IB workshops will be held at the Kempinski Hotel in Amman, Jordan; therefore we highly recommend visitors to stay there. When booking with the Kempinski Hotel, it is preferred to mention that you are booking using the QRTA rate.
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Handshaking is the customary form of greeting. Jordanians are proud of their Arab culture and hospitality is a matter of great importance. Visitors are made to feel very welcome and Jordanians are happy to act as hosts and guides, keen to inform tourists about their traditions and culture. Islam always plays an important role in society and it is essential that Muslim beliefs are respected. Arabic coffee will normally be served continuously during social occasions. To signal that no more is wanted, slightly tilt the cup when handing it back, otherwise it will be refilled. If invited for dinner, a small gift is customarily given. Women are expected to dress modestly and beachwear must only be worn at the beach or poolside.
It is polite to ask permission to take photographs of people and livestock; in some places photography is forbidden.
Where to go?
When visiting Jordan, there are some main attractions that one must visit:
- Amman: It is the capital of Jordan, which is also known as the city of contrast, a blend of old and new.
- Petra: One of the greatest wonders of the world, a unique city carved into the sheer rock by the Nabataeans, who settled there more than 2000 years ago. Petra is known as Jordan’s main tourist attraction.
- The Dead Sea: It is the lowest point on the face of earth, over 400m below sea level. The leading attraction of the Dead Sea is the super salty water and the rich, black mud that tourists luxuriate in.
- Wadi Rum: It is also known as “The Valley of the Moon”, cut into the sand stone in Southern Jordan. It is known to be the biggest valley ‘wadi’ in Jordan. Hikers can enjoy the boundless empty spaces and explore the canyons and water holes, to discover 4000 year old rock drawings and many other treasures.
- Aqaba: It is a land between the mountains and the sea, it has a fascinating history with outstanding sites, fun activities, good shopping and welcoming people who love to make their visitors have a good time.
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