Jordan

Jordan Highlights

"Yes, it's Jordan"

Jordan Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Jordan

Climbing & Mountainering, Diving, Hiking, Horse Riding, Kayaking

Country Profile

Capital: Amman

Important cities: Amman,Aqaba, Irbid, Jerash, Karak, Madaba, Zarqa

Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 89,342 km2

Languages: Arabic, English's widely understood among upper and middle classes

Mobile Phone: 4G is available. The most important networks are Orange and Zain. They offer a full range of plans and prepaid SIM cards.

Country code: +962

Electricity: 220V, 50Hz

Internet TLD: .jo

Time Zone: UTC+2

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel

Weather

Description: The major characteristic of the climate is the contrast between a relatively rainy season from November to April and very dry weather for the rest of the year. With hot, dry, uniform summers and cool, variable winters during which practically all of the precipitation occurs, the country has a Mediterranean-style climate. In general, the farther inland from the Mediterranean Sea a given part of the country lies, the greater are the seasonal contrasts in temperature and the less rainfall. Atmospheric pressures during the summer months are relatively uniform, whereas the winter months bring a succession of marked low pressure areas and accompanying cold fronts. These cyclonic disturbances generally move eastward from over the Mediterranean Sea several times a month and result in sporadic precipitation.

When should you go: The High Season goes between March and May. It's the perfect season with warm days and cool nights. The best time to visit the Red Sea is between September and February. The desert in the middle of the summer is extreme from June to August. Temperatures throughout Jordan are stifling in summer.

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