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Insider Advice & Travel Tips from Locals in Jordan

Jordanians appreciate travelers who try to observe local customs, even if they make a mistake.

If you need to turn down an invitation to have tea or coffee, place your right hand over your heart and apologetically decline.

Women in Jordan
Women in Jordan enjoy more freedom than many of those in their neighboring countries, such as a full education and the right to vote, drive and engage in business and politics. However, gender traditions continue to endure, particularly in rural areas, where homes are still divided between men and women, and arranged marriages and dowries are still common. Women travelers are often considered “honorary” men in terms of social interactions.