Jordan

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The currency is the Jordanian dinar ( JOD).

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Jordan , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Business hours

Banks: from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 16.00 to 18.00 Saturday to Thursday.



Transportation

Road
Roads safety is not guaranteed: even though roads and highways are in good condition, drivers often drive dangerously. It is preferable in the event of a non serious accident to try and find an amicable arrangement, since Jordanians are usually badly or not insured. However, in more serious cases, call the police to have a report drawn up. When there are Jordanian victims involved, it is advised to go directly to the nearest police station to protect oneself against a possible hostile reaction from the witnesses. It is advised not to ride local buses, that are badly maintained and not safe, except the "jett". It is preferable to take the interurban taxis connecting the various cities. Useful numbers: Highway Police : 534.3401 or 191.



Rail
It is almost non-existent in Jordan.

Air
The local air fleet is well maintained and practical, but it is only limited to domestic flights between Amman and Aqaba.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .jo



Basic conversation guide

Yes = na'am
No = laa
Thank you = shokran
Hello = Ahalan
Goodbye = Ma'a elsalama
I do not understand = Ana laa Afham
What is the price? How much does it cost? = Bikam?
I would like to buy = O reed ann ashtary
Do you accept credit cards? = Hal takibal bitakit el aitiman?
Where is...? = Ain...?
An airport = Matar
The station = Mahatit Al kitar
Post office = Markaz Barid
The bank = bank
The police station, the police force = Kissam Shorta
The pharmacy = Sidali'ia
One ticket to ..., please. = tathkara wahida min fadlik..
Would you have any vacancies for tonight? = Hal togad Koraf Fadia Al Laila?.

 


Languages spoken

The official language of Jordania is Arabic.


Last modified in January 2006
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