickly indeed if exposed to the sun. It is better if possible to...

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  • Bedouin weaving

    Most of the women work at home. The rugs are woven on the traditional ground looms, constructed of stones, sticks and other available objects. The whole process is done by hand from the washing, carding, spinning and dying of the yarn to the finished product. The strong, heavily twisted yarn is spun on a simple hand spindle. The spinner has a...

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  • Buy a mosaic

    A nice souvenire to buy in Jordan is a mosaic. There are different sizes and motifs. The most common motif is animals. I bought a mosaic with a detail from one of the mosaics at Mt Nebo and I'm very happy with it. I can't remember the price, but at least it was cheaper then the mosaics of the same size at Haret Jdoudna, Madaba and Dead Sea Spa...

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  • Health products

    While swimming in the Dead Sea you can cover yourself in the black mud (not the grey) and let it dry before it is washed off. It should make your skin smooth.In tourist shops in Jordan you can buy health products and cosmetics from the Dead Sea. Things like bathsalt, mud masks, creams, lotions and soaps.

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  • Supermarkets

    In the small stonevillage Dana there are three "supermarkets". The shops lie almost next to each other on the same street. Here you can by vegetables and fruits, biscuites, cola and water.

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  • Mall

    This is the best Mall in Amman!it is really the Biggest and located in the best street too "Abdoun"You'll find there almost everything you need!

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  • Shopping in Amman

    The main street of Abdali and the Old Street in the Centre of the Town are full of Shops!There you can buy the usual gifts of Middle East quality!

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  • Shopping

    It is for sure the best mall in Amman!and you'll find almost anything you wish to buy!Sometimes the prices could be exaggerated and sometimes has the same in any place out in Jordan. It depends what you wanna buy!

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  • Duty Free Zone

    As Aqaba is a duty free zone it is possible to get a great deal on electrical/electronic items such as music, cameras etc. The variety is huge and prices are low. Expect a 30% discount on UK prices for video cameras. Booze is even cheaper! A litre bottle of Smirnoff vodka is about £2.60 (3JD). One thing to note, there is none of the hassle you find...

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  • Jordanian wine

    Jordanian wine is not so popular and probably not one of the best in the world, but it was amazing to find it and try it.S. Catherine rouge is a red wine, appearently "produced in the holy land" but actually made in Jordan.Not bad, but expensive, compared to italian standards.

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  • What's this mysterious object?

    Do you like Felafel, the tasty fried balls made of minced broad beans? Do you want to try to cook them at your home?Then you'll need this beautiful tool: once you have mixed the ingredients together, this tool helps you to make the discoidal ball and throw it into the hot oil without touching it with your hands. You pull the side lever with your...

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  • Arak

    Jordan is a moslim country, but there is a local produced strong alcoholic drink called Arak. It is a distillate of grapes and aniseed and it is excellent pure or added to the coffee.The best place to buy it is at Amman airport duty free shop.

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  • Delicious cake in Amman

    While strolling through the streets of Amman, we came by this wonderful bakery! We tasted many of the fine specialities and bought quite a few of them, too!

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  • Dizzy in Amman

    The shop is in the middle of downtown, between millions of more shops, full of things everywhere, on the walls, in the ceiling, on the fllor. you can find almost everything!2 hours, 5 teas and later (of course, long coversation about Al Andalus...) i left the shop with nice silver boxes but the most special was that the man in the shop engraved the...

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  • jordanian rock music

    it's the largest department store in Amman and it sells just about everything. The music department is quite large and there's a lot of choice - although the building is your usual ugly safeway building cd's and cassettes. i wish i could recommend the ones my friend bought for me but it's written in arabic. It's wonderful cheerful music - with a...

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  • harak haddad

    It's easier to buy alcohol at the airport, since it's never clear which shops are allowed to sell alcohol in Jordan arak haddad ia a jordan aniseed-flavoured spirit that should be drunk with water and ice. I can't say I liked it, but since it's my friend's family who produces it, at least I should recommend it about 15-20 JD

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  • olive oil soap

    it's a local arts and craft shop sponsored by Save the Children. All the proceeds go to the women who produce the items. jordan river soaps - tiny green soaps made of pure olive oil. about 3 JD for a small soap

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  • Dead Sea Bath Salts

    These bath salts and products can be bought everywhere in Jordan, but the largest selection is obviously at the hotels on the dead sea bath salts, dead dea mud, and creams it depends. bath salts about 2 JD, mud about 5 JD, creams can be very expensive

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  • mount nebo wine

    it's produced at the monastery of mount nebo. In case you are not going there, you can find this wine at the duty-free of the airport, too mount nebo wine: there are two sorts, red wine and white wine about 7 JD a bottle

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  • keffiyeh

    normally you find them in souqs a Keffiyeh is a typical Arab bi-coloured headress - I saw them in two variations: Palestinian (black and white) or Jordanian (red and white). They can be turned into scarves when back home about 3 jordanian dollars (after some bargaining)

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  • Shopping in Amman

    The best place to buy souvenirs is Amman. It's a lot cheaper than the more touristic Aqaba.Go downtown, and you find lots of shops where you can buy all kind of souvenirs. nargile (or water pipe)arabic clothes (kofiah)bottle of araq you can spend as much as you like

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  • Water Pipes in Aqaba

    In Aqaba we enjoyed strolling around the streets and looking at the different shops. There are regular shops as well as tourist shops - so make your choice!

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