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22nd National Olive Festival Begins

22nd National Olive Festival Begins

Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, Agriculture Minister Khalid Hneifat on Thursday inaugurated the 22nd National Olive Festival and the Rural Products Exhibition, which is considered key marketing platform for olive farmers and rural households.

International Healthcare Travel Forum 2022 Kicks off in Amman

International Healthcare Travel Forum 2022 Kicks off in Amman

Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, Health Minister Feras Al Hawari on Saturday inaugurated the 2022 International Healthcare Travel Forum (IHTF) under the theme "Amman: the capital of Arab medicine" in the presence of 750 participants from 51 countries.International Healthcare Travel Forum 2022 Kicks off in Amman

4th Amman Opera Festival

4th Amman Opera Festival

AMMAN  — The fourth edition of Amman Opera Festival (AOF), held under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein, is set to present the renowned opera La Traviata in Amman this November.

Archaeologists Investigate Early Craftsmanship at Tell Himmah

Archaeologists Investigate Early Craftsmanship at Tell Himmah

Activities of the ancient inhabitants of the Jordan Valley near the site of Tell Himmah (around 2.5 kilometres east of Tell Dayr’Alla) have long drawn the attention of archaeologists, who began excavating the area in 1996, a Jordanian archaeologist said in a recent interview with The Jordan Times.

33rd Jerash festival kicks off, celebrates Karameh Battle

The 33rd Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts officially opened on Thursday with the lighting of the torch by Tourism Minister Lina Annab in the Northern Theatre of the historical Greco-Roman city. The minister deputised for His Majesty King Abdullah at the opening of the signature cultural and art event,

Aqaba to house first auto factory in region

 Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) and the SIAG Arabian Auto Manufacturing Co. on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding to designate a special estate for automobile manufacturing in Aqaba, including the establishment of an automobile factory at a cost of $447 million in the first phase.

Azraq Wetland Reserve Rehabilitation Helped Attract Variety of Birds

The rehabilitation of the Azraq Wetland Reserve and the pumping of water to different parts of the oasis have diversified the bird species stopping at the nature sanctuary, especially migratory birds, a recent study showed.

Ajloun: Beginning of the adjustment, calibration and inspection of the cable car cabins

The General Director of the Development Zones, the head of the engineering team of the cable car project, Engineer Arwa Al-Hiyari, said that the control, calibration and examination of the cable car cabins began on Thursday, as part of the activities related to the examination and operation of the system, as the project is expected to be completed in the middle of this year, summer of 2022.

Significant  drop in demand for outbound tourism during eid

Significant Drop in Demand for Outbound Tourism During Eid

AMMAN — The number of Jordanians travelling outside the Kingdom is expected to plummet during this year s Eid Al Fitr holiday as compared to last year, stakeholders said.

Rock Climbing in Jordan: New Rock Climbs at Wadi Sulam

Rock Climbing in Jordan: New Rock Climbs at Wadi Sulam

Maurizio Oviglia reports about an expedition of the Italian Alpine Club and the JTB (Jordan Tourism Board) which resulted in series of new climbs in the unexplored area of Wadi Sulam in Jordan. Expedition members included Maurizio Giordani, Manrico Dell Agnola, Andrea Cattarossi, Marco Scagnetto, Luca Schiera, Umberto Del Vecchio, Erik Lazarus, Gianluca Cavalli, Marcello Sanguineti, Angelo Taddei, Alberto Rampini and Lorella Franceschini.

Ma an Archeoligy

Ma an Archeoligy

The General of the Department of Antiquities Fadi Balawi announced during a press conference the important archaeological discovery in Jordan of a 9,000-year-old archaeological capsule.

Scholar Examines Fiscal Policies of Mediaeval Muslim States

Scholar Examines Fiscal Policies of Mediaeval Muslim States

The Eastern Mediterranean and the Biladi Sham, also known as the Greater Syria, regions were linked to other regions through trade routes, according to an American historian who specialises in the history of mediaeval Muslim states and their fiscal policies.

Al Karak: Masalat Al Balou

Al-Balou’ is located 25 km north of Karak. Al-Balou’ is a fortress built by the Moabites to protect the royal road passing through the Arnon River (Sil al-Mujib). The importance of the site goes back to the discovery of (the Baloo’ Obelisk) in 1930 by the traveler Head, who dated it in 1200 (BC).

Fly Jordan starts Amman-Beirut route

The first planes of the Fly Jordan Airlines landed in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, announcing a new launch of a new flight line. These flights are part of the company’s plans to operate two flights per week during the summer, which is one of the most beautiful tourist cities on the Mediterranean coast.

50 thousand visitors to Ajloun during the Eid holiday

During the days of Eid al-Adha, the Ajloun governorate witnessed an active tourist movement, where Ajloun Castle, archaeological sites, parks, tourist products, and those coming within the “Our Jordan is a Paradise” program, about 50,000 visitors to enjoy the natural atmosphere, the picturesque nature and the pleasant atmosphere in the various regions of the governorate.

Madaba - The Capital of Arab Tourism

The Minister of Tourism Nayef Hamidi Al Fayez sponsored yesterday the official ceremony for Madaba winning the title of Arab Tourism Capital for 2022, in the Dead Sea Panorama, in the presence of the President of the Arab Tourism Organization Dr. Bandar bin Fahd Al Fahid, ministers, deputies and ambassadors and popular associations and events in Madaba Governorate.

Jordan participates in the World Youth Tourism Summit held in Italy

Two Jordanian students, Yazan Majali and Miral Haddad, from the Jordanian Hotel School, participated in the World Youth Tourism Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization in Sorrento, Italy, from June 27 to July 3, with the participation of 130 young people from 60 countries.

Aqaba receives a cruise ship with 350 passengers on board on Wednesday

Wednesday,The 29 of June , Aqaba City received a French cruise ship, carrying 350 passengers.

Commissioner for Tourism and Environment at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, Dr. Nidal Al-Majali, said that the ship will dock in the port of Aqaba from Wednesday, June 29, until Saturday the second of July.

Petra Recovery From Corona Pandemic Effects

The head of the Petra Region, Dr. Suleiman Al-Farajat, said that the Pink City witnessed an active tourist movement during the month of May and this June, and that the arrival of the number of visitors to numbers close to 2019 means that Petra tourism has recovered from the effects and repercussions of the Corona pandemic.

2-Day Tour Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea from Amman won a Travelers  Choice Award winner

2-Day Tour Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea from Amman won a Travelers Choice Award winner

2-Day Tour Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea from Amman is a Travelers Choice Award winner

Kingdom Home to One of Oldest Olive Tree Genotypes Mehras

Kingdom Home to One of Oldest Olive Tree Genotypes Mehras

Jordan has one of the most diverse representations of plant species in the globe, according to a research by the National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC).